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Volume Volume II, II, Number Number 11 Texas Texas Edition Edition

American Luxury

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A Gallery of Fine Real Estate for the Discriminating Buyer

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A Gem Among Jewels in the Park Cities


Volume Volume II, II, Number Number 11

American Luxury

A Gallery of Fine Real Estate for the Discriminating Buyer

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IN THIS ISSUE

Featured Articles Is Your Investment Hedge High Enough? 2 Horseshoe Bay Corp. Horseshoe Bay, Texas

Realtor Index Briggs Freeman Real Estate Brokerage Dallas, Texas

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Bill Johnson and Associates Real Estate Company Bellville, Texas

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Steve Grant Real Estate

Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty

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San Antonio, Texas

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Heritage Texas Properties

Turnquist Partners, Realtors, Inc.

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Austin, Texas

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Is Your Investment Hedge High Enough?

“Approximately 98 percent of the world’s millionaires made their fortunes in real estate property.”* Although some of the first investment burns experienced in the nation’s flash financial fire were in the real estate arena, current economic movements continued record-low mortgage rates may eventually override hesitation and skepticism, and encourage an investor return to the residential real estate market. With mortgage rates still hovering at low levels, many seasoned investors are remembering the well-known industry credo – as Palmer Letzerich, Director for Hines Investment puts it, “Real estate investment is the ultimate hedge against inflation.” He also notes that the consistent ebb and flow of the financial market, from prosperity to inflation to recession and back again, puts our current market position – and mortgage rates – low and on the upswing. “If the investor buys now while rates are low, locking his position on the downside, when the rental consumer index rises automatically with inflation, the investor’s ‘yield’ (the annual interest payment divided by the market price) increases also because of his low mortgage rate payment on the property.” 2


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Vacation at Home One significant factor that has a positive bent toward investment in residential rental properties is the decline in international travel. Whether concerns are for safety or increased costs because of our dollar, many consumers are looking locally for a vacation spot. Families living in all four corners of the country are attracted to the idea of the privacy of renting a home for an extended period. Having access to a large private residence in a desirable location provides opportunities for all ages and stages. Even though rental costs can be substantial, the cost of flying internationally plus the low exchange rate for the dollar makes vacationing “at home” an increasingly attractive option. Be Aware In spite of the many positives that might encourage residential real estate investment, investors should be careful, as with any investment, to learn the ins and outs of the market. While it seems obvious that the goal is to buy low and sell high, or buy at low rates so rental indexes will ensure profits regardless of inflation, achieving that goal has some caveats. Studying your potential investment market through extensive comparisons of like, or at least similar, properties will help determine the properties that are undervalued. Noting that a property has been on the market for an extended period may signal a motivated seller, and that price is more negotiable.

If you are investing for resale or for long-term rental, buying near shopping centers, job opportunities and quality schools can significantly increase the desirability of the property. Visiting with area Realtors can help glean information about the true desirability of the neighborhood. The one singular issue that seems to remain in cement with regard to buying, selling or renting residential real estate is “location, location, location.” The ultimate demonstration of that is the fact that many buyers and renters will choose a lesser residence if it is in the “right” neighborhood - highly acclaimed school districts, parks, near shopping, etc. Whether purchasing for rental or resale, consider factors like surrounding properties, zoning regulations and any potential construction that may affect the area. When purchasing a rental, consider the cost of necessary repairs, the advisability and cost of upgrades, and most of all, the cost of maintaining the property. Real estate investment, even with its ups and downs, seems to be a perennial favorite for investors. It appears that the ever-hopeful and ever-entrepreneurial American spirit wants to reinforce Scarlett O’Hara’s obsession with Tara and its land. Since approximately 41 percent of real estate professionals own investment properties for rental purpose – an instance of practicing what they preach – it seems to be an innate characteristic of American Dreamers to love owning land, and be ever on the search for more of it, plus the good investment options surrounding it.

*Financial Web Newsletter, December 28, 2009

This article was submitted by Cornerstone Mortgage Company, a fullservice mortgage banker operating more than 40 offices in Texas, Georgia, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Mississippi, Nevada, North Carolina, Utah and Washington. Corporate Office/Houston, 713-621-4663, 1177 West Loop South, Suite 200, Houston, Texas 77027. 3


Slip Into Something Luxurious Slip into The Harbour Condominiums Your exclusive new address on the harbor of this unspoiled island community of Port Aransas. Shortly after your arrival, launch your boat from your private slip - within minutes you’re experiencing the best in gulf fishing. Dolphins salute your return and soon you’re relaxing by the pool. You dine at one of the fine local restaurants, then toast the sunset from your balcony overlooking the harbor and a distant view of the lighthouse. You’ve slipped into something luxurious. For more information, 210.822.6880.

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Vineyard Bay on Lake Travis Austin, Texas Located in the prestigious gated waterfront community of Vineyard Bay, this 5,500 square foot abode was designed by one of Austin’s premier builders, Luis Jauregui. Striking architectural and design details are incorporated into a highly functional day-to-day, open floor plan featuring spectacular views of Lake Travis. Offering four bedrooms, four and one half baths, two indoor living areas, extensive outdoor living space, formal and breakfast area dining, 3-car garage and separate guest apartment make this home a perfect place for casual living or entertainment. The immense kitchen features Sub-Zero and Viking appliances, granite countertops, ample cabinet space and a large center island. Neighborhood amenities include helipad, two clubhouses, lighted tennis courts, spa/pool and private marina with boat storage. Offered for $1,475,000. For a private showing of this home, please contact Lacey Bowen, 512-507-5224.

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Lake Travis Waterfront Estate

Jonestown, Texas This one-of-a-kind property is majestically positioned on 4+ knoll-top acres maximizing lake and hill country views from all points of the compass. Privacy, tranquility and magic define this estate with distinctive craftsmanship, fine architectural elements and impeccable attention to detail. The property consists of 2,200 square foot lighthouse-inspired home, 3-car garage with 1,172 square foot, one bedroom, one bath apartment, koi pond, poolside cabana with kitchen and two half baths, 30' wide Ipe’ cabana, custom pool with tile slide, spa and grotto. Offered at $1,250,000. For a private showing of this home, please contact Leslie Cartwright, www.GoLeslie.com.

Marble Falls, Texas This Lake Travis mansion offers a lifestyle most only dream about! Situated on 12+ waterfront acres, this meticulous property has over 800' of Lake Travis waterfront offering the ultimate in lake lifestyle living. This luxurious Mediterranean estate offers the utmost in timeless elegance and sophistication. Features a main house with guest wing, 4-car garage with two bedroom garage apartment, negative-edge pool with spa, dock and barn/stables. It is suited for privacy and memorable moments with friends and family. Offered at $7,250,0000. For a private showing of this home, please contact Leslie Cartwright, www.GoLeslie.com.

Turnquist Partners Realtors, Inc. Austin, TX 800-282-3939 ale@turnquistpartners.com

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Waterfront on Lake Austin Austin, Texas Live the Austin lifestyle on this beautiful 1.76-acre waterfront lot quietly tucked away on one of Austin’s most prestigious streets. This private street of only a few homes is experiencing a true renovation as the quiet homes of original landowners give way to a fresh new market of home buyers. The 200 feet of water frontage distinguished by mature trees and lush vegetation makes this property perfect for a permanent home site or second home. Only minutes away from downtown Austin and our vibrant urban core make this premier location an even more attractive address. Consistently ranked as one of the best cities in which to live, work or play, Austin offers the lifestyle many dream of. Improvements include concrete bulkhead, boat dock and boat garage. Existing home can be renovated or removed for a new build. Offered at $2,695,000. Contact Freda Voelker at 512-627-5875, freda@turnquistpartners.com or www.5215tortugatrail.com.

Freda Voelker 512-627-5875

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Breathtaking City Views Austin, Texas Situated 1 mile from downtown and 1/2 a mile from Zilker Park, this executive home offers a spectacular view of the Austin city skyline. Stunning design and opulent features are only some of the surprises you will find in this new 9,422 square foot Craftsman home. With five bedrooms, including two master suites, six full baths, three living rooms and home office, this exceptional home redefines luxury living. There is an exceptional amount of climate-controlled storage and built-ins throughout. Detailed attention is given to every part of the house, from the Brazilian cherry hardwood floors to the beautiful solid wood beams. One of the homes best features is the gourmet kitchen which embodies granite countertops, top-of-the-line stainless-steel Viking appliances, alder wood custom cabinets, walk-in pantry and a spacious butler’s pantry. An outdoor living space offers a kitchen with mahogany cabinets and a commercial grill, making this a perfect place to enjoy your property. $2,899,000. For more information www.402RileyRd.net.

Rick Payton 512-484-4501 Turnquist Partners Realtors, Inc. Austin, TX 800-282-3939 ale@turnquistpartners.com

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Stunning Hilltop Villa Austin, Texas Stunning Mediterranean-style villa on the top of a hill in beautiful Seven Oaks with panoramic hill country views. Quality-built custom with every amenity; the architectural detail throughout is unsurpassed! Tastefully combining the elegance of a European estate with the comfort and causal lifestyle of the Texas hill country, with over 9,700 square feet of gracious indoor living and extensive outdoor living spaces, this home is perfect for entertaining. The oasis-style pool features a spa and fountain situated by a complete outdoor kitchen and private guest casita. The five bedrooms include a private master wing on the main level with an exercise room, study and huge “boutique- style” closet. This home boasts seven living areas, including a second-floor entertainment area with theater room, billiard/gameroom and mini-kitchen with a private entrance. The five-car garage spaces will suit any automobile aficionado, while the heated and cooled attached workshop is a car lover’s dream! Start your car collection with the 2000 Bentley Arnage twin turbo automobile that sits in the garage and conveys with the home! Offered at $3,000,000. www.TraciePatterson.com. Please contact Tracie Patterson for a private showing of this home. 512-695-1235

Tracie Patterson 512-695-1235

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Luxurious Mediterranean Estate on Lake Austin Austin, Texas Luxurious, custom Mediterranean estate on 2.25 acres in the heart of Austin. This stunning home built in 1999 and completely renovated in 2003 under the guidance of Preston Harvey, contractor to the Texas State Capital renovation, offers 12,0000 square feet of living, including five bedrooms, five full and three half baths, six living areas, plus 2,000 feet of terraced patios all with surround sound. Art collectors will appreciate the extensive art lighting for showcasing their collections. The home boasts a grand master suite complemented by a complete Carrera marble master bath and spa. The Viking kitchen has an 11-foot solid granite island plus breakfast bar that adjoins the family room anchored by a Texas-size limestone fireplace and wet-bar. A 6,000 square foot terraced level living area finished in beautiful Spanish oak offers a large office space, bar and entertaining area, large game area, Chicago brick wine cellar and a million dollar media room reminiscent of an old Austin movie theater from the 1915s. There is also a 16 x 21 walk-in vault for retaining valuables. As you venture outside through one of the 16 Palladian French doors that surround the pool, you are immediately transported to a Palm Beach-like setting. Here you can relax in your private courtyard graced with an arched limestone colonnade. Lake lovers have easy access to beautiful Lake Austin on a 1.62 acre track of waterfront with slip. Contact Connie Lundgren for a private showing of this home. 512-619-4101. www.4708IslandCove.com. Offered at $6,900,000.

