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Volume Volume II, II, Number Number 22 Texas Texas Edition Edition

American Luxury

Estates

F E A T U R I N G

Heaven in the Hill Country Bandera, texas

A Gallery of Fine Real Estate for the Discriminating Buyer


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Comfortable Luxury Bandera, Texas This spectacular country estate is surrounded by manicured rolling pastures on 50± acres. Featuring a custom home with “Old Fredericksburg” architecture, this sensational residence is located between Kerrville and Bandera. Special features include travertine marble floors, hand textured plaster wall finishes, antique metal paneling, high transom doors, twelve foot ceilings and huge windows to overlook magnificent views of the surrounding hills. Enormous porches grace both the front and back of this Hallmark property to enjoy watching the exotic wildlife grazing leisurely. Complete with an 1,800± square foot horse barn, round pen and equipment barn, this is a workshop-perfect horse property. MLS#813575 $999,500. Susan Hallmark 830-688-6194

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Destino Living San Antonio, Texas Many demand exceptional living, yet only a select few can claim one of these thirty exclusive residences as their own. Destino Living offers affluent San Antonians a level of exquisite living that is unrivaled anywhere else in town. Stay connected in the state-of-the-art business center and media room. Relax in the on-site pool, spa and sauna and unwind on the rooftop terrace or in the lounge. Every Destino residence is a bold statement of design fused with function. Ultra-luxury merges with modern design to create spaces that perfectly complement your unique style and taste. Using exceptional materials and lavish fixtures, our innovative designers will configure your expansive interior to your exact preferences. With artistry and craftsmanship, your home will become a livable, one-of-a-kind, work of art. The perfect setting for this dynamic residence is the breathtaking allure of nature. With the majestic Texas Hill Country as your backdrop, a challenging golf course will invite you to play the day away. The comforting luxuries you desire are only moments away. Upscale shopping, eclectic dining and distinct entertainment options will satisfy every facet of your diverse life. Liz Blue Braden 210-822-8602

Central San Antonio 800-584-5400 • Northwest San Antonio 800-377-0333 • Hill Country 800-419-5682 • www.KuperRealty.com


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The Broadway San Antonio, TeXas The Broadway introduces a new generation of luxury high rise living to San Antonio. This exclusively residential, 20-story private development sprawled over an expansive 2.5± acres will be ready for occupancy this summer. With an extensive list of luxurious amenities, security and lock-and-leave features, the ideal lifestyle is now a reality. Situated on a landmark location in the most exclusive area of the city, The Broadway offers spectacular views, spacious interiors in rich finishes, resort-style amenities and personalized services. The unique location allows fast and easy access to the most important destinations in San Antonio. Located halfway between downtown and the San Antonio International Airport, and minutes to exclusive shopping and fine dining, the development is nestled within the museum district. The Broadway, a signature lifestyle community of renowned developer Koontz McCombs, recently opened three furnished model homes which reflect the standard of living, style and experience expected in this one-of-a-kind high rise luxury residence. Designed by architectural firm Ziegler Cooper, the building is defined by distinctive features such as a ground-level resort deck featuring a 55 foot heated saline pool with private cabanas, a state-of-the-art fitness center with a private yoga/Pilates studio and secured underground parking. Privacy, convenience and security were paramount in the design. Fortunate homeowners will enjoy a service-oriented living experience often found at luxury hotels, yet in an exclusively residential environment. The philosophy of enjoying a well-lived life is reflected in partnerships established with Neiman Marcus and Mercedes-Benz. Combining the best in lifestyle, retail and premium automotive services, the partnerships represent the first of their kind in Texas. The Broadway residents will enjoy exclusive product sneak previews, private designer events and the ultimate in customer conveniences. Rick Kuper 210-822-8602

Central San Antonio 800-584-5400 • Northwest San Antonio 800-377-0333 • Hill Country 800-419-5682 • www.KuperRealty.com


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Cross Mountain Ranch San Antonio, TeXas Luxurious estate on over 27 acres with state-of-the-art horse arena, stalls and barn. Rich materials and artful design complement this unique home with its jewel box detailing, over 10,000± square feet of fabulous living space, eight beds, living, dining, media, study, game, billiards and wine room with a guest suite. Boasting a pool with spa, detached five-car garage with a full upstairs apartment. Additional upscale apartment above barn. Private enclave with bluff views of surrounding majestic oaks. Must see to appreciate! $4,590,000. MLS#749662. Lisa McCaffrey 210-863-8043

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 eleven-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. $3,595,000. MLS#813536. Rick Kuper 210-822-8602

Central San Antonio 800-584-5400 • Northwest San Antonio 800-377-0333 • Hill Country 800-419-5682 • www.KuperRealty.com


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The Dominion Vineyard Estates San Antonio, TeXas The highest standard of construction is obvious in this soft contemporary lodge style home atop a 2.89± acre hill with the most incredible views. Showcasing superior craftsmanship, this 7,460± square foot home is just over a year old. An elevator situated in the heart of the home allows easy access to all areas and is lined with African mahogany. Giant lighted oak trees accent the landscape around the infinity edge pool offering breathtaking Hill Country views, outdoor covered living areas and outdoor fireplace. $3,695,000. MLS#765425. Debra Janes 210-573-4040

Anaqua Springs Ranch Boerne, TeXas This amazing home truly complements the surrounding landscape with its Old World architecture adorning the contours of Leon Creek. Built by Roberto Kenigstein, the estate sits on over 3 acres and was created to overlook the spring-fed creek from the many balconies, porches and covered terraces along the back perimeter. Wood (hickory, mesquite, cherry) floors, Palmer Todd Downsview kitchen, marble basin, Sub-Zero wine refrigerator, state-of-the-art theatre, wood windows/doors, Lutron lighting system. Braswell designed. $2,700,000. MLS#819223. Kevin Crawford 210-380-5386

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Alamo Heights San Antonio, TeXas Treasured location with amazing ancient oak trees. This home is in perfect condition, having been remodeled and restored by each owner. Main home is attached by porches to a large secondary structure with large office, gameroom suite and flex room with sauna. A truly livable floorplan with many bedroom options and seven full baths. Master suite is stunning with dual baths and dressing areas. Pool area and terraces adjoin a large porch with retractable screen. Much use of wood, glass and imported marble. $1,585,000. MLS#825161. Mary Carter 210-387-4663

Alamo Heights San Antonio, TeXas A gorgeous lawn and massive ancient oaks welcome you to this amazingly charming home with a look and feel of New Orleans. Beautiful porches, front, back and off the master all view the lush setting. The kitchen with breakfast and bar areas has old cypress doors and paneling from New Orleans and has been featured in a cooking magazine. Delightful pool with waterfalls, fabulous wine and cigar room off the dining room. Don’t miss the full guest house with living room, bedroom and kitchen. $1,549,900. MLS#740217. Mary Carter 210-387-4663

The Dominion San Antonio, TeXas Inside the prestigious gates of the Renaissance at The Dominion lies this Mediterranean villa. Five spacious bedrooms, five private bathrooms and a powder room are encompassed in 5,763± square feet making this home one to remember. Built in 2009 by Anpa Enterprises, Inc. and resting on a little over a third of an acre, the villa wraps around a striking courtyard featuring a beautiful pool and spa making an impression not easily forgotten. $1,485,000. MLS#768619. Herb Spoon 210-867-6090

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The Dominion San Antonio, TeXas This stunning Mediterranean home speaks of ultimate luxury living within one of San Antonio’s most refined communities. The grand gourmet kitchen features granite counters, modern appliances, wood cabinetry and breakfast bar. Sprawling gameroom, exercise room, and media room with theater seating and state of the art equipment. Spacious master suite features outside access, whirlpool tub and lavish walk-in shower. Gorgeous waterfall and koi pond. $1,450,000. MLS#820877. Susan Marburger 210-413-0731

Bergenplatz Ranches Boerne, TeXas Proudly situated amongst the rolling knolls of the Hill Country, discover where 14.6± acres of gorgeous land meets impressive architecture and easy living. The estate boasts four spacious bedrooms, four full bathrooms, a powder room, a private study and plenty of living space. The sprawling estate also features an oversized red barn with quarters above, while the grounds provide ample space for horses or any other livestock. Enjoy the conveniences of living close to the city but indulge in the privacy of the country. $1,250,000. MLS#785912. Greg Landis 210-262-6678

