The 7-bedroom house at 5124 Palm Royale Blvd. isn’t the only one of the street’s “10,000-plus-square-foot Mediterranean extravaganzas” (as archi-historian Steven Fox put it to Lisa Gray on a Sugar Land driving tour a few years back) to cuddle up against a couple of the golf fairways winding through the neighborhood. (The 12,400-sq.-ft. house may well be one of the homes most directly in the line of incoming golf balls, however.) Inside, the 1995 house is fully coated with intricate calligraphy, carvings, and geometric patterns; the massive star-shaped chandelier above dangles through a star-shaped hole in the second floor, coming to rest above the indoor courtyard-style fountain.
To get to it, you’ll need to dodge the pride of lions ringing the other fountain out front:
Similar chandeliers drop in elsewhere around the home:
Several rooms branch off from the main entryway through intricately frilled archways:
Several styles of ornate columns huddle together beneath either end of the kitchen island:
The master bath — one of the 9 full and 2 half bathrooms — includes the stain-glass-framed tub below, plus a smaller chandelier or 2:
An outdoor patio and kitchen area overlooks both the pool and Sweetwater’s 7th hole:
The home was on sale early last year with an asking price of nearly $7 million; the 1.4-acre property was relisted more recently for half a million less.
Photos: HAR (listing photos), Google Earth (aerial photo of house and Sweetwater Golf Club Hole 7)