Connie Lundgren 512-619-4101 Turnquist Partners Realtors, Inc. Austin, TX 800-282-3939 ale@turnquistpartners.com

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Rollingwood Hilltop Austin, Texas Set in a quiet cul-de-sac in Rollingwood, this traditional home has sweeping porches in front and back. Updated by Dick Clark Architecture. With over 3,700 square feet, three bedrooms, three living and two dining areas. All bedrooms are up. Large open family, kitchen and breakfast. Detached 2-car garage with large bonus room. Could be exercise, office or fourth bedroom. Flat backyard with outdoor fireplace and a fenced area with pool and total privacy. Offered at $995,000. www.ShannonSchmitz.com. Please contact Shannon T. Schmitz for a private showing of this home. 512-426-9069. Elite 25sm

The Foothills of Barton Creek

Shannon T. Schmitz 512-426-9069

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Austin, Texas A lovely transformation of a traditional home in The Foothills of Barton Creek, with views over the greenspace and to the Crenshaw golf course. The open main floor allows guests to mingle through the spacious rooms. Large master suite on main level with sitting area and built-in cabinets. Gameroom on second level with fireplace, wetbar and access to balcony overlooking the hill country. This home is on 2.31 acres with over 4,100 square feet and four bedrooms, three full and two half baths, four living areas, two dining areas, study, 3-car garage and outside fireplace. Offered at $850,000. www.ShannonSchmitz.com. Please contact Shannon T. Schmitz for a private showing of this home. 512-426-9069. Elite 25sm


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Splendor on the Lake Austin, Texas Tucked on a private 175' canal-front Lake Austin lot, this home offers total serenity. The main house with three bedrooms and three and one half baths blends casual with sophistication. Soaring ceilings, a custom sculpted hearth and stained smooth cedar ceiling beams accentuate the living and dining rooms. The kitchen, with commercial-grade appliances and marble counters, boasts a Farm French design fit for the gourmet chef or the everyday cook. Adjacent to the home and completed with the same quality finish-out is a 500 square foot guest house with a kitchen, bath and laundry room. Nearly an acre of lush landscaping surrounds this 2007 custombuilt 1-story home. A boat dock, 3-car garage, his and her master baths and a huge storage space accessed through the garage are additional amenities. $2,238,000. View at www.2301RiverHIlls.com. Please call Mary Ann Kuhlmann for an appointment. Mary Ann Kuhlmann 512-785-8852

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Lakeside Marina and Dining

Equestrian Center

Waterfront Estate Home Site — Deep Water Lake Travis Austin, Texas This is the beautiful, Equestrian Waterfront Community, The Reserve at Lake Travis. A one-of-a-kind Luxury Estate development with 300 lush acres and 3.5 miles of waterfront shoreline. Still available are 4 of the largest estate lots ranging from 6.7 to 13 acre tracts, located on a peninsula shoreline, providing access to deep water, allowing for a private dock. Resort living Texas style, as a second or primary home. Amenities under way include, weekend villas, equestrian center, lazy river pool and clubhouse, private marina, full service restaurant, tennis courts, waterfront pavilion and park. A Rare find in waterfront acreage, just 10-15 minutes to the Hill Country Galleria, several award-winning golf clubs and 40 minutes to downtown. Prices for waterfront sites range from $550,000 - $3,000,000. Contact Paula Pierce for community tours and home site details, 512-484-1461 or Paula@TurnquistPartners.com.

Paula Pierce 512-484-1461

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Diamond K Ranch - Concierge Exotic Bird and Game Ranch Sisterdale, Texas Located in The Heart of The Hill Country, just 45 minutes north of San Antonio and 75 miles west of Austin, this outdoorsman paradise is a one-of-a-kind ranch. 10 of 12 contiguous ranches are now available, among 12 ranches in this 3,000 acre fully-managed ranch. Guided dog or European-style pheasant drives or guided exotic game hunts are now part of the Ranch Owners Association. Fully stocked lakes and streams provide fishing for seasonal bass, catfish and trout. Ownership includes undivided interest in 305 additional acres of hunting grounds including the million dollar facilities. Ranches range from 114 to 439 acres at a price starting at $1,850,000, all under a protected conservation easement providing forever peace and tranquility. Kendall Ranch, one of ten, includes a five-bedroom, five-bath home, built of stone with the hill country style in mind, includes a living/dining combination, study, wine room and guest house overlooking the property lake. Three wood burning fireplaces and an indoor pool. Cattle and horses welcome! Priced at $5,975,000. Fly in to your private ranch on the community air strip! Property tours are by appointment only. Call Paula Pierce to schedule a day tour, 512-484-1461 or Paula@TurnquistPartners.com.

Paula Pierce 512-484-1461 Turnquist Partners Realtors, Inc. Austin, TX 800-282-3939 ale@turnquistpartners.com

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Villa Montaña Austin, Texas Villa Montana is Austin’s premier concierge community nestled within a nature preserve overlooking beautiful Lake Travis. Lot prices in the community start at $105,000 and homes start in the upper $600,000 range. Buyers may bring their own builder to the community and there is no time frame mandating construction. Villa Montana is located on a hillside high above Lake Travis and just around the curve from The OASIS, “Sunset Capital of Texas” and Oasis, Texas -- a retail destination adjacent to The OASIS currently under construction. Excitement is growing in the Texas Hill Country! Join us! On-site sales office is open every Saturday and Sunday afternoon with knowledgeable Realtors available to assist you. Or contact Mona Crum, 512-426-1341 or 512-328-3939.

Mona Crum 512-426-1341

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Tranquil Oasis in the Hills Above Lake Travis Austin, Texas One of the most exquisite homes in Austin’s premier concierge gated, enclave - Villa Montaña. Enchanted beauty surrounds you throughout the home in the fixtures, granite, and carved and natural stone. No detail has been neglected – intimate courtyard with fountain, hand-cut inlaid stone flooring and Venetian plaster wall finishes. Soaring ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows offer the most breathtaking panoramic views of Lake Travis. From the outdoor terrace, enjoy the amazing sunsets, which are the same gorgeous sunsets seen from “The Sunset Capital of Texas,” The OASIS Restaurant. Be 1 of the less than 100 homeowners to be surrounded with peace, serenity and elegance in this tranquil oasis in the hills above Lake Travis. For a private showing of this home please contact Linda Dittoe at Linda@turnquistpartners.com or 512-947-6400.

Quality Built Custom Home with Fabulous Finishes Austin, Texas This spectacular home is on the best interior lake view lot in Villa Montaña, a premier gated community with 24-hour on-property concierge service, located in the hills above Lake Travis. This stunning home is over 3,100 square feet with four bedrooms, four baths, two living areas, open kitchen and living with walls of windows, granite counters, alder wood cabinets, stainless appliances, Sub-Zero refrigerator, wine refrigerator, master down with private courtyard, covered terrace with balcony and fireplace, and travertine and wood flooring. Guest suite is separate with private bath and convenience bar. Offered for $717,488. For a private showing of this home please contact Linda Dittoe at Linda@turnquistpartners.com or 512-947-6400.

Linda Dittoe 512-947-6400

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Lake Travis Waterfront Estate Austin, Texas Situated on approximately 4.5 acres with over 300 feet of Lake Travis water frontage, this gorgeous home boasts 16,000+ square feet of living space and 3,000 square feet of outdoor verandas and patios. There is a theater wing with arcade, media room with stadium seating, large wine cellar, study and fully-equipped workout room. The master suite has his and her baths, a fireplace and private veranda overlooking the water. Featuring a large gourmet kitchen with eight Sub-Zero refrigerators, seven dishwashers, double ovens and a six-burner commercial range that opens to the breakfast room and den, making it perfect for entertaining. The pool/spa area has a fabulous cabana with full kitchen and bath and gently terraced and lighted paths lead to a gazebo and two-stall boat dock with party deck. A guest house and 4-car garage complete this rare property that you have to see to believe! Offered for $12,750,000. Elite 25sm

Lake Travis Waterfront

Blanco River Waterfront

Austin, Texas Spanish-inspired contemporary and guest house offer a combined 6,300 square feet. Main house boasts five bedrooms, three and one half baths, three living, game room, media room, chef’s kitchen, master suite with spa bath, open floor plan, natural light, outdoor living areas and kitchen, negative-edge pool with water features, spa, gently sloping lot, lush grounds, gated. Lake views, two-stall boat dock with electric hoists and party deck. Guest house offers three bedrooms and two baths with screened porch. Offered for $2,595,000. Elite 25sm

Wimberley, Texas Over 300 feet of Blanco River waterfront in Wimberley with approximately 5,200 square feet, four bedrooms, four and one half baths, four living, open kitchen/living with soaring ceilings and wood beams, luxurious master suite, large master bath with claw foot tub and separate shower, media room, hickory hardwoods, stone and granite surfaces in kitchen and bathrooms. Lots of natural light, screened porch, 1,200 square foot workshop and office, large game room, outdoor fire pit, almost 9 acres with pecan and oak trees, gated and private. Offered for $1,195,000. Elite 25sm