Stone Creek Ranch Fair Oaks Ranch, TeXas Stately, energy-efficient custom home on corner lot. Open living areas welcome natural light through expansive windows. Tile work and high ceilings showcase architectural details. Peaceful outdoors offers relaxation along with the opportunity for incredible entertaining! A spacious, covered patio accommodates a professional-grade outdoor grill along with a sink, great for picnics and barbecues! Mature trees provide natural shade and a serene environment to enjoy nature from your own back porch. $1,137,000. MLS#833888. Cindy Roberts 210-215-9097

Alamo Heights San Antonio, TeXas Premier luxury high-rise on 17± acres on the headwaters of the San Antonio River. This incredible east end home has 1,100± square feet of private landscaped terraces overlooking the springs and grounds. Fantastic open floorplan with walls of glass, hardwood maple floors and marble baths. The home has four reserved parking spaces and a huge one-of-a-kind storage room in the parking garage. Enjoy 24-hour controlled access with security, valet services, guest suites, walking trails, pool/spas, tennis courts and exercise facilities. Close to shops and restaurants. $1,050,000. MLS#832021. Page Callaway 210-867-5733

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Heaven in the Hill Country Bandera, TeXas Spectacular country estate surrounded by manicured rolling pastures on 50± acres. Custom home with “Old Fredericksburg” architecture located between Kerrville and Bandera. Features include travertine marble floors, hand textured plaster wall finishes, antique metal paneling, high transom doors, 12 foot ceilings, huge windows to overlook magnificent views of the surrounding hills and enormous porches. This Hallmark property comes complete with an 1,800± square foot horse barn, round pen and equipment barn; workshop-perfect horse property or just enjoy the exotic wildlife grazing leisurely. $999,500. MLS#813575. Susan Hallmark 830-688-6194

The Dominion San Antonio, TeXas A remarkable Georgian masterpiece custom built by Roberto Kenigstein. Gleaming hardwood floors. Waterford crystal light fixtures remain with home. Ultra private pool area with lush landscape and flagstone patios. Immaculately maintained; shows pride of ownership. Surround sound. Lovely kitchen with high end appliances accented by Brazilian granite island with gas cooktop as well as French tile backsplashes. Large family room with fireplace. Master offers dual fireplace to master bath. $950,000. MLS#822512. Debra Janes 210-573-4040

Shavano Park San Antonio, TeXas This elegant estate sits on over an acre of private and nicely landscaped grounds backing to a lush greenbelt. Gorgeous updates include refinished wood floors, granite kitchen, stainless appliances and a freshly painted entire interior. The master suite and a large secondary bedroom are downstairs. The award winning River Oaks pool and spa are completely enclosed by a wrought iron fence. The gameroom is set up perfectly for educational/homeschool purposes. At this exceptional price, this one-of-a-kind estate won’t last long! $925,000. MLS#836665. J.P. & Kelley Martin 210-393-3304

Shavano Park San antonio, TeXas Charming Old World splendor, lovingly maintained and updated with all the amenities! Step into an elegant entry and you are greeted with soaring windows, designer finishes and the finest craftsmanship. An entertainer’s delight! From the gourmet kitchen with all the bells and whistles, to the wine bar and media room with surround sound. The grounds are landscaped and offer a sense of privacy and seclusion. The Keith Zars pool and waterfall provide a backdrop for a tropical oasis! $885,000. MLS#823968. Michael Navarro 210-259-7543

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Olmos Park San Antonio, TeXas Timeless design and open floorplan best describe this magnificent condo. 3,385± square foot condo with hand-scraped wood floors. From the private elevator to the master suite, you could not ask for more! High ceilings and outside access make this private sanctuary truly special. Enjoy the study with built-in shelves, skylights scattered throughout, wet bar and oversized utility room. Relax on the gorgeous, covered patio. Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to live in luxury! $895,000. MLS#828514. Gina Candelario 210-744-8265

Highlands Ranch Boerne, TeXas One-story custom design with no steps on 2.6± acres featuring views and privacy beyond compare. Finishes are exquisite, subtle and interesting. Split master suite with outdoor access to beautiful Keith Zars pool and spa surrounded by lush plantings, fencing and flagstone walkways. Exercise room or optional walk-in second closet in master. High ceilings throughout. Family room with fireplace open to large island kitchen. Wraparound breakfast bar accomodates eight. Surround sound in family room. Outdoor 12 foot covered patio. $815,000. MLS#823785. Debra Janes 210-573-4040

Elm Creek San Antonio, TeXas Classic luxury! Amazing estate on a double lot on the greenbelt. Dramatic entry with marble floors and soaring ceilings is sure to amaze! A large formal dining room adds elegance to the open floorplan while a dramatic family room holds a fireplace and skylight for the ultimate open, airy feel. The fabulous Florida room overlooks the pool and greenbelt. The gourmet kitchen has been updated with many custom features. Private master suite with large spa bath and study. Guest bedroom and staff quarters down. $799,000. MLS#838408. Jim Hauglid 210-862-9197

Highway 46 Boerne, TeXas Gorgeous Lampasas rock home with large covered porches overlooking 5± oak studded acres and a stunning in-ground pool with cascading waterfall and spa. Many bonus rooms with decorator colors and accents throughout. Two charming outbuildings. Other extras include an office, exercise room, computer area, sitting area, beautiful pecan cabinets, many built-ins, solid wood doors, wood vaulted ceilings and more! $725,000. MLS#809531. Kathy Budde 210-274-4136 / Kathy Miner 210-823-8952

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Olmos Park San Antonio, TeXas Beautifully restored and timeless Thorman design with generous living spaces. Large island kitchen invites large gatherings or intimate occasions. Mezzanine level offers a large private master wing retreat with office, elegant master bath and vast closet spaces. Landscaped backyard is an exquisite escape for relaxation or recreation with expansive patios and fabulous lawn. Luxurious wood, stained concrete and tile floors complement the rich interior finishes. A timeless beauty boasting large bedroom areas and wonderful living and entertaining spaces for any lifestyle. $725,000. MLS#782876. Randy Cunningham 210-317-3477

Helotes Ranch Acres Helotes, TeXas Don’t miss this beautiful remodeled main house, guest house and carriage house on 3± acres with a custom cedar deck and pool, stately oak trees and a 1,600± foot workshop with 100 amp service in Helotes Ranch Acres. The main house has a dream gourmet kitchen with the family room overlooking the pool and yard in private back yard. The guest house, renovated in 2005, is perfect for family or tenants. The carriage house with its three-car garage has finished space for an office or another apartment. $675,000. MLS#827195. Mary Wofford 210-219-5520

River Mountain Ranch Boerne, TeXas Custom four bedroom, four and one half bath home on 3.16± lush and private acres with natural rock terrace to the beautiful Guadalupe River. Meticulously designed with exceptional quality, this open floorplan offers a formal dining and formal living and a family room. A stunning kitchen stands as the focal point, with great appliances and cabinet space. A split master bedroom features many built-ins with a convenient study nook. A three-car garage is also included with room for an extra apartment. $665,000. MLS#837181. Marilyn Bell 210-415-8228

Westbrook San Antonio, TeXas Relax at this exclusive private estate perfectly situated on 4.48± lush and private acres. Offering cathedral ceilings, a private luxurious master suite with dual dressing/bath areas. Indulge in an oversized pool with spa surrounded by never ending land. Enjoy peace and serenity of the country from your backyard retreat just minutes away from town! $639,900. MLS#794443. Binkan Cinaroglu 210-241-4550

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Alamo Heights San Antonio, TeXas Timeless and classic architecture with spacious floorplan best describes this historic gem. Three bedroom, three bath home has a separate guest house complete with bedroom, bathroom and living space. Special attention to detail with high ceilings, French doors, transoms, elaborate moldings and trim. Open chef’s kitchen with granite counters and stainless appliances opens to breakfast room with views of landscaped backyard. Enjoy the outdoors on the spacious deck shaded by mature trees with decorative fencing. $619,900. MLS#835804. Ashley Robertson 210-601-0021

Ocean-side Getaway Rockport, TeXas Access to the Intracoastal and Estes Flats is very close in this luxury home with 152± feet of water frontage. Great views from decks and the very open great room and kitchen with granite countertops. Downstairs master suite has fabulous views as well. Tackle room, hot tub and two boat lifts make this four bedroom four bath home an enviable location for years to come. $599,800. MLS#826838. Christina Martinez 210-269-9568

