Yes, Utah, the Mormon state, home of multiple wives and big families — kidding. (Sort of.) According to recent information released by the U.S. Census Bureau, as reported by U-Haul, Utah properties have the most rooms per home, on average, followed by Texas. The Census Bureau surveyed 915 metropolitan and micropolitan areas and found out that  Utah properties have the most rooms per home, on average — 7 rooms per home. (Note: I am still seeking the original source of this information.) While Texas had numerous cities on the bureau’s list, Utah areas accounted for the top five spots. In the Lone Star state, there is Brownwood, with an average of 5.7 rooms per home, the most in the state. The Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown metropolitan area followed Brownwood at an average of 5.4. I really want to know where Dallas/Fort Worth, with Vaquero mixed in, stands.

Brigham City, Utah has an average of seven rooms per home.  Living, dining, kitchen, family and three bedrooms. Bathrooms are not usually counted as rooms.

The national median is 5.5 rooms per home (living/dining/kitchen/two bedrooms), and only a mere 9.8 percent of properties across the country have nine rooms, or more.

Champ D’Or, pictured here, has 36,360 square feet with six bedrooms, seven baths, a bowling alley, underground parking, ballroom, theater, wine room, two guests suites, veranda seating for 500, indoor/outdoor pools, and sits on 90 acres thirty minutes north of Dallas. It is now being marketed by Joan Eleazer of Briggs Freeman. You could start a boutique agency with all the agents who have tried to sell this place (and lost moola on the marketing materials). Joan Eleazer first time, Doris Jacobs, Ebby Halliday, Elaine Whitfield and Matthew Edwards,  and full circle now with Joan Eleazer again at Briggs Freeman.

Chanel boutique closet or no, I love it, but that place is not budging.

My favorite real estate blogger, Mama dear over at The RealStalker, got the scoopola straight from Austin: Dennis Quaid and his wife, Kimberly, have a giant 11,000 square foot plus house on Lake Austin under contract and are ditching sunny Cali to raise their twins here in the Lone Star state, or at least, in that part that is most like California: Austin.  My colleague Sheree Curry at AOL talked to their LA agent, who told Sheree that “one of her favorite features of the Pacific Palisades home they are leaving behind is ‘a great set of huge vintage wood doors that Dennis and Kimberly put in to enter the master suite. They add a wonderful ambiance and set the scene for entering the room.’ ”  Well, I’ll take being on Lake Austin over vintage wooden doors any day, no offense.

And look how much more space the Quaids are getting in Texas: their 8,400-square-foot main house in LA has 8 bedrooms and 8½ baths, a master suite with a fireplace and private balcony. Fireplaces are everywhere: the gourmet kitchen, the beamed living room and the covered loggia that overlooks the swimming pool and spa. A converted gym sits above the kitchen, but the space can be used as a maid’s quarters. There is also an office and a wine cellar. On for $16.9 million.

In past interviews, Quaid has hinted that he bought a couple of acres on Lake Austin, back when he first met his bride, Kimberly Buffington, who worked in real estate in Austin. According to TREC records, Buffington holds an inactive Texas real estate license. Her father is the CEO of Austin-based Buffington Signature Homes. Last time she was in Austin, she was doing PR for a Title Company. Oh, and talking about multiple homes: the Quaids own their home in Pacific Palisades,  the one on the market, and a ranch near Paradise Valley, Montana, near Yellowstone National Park.