Kathryn Scarborough Bechtol 512-970-1355

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2 Authentic Spanish Heciendas — New Construction

Austin, Texas Approximately 10,003 square feet, seven bedrooms, seven and one half bathrooms, six living, library, study, media room, large master suite with sitting room and exercise room, chef’s kitchen with commercial appliances, wine room, butler’s pantry, elevator, study/observation room, guest apartment, 3-car garage, multiple spacious outdoor living areas, pool and spa, gated, beautifully manicured lawn, 1.15 acre lot with spectacular Lake Austin views, water access and in Eanes ISD. Offered for $4,750,000. Elite 25sm

Austin, Texas Two authentic haciendas on a hillside of the Spanish Oaks community. Both are on private, gated 2-acre lots overlooking the Balcones Nature Preserve and canyon views. With approximately 8,558 and 10,582 square feet, details include whitewashed stucco, antique terra cotta clay tile roofs, stone floors, carved limestone trim, reclaimed wood beams, distressed doors, rusticated limestone fireplaces, window sills and door surrounds, arched stone entry ways, deeply recessed window and door openings and groin-vaulted ceilings. New prices - $2,900,000 and $3,400,000. Elite 25sm

Elegant Westlake Estate

Lakeside Oasis

Austin, Texas Charming 4,200 square-foot southern colonial style home on a 1.3-acre lot in the gated Rob Roy community. This home boasts four bedrooms, Three and one half baths, three living, two dining, study, game room, kitchen with granite and Sub-Zero refrigerator, and master suite with spa bath. Includes fine details, such as travertine surfaces, oak hardwood floors, crown molding, wainscoting and recessed lighting. Outdoors are a covered patio, pool and hot tub, and a backyard with children’s playscape. Backs to greenbelt. Eanes ISD, not in Kathryn Scarborough MLS. Offered for $1,395,000. Elite 25sm

Austin, Texas Stunning custom-built hilltop estate in Villa Montaña community. Designed and built in 2008 by Curtis Woodyard of Ashdon Homes, this home features 5,700+ square feet, five bedrooms, four full and two half baths, gourmet kitchen with commercial appliances, large master suite, spa bath and closet with built-ins, two offices, game room, wine room, guest casita, 3-car garage and outdoor living and dining space with commercial grill and fridge. On a gated .6-acre lot backing to a nature preserve, the views are breathtaking. Offered for $1,695,000. Elite 25sm

Bechtol 512-970-1355

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North Shore Peninsula on Beautiful Lake Travis Austin, Texas Old World Style custom stone home on the main body of Lake Travis with 1,000 feet of gently sloping water frontage and situated on approximately 13.5 acres. This property is gated and located in a small incorporated subdivision directly across from Carlos and Charlie’s Restaurant with beautiful views of the lake. Offering four bedrooms, including a spacious master bedroom and spa bath, greatroom, formal dining, study/library, gameroom, and gourmet kitchen with upscale appliances, and numerous unique architectural features throughout the home. This estate consists of the main residence, guest house and one guest apartment with four full kitchens and beautifully landscaped grounds, including a private road system, a negative-edge pool and spa and an allowance of $100,000 for a custom boat dock. The property also has a 4-car garage, observation tower and state-of-the-art security system. This is truly a one-of-a-kind property on the North Shore of beautiful Lake Travis! Offered at $5,495,000. Please contact Michele Turnquist for a private showing of this home. 512-431-1121

Michele Turnquist 512-431-1121

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Arbolago on Beautiful Lake Travis Austin, TEXAS Luxurious custom four-bedroom, five-bath stone and stucco home in the gated community of Arbolago on Lake Travis, situated on a private 1-acre lot at the corner of a quiet cul-de-sac. Featuring a spacious formal living and dining room with padded and piped silk walls, gourmet kitchen with upscale stainless appliances, granite counters, antique cream cabinets, with cedar beam trusses that open to a large great room and sunny breakfast area. Amenities include a wine room, beautiful study and an upstairs game room with hardwood wide-planked oak floors. Amazing outdoor living complete with large covered patio, black-bottom pool with water features, outdoor kitchen, separate gazebo patio and 3-car garage. Arbolago offers private Lake Travis access with day docks, sport court and hiking trails as some of the neighborhood amenities. Own this very special property offered for $995,000. Please contact Michele Turnquist for a private showing of this home. 512-431-1121

Historical Hidden Gem in Hyde Park Austin, TEXAS In the heart of Austin sits a legendary historical estate on over 3 acres of manicured lawns. Built in 1920, and inspired by the Arabian Nights, this fourbedroom, four and one half-bath home has been remodeled through the years but still captures its original charm. Known as Inshallah, it is the oldest existing home on Waller Creek. The huge spiraling live oak on the front lawn is said to be the result of a sapling trained by native Americans and to be the sign of plentiful springs and good camping grounds. The ceilings are cross-beamed in the library and kitchen and beautifully detailed in the dining room. There are six fireplaces and the gourmet kitchen is open to the family room with a circular morning room/ breakfast room that leads out to the wraparound porches overlooking the pool and pond. The grounds, complete with sprinkler system, are spectacular with a bridge over Waller Creek, swimming pool and a guest house that was original to the property. $3,395,000. Please contact Michele Turnquist for a private showing of this home. 512-431-1121

Old Chicago Style Custom in Davenport Ranch Austin, TEXAS Beautiful traditional, completely renovated five-bedroom, three and one half-bath custom home on over 1 acre. A gracious entry leads to the formal living area with a wall of windows looking out on a view of the Texas Hill Country. Exquisite attention to detail, with triple crown moldings, fluted columns and custom faux painting is evident throughout. The kitchen is a chef’s delight with granite counters, stainless appliances including a built-in Miele coffee maker, a large breakfast bar and breakfast room open to the family room with new bamboo floors. The main level master suite has solid hickory floors and connects to the master bath featuring Silestone countertops, limestone floors, Ocean Side Glass shower, custom California Closet and a separate hot water system. A handmade iron railing leads to a downstairs living area, media room with surround sound, built in workstation niche, bar area, wine room plus two bedrooms with a Jack and Jill bath, guest bedroom and adjoining bath and another bedroom/flex room with a Murphy Bed. Offered at $1,239,000. 512-431-1121

Michele Turnquist 512-431-1121 Turnquist Partners Realtors, Inc. Austin, TX 800-282-3939 ale@turnquistpartners.com

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Hilltop Lake Travis Estate Austin, Texas Overlooking Lake Travis, with a magnificent panoramic view of the lake, this home is located at the end of a quiet and secluded cul-de-sac in the Hills of Comanche Trail. Surrounded by beautiful oaks and tucked away behind a stone fence, this home is a perfect family oasis that also welcomes your guests with a circular driveway and Texas limestone porte-cochere. This stunning home was recently remodeled by one of Austin’s premier designers and the attention to detail will amaze and delight you! This house boasts three bedrooms, five and one half baths, two indoor living areas and extensive outdoor living space, formal and breakfast area dining, a 2 ½-car garage and a separate guest apartment with its own private view of Lake Travis. Enjoy the sparkling pool and spa that overlook Lake Travis and the amazing covered flagstone patio and veranda with an outdoor kitchen. Walls of glass open to the veranda. $1,995,000. For a private showing of this home, please contact Sally Lee, 512-415-0026.

Has it All! Austin, Texas Striking Santa Fe Chic estate located in one of Austin’s most premier areas, The Island at Westlake. Situated on Lake Austin and in the exemplary rated Eanes School District, you can stroll to the private neighborhood waterfront park and enjoy the peaceful lapping water or take a spin on Lake Austin in your boat. From the moment you enter through the gated entrance with a front fountain and gorgeous imported wooden doors, you know you are in a truly one-of-a kind home. Offering five bedrooms, six baths, three living areas and gourmet kitchen with an architecturally stunning brick ceiling, copper detailing and hand-cut tiles. Paradise awaits you in your own private resort-style backyard with multiple outdoor living spaces surrounding a beautiful negative-edge pool and spa overlooking the wooded backyard, that can be a retreat from almost every room in the house. Perfect for long-term guests or a teenager retreat, this home also features a guest suite with a separate entrance and private patio, fireplace, full kitchen, living room, bedroom and bath. For more information, visit www.2708IslandLedgeCove.com. Offered for $3,395,000. For a private showing of this home, please contact Desmond Milvenan, 512-294-4740. Elite 25sm

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Austin, Texas

Classic Elegance on Fazio Canyons Golf Course

Falling Springs Lodge

Austin, Texas This timeless estate is located on the 5th fairway of the Fazio Canyons and offers breathtaking views of the golf course and hill country. Upon entering the foyer, you will immediately notice the unsurpassed quality and exquisite finishing details. Features include gorgeous walnut hardwoods, antique wood doors, four custom fireplaces, a spacious master suite with sitting area, exercise room, private study, 1,200 bottle wine cellar and a casita like no other in Austin. Unparalleled in its elegance and quality, this estate offers a very unique opportunity for a special new homeowner. For a private showing of this home, please contact Laurel Prats, 512-636-7579.

Austin, Texas Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired design on 1.6 acres with views of Balcones Canyonland’s preserve and waterfall in Long Canyon. Designed for single story living with master and two bedrooms on main level. Upstairs are two bedrooms, media room and balcony. Included are a study, three living areas and a kitchen with two granite islands. Negative-edge pool and lot extending to middle of flowing creek for hikers to enjoy nature. Master suite has negative-edge spa. Exemplary schools. Offered at $1,495,000. For a private showing of this home, please contact Rebecca Kenney, 512426-3829, rebeccak@HousesAustin.com, www.5901DeepSpringCove.net.