La Cascada Condominiums San Antonio, TeXas Three bedroom, three and one half bath condo with custom upgrades and contemporary features throughout this showcase unit. Stained concrete floors, upgraded lighting, custom ELFA closets and pantry, storage room with air conditioning. Dual balconies offer gorgeous city and river views. Includes two parking spaces and two storage rooms. Unique and beautiful, this unit was featured in SA Homes and Casas & Gente magazines. One-of-a-kind touches distinguish this chic condo. $599,000. MLS#760167. Debra Maltz 210-639-3272

Sensational Downtown Views San Antonio, TeXas This light and airy two bedroom, two bath condo is located on the eleventh floor, bringing in the breathtaking views of downtown. Exquisite details surround the interior of this property. Designer window treatments will remain. Kitchen is newly remodeled with refined touches, while the extra large master bedroom boasts lots of closet space! This condo is a premium address ready for the most discriminating buyer. $489,000. MLS#799038. Kathleen Kuper 210-844-8089

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Landscape Design Expertise it’s the subtle nuances that make the difference

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he evening draws you outside, the weather perfect, a soft breeze is blowing and, perhaps, the children are playing happily on the lawn. What completes this beautiful picture? It is the frame . . . the way you have chosen to landscape your yard. Houston’s well-known landscape architects Bill Prewett and Tom Read say landscaping can be as simple or as complex as you choose to make it. But, as with art, it is the unique touches, the subtle nuances that expertise brings to the tableau that makes one landscape stand out from those that surround it. 2


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The team at Prewett Read & Associates appreciates that there is so much more to a landscape than just aesthetics, which is one reason American Luxury Estates management is spotlighting this firm as one of the best in the country. A well-designed landscape will also: • Enhance the overall livability of your home. • Create a visually relaxing setting that can filter from view distracting off-site intrusions. • Improve the value of your property. Bill and Tom’s combined 50 years of experience in the landscape field have given Prewett Read & Associates a well-respected tradition for designing some of Houston’s finest landscapes. Along the way, they have built a well-deserved reputation for providing clients with a smooth journey from concept to completion. The client’s wishes and lifestyle demands guide the two landscape architects in their development of a high quality design plan that will provide immediate satisfaction and ensure long-term enjoyment and ease of maintenance. Bill and Tom’s goal is to establish a lifelong relationship based on a commitment to the client’s property, neighbors and community, always with a focus on the client’s budget, schedules and other lifestyle demands. Landscape architecture, to a professional, means working with natural features in such a way that the whole becomes more attractive and more functional. Landscape architecture is a creative art utilizing living plants and hardscapes, along with anticipating natural forces that might impact the “canvas” in years to come. Bill and Tom’s original, creative planting designs are complemented

by expertise in bed preparation, planting, grasswork, grading, tree planting, irrigation and drainage. Integral to creating a long-term client relationship, Bill and Tom believe, is providing a wide range of additional landscape features, including: • • • • • •

Swimming pools Fountains Summer kitchens Custom ironwork Landscape lighting Garden structures, trellises, arbors and fences.

Additional design, construction and installation options can include driveways, sidewalks, footpaths, steps, landings, walls, paving, masonry and stonework. A high priority is also placed on intruding as little as possible on the client’s daily routine, while maintaining a neat and presentable job site during work-in-progress. Once the project is complete, Pewett Read & Associates can customdesign maintenance schedules to meet individual client needs. Crews are available to do bedwork, mulching, weeding, mowing, pruning, fertilizing, additional seasonal color, specific problem treatments, general clean up and special event preparation.

Prewett Read & Associates’ Bill Prewett and Tom Read are Licensed Landscape Architects in the State of Texas. Contact them at 713-468-4313 or www.prewettread.com.

Pictured left to right are Tom Read and Bill Prewett.

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Bigger Loans Provide Bigger Opportunities Everything is bigger in Texas, including loan sizes.

framers of the Texas State Constitution (which provides arguably the strongest home protection regulations in the country), Texas has fared far better in the housing market than many other areas of the nation. The motivation for these laws dates back to the bank panic of 1837, during which many Texas homesteaders lost their properties to bank foreclosure. The result was a decision to ensure, by state code, that the financial investment of property owners would be protected. In 1997, when the matter of allowing Texans to tap into the equity of their home was being considered by legislators, there was vigorous lobbying to guarantee adequate protections for homeowners. The most significant of these laws limits homeowners to a maximum of 80 percent of the property’s appraised value. In more recent years, Texas has seen a large influx of new residents in the aftermath of the Katrina disaster, as well as many simply seeking an opportunity for better jobs and the desire to experience the state’s unique culture.

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exas has always been a land of great opportunities, where two of the most important things are owning your own home and having a self sufficient, optimistic outlook for the future. It’s no secret that Texans take great pride in their innovation, pioneering spirit and ability to rise to the occasion when presented with an opportunity to tackle a new challenge or take advantage of developing trends. The changes in the housing market in recent years have had a significant impact on the economy nationwide. While The Lone Star State was not left untouched: there is good news. Due in part to the foresight of the 4

While the market is starting to show signs of stabilizing in most of the country, the outlook is even better in Texas. Property values are on the rise, and mortgage rates are low. Currently, Texas has one of the best housing markets in the US. This is borne out by information shown in the Texas Quarterly Housing Report for the first quarter of 2010, which provides even more reason for an optimistic outlook. The report, which is released by the Texas Association of Realtors and reviewed by Texas A&M University, reflects a strong end to the first quarter. Experts are optimistic that the second quarter promises to show additional growth due to increased demand for properties by new residents. Traditionally, there has been hesitation by some banks to offer lower


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interest rates and competitive closing costs in Texas. This is due in part to the more complicated compliance requirements resulting in more costly specialized training for loan officers, closers, and processors. But, with states like California still struggling to stabilize, many banks are starting to see Texas as an attractive market, especially in the area of Jumbo Loans. Jumbo loans, which, in the vast majority of states, are loans over $417,000, became very difficult to obtain after 2007. While the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 raised jumbo limits in some states (not Texas), and subsequent legislation has extended the sunset of this incentive through 2010, most lenders have been reluctant to accept these limits resulting in higher rates persisting on luxury properties. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac buy most of the mortgages in the country, providing the means for mortgage lenders to recycle their capital and make more loans. The inability to sell jumbo mortgages to these entities has created a lack of available funds for those wanting to buy more expensive homes in recent years. In April of 2010, it was reported that while credit requirements remain a primary concern for financial institutions, lenders have started to find new ways to make jumbo loans profitable. This innovation means that while mortgage companies still have to keep these mortgages in their portfolio, they are becoming more eager to make jumbo loans again. The recent sale of jumbo mortgage securities, which marks the first in two years, is another sign that these loans are making a comeback. The sale, which consisted of a $235 million bundle of jumbo loans, was highly sought after by private investors and received a top rating by the well known financial research company, Moody’s Investors Service. While the jumbo market is currently dominated by the larger players, smaller institutions are also starting to cautiously reenter the arena, and even a small number of credit unions have started offering jumbo products again. It is no surprise that Texas has its fair share of high-end homes. As more lenders decide to compete for the jumbo market, buyers can expect mortgage rates and closing costs to become more competitive and higher dollar loans to be more readily available. Jumbo loan rates have recently plummeted to their lowest levels in years. While jumbo rates were hovering between seven and eight percent a year ago, they are presently in the low-to-mid five percent range for a 30 year fixed and the four percent range for a 15 year fixed.

The increasing availability of lower interest rates and the commitment made by lenders to offer more attractive jumbo loan programs offer motivated buyers new opportunities to benefit from the attractive pricing on luxury properties. As more people catch wind of the trends and are willing to make the financial investment of upgrading to their dream home, choice properties will become scarcer. Those willing to take advantage of this change in the market in coming months will be able to sit back and enjoy the mayhem as latecomers to the game scramble to snatch up the remaining inventory, and property investors are able to demand premium prices for the best properties.

For up-to-date information regarding the mortgage and financial industries, please visit Ken Jacobson’s website, www.kenjacobson.com.

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Mountain Properties Breckenridge, Colorado Durango, Colorado Sedona, Arizona Santa Fe, New Mexico

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exans have long enjoyed the benefits of mountain living. In close proximity to our state, within an easy

drive or via a short flight, the mountain states offer cooler climes in the midst of a mid-summer heat wave as well as an infinite variety of winter sports through what is traditionally a long season. If you are one of those who is fortunate enough to own property in one of these locales, you know how refreshing that getaway experience can be.

