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Bob Simpson’s $7 million castle goes on the market in Fort Worth

Fort Worth oilman Bob Simpson’s home is on the market for $7 million.
Fort Worth oilman Bob Simpson’s home is on the market for $7 million. Courtesy

The lavish, medieval-castle-style home owned by prominent Fort Worth oilman Bob Simpson, co-owner of the Texas Rangers, is on the market for $7 million.

Simpson owns MorningStar Oil & Gas in Fort Worth. He started the company after selling XTO Energy, which he co-founded, to Exxon Mobil in 2010 for $31 billion.

He and his wife, Janice, are listed by the Tarrant Appraisal District as the owners of the luxurious, 24,093-square-foot home in the Montserrat gated community on one acre at 9553 Bella Terra Drive.

According to the listing on, the custom-designed home, built in 2006, has six bedrooms, two elevators, eight-and-a-half bathrooms, “wet bars galore,” three private offices, a gourmet kitchen, a game room, a media room, and a 5,000-square-foot guest house.

The main home’s master bath features a waterfall cascading past a fireplace into a rectangular tub surrounded by huge marble columns, all lit by a crystal chandelier. The curving tiled shower includes four showerheads and nine jets.

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The master suite also includes a 1,000-square-foot closet and an entrance to the indoor heated pool.

A sweeping patio outside includes a hot tub with a marble surround and a large swimming pool with a slide and diving board.

The guest house includes additional bedrooms, a game room, office, full kitchen and a “professional” workout room.

The home is listed with Michael Crain of Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty in Fort Worth.

This report contains material from the Star-Telegram archives.

Azia Branson: 817-390-7547, @aziabranson

The three-story limestone structure, completed in 1913, is on a 1.5-acre lot in the River Crest neighborhood.