One-of-a-Kind Property on the Prestigious Calera Drive

Icon on Lake Travis

Austin, Texas Nestled on a private cul-de-sac lot in one of Austin’s most exclusive neighborhoods, this home offers superior construction quality and exquisite custom finishes. The bright, open floor plan seamlessly blends indoor and outdoor spaces to create the perfect home for enjoying family and entertaining guests. Features include soaring ceilings, gorgeous hardwoods, hand-blown glass fixtures, luxurious baths, custom closets and much more. French doors on both sides of the main living area open to over 2,000 square feet of outdoor living with a magnificent pool and spa. Green space behind offers maximum privacy. Offered for $1,600,000. For a private showing of this home, please contact Laurel Prats, 512-636-7579.

Austin, Texas Located in the prestigious Barton Creek Lakeside community, this home offers the ultimate waterfront living experience. A contemporary masterpiece featuring stunning architectural lines, artful custom design features, natural stone flooring, blue pearl granites, gorgeous hardwoods, gourmet chef’s kitchen, luxurious master suite with sitting area and fireplace, lavish spa-like master bath, and much more. Relax and enjoy the breathtaking shimmer of Lake Travis from the spectacular outdoor living area with a magnificent negative edge pool, swim-up bar and fire-pit. Double slip boat dock conveys. Offered for $2,500,000. For a private showing of this home, please contact Laurel Prats, 512-636-7579.

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American luxury estates

The Dominion San Antonio, TeXas Award-Winning Masterpiece! Dramatic entry into the two-story foyer with cathedral travertine ceiling adorned with a gorgeous chandelier. Grand courtyard with tons of space! Pre-wired, state-of-the-art media and game room. Huge master retreat. Grand epicurean kitchen boasts a Sub-Zero refrigerator and freezer, and butler’s pantry. Some of the upgrades include granite, travertine, wood beams, stone walls and many other amazing details. Call for price. MLS#806524 Jim Hauglid 210-862-9197

The Dominion San Antonio, TeXas This Mediterranean estate showcases a spacious floorplan with a gourmet kitchen boasting top-of-the-line appliances. An elevator adds easy access to the bonus rooms, 5-star media room and downstairs gym area with steam room. Private master suite down features outdoor access to the pool and spa and an adjoining sitting room with fireplace. Enjoy Hill Country views. No expense was spared on the grounds, pool, garage, sport court and outdoor entertainment areas. Covered patio features top-of-the-line kitchen. $2,250,000 MLS#815567 Debra Janes 210-573-4040

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American luxury estates

San Antonio, Texas

The Dominion San antonio, TeXas Situated on a prestigious lot in The Dominion on 2.24± acres, this magnificent mansion has breathtaking views and spares no detail. Spectacular chandeliers, designer wrought iron, travertine floors, granite kitchens and baths, home theatre and 11-car garage are just a few of the elaborate features throughout this home. No expense was spared on grounds, pool, guest homes, garages and outdoor entertainment area. Ultimate outdoor living is offered in this fabulous backyard. $3,950,000 MLS#813536 Rick Kuper 210-822-8602

The Dominion San Antonio, TeXas Designed by Mac Chesney and built by Gene Mauze, this premier estate is designed to capture the essence of luxury living. Architectural detail oozes from the elements that surround the grand entrance of this magnificent Mediterranean estate. From the terra cotta roofs to the vibrant landscaping and mature trees, this property brings back timeless European architectural beauty. The lush landscaping provides a colorful backdrop for this property, while the elegant balcony exudes a romantic Mediterranean feel. $3,250,000 MLS#813599 Rick Kuper 210-822-8602

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San Antonio, Texas

American luxury estates

Terrell Hills San Antonio, TeXas This is your opportunity to have a custom Spanish Mediterranean in a perfect setting. Situated on a large fabulous corner lot on one of the most sought-after streets in Terrell Hills, this home has a remarkable floorplan with every amenity. There are two covered patios with fireplaces, a Viking kitchen with an oversized island, game and media rooms and a Santa Monica look and feel. The master suite can be found on the lower floor. Sideentry 3-car garage. Alamo Heights schools. $1,575,000 MLS#723227 Mary Carter 210-387-4663

Parman Place San Antonio, TeXas This prestigious estate has been landmarked as The Parman House and is situated on over 6 lush acres. This incredible home was completely updated in 2005. Fabulous rich woodwork, stained glass and historical detail in the main house with 5,000± square feet and a separate guest house offering 1,200± square feet. Designed for executive entertaining, every aspect will wow! Amazing features include a grand entry, a study with custom built-ins, a fabulous kitchen with an 8-burner gas cooktop as well as a large master suite with sitting area. $1,299,000 MLS#803710 J.P. & Kelley Martin 210-393-3304

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American luxury estates

San Antonio, Texas

Olmos Park

The Dominion

San Antonio, TeXas This historic masterpiece was designed by the renowned architect, Birdsall P. Briscoe. The four-bedroom, five full and two half bath manor encompasses an elevator, 3-car garage and two-bedroom garage apartment. Call for price. Non-MLS Kathleen Kuper 210-844-8089

San Antonio, TeXas One-story estate on 1.98± acres of manicured grounds. Built by Silver Leaf Custom Homes with the finest materials and craftsmanship. Designed and furnished by Baxter Design, this home is being sold fully furnished. $3,100,000 MLS#810469 Jim Hauglid 210-862-9197

Estancia at Thunder Valley

Boerne, Texas

San Antonio, TeXas Custom drive and bridge to this breathtaking estate on over 10± acres. State-of-the-art Miele kitchen will dazzle even the pickiest chef. 3-story closet in master suite. Media room, gardening room, huge bedrooms, wine grotto. $3,100,000 MLS#721028 Kevin Crawford 210-380-5386

Boerne, Texas Magnificent estate on 30± ag-exempt acres off Ammann Road. Contemporary masterpiece offering Jenn-Air appliances, central vacuum, custom marble flooring, dual offices, steam shower, and pool with fountain. $1,995,000 MLS#797309 Kathy Miner 210-823-8952

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San Antonio, Texas

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Unrivaled Luxury

Elm Creek

San Antonio, TeXas Four-bedroom, three and one half-bath, two-story rock home on 20± acres. Wrap-around porch, great views, gourmet kitchen. Professional home theatre with 100" screen, 10 leather recliners and CAT-5 sound system. 4 golf greens. $1,990,000 MLS#785595 Pam Botine 830-446-1994

San Antonio, TeXas Italian villa in the heart of San Antonio. Builder/architect Roberto Kenigstein and Ray Braswell. Gallery wraps around courtyard opening to formals, master bedroom wing and family room. Exercise room. Pool and grill kitchen. $1,980,000 MLS#765230 Carol Case 210-240-4548

The Dominion

The Dominion

San Antonio, TeXas Mediterranean estate with charming Old World interior. Vaulted ceilings, floating beams and superior craftsmanship. Warm colors, rich materials and custom details. Large verandas with Hill Country views. $1,589,000 MLS#819863 Theodora Kaufmann 210-415-6399

San Antonio, TeXas Exquisite former Parade Home with charming Old World interior. Delight in spaciousness and privacy. Formals, media room and study. Pool, spa and outdoor kitchen with fireplace. Covered patio and putting green. $1,465,000 MLS#766212 Susan Marburger 210-413-0731

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San Antonio, Texas

Boerne, Texas

Terrell Hills

Boerne, Texas Live the Texas Hill Country lifestyle, with a Hill Country style home, barn with horse stables, view and pool with water feature. And be practical: 27.65± acres, most of which has low wildlife property tax valuation. $1,450,000 MLS#773198 Larry Lester 210-347-4546

San Antonio, TeXas Sophisticated elegance with open plan and large windows. Three living areas. Downstairs master suite with Jacuzzi tub and walk-in shower. Island cooktop and two walk-in pantries. Separate quarters in rear. $1,325,000 MLS#804464 Kathy Ripps 210-240-4464

Terra Mont

Alamo Heights

San Antonio, TeXas Stadler’s 2009 Parade Home combines Hill Country views and state-ofthe-art finishes to showcase a true Mediterranean-style estate. Gorgeous stonework, dynamic waterfall pool and charming courtyard entry. $1,295,000 MLS#814525 Cindy Roberts 210-215-9097

San Antonio, TeXas Historic details enrich the ambiance of this stately classic on treed grounds with a tropical waterfall pool.Original wood floors and French doors. Wine room and game/media room. Balcony overlooks backyard oasis. $1,289,000 MLS#798303 Sergey Litvinov 210-378-9999

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The Dominion

Alamo Heights

San Antonio, TeXas This fabulous home has four bedrooms, each with its own bath, plus two half baths. Three living areas, gameroom and four gas fireplaces. Master suite down with dual baths. Elevator, marble floors, private yard with pool and spa. $1,275,000 MLS#802016 Matthew Resnick 210-849-8837

San Antonio, TeXas Three-story home boasts Old World charm with modern convenience. Six bedrooms and three living areas. Master suite down, gameroom on second level. High ceilings, hardwood floors and detached quarters over garage. $1,275,000 MLS#819943 Susan Dikin 210-744-8047

Medina Lake

Cibolo Canyon

Mico, Texas Mediterranean estate with breathtaking water and Hill Country views from spacious patio and decks. Chef’s granite kitchen with premier appliances. Secluded cove. Floating boat dock. Resort lifestyle with privacy! $1,200,000 MLS#808484 Sharla Jones 210-325-9090

San Antonio, TeXas Sprawling luxury home with gracious entry and outdoor dining pavilion. Great room offers glass walls overlooking spectacular pool and waterfalls. Master retreat is finished with a bath that is a spa within itself. $1,175,000 MLS#740472 Michael Navarro 210-259-7543

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American luxury estates

San Antonio, Texas

Monte Vista

Tuscany Hills

San Antonio, TeXas Timeless treasure listed in National Registry of Historic Places. Luxurious estate with elevator, hardwood floors and intricate architectural details. Four fireplaces, chef’s kitchen, sunroom and guest quarters above garage. $1,095,000 MLS#799246 Paula Johnson 210-863-3251

San Antonio, TeXas Own a true Tuscan retreat. From travertine to cool stone and marble to granite, the grand foyer welcomes you with views of resort-style pool. Grand chef’s kitchen, chandeliers in every room. Quality and custom details! $999,900 MLS#788207 Binkan Cinaroglu 210-241-4550