If you don’t, but have

contemplated having such a second home, we present you with several options as exemplified by the properties on the following pages.

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Summit Estates Comfortable Living A House Your Family Will Love Full of Character and Style

Breckenridge, Colorado. This home exemplifies extraordinary mountain living through the careful planning and implementation of elegant and sophisticated design. Atypical of “mountain vaulted” or “log home” designs, the elegance and spaciousness of the plan are achieved through exceptionally crafted proportions and unparalleled attention to detail. The casual yet refined environment this home evokes is as comfortable in daily living as it is in the graceful entertaining of guests, small parties or large events. It is truly authentic in character, style and timeless design. Built by the current owners, architecturally designed and professionally decorated by son and daughter, this house is a family affair your family will love for years to come. $1,969,000

REAL PROPERTY MARKETING GROUP, LTD. George Lane 310-906-6777 glane@realpropertymg.com

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Northwoods Five Bedroom Suites Wonderful Family Room Huge Great Room Bus Stop Nearby for Easy Commute

Breckenridge, Colorado. Luxury rental, primary residence or vacation home! Boulder Ridge is the closest neighborhood before you get to the new Peak 8 Village. A bus stop as well if you don’t want to walk. With five bedroom suites, huge great room and wonderful family room, there is also a separate kitchen downstairs with wonderfully planned lock-off capabilities. Huge rental history of over $100,000 per year. $2,100,000

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REAL PROPERTY MARKETING GROUP, LTD. George Lane 310-906-6777 glane@realpropertymg.com

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Boulder Ridge Four Bedrooms Four Baths Hot Tub on Deck

Breckenridge, Colorado. Ski-in/ski-out and walk to the new exclusive Peak 8 Village, home to RockResorts’ One Ski Hill Place. Four bedroom, four bath luxury with plenty of room for the entire family to spread out. Hot tub on the deck with views to the slopes. $1,800,000

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Lomax The Perfect Mountain Retreat Nearly 8,220 Square Feet A State-of-the-Art Theater Huge Walk-Out Family Room One of Breckenridge’s Finest Sumptuous Master Bedroom Six Additional Bedroom Suites

Breckenridge, Colorado. This brand new masterpiece is the place you want to come home to – the perfect mountain retreat. Overlooking a 13-acre open space valley, this property offers both a true feeling of seclusion and amazingly elegant design touches to please the most discriminating buyer. There’s no question, the home is where the heart is. And, upon entering this property through the flagstone foyer, you’re immediately drawn into the heart of the home. The captivating great room and grand curved staircase are both warm and inviting, creating a welcoming setting for entertaining family and friends for generations and years to come. With nearly 8,220 square feet and an open floor plan, this home boasts a sumptuous master, six additional bedroom suites, an elevator, a state-of-the-art theater, an arcade room and huge walk-out family room with full bar and pool table. Located only 200 steps from the driveway to Four O’Clock Ski Run and about three minutes to Main Street, this premier ski-in, ski-out property is one of Breckenridge’s finest. $3,695,000

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Quintessential Colorado Log Masterpiece Borders National Forest Close to Durango Mountain Resort 9.42 Usable Acres Multiple Fireplaces Fully Furnished and Decorated Multiple Decks and Patios Pond for Canoes and Fishing The Finest Craftmanship Throughout

Durango, Colorado. Prime mountain location in the heart of the resort corridor. Close to Durango Mountain Resort and the Glacier Club Golf Course sits the private community of Two Dogs. This magnificent mountain log masterpiece offers 9.42 wooded and open acres with some of the area’s finest mountain and cliff views. Since the home is on 2 lots, a guest home may be built if desired. The home is constructed of 20-inch+ diameter logs and tons of stone. The access is just off the famous San Juan scenic byway, also known as the Million Dollar Highway. For the fishing enthusiast, the property borders a pond. The old stagecoach road borders the property to the north along with National Forest. The home features a grand entrance with soaring ceiling that leads into the comfortable great room featuring a wall of glass to take in the San Juan mountain scenery. Harwood flooring, slate and all the warm woods and textures give this home the ambience of a mountain lodge, yet there are enough non-log walls so it is not as dark as many log homes. It is the perfect blend of materials that makes this home so light and bright. $6,600,000

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Grandview Mesa at Celadon II Private Dock on Stocked Lake National Forest Access by Trail Exceptional Views 35 Acres with 1,000 Foot Lake Frontage Private Gated Setting Close to All Ammenites Mahogany Hand Hewn Wood and Slate Flooring

Durango, Colorado. Incredible value. Grandview Mesa is the quintessential Rocky Mountain setting with over 6,800 square feet of log home living on 35 acres with almost 1,000 feet of lake frontage. It sits high above the Animas Valley north of Durango overlooking the San Juan Mountains. 360 degree views include national forest, Engineer Mountain, the Hermosa Cliffs and down the valley toward Durango. Hardwood and slate flooring, knotty alder doors and cabinets, granite counters and plenty of glass to take in the views. Flagstone patios, copper barbecue, hot tub, fire pit, children’s log play house and lake access will please the most discerning owner. There are three master suites with the primary master on the main level. Five bedrooms total plus a media room, billiards loft, family room with second kitchen and patio access, living area with custom bar featuring cherry cabinets and wine storage. Multiple fireplaces and wood stoves complete this work of art. Come live the Durango lifestyle. Adjoining 35 acres is also available for sale by another seller, but could be combined to make a 70-acre horse ranch. $4,750,000

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Estate of Art Five Suites Grand Foyer Separate Guest / Caretaker’s Apartment and Detached Gym Negative-Edge Hot Tub

Sedona, Arizona. This estate is a celebration of luxury, color, shape and form. Ingenuity of design and the best building materials available are played out in a crescent moon-shaped home that captures Sedona’s world famous views and sunsets. It features unobstructed views, backs to National Forest, five suites, grand foyer, great room, dining room, gourmet kitchen, office/media room, separate guest/caretaker’s apartment and detached gym, pool, water feature, negative-edge hot tub. Offered at $10,000,000.

Unobstructed Views Office / Media Room Great Room

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An Estate Built for the Enjoyment of Life 5,264 Square Feet of Luxury Living An Exquisite Office Portico and Casita Spectacular Pool / Spa Tennis Courts and Creek Trails

Sedona, Arizona. This unique and exciting estate was created for the enjoyment of life especially in Sedona. It has everything that you could want - 5,264 square feet of luxury living; panoramic red rock, creek and forest views inside and out; an exquisite office, media room, family room, workshop, portico and casita; a sublime El Fresco room; a spectacular pool/spa, outdoor kitchen and patios for the best in outdoor living; water features, flagstone patios and walkways and a private creek park, tennis courts and creek trails. It is centrally located in a small gated community of high-end homes on Oak Creek. Offered at $2,975,000.

A Private Creek Park

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Rancho Escondido Four Bedrooms Seven Baths Butler’s Pantry and Bar Elevator Infinity Pool with Waterfall Cascade Gourmet Kitchen Circular Horse Arena Indoor and Outdoor Fireplaces

Sante Fe, New Mexico. This ultimate Santa Fe treasure, hidden high in the hills of Tesuque, is nestled into the utmost private setting with red rock, box canyon cliffs and a cascading waterfall as a backdrop. Surrounded by a 40 acre conservation easement, this stunning residence offers unobstructed, breathtaking views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains while situated only minutes from downtown Santa Fe. No detail was spared in the planning and construction of this expansive compound. The long list of precisely orchestrated amenities includes an upscale equestrian facility, a guest house, a guest casita and a beach approach infinity pool. Both the interior and exterior living spaces are architecturally, visually and artistically wondrous, as special custom enhancements afford an unparalleled experience in indoor-outdoor entertaining and daily living. Offered at $13,500,000.

