We can assume Lorde never saw 1306 Horseshoe Drive before she penned "Royals." This $5.85 million estate for sale in Sugar Land is frequently compared to a castle, and not for nothing—the three-acre property boasts decidedly castle-like features, not limited to expansive and park-like grounds, courtyards (with stone balustrades), a circular two-story library, another two-story opera room (with a balcony), travertine marble floors in the chef's kitchen, a wine cellar, a reception hall with a domed ceiling, and—wait for it—an observation deck for views of adjoining Alkire Lake.
All told, the property—also called, fittingly Normandy on the Lake, because castles always have names—includes six bedrooms, six bathrooms, and a detached four-car garage (plus a spacious "parking court"). Designed by Robert Dame, the home won a Houston's Best PRISM Award from the Greater Houston Builders Association in 2014. It's listed by Martha Turner Sotheby's International Realty.
So there's no moat, but there is a lake. And for a little short of $6 million, you can be a royal after all.