Lake Marble Falls, Texas

Summerglen

Lake Marble Falls, Texas This waterfront estate is exceptional in every way, offering the relaxed laid-back lifestyle of Lake Marble Falls. You will be ready to entertain family and friends on a grand or intimate scale with 143' of lakefront. $975,000 MLS#105531 Tammie Bennett 830-265-0550

San Antonio, TeXas Custom-built home with attached mother-in-law suite featuring full kitchen, living area, luxurious master and separate entry. Granite island kitchen, stone details throughout, game room plus oversized 4-car garage. $849,000 MLS#798428 Margie Vallejo 210-887-6470

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San Antonio, Texas

American luxury estates

The Dominion

Hill Country Village

San Antonio, TeXas Meticulously maintained home on 11th green. Gracious and welcoming with gourmet kitchen featuring top-of-the-line appliances. Marble and travertine floors plus surround sound inside and at pool with deck. $825,000 MLS#772942 Linda Kirk 210-365-0310

San Antonio, TeXas Renovated for hospitality. Treed 2± acre gardens, swimming pool, cabana and tennis court. Kitchen has granite, mosaics and stainless steel. Open flowing plan showcases five bedrooms and game/media room. $799,000 MLS#821132 Pattie Walker 210-386-7515

Fredericksburg, Texas

The Pinnacle

Fredericksburg, Texas Custom home on 17.6± acres. Open living area with stone fireplace, large island kitchen plus craft area/home office. Spacious master suite with vaulted ceiling, sitting area, private entry to backyard and inground pool. $750,000 MLS#816307 Andy Lundgren 210-324-2468

San Antonio, TeXas Wonderful 1.45± acre home site overlooking hills. Gracious living and entertaining both indoors and out. Covered deck-patio with outdoor fireplace, complete with TV and grill, overlooks heated pool and spa. $679,900 MLS#811490 Mary Wofford 210-219-5520

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American luxury estates

San Antonio, Texas

La Cascada

Sonoma Ranch

San Antonio, TeXas Custom upgrades and Contemporary features throughout this showcase unit! Lovely stained concrete floors, custom ELFA closets and pantry, and one-of-a-kind touches. Dual balconies offer gorgeous city and river views. $599,000 MLS#760167 Debra Maltz 210-639-3272

Helotes, TeXas Grand entry welcomes you with ceramic tile floors, high ceilings and beautiful archways while lovely fireplace adorns large living area. Covered patio in beautifully landscaped lawn with sparkling in-ground pool. $560,000 MLS#779099 Deanna Wright 210-373-1553

La Cascada

Mesa Del Sur

San Antonio, TeXas Sixth floor unit with breathtaking views of the San Antonio River, skyline and fireworks from spacious balcony. Granite counters, ceramic tile, bamboo flooring and custom window treatments. Covered parking. $525,000 MLS#790544 John Barrera 210-862-5187

San Antonio, TeXas Beautiful Mediterranean home tucked away in cul-de-sac. Granite counters throughout, stainless appliances, warm designer paint colors and accent iron work. Master suite has Jacuzzi tub and large walk-in shower. $479,900 MLS#798310 Noemi Nandin 210-391-9542

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American luxury estates

South End Lofts

Alamo Heights

San Antonio, TeXas Stunning corner unit with beautiful view of downtown from private rooftop terrace. Gourmet kitchen with gas cooking. Stained concrete floor and private master bath with spa tub. Secure access with on-site gym. $475,000 MLS#787416 Gina Candelario 210-744-8265

San Antonio, TeXas Superb home on 1.02± acre lot with circular drive. Sparkling pool and outdoor grill. Refinished hardwood floors, Corian counters and plantation shutters. Windows and ceiling tiles FAA airplane noise proof. AHISD. $465,000 MLS#806555 Liz Blue Braden 210-219-5324

Rogers Ranch

Deerfield

San Antonio, TeXas Beautiful views and greenbelt privacy make this gorgeous Garden home one-of-a-kind. Bosch appliances, built-ins and double ovens. Master retreat has spectacular views. Back veranda with outdoor kitchen. $459,000 MLS#757844 Julie Carlton 210-382-9994

San Antonio, TeXas Gorgeous hardwood floors, high ceilings and designer paint colors plus granite counters in kitchen. Custom home with large entry to formals, master suite and study. Butler’s pantry leads to grand kitchen open to family. $449,000 MLS#816036 Ashley Robertson 210-601-0021

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San Antonio, Texas

Slip Into Something Luxurious Port Aransas, TeXas Slip into The Harbour Condominiums. The dictionary defines harbor as “a place of security and comfort.” Where The Harbour Condominiums are concerned, we couldn’t agree more. But to that, we would respectfully like to add, “carefree luxury living; exclusivity; privacy; convenience; gorgeous views; a waterfront marina location; a boat slip with each unit; gourmet kitchens; solid concrete construction that meets Texas Department of Insurance windstorm requirements,” and so much more that THIS Harbour defies definition! Model open Saturday 10-5 and Sunday 1-5 or by appointment. Come see us! www.TheHarbourCondos.com Shannon Sheriff 361-236-5543

Elevated Luxury on the Texas Coast Rockport/Fulton, TeXas Setting a new, elevated standard for luxury living on the Texas coast is Royal Oaks, an exclusive, gated, master-planned community tucked beneath native, wind-swept live oaks. Within Royal Oaks are 18 gorgeous estate home sites surrounding lush green spaces, promising true peace, serenity and exquisite coastal living to the ultradiscriminating buyer. Enjoy relaxing bay views while indulging in this inspiring bayside setting.Call today for information on this exclusive community or log on to www.RoyalOaksTexas.com. Margaret Parma 361-205-2100

The Islands of Rockport Rockport, TeXas Escape to paradise and experience Texas’ gulf coast premier waterfront development. Located on the clear blue waters of the Intracoastal Canal, The Islands of Rockport is an exclusive gated community featuring spacious homesites and resort-style amenities. The grounds are lush with tropical landscaping, while wide canals provide easy navigation directly to the best bay and deep sea fishing in Texas. Launch your boat at the private boat ramp, and after a day of fun in the sun, relax at the private clubhouse with a resort-style pool, accessible by both land and sea. www.IslandsOfRockport.com Rick Kuper 210-822-8602

Island Villas. Caribbean Style. Corpus Christi, TeXas Tortuga Dunes, a sun-drenched paradise on Mustang Island inspired by Caribbean coastal villages, is Forestar’s ultra-luxury villa community. Located within minutes of downtown Corpus Christi and just steps from Gulf beaches, you’ll enjoy the best the Texas coast has to offer from the privacy of your own luxury villa. Master-planned with a swim club, numerous parks, gated access and a private boardwalk leading directly to the water’s edge, Tortuga Dunes defines a complete coastal living paradise. Act now before our prime villa sites are claimed in this exquisite, one-of-a-kind community. Beachfront lots are going quickly, so call today or visit www.TortugaDunes.com. Cissy Beasley 210-410-7172

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8,851± Acres, El Corazon Ranch Brackettville, TeXas This exciting ranch is seven miles northwest of Brackettville and two hours from San Antonio. Variety of terrain ranging from flat deep soil to rolling hills with scenic views. One mile of sparkling live water Pinto Creek, ten domestic wells, two irrigation wells. Ranch-style single-story home with three bedrooms and two baths. Caretaker’s home, large barn, machine barn and excellent road system. 4 miles of gamefence and interior pasture gamefenced. Whitetail, Rio Grande turkey, Bobwhite and Blue quail, Mourning and Whitewing dove, plus fishing! MLS#816208 Al Philip 210-415-8602

2,903± Acres, Eagle Ridge Ranch Mason, TeXas Rare live water offering with 1.7± miles of Llano River, 1.7± miles of the James River and 2± miles of Mill Creek. High fenced, paved road infrastructure. 5,366± square feet. Main Lodge, foreman’s home, two cabins. Shop and implement shed. Grain bin. Stables with office. Cattle pens. Six wells; 700 gpm irrigation well in 500± acre game trap with pivot. Two small tanks. Exotics of zebra, blackbuck, water Bok, gazelle, axis, and native wildlife. 25 feeders and blinds. Turnkey! Minerals negotiable. MLS#772240 Steven Bennett 210-287-3776

5,444± Acres, Adamson Ranch Rocksprings, Texas Tucked away among other large ranches, the Adamson Ranch is truly unique, family owned and operated for over 70 years itself! Its seclusion and wide open terrain are exceptional, with rolling terrain, good pastureland and elevations from 2,106 - 2,290± feet. Improvements include a ranch house, guesthouse, garage and low fencing. There are 3 water wells, storage tanks and troughs, plus seasonal Dry Devil’s River. Abundant whitetail deer, turkey, hogs, quail and dove, plus a current MLDP/ managed land deer permit. Minerals are negotiable. Non-MLS Robert Dullnig 210-213-9700

22± Acres with Home and Guesthouse Boerne, TeXas Special Dave Morris designed country home with 3,148± square feet and guesthouse in Champee Springs Ranches. Soaring ceilings, stone fireplace, deep covered porches. Split bedrooms, office for two. Cook’s kitchen has granite counters, huge island, gas cooking, two convection ovens, and premier appliances including Sub-Zero, Dacor, and Asko. End of road privacy. Choice Boerne ISD. Garage-shop-storage loft. MLS#801576 Trey Barsalou 210-215-0567

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1,664± Acre Rancher’s Dream Showplace! Falls county, Satin, Texas 20± miles southeast of Waco, 1.5± hours from Austin or Dallas, there sits a property offering exquisite living on a working ranch. The custom estate home, featured in several magazines, was built in 2006 and offers 7,300± square feet of uniqueness. The home overlooks a 15± acre lake and waterfall pool bordered by an entertainment cantina and separate cooking cabana, all surrounded by majestic oaks, beautiful views and superb sunsets. The highly improved pastures have been home for many years to a legendary registered cattle operation with top-notch handling facilities; inclusive of show, sale, horse and hay storage barns, 3 sets of working pens, water wells, overhead grain bins, molasses storage tanks and staff housing. Excellent rainfall and live water is abundant throughout the property including a large creek. Turkey and hogs are plentiful, and there are even a few whitetail deer. Partially owned minerals will convey to new owner. Howard Ham 210-382-5003