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Light and Bright, 275 Circle Drive

Tranquil Tesuque Setting

SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO Located just two miles from Santa Fe’s historic Plaza on prestigious and private Circle Drive, this beautiful property on 3.7+ acres will offer the best of country living in addition to all of the sophisticated amenities of downtown. This luxurious home, soon to be completed, will boast 4,773 square feet of impressive living space including five bedrooms, five baths, cinema room and high-end finishes throughout. www.275CircleDrive. com $1,995,000. Bob Chernock, 505-470-3225, bc@sfrp.com / Darlene Streit, 505-920-8001, dstreit@dstreit.com

TESUQUE, NEW MEXICO This lovely home with 5,000 square feet of luxury living space enjoys a private, parklike setting on 2 acres. The home features an impressive master suite with a fireplace and exercise room and two additional bedrooms each offering a private bathroom and a cozy fireplace. The gourmet kitchen includes a Wolf range, Sub-Zero refrigerator and granite countertops. Finishes include plaster walls, vigas, beams and mesquite floors. Special bank financing available. $1,575,000. www.9OldCoach.com. Darlene Streit, 505-920-8001, dstreit@dstreit.com

Peaceful Rancho De Jaconita

Sophisticated Downtown Santa Fe Living

POJOAQUE, NEW MEXICO Nestled in the Pojoaque River valley and surrounded by centuries-old cottonwood trees, this triple-adobe estate is the ultimate in peace and privacy. Enjoy the swimming pool, apple orchard and main residence with hand-carved viga and latilla ceilings, 26-person dining room, deep-set windows and a professionally landscaped 44 acres. Separate residences are perfect for caretakers, with storage buildings, detached guestroom suites and 2 wells. $6,500,000. Dermot Monks, 505-470-0639, dermotmonks@aol.com

SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO Influenced by the highest level of southwestern sophistication and luxury, Santa Fe Lincoln Square offers prime residential units, as well as luxury office space. Each unit features a fireplace, 10-foot ceilings, hardwood floors, a private balcony, custom bathroom tile, designer cabinetry, granite counter tops, wine storage, a storage area and wireless Internet. Prices range from $720,000 to $3,200,000. www.lincolnsquaresantafe.com Darlene Streit, 505-920-8001, dstreit@dstreit.com / Paul Duran, 505-3105566, paulduran777@gmail.com

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Santa Fe, New Mexico

Magical Retreat at 14 Destierro Trail

High Desert Ecosystem – The Kilmer Ranch

POJOAQUE, NEW MEXICO Forget time as you wander through this magical oasis set in the rolling hills of the Pojoaque Valley. This 17-acre property includes main residence, guest house, hacienda with private entry guest rooms and a breathtaking main hall complete with kitchen, dining, private session rooms. The finest materials and antiques from around the world create an ambiance enhanced by rooftop terraces, elaborate gardens and fountains throughout the property. www.SantaFeRetreatCenter.com $10,000,000. Darlene Streit, 505-920-8001, dstreit@dstreit.com

PECOS, NEW MEXICO The 820+ acres of the Kilmer Ranch have been committed to keeping the diverse ecology of the area intact. Featuring 2 miles of Pecos River frontage, the property encompasses a 5,591 square foot main ranch with traditional western architectural motifs, four guest houses, a stable and tack house, foreman’s quarters, barns and four strong wells. This is a truly unprecedented property on one of the last great waterways of the American West. $5,900,000. Darlene Streit, 505-9208001, dstreit@dstreit.com

Flawless 804 Apodaca Hill Road

Incomparable Mountain Views at 8 Sueno de Santa Fe

SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO A stunning home remodeled by renowned architect John Midyette. Off Upper Canyon Road, this home’s flawlessly executed design lets you sit by the pool while enjoying gorgeous mountain and sunset views. Features over 3,800 square feet, three bedrooms, two and one half baths, four fireplaces, a gourmet kitchen, guest casita, studio, custom lighting and sound plus incredible landscaping. On the historic East Side, moments to Canyon Road. www.804ApodacaHill.com $1,695,000. Bob Burbic, 505-6709399, rrbnm@aol.com / Darlene Streit, 505-920-8001, dstreit@dstreit.com

SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO Nestled in the hills off Old Santa Fe Trail on 5 mountain-view acres sits a beautiful five bedroom, five and one half bath home. Distinctive details include travertine tile flooring, granite counter tops, custom draperies and cabinetry, Wolf, Sub-Zero, and Asko appliances. Main house has three bedrooms, three and one half baths plus an office. The attached guest house is two bedrooms, two baths, kitchenette and a north-light artist studio. www.8SuenodeSantaFe.com $1,975,000. Brian Dunigan, 505-2319688, dunigan@sfrp.com / Darlene Streit, 505-920-8001, dstreit@dstreit.com

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Neartown houston, texas With respect for the past and an eye toward the future, this 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. The open stairwell leads to the second floor with all bedrooms and baths en suite. $730,000s Richard Ray 713-341-1651

Neartown/Museum Houston, Texas Enjoy vintage charm outside and modern living inside with this total renovation and expansion of an Upper Kirby area bungalow featuring high ceilings, grand staircase, hardwood floors, large formal dining room, formal living and den areas, granite kitchen, study or fourth bedroom, and full bath. Second floor master has large sitting area/study and luxurious master bath with huge island closet and extensive shower/tub/wet area. $960,000s Richard Ray 713-341-1651

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Memorial, Hunters Creek Houston, texas A masterpiece with energy-efficient construction, this new construction is in an exquisite setting on a tranquil Village lane. Designed for entertaining, it features formals, study and a downstairs master. Up are three additional bedrooms with en suite baths, a game room, media room and full quarters. There are two staircases plus an elevator. The covered loggia has a summer kitchen and expansive lawn has room for a pool. $3,200,000 Mary Kay Casey 713-297-5653

Afton Oaks Houston, Texas This energy-efficient home gives thoughtful attention to design and construction details including a grand staircase with custom iron railing, study with block paneling and beamed ceiling, and den overlooking a pergola. A unique second floor hall-library features 36+ feet of bookcases; the master has a fireplace, private porch, and his and her baths and closets. There are three additional bedrooms, plus game and media rooms. Mary Kay Casey 713-297-5653

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Royal Oaks Country Club Houston, texas Exceptional home has private location on quiet cul-de-sac street and enjoys incredible fairway views! Manicured lawn, two-story gallery, Jurastone/ marble floors, library with golf views, formal living and oversized dining, wet bar, game room, guest room down, gourmet island kitchen with stainless commercial appliances, spacious loggia, summer kitchen, pool and spa with water feature, huge seasonal storage room/media room, and 4-car garage. $1,700,000+ Brandey Heckeroth 713-254-3551

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Royal Oaks Country Club Houston, texas Custom iron doors open to two+ story entry with sweeping staircase and gallery. Chisel-cut travertine floors, formal dining area with wine room, first floor master suite plus quarters, media and game room, two-story library with loft. Commercial kitchen has Viking appliances, double dishwasher and chef’s pantry. Family room overlooks spacious loggia with fireplace, summer kitchen, saltwater pool and spa with grotto, multiple waterfalls and panoramic views. $2,300,000+ Brandey Heckeroth 713-254-3551

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Tanglewood houston, texas This well-appointed four or five bedroom Tanglewood classic with formals, den, study and game room features French doors and wood windows with brilliant views of the oversized lot, lovely landscaping, patio and pool. Each bedroom has its own bath including the spacious remodeled master suite with his/her private water closets, separate shower, whirlpool tub. High ceilings, hardwood floors, flexible floor plan and more! $1,400,000+ Lynn Zarr, Jr. 713-341-1667

Memorial, Hunters Creek (Tanglewood Area) Houston, Texas Master craftsmanship and materials, including reclaimed pine, antique beadboard, marble, granite and slate, set the tone in this gracious home with all the modern amenities. Built on four levels, the lower level has space for 6 cars and is connected to the living levels by an elevator. $2,700,000

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Tanglewood Houston, texas Designed by Robert Dame, built by Bruce Barnett, features gated courtyard, saltwater pool, rock waterfalls and loggia with fireplace and summer kitchen. Home also features elevator, mosquito system, Crestron wiring, in-wall pest control, reverse osmosis water system, walnut floors, four fireplaces, media room and third floor “music room.” Kitchen features granite counters and recycled pine cabinets. Master retreat has astounding his and her baths and coffee bar. $3,500,000+ Judith Mudd Gutierrez 713-341-1676

Memorial Drive Acres Houston, Texas This renovated soft contemporary with a split floor plan, located on a private cul-de-sac in the Energy corridor and SBISD, features custom cabinetry and lighting, Sub-Zero and Thermador appliances, spacious rooms, high ceilings, and walls of windows overlooking the pool. The master suite has a first-place ASID award-winning bath. $570,000s Carol Waldrop 281-582-3962

