‘Statement Home’ in Texas Seeks Buyer in Love With Over-the-Top Design

It sounds like the setup to a hackneyed joke or an off-kilter riddle, but bear with us.

What do you get when a couple of geologists decorate a five-bedroom, five-bathroom house?

Answer: a glitzy, over-the-top 11,500-square-foot mansion in Midland, TX, with exotic taxidermy, safari animal hides, and enough light fixtures to keep the entire neighborhood lit.

Because of the couple’s shared passion for geology, landscaped rocks at the $2.65 million home were sourced from local quarries.

The listing agent, Norma Pine with Pine & Beckett Realtors, tells us that the lavishly decorated residence is on the market only three years after the sellers built it.


She also reports that there are 38 light fixtures in the living room alone—including a chandelier.

Above the kitchen island is a fixture created out of a vintage watering wheel, sourced from a farm. Paired with that innovation is a chef-grade cooking area accented in black, gold, and white. It has two cooking stations, a double-door, see-through fridge, and a custom, handmade hood above the range.

The dining room has walls of inlaid stone, and horns filled with peacock feathers anchor the doorway. Entertaining outside is a breeze, thanks to a covered, outdoor kitchen.

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