There’s a bit of a gold rush within this faux-from-the-get-go 1992 Georgian-style estate in the Clear Lake area’s Bay Oaks golf course community. Its fairway-and-lake locale lends the lot the appearance of even more extensive grounds. When the marble-floored home popped back up on the market a month ago, its new agency set an asking price of $1,545,000. That’s right about where it had landed midway through a previous listing’s slide from $1,799,000 (in May 2012) to $1,499,000 (in March 2013), when the polished up property took a bit of a breather.
The first floor’s open plan has a front-of-house dining room (beyond the staircase in the photo above) . . .
across the foyer from a paneled study with built-ins and a ceiling grid:
The spit-and-polished living area keeps its marbles but loses the foyer floor’s black-and-white domino effect:
The home’s second staircase shares a space off the kitchen with an informal dining area:
King Midas could feel right at home in the gold-topped master bedroom suite, located on the first floor. A matching sitting room (closer to the course) is pictured in the background of the photo below:
The master bathroom reverses the burnishing by gold-dusting the walls instead of the overhead:
Upstairs, there are 4 or 5 bedrooms, described in the listing as “very spacious,” but not shown in photos — except for this extra one tucked under the eaves:
The second floor’s bonus room with rosy ragged walls and retro R&R murals appears to be game for anything:
The Golden Age returns in the 7,616-sq.-ft.-home’s top level, where the in-home theater has risers for seating . . .
an aquarium at eye level in the room divider, and a little more gold pressed into the embossed ceiling tiles:
Honey-tipped porches and patios on the back of the home overlook the recreational possibilities on the 21,250-sq.-ft. lot and the golf course just beyond a short-rise fence:
This property last sold in 1999, for $737,700.
- 14126 Lake Scene Trail [HAR]