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Champions/Spring houston, texas Unparalleled luxury estate in gated Lakes of Sterling Gate. Breathtaking rotunda entry, kitchen with double granite islands, great room with bar, wine grotto and gaming room. Beach entry pool, rock waterfall, slide, gas torches, grotto, hot tub, cabana with kitchen and bath. Five bedrooms, formals, study, quarters, four full and three half baths, four-car garage. $2,300,000+ Grayson-Patton Team 713-854-8881

River Oaks Area 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, game room, 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+ Pat Raybon 713-960-8263

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Royal Oaks Country Club Houston, texas This remarkable Rohe & Wright-built custom home offers exceptional quality and outstanding workmanship, located on a prime cul-de-sac lot with an enormous back lawn. Finished with every detail in mind, it includes imported travertine floors, commercial-grade Viking appliances, rich granites/ marbles, soaring wood beam accents, breathtaking master suite and elegant window treatments. $1,300,000+ Amanda Walsh 281-451-8107

Royal Oaks Country Club Houston, Texas Welcome to one of the finest estate homes in desirable Royal Oaks Country Club. 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. $1,500,000+ Amanda Walsh 281-451-8107

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Memorial Drive Acres HOUSTON, TEXAS Fabulous Williamsburg custom on bricked cul-de-sac with oversized lot. Home has five bedrooms and four and one half baths. Hardwood floors, high ceilings, three fireplaces and four zones of air-conditioning. Open kitchen and breakfast area with beautiful wooden countertops. Large gameroom with wonderful storage and a full bath. Sparkling pool/spa, slate and brick patio, extensive mosquito system, outside bath plus large extra yard. Very secluded! $990,000s Patty Jackson 281-460-0221

Meyerland hOUSTON, tEXAS Large, light-filled open spaces with great flow define this outstanding custom home. Granite island kitchen has double ovens, Sub-Zero, two pantries. Living room has hardwoods, large windows, art lighting, wall of built-ins. Downstairs game room located near kitchen has full bath. Master suite includes adjoining study. Special features: new carpet, fresh paint, California Closets, three-car garage, sprinkler system, large backyard and covered porch. $670,000s Sharona Koret 713-341-1658

River Oaks Area houston, texas Incredible freestanding four-story home with elevator to all floors. Hardwoods in living areas and stairs. High ceilings, double-pane windows. Granite island kitchen with cherry cabinetry. Silver closet, 1,600-bottle, Temperature-controlled wine room. Master suite with workout room and coffee bar, island closet, two balconies, iron-fenced front green space, irrigation sprinkler, game room, extra storage closets. $790,000s Rebecque Demark 281-252-8899 / Nancy Scott 713-865-0500

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Energy Corridor houston, texas Near Terry Hershey Park and trails. Granite island kitchen with two sink areas and breakfast room with desk. Two wet bars. Open den has fireplace and built-ins; game room up has wet bar. Master down with bath featuring granite counters, double sinks, tub, glass enclosed shower, and two closets. Sunroom with built-ins and French door overlooks covered patio and landscaped yard. $430,000s Rebecque Demark 281-252-8899 / Nancy Scott 713-865-0500

Falls at Champion Forest houston, texas Majestically situated, this custom home offers unparalleled architectural design. Beautifully appointed with natural wood and travertine flooring, sweeping staircases and fine finishes, this elegant home boasts a library, formals, five bedrooms, study, media, game room, craft room, walls of storage, and a handicapped-accessible second bedroom down. Deep arches form a broad gallery to the covered veranda and slate-adorned pool. $920,000s Vicky Fleisher 281-770-2025

Montebello Houston, texas Fabulous one or two bedroom, two full bath unit on the 21st floor. Rich hardwood floors, crown molding throughout, wonderful built-ins, great kitchen with granite counters and abundant storage. Incredible views! Enjoy majestic sunsets from the large balcony off the master and living. Enormous custom master closet, spacious master bath with separate Jacuzzi tub and shower. $790,000s Sarah Lee Marks 713-341-1608

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Hyde Park Historical Gem

Austin, Texas 2000 Symphony Showcase home features unique finishes throughout with hand-painted artwork/faux finishes and detailed tile work on walls including dropped-beamed, barrel vault, rotunda and double groin ceilings. Offering five bedrooms, seven and one half baths, gourmet kitchen with pewter finished custom cabinetry, gameroom/office, media room and a covered walkway to the guest/office quarters including an elevator. There is 3-car garage with gated motor court and a 50' double lane heated lap pool. Offered for $3,250,000.

Austin, Texas Built in 1920, and inspired by Arabian Nights, this four bedroom, four and one half bath historical estate, situated on over 3 acres of manicured lawns, has been remodeled through the years but still captures its original history and charm. Inshallah, as the property is known, is the oldest existing home on Waller Creek. There are six fireplaces, hardwood floors, and a kitchen opening to a circular morning room leading out to wraparound porches overlooking the pool and pond. This is truly a piece of history captured in time. Offered for $3,100,000.

Authentic Spanish Hacienda

Grand Estate in Palomino Ridge

Austin, Texas Austin, Texas Authentic hacienda on a hillside of the Spanish Oaks community. Private, Wonderful family home with an open floor plan great for entertaining gated 2-acre lot overlooking the Balcones Nature Preserve and canyon on a 4.5 acre gated estate. Featuring five bedrooms, each with its own views. Approximately 10,582 square feet, details include whitewashed bath, spacious master bedroom and bath with fireplace and giant walkstucco, antique terra cotta clay tile roof, stone floors, carved limestone in closet, gourmet kitchen with granite and upscale appliances, home trim, reclaimed wood beams, distressed doors, rusticated limestone theater, handsome study/library, separate guest house with full kitchen, fireplaces, window sills and door surrounds, arched stone entry ways, lots of outdoor living with a summer kitchen, heated pool and spa with deeply recessed window and door openings and groin-vaulted ceilings. waterfall, expansive hill country views, plus separate office space and Offered at $3,400,000. 4-car garage. Offered for $2,950,000. Michele Turnquist 512-431-1121

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Italian Inspired Lake Austin Waterfront

Lake Travis Views

Austin, Texas Lake Austin 2.5 acre waterfront compound offers a main house with four bedrooms, four and one half baths, and a guest apartment over the garage with one bedroom, one bath and an art studio with one bedroom, one bath and a living area. Featuring a 200+ foot, man-made stream with custom bridge and waterfalls, negative-edge pool and spa, a gently sloping lawn to the lake, 2-slip boathouse, geo-thermal system, automated lighting and entertainment center and handmade old world beams. Offered at $5,900,000.

Austin, Texas Spanish Hacienda on Lake Travis offers approximately 6,000 square feet, gourmet kitchen with top-of-the-line appliances and granite counters, five bedrooms, each with its own bath, and media/gameroom with fantastic views of the lake. Spacious outdoor living with kitchen, dining, pool and spa. Featuring a 3-car garage, 1.53-acre lake accessible lot, three fireplaces and a master up with lake views plus a day dock, this is a once-in-a-lifetime Lake Travis home. Offered for $2,195,000.

Lake Austin Main Body Waterfront

Amazing Lake Travis Views

Austin, Texas Austin, Texas Stunning Contemporary Lake Austin waterfront home in the coveted Situated on 4.5+ acres with over 300 feet of lake frontage, this gorgeous neighborhood of Watersedge gives you some of the most fabulous views home boasts 16,000+ square feet of living space and 3,000 square feet Lake Austin has to offer from almost every room. Featuring a two-story of outdoor verandas and patios. Theater wing with arcade, media room, foyer and great room with walls of glass overlooking the pool and lake, wine cellar, study, gourmet kitchen with eight Sub-Zero refrigerators, completely remodeled kitchen with upscale appliances, four bedrooms, seven dishwashers, double ovens and a six-burner commercial range, each with its own bath and granite counters, and two half baths. Outside pool/spa, fabulous cabana with full kitchen and bath plus a two-stall you will find an outdoor summer kitchen, heated pool and spa, and a boat dock. A guest house and 4-car garage complete this rare property. covered boat lift. Offered for $2,995,000. Offered for $12,750,000. Michele Turnquist 512-431-1121

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Austin, Texas

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Stunning Lake Travis Oasis Views

Traditional in Davenport Ranch

Austin, Texas Custom 3-story stucco and barrel tile roof home on the main basin of Lake Travis with spectacular Oasis views and lake access via tram or steps to a new two story jet-ski/boat dock that serves the 4 homes in this small exclusive community. Features include upscale kitchen with stainless appliances and granite counters, five bedrooms, five baths, media room with wet bar, plus whole house audio and technology system. Made for entertaining and overlooking Lake Travis where you can enjoy gorgeous sunsets. Offered for $1,975,000.