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Pine Shadows Houston, texas Elegant amenity-rich Tuscan villa offers everything and more: two-story living room, soaring grand foyer, dining room with views of 1,000+ bottle temperature-controlled wine room, kitchen with commercial grade appliances, luxurious first floor master retreat and additional downstairs bedroom. Upstairs, there are a dramatic gameroom with Segreto plastered walls, state-of-the-art media room, three bedrooms with en suite baths, a computer nook and incredible storage spaces. $2,300,000, 713-965-0812

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Highland Village Houston, texas The collaborative effort of builder and designer is exhibited in every detail of this distinctive modern home. Its living room, dining room and breakfast have sliding glass doors cohesively connecting the raised loggia with fireplace and grill for seamless outdoor/indoor entertaining. The spectacular chef’s kitchen has custom bamboo cabinets and floors. The amazing master retreat with his and her baths and closets features an oversized shower boasting two entrances with dual Hansgrohe shower towers. It has a Smart House Control 4 system and is elevator ready. $2,100,000+, 713-965-0812

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Royal Oaks Country Club Houston, texas This stunning golf course estate has it all, with travertine and walnut floors, formals, wine room, floating library, gourmet kitchen with commercial appliances, master and second bedroom down, private courtyard and spa at master bath, media room with wet bar, gameroom, two computer areas, quarters. Amenities include Lutron system, surround sound, CCTV/alarm system, pool/loggia/summer kitchen, large back lawn, and private golf garage. $2,800,000+, 281-679-0101

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Enjoy Views of a Private Lake Just 12 Miles from Downtown

4+ Acre Sugar Land Estate

boasts a grand home with numerous living areas and luxurious amenities, loggia with summer kitchen, pool, motor court, boat ramp and dock. All of this amid the most beautifully treed setting with waterfront views. Full privacy fence, electric gate.

7 car garage + porte cochere

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Lakes on Eldridge houston, texas A striking custom home built by Mitchell-Carroll in resort-like community with sweeping views of a private lake. It features a spacious den with fireplace flanked by built-ins, open to a stunning kitchen with a two-sided fireplace backing to a formal sitting room. A spacious dining room and study are also down, with a gameroom upstairs and screened-in deck to enjoy the sun as it sets over the lake. $680,000s, Ann Knoche, 281-493-3880

Neartown Houston, Texas With respect for the past and an eye toward the future, this resplendent home is updated and refined with an open and bright grand salon, gorgeous hardwoods, dramatic lighting and large windows overlooking the huge back lawn. Its granite kitchen with stainless appliances, butler’s service and china storage flow into intimate dining and living room areas, while an open stairwell leads to the second floor with all bedrooms and baths en suite. $740,000s, 713-965-0812

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North Boulevard Houston, texas Built by Covington Builders with exceptional ceiling treatments throughout, its gracious gallery leads to living, dining, wine room, study, two-story great room, kitchen and breakfast room. It has a downstairs master and four bedrooms up with en suite baths, separate guest suite/sixth bedroom, gameroom, wet bar, utilities up and down, stone and hardwood floors, wraparound back porch with grill and ceiling fans, room for pool and alley driveway enhanced with pavers, electronic gate and parking. $2,400,000+, 713-965-0812

Royal Oaks Country Club Houston, Texas Exceptional home with private location on the 9th fairway and quiet cul-de-sac street with incredible golf course views! Impeccably manicured lawn, two-story gallery, Jurastone/marble floors, library, formal living and oversized dining, wet bar, gameroom, guest room down, gourmet island kitchen with stainless commercial appliances, spacious loggia, summer kitchen, pool and spa with water feature, huge seasonal storage room/flex space and 4-car garage. $1,800,000+, 281-493-3880

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The Montebello houston, texas This extraordinary three bedroom 18th floor apartment, with exceptional views of downtown and Uptown Park, is open, inviting and customized for grand entertaining with designer touches including stenciled wood floor entry by Glen Miracle, Randy Arena wallpaper, faux painting, abundant built-ins and custom cabinetry. Plasma televisions, chandelier and custom draperies will remain. $1,700,000+ Sarah Lee Marks, 713-341-1608

Oasis Point The Woodlands, texas Oasis Pointe Townhomes showcase Southern Coastal architecture with lake and park views, and range from 2,612 to 3,216 square feet. Each townhome consists of three floors, equipped with elevator shafts. East Shore is a walkable, urban environment with close proximity to shopping, dining and entertainment along The Woodlands Waterway® in Town Center. The Tammy Hendricks Team, 281-363-9103

West Lane Place Houston, texas A lovely home in upscale area only blocks from Highland Village, it features living room with wall of French doors and windows, fireplace and built-ins, study, large bright kitchen, breakfast with huge pantry, hardwoods, and marble floors in powder room. The master has sitting room entry, wood floors, and his and her baths. Its spacious yard has abundant azaleas. $750,000s, 713-965-0812

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Wildwood Trace HOUSTON, TEXAS Incredible villa on 7+ acres (per MCAD) of wooded and rolling terrain, with creek and horse shelter, showcases granite chef’s kitchen, extensive work space, huge gameroom, two fireplaces, master bath with closet fit for royalty, antique doors throughout, high ceilings, and enormous windows overlooking pool, flagstone patio and play area. Extra building can be a guest house, studio or workshop. $790,000s Kathleen Crump, 713-297-5619

Oak Cove Point hOUSTON, tEXAS Enjoy waterfront sunsets and low tax rate from this Corky Shaw custom in gated community featuring double luxury with two master suites, two staircases, two butler’s pantries off granite island kitchen with top stainless appliances, and two screened porches overlooking large heated saltwater pool, dock and boat slip! Upstairs gameroom has bar and party kitchen, additional office and one half bath. $840,000s Pam Durham, 281-569-5535

Huntingdon houston, texas An exceptional opportunity to live in one of Houston’s most distinguished high rise buildings, located in the heart of celebrated River Oaks, this is the only undeveloped wraparound slab space still available, with over 8,800 square feet, providing the perfect canvas for your masterpiece, with panoramic views of downtown, River Oaks, the Galleria and more from three large balconies. $3,100,000+ Sarah Lee Marks, 713-341-1608

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American luxury estates

Houston, Texas

Royal Oaks Country Club Houston, Texas Welcome to one of the finest estate homes in the desirable Royal Oaks Country Club community. This fully furnished ‘’Courtyard Design’’ masterpiece defines luxury living at its very best! You will be captivated by the impressive private pool oasis, warm accents, travertine floors, faux paint, handsome wood beams, staircase rotunda, unforgettable island kitchen, unique guesthouse/casita, equipped media room and much more. $1,585,000 Amanda Walsh, 281-451-8107

Normandy Place houston, texas This open and modern Mediterranean features lots of space for art with formal living/study, dining room, den with fireplace, chef’s kitchen, breakfast, huge walk-in pantry, downstairs master, gameroom, dramatic 14' ceilings, sweeping staircase, elevator, and Control 4 automation wireless technology for sound, video and lighting, plus a loggia with gas for outdoor grill. $1,500,000+, 713-965-0812

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Horseshoe Bay, Texas

American luxury estates

101 Far North Circle Horseshoe Bay, Texas This Chateau-style Mediterranean home defines the word elegance. Incredible lakefront views, comfortable, luxurious living and only the finest materials in each room. Heated marble floors, bamboo natural floors, top-of-the-line appliances, elegant black marble countertops. Gorgeous chandeliers, Lutron lighting system and many additional fine amenities. A beautiful entry featuring Cantera doors and opening into the grand foyer. Four bedrooms, four baths, five fireplaces, great family room, outstanding outdoor living areas, gorgeous landscaping with seasonal flowers. Horseshoe Bay features three golf courses, fine dining, tennis and other outstanding amenities. This is a very scenic part of Lake LBJ in the heart of the Texas Hill Country. This home is first class in every way with attention given to the smallest details. Visit our virtual tour at www.horseshoebay.com. $2,700,000. Call Bette Berry.

115 Applehead Island Horseshoe Bay, Texas Fine custom home with over 135 feet of open waterfront facing due south. Superb outdoor living: covered patio, outdoor fireplace, built-in kitchen including refrigerator, grill and ice-maker. Adjacent to patio is a negative-edge pool built by River Oaks. Quality throughout, four bedrooms, four full bathrooms and two half baths, gourmet kitchen with large pantry, two living areas, wine room, exercise room, media room and chapel. Oversized boatslip and three-car garage. $3,500,000. Call Steve Butler.

Box 7752 • Horseshoe Bay, Texas 78657 830-598-2553 • 800-292-1545 www.horseshoebay.com • info@hsbay.com 46


American luxury estates

Horseshoe Bay, Texas

130 Applehead Island Horseshoe Bay, Texas Value and luxury in one property located within safe, secure and exclusive Applehead Island. The property includes a contiguous waterfront lot for additional development or privacy. The home contains a romantic master bedroom with sitting area and Lake LBJ views. Two guest bedrooms, four and one-half baths, three living areas, a gourmet kitchen with top-of-the-line appliances, a three-car garage with low maintenance flooring and double electric boat lifts. Finishes include custom cabinets, granite countertops, stone flooring and stone and glass tub and shower enclosures. Flagstone patios, decks and a large entertainment deck. All of this with amazing open water views of the main body of Lake LBJ. A truly magnificent property offered for $2,995,000. Call John Puckett.

30 Applehead Island Horseshoe Bay, Texas Large single level waterfront home on big lagoon in prestigious Applehead Island. Great water views from all windows. Three bedrooms, three and one-half baths with open floor plan. All granite countertops, pantry with coffee bar, skylights, coffered ceilings, crown molding, lake pump and retaining wall. Deck over boat dock with gazebo and an automatic insect mister. Applehead Island is a private gated community with the best of amenities and waiver of initiation fee with approval. $l,300,000. Call Barb Collins.