Austin, Texas Traditional five bedroom, three and one half bath custom home, situated on over a 1-acre lot, has been completely remodeled with a very upscale finish-out. The entry leads into the formal living area with a wall of windows looking out on the Texas Hill Country. The kitchen is a chef’s delight with granite counters, upscale stainless appliances and opens to the family room. Other features include a downstairs living area, media room with surround sound, bar area and large wine room. Offered for $1,131,525.

Custom in Original Rob Roy

Costa Bella on Lake Travis

Austin, Texas This beautiful traditional home in an established, centrally located and gated enclave features a grand entry, spiral staircase, breathtaking hill country views and quality handcrafted millwork throughout. A true custom home on over an acre in the coveted Eanes School District has a main floor master with “his” and “her” baths, guest room, study, two bedrooms upstairs, each with its own bath, covered patio, and a three car garage. Offered for $1,195,000.

Austin, Texas This custom home features antique French chandeliers, natural stone counters and a front door designed by Cantera. Boasting four bedrooms, four and one half baths, library/office, great room with stone fireplace and walls of built-ins, and a chef’s kitchen with top-of-the-line appliances and granite counters. Verandas grace the back of the house providing an abundance of outdoor living, including an outdoor kitchen, pool, spa and pool bath with spectacular sunsets and views of the hill country. Offered for $1,395,000. Michele Turnquist 512-431-1121

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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.

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Lake Austin Waterfront Austin, Texas Stunning contemporary design, spacious and open floor plan with lots of natural light. Located in the gated Lago Villa community and situated on a .8 acre lot with 102 feet of Lake Austin frontage, this showcase home offers 5,083 square feet, four bedrooms, four and one half baths, two living areas, two dining areas, three fireplaces and a 4-car garage. Luxurious finishes include slate floors, granite, stone and marble surfaces, custom fixtures, Hansgrohe & Lavaca faucets, Valli & Valli doorknobs, ribbon mahogany cabinets and doors, Nana doors, art lighting, gourmet kitchen with Thermador, Sub-Zero and Miele appliances, butler’s pantry with ice-maker and wine refrigerator, large master suite with enormous spa bath with carved marble tub, two showers, two closets, inspiration loft, remote control windows, Neosoft Toto toilets and instant hot water, swimming pool and 2-stall boat dock. Offered for $4,350,000. Elite 25sm

Elegant Spanish Oaks Estate

Spanish Oaks Estate Lot

Austin, Texas Built in 2004 as the builder’s personal home, this 5,882 square foot home offers four bedrooms, four and one half baths, three living, two dining areas, office, media room, gourmet kitchen, wet bar with ice maker, fridge and wine closet, and large master suite with spa bath. This house offers fine details, such as natural stone surfaces, antique yellow pine, reclaimed Douglas fir, mesquite, mahogany and cherry woods, and Vantage lighting boast system. The outdoors 1,000+ square feet with fireplace, dining and kitchen areas, and a pool and spa with moss rock waterfall. On a wooded 1.9 acre lot backing to a greenbelt. Offered for Kathryn Scarborough $1,995,000. Elite 25sm

Austin, Texas 2.7 acres; one of the largest lots in the coveted Spanish Oaks community with gorgeous panoramic views for miles. Ready for your dream home! Community amenities include world-class golf, tennis, hike and bike trails and fine dining. Offered for $899,000. Elite 25sm

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Gated Lake Austin Waterfront Austin, Texas Largest 5-star rated green built home in Austin on enchanting canal with approximately 8,000 square feet, six bedrooms, six full baths, two half baths, five living areas, chef’s kitchen with commerial appliances, combination media, billiards and game room with 100-inch video projection screen and full wet bar, exquisite alder, mahogany and maple woods throughout, large outdoor living space and kitchen, pool and spa with water features, detached and private guest casita, one-stall boat dock with electric hoists, 4-car garage. Designed by Bill Harrison, and only a few minutes from downtown. Offered for $5,500,000. Elite 25sm

Blanco River Waterfront

The Estates on Stratford Mountain

Austin, Texas Over 300 feet of Blanco River waterfront in Wimberley, Texas 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

Austin, Texas New exclusive and gated subdivision of only four home sites. Streets and electrical to be installed by June, 2010. Located in the highly acclaimed Eanes Independent School District, these gorgeous properties offer the tranquility of a hill country hide-away, but are still very close to Zilker Park, Lady Bird Lake and downtown. Lot 1 is 1.47 acre and lot 3 is 1.54 acre. Offered for $750,000. Elite 25sm

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Splendor on the Lake Austin, Texas On a private 175' Lake Austin canal-front lot, this home has three bedrooms and three and one half baths. Soaring ceilings, a sculpted hearth, and smooth cedar ceiling beams accent the living and dining rooms. The kitchen, with commercial grade appliances and marble counters, offers casual dining and a coffee bar. Adjacent to the home is a 500 square foot guest house with kitchen, bath and laundry room. On nearly an acre, this 2007 custom-built 1-story home has a boat dock, 3-car garage, his and her master baths, and huge storage space. $2,238,000. www.2301RiverHills.com. For a private showing, please call Mary Ann Kuhlmann, 512-785-8852.

Live the Dream! Austin, Texas Perched near the top of a 2.5 acre waterfront lot is a five bedroom, four bath home bursting with charm and all the amenities lake living offers. This Tuscan 2-story satisfies the appetite for outdoors enjoyment with two decks overlooking the lake and a great picnic and games area by the 2-slip boat dock. Inside, the gourmet kitchen and great room provide the perfect space for entertaining family and friends. An over-sized media room, an expansive game room, stained concrete floors, and granite counters are a few of the special features of this luxury home. Offered for $1,500,000. Please call Mary Ann Kuhlmann at 512-785-8852 to view this property. www.9511Harbor.com.

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Green Belt Lot in Spanish Oaks Golf Club

Total Privacy in Spanish Oaks Golf Club

Austin, Texas Enter the courtyard to tranquil flowing water and on to the beamed ceiling and stone hearth in the living area. A casual lifestyle is exemplified by the island chef’s kitchen, breakfast area and hearth room. The dining room has French doors to a garden. The master wing features study, powder bath and master suite with Texas-sized closet. Upstairs are three bedrooms and baths plus a game room. Outdoors are a porch with fireplace, kitchen, bar and negative-edge pool. Guest casita. Offered at $1,499,000. www.ShannonSchmitz.com. Please contact Shannon T. Schmitz for a private showing of this home. 512-426-9069. Elite 25sm

Austin, Texas A rustic home on an acre+ boasts a yard with fountain, gazebo, built-in smoker and fire pit, play area and granite garden path. Enter to high beamed ceilings, a gourmet kitchen and dining all open to the den. The main floor has a media room, gameroom, guest room and wine cellar. The upstairs master and sitting area are separate from the remaining three bedrooms and play room. 3-car garage. This home offers 4,512 square feet, four bedrooms, four and one half baths, Lake Travis ISD. Offered at $1,199,000. www.ShannonSchmitz.com. Please contact Shannon T. Schmitz for a private showing of this home. 512-426-9069. Elite 25sm

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The Foothills of Barton Creek

Corner Lot in Wimberly Lane at Barton Creek

Austin, Texas A traditional home on 2+ acres. The main level is open from the music room to the great room, breakfast room and kitchen. Main level master suite with sitting area. Upstairs, the billiards room has all the accoutrements for a delightful evening. Relax by the fireside in the outdoor living room. Four bedrooms, three full baths and two half baths, four living areas, two dining areas, 4,103 square feet and 3-car garage. Offered at $700,000. www.ShannonSchmitz.com. Please contact Shannon T. Schmitz for a private showing of this home. 512-426-9069.

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Austin, Texas A two-story gallery draws you to the study with fireplace. The two-story great room opens to the breakfast room and chef’s kitchen. Owner’s suite and bath on main level. Upstairs are three bedrooms, two and one half baths and a gameroom. Barton Creek Country Club allows use of the spa, fitness center, restaurants, children’s activities and kid’s club. A walk takes you to hiking trails in Barton Creek greenbelt or a dip in the spring waters. Offered at $775,000. www.ShannonSchmitz.com. Please contact Shannon T. Schmitz for a private Shannon T. Schmitz 512-426-9069 showing of this home. 512-426-9069. Elite 25sm

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Waterfront Estate with Out of this World Lake Views! Spicewood, Texas One-of-a-kind waterfront estate with stunning, panoramic views of Lake Travis. 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. You will not find another home at this price that offers both main body waterfront and out of this world views from every single room. Do not miss this one! Offered for $2,500,000. Laurel Prats, 512-636-7579.