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Horseshoe Bay, Texas

American luxury estates

1214 The Cape Horseshoe Bay, Texas This beautiful home on Horseshoe Bay’s The Cape is loaded with special features. Five bedrooms, five full baths, with living, dining, breakfast, game and media rooms providing plenty of space for a large family and guests. Diverse types of intricate high ceilings are found throughout the first level. The owner’s master suite has an unobstructed view of Lake LBJ along with a huge bath and walk-in closet. A second master bedroom has a private entrance from the front porch and can be accessed through the main hall on the first level. The kitchen, eating and living areas have an open water view. On the lake side, there are 92 feet of open water with one boat slip with lift and 2 personal watercraft lifts in a single slip. $2,395,000. Call Jarrett Bates.

847 CR 134

Kingsland, Texas Only one of its kind! Approximately 250 pristine acres located on the Colorado Arm of Lake LBJ, with over 3,000 feet of water frontage. Large oak and pecan trees, and irrigated coastal Bermuda field large enough for an airstrip. Three houses, a garage with an apartment overhead, plus a large swimming pool and railroad car. Two boat houses, one large enough to accommodate a 30+ foot boat. 2-acre inland fish pond stocked with catfish. Retaining wall with walkway along the water. Some equipment will convey. Perfect for development or just your own little piece of paradise. $7,950,000. Call Darrell Haney.

410 Matern Court Horseshoe Bay, Texas This spectacular Lake LBJ waterfront estate is undeniably one of the area’s most exquisite homes for its attention to detail and beautiful design. Open floor plan offers an airy welcome home and easy living in a breathtaking setting. Loaded with bright windows and big open water views throughout. Casual but rich family room opens to the adjoining kitchen that offers granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and a separate wet bar for easy entertaining. Expansive balcony and patio areas for outdoor living, heated negative-edge pool, boat dock with electric lift, two jet ski ramps and much more. $1,975,000. Call Curt Harber.

224 Green Acres Granite Shoals, Texas Casa del Lago, a Spanish architectural design home with a Mediterranean influence, offers elegance beyond expectation. Nestled on more than a half acre estate-sized lot and almost 90 feet of beautiful Lake LBJ waterfront is a home featuring gorgeous views of both the lake and the Texas Hill Country. With over 5,100 square feet, the interior boasts three bedrooms, three and one-half baths, two living areas, a gourmet kitchen, a media room, an exercise room, an executive office and two utility rooms. Attention to detail is evident throughout this home – custom lighting, 12-foot beamed ceilings, 8-foot custom alder wood doors, niches, custom built-ins, imported tile throughout, Saltillo flooring, four fireplaces and much, much more. $1,725,000. Call Patty Gillean.

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American luxury estates

Horseshoe Bay, Texas

104 Orange Plume

301 Matern Court

Horseshoe Bay, Texas Skywater home on the 14th hole of the Jack Nicklaus course, Summit Rock. Hardwood floors, wood windows, knotty alder wood doors, custom-finished columns and solid wood trusses in living room. Three bedrooms, four full baths and split three-car garage. Family room and fireplace adjacent to the gourmet kitchen. Three fireplaces, one outside with under 1,000 square feet of covered patio with travertine floors and outdoor kitchenette. Beautiful pool with waterfall and spa. $1,275,000. Call Steve Butler.

Horseshoe Bay, Texas Recently remodeled custom waterfront estate on gated Matern Island. 187 feet of Lake LBJ waterfront on this beautiful lot with all the custom finishes for lake living. Four bedrooms, four and one-half baths, indoor wet bar, surround sound in and out, and built-in 60” high-definition television in living area. Lots of outdoor living space, covered patio with bar areav and swimming pool with waterfall. Covered boat slip with hydraulic lift. Professional lighting and landscaping, and more. $1,695,000. Call Sonny Mobley.

117 Applehead Island Horseshoe Bay, Texas Mediterranean-style home on open water, featuring Primavera Rustic natural stone flooring and Panache carpeting, gourmet kitchen with granite countertops, stone backsplashes, natural cherry wood cabinets and top brand appliances. Fabulous master suite and a large media room with a 120” home theater with surround sound. Boathouse has electric awnings on two sides, oversized boat slip, three wave runner slips and spider deterrent system. One of the most prestigious homes in Applehead Island! $3,595,000. Call Darrell Haney.

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Dallas, Texas

American luxury estates

Champ d’Or Dallas, Texas Champ d’Or, a magnificent work of art that is the product of five years of meticulous planning, construction and craftsmanship, is comprised of over 35,000 square feet in the main house, a pool and tennis house, outdoor swimming pool, tennis court, adjacent lake and up to 25 acres of beautiful treed property. Located just 15 minutes north of Willowbend Shopping Center in Dallas and 15 minutes east of DFW Airport, the incomparable property offers a wonderful opportunity for the purchaser seeking an exquisite home that has been designed with every amenity for both family living and the finest setting for entertaining on a grand scale. Offered for $27,500,000. Joan Eleazer 972-733-9230 / Layne Pitzer 972-733-9072

Classic French Construction Dallas, Texas Welcome to Paris. This gorgeous home could well be found in a luxury arrondissement – the glass-and-iron front door even replicates that of a chateau in France’s beloved capital. In place of the Bois de Bolougne, however, the French Regency-style home overlooks one of the most beautiful parks in Dallas, aptly named “Versailles.” A French chic ambience pervades the residence. An extraordinary team came together to create the six-bedroom home, including architect Will Snyder, builder Christine Goff and stager Ann Schooler of Schooler, Kellogg and Co. Offered for $8,750,000. Lindy Mahoney 972-380-7946

State-of-the-Art Dallas, Texas Walk into this state-of-the-art condo and immediately one feels the architectural sensibility, highest technology and perfectly superior quality from one end to the other. The architectural company of Booziotis created the spaces and unsurpassed wall configurations. Neal Steward was the designer and John Sebastian the contractor. Walk through the front door and you are invited into a “Fairy Tale” of magical combinations of spaces with romantic finishes. Around the curved wall at the entry is a subtle bar area and dining room lined with a wall of shelves and one of the four balconies. Offered for $3,995,000. Betsy Stern 972-733-8032

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Briggs Freeman Real Estate Brokerage 5600 W. Lovers Lane, Ste. 224 • Dallas, TX 75209 214-350-0400 • www.briggsfreeman.com


American luxury estates

Dallas, Texas

Overlooking Turtle Creek Lake Dallas, Texas Beautiful, stately and stylish, this renovated home offers its original artful touches, with modern space and light. Large T-shaped entry has great flow to the formal living and dining rooms, both offering lush views of Turtle Creek. The living room flows into den which is separated from the library by gallery hall with wet bar and powder bath. The den and library both offer hickory paneling. The den has wood-burning fireplace and wall of windows overlooking the creek. The library has walls of built-ins and full adjacent handicap bath that could easily be transformed into a downstairs bedroom. Offered for $5,950,000. Lindy Mahoney 972-380-7946

Architecturally Significant Home Dallas, Texas This distinctive 1950’s design by nationally recognized architect Howard Meyer has been lauded by the AIA as one of the 50 most significant homes in Dallas. Designed with stunning architectural detailing using gorgeous woods, one enters the home through a gated courtyard. Beautifully lit inside and out, the property glistens in the evening with light peeking through the grid-patterned windows and clerestories. Daytime offers lovely views throughout the lushly landscaped 1.03 acres and pool area. Offered for $2,399,000. Ginger Nobles 972-733-9242 / Susan Baldwin 972-248-5926

Elegant French-Inspired Preston Hollow Home Dallas, Texas This elegant home of French-inspired design is found on one of Preston Hollow’s most desired, tranquil lanes. The stunning yet beautifully understated home is sited on almost three quarters of an acre of mature trees and plantings. The classic French stucco façade with its large windows and welcoming wrought-iron doors exudes a warm and impressive drive-up. Upon entering the large foyer, one is struck by the fabulous black and white “faux-tile” painted wooden floor. The sweeping staircase with iron railing sets the gracious ambiance felt throughout the home. Sophisticated paint colors evoke a gaiety and creativity - this home has vibrancy and terrific personality! Offered for $2,350,000. LeeLee Gioia 972-407-4611 / Anne Goyer 972-381-6820

Briggs Freeman Real Estate Brokerage 5600 W. Lovers Lane, Ste. 224 • Dallas, TX 75209 214-350-0400 • www.briggsfreeman.com

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Dallas, Texas

American luxury estates

Nantucket Style Dallas, Texas Unique custom-designed home with East Coast feel is perfect for family gatherings and entertaining friends. This spacious home has a gourmet kitchen with marble countertops, custom cabinetry and opens to a generous-sized family room with vaulted and beamed ceilings and exquisite walnut floors. The entertaining gallery overlooks comfortable loggia with wood-burning fireplace and beyond to inviting pool. This special home is beautifully constructed on prime ½ acre in the Devonshire estate area. Four bedrooms, four and one half baths, four fireplaces. Not to be missed! Offered for $2,800,000. Shelley Koeijmans 972-380-3388

Charming English Country Dallas, Texas Highland Park home has excellent flow for entertainment and is truly a work of art. The living room with cast stone fireplace flows into the spacious dining room with European chandelier and custom wainscoting. A convenient butler’s pantry separates the dining room from the kitchen. The kitchen is open to the keeping room and den for large expansive space that truly incorporates the entire house in its entertainment flow. The den features cast stone fireplace and wall of French doors opening to outdoor entertainment area with fireplace and yard with room for pool. The library with light oak paneling and cast stone fireplace is separated from the den by wet-bar and wine room. Offered for $3,995,000. Jonathan Rosen 972-380-7784

Magnificent Highland Park Estate Dallas, Texas Magnificent Highland Park estate is reminiscent of a villa nestled in the hills of Tuscany. This grand, energy-efficient, 9,219 square foot home offers superb craftsmanship and unequaled quality. The inviting stone walkway leads to a large courtyard and covered entry that welcomes you with an impressive carved door. Entering the foyer you view the spacious and elegant formal areas that offer a glimpse of the spectacular construction of this exquisite home. Offered for $5,499,000. Jackie and Cory McGuire 972-380-7779 / Christopher McGuire 972-380-3451

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Briggs Freeman Real Estate Brokerage 5600 W. Lovers Lane, Ste. 224 • Dallas, TX 75209 214-350-0400 • www.briggsfreeman.com


American luxury estates

Dallas, Texas

Magnificent Tuscan Villa Dallas, Texas This Tuscan Villa is a magnificent product of more than 3 years of meticulous planning, construction and craftsmanship, directed by the current owner and noted interior designer, Sherry Hayslip, one of the country’s most recognized interior designers. It is comprised of approximately 8,500 square feet of air conditioned space and 1,500 square feet of covered patios. Situated high on a beautiful treed acre lot in the most sought after area of old Preston Hollow, the incomparable property offers a wonderful opportunity for the purchaser to acquire a custom home of the finest quality. Offered for $4,995,000. Joan Eleazer 972-733-9230 / Layne Pitzer 972-733-9072

European Elegance in Highland Park Dallas, Texas Exquisite estate beautifully situated on a .347 acre corner lot in prestigious Highland Park. Originally constructed in 1985, this wonderful home has been completely updated by the current owners with impeccable taste and style. An inviting entry with herringbone wood floor opens to a spectacular 30-foot gallery lined with faux-tortoise display cases on one side and French doors on the other, which open onto the gardens, side patio and swimming pool. Offered for $4,995,000. Lisa Besserer 972949-2055

Cantoni House Dallas, Texas This is artful living. The concept for the Cantoni House was born from the desire to achieve a marriage of great modern architecture with the Cantoni Collection by utilizing all of the resources of the Cantoni Design Studio. In the downstairs family area, a dramatic 22' long counter connects the state-of-the-art Italian kitchen, bar and family room together for seamless space for entertaining family and friends. In fact, the whole family room opens to the pool, courtyard and a peaceful covered terrace. Offered for $3,895,000 Linsey Barnes 972-381-6981

Briggs Freeman Real Estate Brokerage 5600 W. Lovers Lane, Ste. 224 • Dallas, TX 75209 214-350-0400 • www.briggsfreeman.com

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Dallas, Texas

American luxury estates

Contemporary Master Work Dallas, Texas Architect Bentley Tibbs designed this quiet contemporary gem, which is well-sited on 1.025 acres in North Dallas. Protected by a privacy berm of Burford hollies, the house forms a “U” lined with walls of glass overlooking a rear courtyard. Here, a sleek water feature combines with minimalist floor art of white concrete rectangles rimmed by blue Mexican pebbles. Beyond, a pristine, negative-edge swimming pool is resort-worthy, with a tanning ledge and a spa. Sweeping green space surrounds the front and back of the home, which nestles under towering trees. Inside, the entry expands to an open space, including a sitting area and a dining room with almost seamless glass walls that overlook the front courtyard. Offered for $3,499,000. Becky Frey 972-380-7787

Contemporary Estate in Old Preston Hollow Dallas, Texas Designed by Pierce, Lacey and Associates, this custom contemporary home on a large creek lot in Old Preston Hollow is available for the first time since its original construction about forty years ago. The original plans are available that detail the level of quality. The home overlooks lush 2.789 acre tree-filled grounds offering amazing privacy and views. The landscaping was designed by Lambert and Associates. Offered for $3,495,000. Claire Dewar 972-380-7763

Sophisticated Secluded Contemporary Dallas, Texas Tucked away on one of Bluffview’s most coveted and quiet lanes, one finds this fabulously sophisticated, though beautifully understated, residence. The home, designed by its original designer/architect owners, is nestled in the trees, on a sloping half acre lot, and offers the ultimate in privacy and serenity. The gated stone-paved driveway leads to the home’s entrance. Upon entering the home, views of the classic oval pool, terrace and wooded perimeter are seen through the large floorto-ceiling window in the limestone tiled foyer. Directly ahead, one enters the spectacular living room with multiple windows and French doors on three sides. Offered for $2,950,000. LeeLee Gioia 972-407-4611 / Anne Goyer 972-381-6820

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Briggs Freeman Real Estate Brokerage 5600 W. Lovers Lane, Ste. 224 • Dallas, TX 75209 214-350-0400 • www.briggsfreeman.com


American luxury estates

Athens, Texas

Waterfront Home on Richland Chambers Lake Athens, Texas Incredible custom home in Sweetwater Ranch Addition, wide open expanse of water on Richland Chambers. This energy-efficient home built in 2007 has four bedrooms, four and one half bath baths with an open floor plan for the utmost in entertaining. Travertine tiled flooring downstairs in all the living areas, a gas log limestone fireplace, granite countertops and high-end appliances built for the most discriminating. An incredible floorplan that provides a view of the lake as the backdrop from every room. A 4-stall boathouse accommodates 3 boats and jet skis. The lot is slightly sloping with the home situated perfectly to take in all the possible views of the beautiful lake. Over 200' of frontage with a retaining wall of concrete and steel and a concrete walkway that runs the length of the waterfront. Take the time to feel the stress melt away, after entering this home and enjoying the solitude of country living in beautiful East Texas on Richland Chambers Reservoir. $775,000

East Texas Estate Athens, Texas Elegance and quality with an accent on comfort describes this country home on a fabulous 4.15-acre estate-sized lot. Custom designed and constructed in 2006, this three-bedroom, three-bath home has a striking main living area with wood-burning fireplace with stone veneer, tall ceilings and sturdy oak beams. Casual moments can be enjoyed in an intimate den with wood-burning fireplace, library with easy access to kitchen and screened-in porch. The kitchen is spacious and well thought out and fulfills the most avid chef’s dreams. This special home provides a wonderful lifestyle and a place of reflection and family enrichment. Unparalleled beauty surrounds this fabulous hand-crafted home near Athens. $900,000

Home of Distinction Athens, Texas Custom-designed, this four-bedroom, four and one half-bath, two-story home with detached guest quarters provides a warm charm combining formal and casual areas to create a spellbinding lifestyle on 6.95 acres near Athens. Upon arrival, guests glimpse the home’s infinite character with the tasteful courtyard and the craftsmanship of the stone exterior. The main living area greets guests with its tall oak beamed ceiling, fireplace and oak hardwood floors. The floor plan flows into the dining area and den, complete with hand-hewn beams and fireplace. Features include an office with oak molding, media room and kitchen which fulfills the most avid culinary enthusiast’s dream. The master suite provides a haven with two walk-ins closets, Jacuzzi tub and shower. Guest quarters are elegantly appointed, one with separate kitchen and living area. A screened porch, deck and open courtyard with landscaping add to the appeal of this home. Crafted with ageless appeal, 4770 Stonebridge Lane is an exceptional offering draped with casual elegance and surrounded by the beauty of East Steve Grant Real Estate Texas. $980,000

406 E. Corsicana Street/PO Box 350 Athens, Texas 75751 (903)675-3503 stevegrant@stevegrant.com • www.stevegrant.com

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Bellville, Texas

American luxury estates

Star P Ranch Bellville – Austin County, Texas These 80+ acres are located about 5 miles north of Bellville and are bordered on the south by Piney Creek, one of Austin County’s year-round flowing creeks. It is about 40% wooded with walking or riding trails and has wildlife galore! Sitting atop a hill overlooking a 5 acre lake to the front and the rolling, wooded hills to the back is a four-bedroom, two and one half-bath custom home with front and back porches. The island kitchen offers every imaginable feature including a six-burner Viking range in a stunning Austin Stone alcove, granite countertops and a breakfast bar that seats six. An open floor plan allows the formal living and dining areas and the kitchen to be separated only by Austin Stone columns. Cozy up in front of the fireplace and enjoy the breathtaking views through spacious windows. A 3-stall barn offers tack and feed rooms, storage and office space. The covered area of the barn is convenient to the arena and run-in shed. Star P Ranch offers so many amenities, one must see it to truly appreciate it.

Muddy Bluff Ranch Bleiblerville – Austin County, Texas The Haynie-Embry House, a Texas Historical Home, was built in Brenham in 1899, then moved to Bleiblerville and restored in 1975. Its current owner has spent the last few years dismantling the home to its framing, restoring its original interior, adding a state-of-the-art kitchen and a comfortable family wing. Located on 88 acres, this Victorian beauty’s exterior simulates the home’s original cedar shake clapboard siding and stone accents highlight the added wing. The home boasts four bedrooms, three baths, five fireplaces, 25' vaulted beamed ceiling, an elk chandelier and three-zone heating and cooling. First and second story porches overlook the property’s 2+ acre lake and a wraparound porch on the back of the home allows enjoyment of the breezes, wildlife and views of wooded Rocky Branch meandering through the property. A 4-car garage with full bath and workshop is attached to a 3-stall barn. This is a one-of-a-kind opportunity.

A Little Bit of Texas Chappell Hill – Austin County, Texas Simply speaking, one must see this property to grasp its offering! Located near Chappell Hill, this 27-acre property is developed with pleasure in mind. The main home of 3,163+ square feet is constructed of stone, barn wood, chink and log with a metal roof. The interior has three bedrooms and three baths, and features wide plank and concrete flooring, pressed tin ceilings in the entry and mud room, beamed ceiling in the great room, two large stone fireplaces with an outdoor fireplace off the master bedroom and lots of designer upgrades. From the covered back porch, one can enjoy a refreshing breeze, while viewing the stocked, 2+-acre lake with island. At the lakeside is a rustic, covered cooking and recreational area with electricity, water and Turbo gas grill. Nearby, in a grove of pecan trees, guests enjoy the privacy of a 1-1/2 story, two-bedroom, two-bath home. A big red tin barn along the wooded north side has been converted into a weight room, recording studio and TV lounge area. Ducks, deer and doves are frequent visitors. This is one you need to see!

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Bill Johnson and Associates Real Estate Company 420 E. Main St. • Bellville, TX 77418 979-865-5466 - office • 979-865-0888 - fax www.bjre.com


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