One-of-a-Kind Property on the Prestigious Calera Drive 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 walnut hardwoods, hand-blown glass fixtures, butler’s pantry with double wine refrigerators, disappearing wall in great room, 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 $1,500,000. Laurel Prats, 512-636-7579.

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Island on Westlake Austin, Texas Situated on over an acre behind the gates of one of Austin’s most exclusive neighborhoods, this estate offers the ultimate in fine living. The Island on Westlake is located on Lake Austin and boasts a private neighborhood waterfront park with boat docks. Minutes from downtown and in the Eanes School District, it is truly one of the premier locations in Austin. Features include six bedrooms, six and one half baths, a library/office, home theatre, game room, exercise, sauna, 1,700 square foot master, a stateof-the-art kitchen with complete catering kitchen, exquisite finishes and a smart home technology system. This estate offers a unique opportunity for someone who appreciates the value of privacy plus access to Lake Austin at your back door. Offered for $4,295,000. Laurel Laurel Prats 512-636-7579 Prats, 512-636-7579.

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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, this home is the 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.

Downtown Views from Old Westlake! Austin, Texas In the heart of old Westlake lies this breathtaking Tuscan villa. This six-bedroom, seven and one half-bath gives way to stunning panoramic views of downtown Austin from it’s wonderful terraces. Separate casita has living and bedroom for your guests. Fabulous outdoor kitchen overlooks a 2-level pool with swim-up bar and swim beach, perfect for entertaining. Inside this home you will find it all! His and her master bath, four bedrooms up each with its own bath, downstairs wet bar and wine cooler, upstairs media/game room and much more! Own one of the best views in Westlake. Offered at $2,350,000. For a private and confidential showing, please contact Gregg Hemingway, 512-750-4774, Gregg@turnquistpartners.com, www.gregghemingway.com.

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Beautiful Lake Austin Mediteranean Estate 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 tract of waterfront with slip. Contact Connie Lundgren for a private showing of this home. 512-619-4101, clundgren@turnquistpartners.com. www.4708IslandCove.com. Offered at $4,395,000.

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The Sanctuary on the Pedernales Austin, Texas Are you in need of a sanctuary that affords the utmost in privacy and seclusion? This land is located 15 minutes from the Hill Country Galleria in Bee Cave, TX. An idyllic piece of the hill country featuring limestone grottos worn by years of water flowing from natural springs. The native plant species and old growth trees provide the feel of a nature preserve all along the Pedernales River. Our 4 - 20 acre parcels on this 550-acre piece provide flat building spaces, river frontage, expansive vistas and abundant stargazing. The sanctuary on the Pedernales River melt the cares away with a walk on 3 miles of crushed granite paths, a picnic in the Riverside Park or a dip in the Pedernales. Starting at $900,000. www. ShannonSchmitz.com. For a private showing, please contact Shannon T. Schmitz 512-426-9069 or Wade Shoop 512-740-1399.

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Waterfront Estate on Lake Travis

Lake Travis and Panoramic Hill Country Views

Lago Vista, Texas Set on one of the most desired points of Lake Travis, this 4+ acre estate with 800+ feet of waterfront overlooks 1,600-acre Pace Bend Park and offers some of the most impressive lake views. Newly constructed in 2009 and custom designed, the architectural details and custom touches make this luxurious living. Its gracious design is distinguished by meticulous attention to detail and panoramic views from the majority of its living spaces. With over 12,000 square feet under roof, the main residence boasts 7,283 square feet and the guest quarters are about 611 square feet complete with full kitchen, living, bedroom and bath. $3,400,000. Complete details at www.22008BeaconPoint.com. Realtor, John Fore 512-750-6270

Volente, Texas This custom home captures the qualities of new yet the comfort of home, panoramic views and intimate private space, hillside drama and quiet country living. Main level: kitchen, breakfast nook, laundry and mud rooms, family room, dining, formal living with bay windows, powder room, two bedrooms with a Jack-and-Jill bath. Lower level: flex room (fourth bedroom) and full bath. Custom iron railings surround the upper level: open game space, oversized office with wet bar/under-counter refrigerator/full bath/laundry, and master suite. Spiral staircase leads to the open air deck covered with slate tile and features the most incredible views. $750,000 Realtor, Leslie Cartwright, www.GoLeslie.com

Lighthouse Estate Overlooking Lake Travis

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.

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Spanish Oaks Austin, Texas One of the most desirable lots in the gated community of Spanish Oaks with stunning views of the hill country and the Barton Creek Preserve. Over 3.5 acres to build your dream home or use the owner’s current plans. Amenities include world class golf, tennis, hike and bike trails and fine dining. Close to the new Hill Country Galleria and an easy commute to downtown Austin. Offered for $895,000. For more information regarding these listings, please go to www.melissawebb.net or call Melissa for a private showing at 512-762-2630.

Arbolago on Beautiful Lake Travis Austin, Texas Luxurious custom four bedroom, five bath stone and stucco in home in the gated community of Arbolago on Lake Travis is situated on a private 1 acre lot at the corner of a quiet cul-de-sac. 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. Offered for $995,000. For more information regarding these listings, please go to www.melissawebb.net or call Melissa for a private showing at 512-762-2630.

North Cat Mountain Beauty Austin, Texas This large family home in North Cat Mountain has been completely remodeled to meet the expectations of a “new” home in an older established neighborhood. Featuring four bedrooms, four baths, spacious kitchen with granite counters and stainless appliances, master bathroom with travertine, separate tub and shower, double vanities and large closet, large upstairs game room, and a 3-car garage. You can’t beat the great location that is close to shopping, major highways and schools. Offered for $675,000. For more information regarding these listings, please go to www.melissawebb.net or call Melissa for a private showing at 512-762-2630.

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Bed and Breakfast Luckenbach, Texas This is an established bed and breakfast sitting on 11+ acres in Luckenbach, Texas, located one hour from Austin and San Antonio. The facilities include commercial kitchen and bar, plus huge covered pavilion for weddings and family retreats. owner’s home and several outbuildings for a total of 7,395 square feet of living area. This property is unrestricted with a live water creek, large cypress trees and plenty of room to expand. This is a prime location for anyone wanting to locate to the Texas Hill Country just outside Fredericksburg, Texas. For a private showing, please contact Lori May-Marlin 512-921-0711 or Doris Van Trease 512-924-0145.

Lori Marlin 512-921-0711

Doris Van Trease 512-924-0145

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Lake LBJ Masterpiece – Yes You Can Have It All! Austin, Texas Gorgeous lakefront estate in The Trails of Horseshoe Bay. This three bedroom, four bathroom abode has 4,794 square feet of living space offering upscale custom features and well-designed living/entertaining areas both inside and out. From its beautiful Columbian tile roof, imported Cantera stone, travetine and Myrtlewood floors, granite countertops, copper accents, Luttron lighting system, 1,200+ bottle wine room, outdoor kitchen with Viking barbecue grill, gas fire pit, and lagoon-style saltwater pool and spa, this home boasts endless luxurious features and stunning views of Lake LBJ and the Texas Hill Country. The spacious gourmet kitchen is a cook’s dream with Wolf “push in” oven/range and warming drawer, Viking Sub-Zero commercial refrigerator/freezer, two Miele dishwashers, Miele built-in coffee/espresso maker, and a large center island with prep sink. The master retreat offers a spacious sanctuary with Bain Ultra Thermo Masseur tub, separate shower, “his and her” vanities, travertine tile and an extra-large walk-in closet. Floor plans available to add one or two bedrooms, bath and television lounge upstairs. Furniture package available - call agents, Rick Payton GRI, 512-484-4501 or Robin Hammond GRI, 512-423-6000, for details. For more information go to www.118RocknRobyn.com or www.RickPayton.com. Offered at $2,199,000.

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Stunning Hill Country Retreat Austin, Texas Enjoy a close-in location with the privacy, ambiance and space of a gentleman’s ranch. This 3.94 acre, 6,700 square foot sanctuary won the Austin Home Builder’s 2007 MAX Remodel of the Year Award. With reclaimed planks and etched glass doors from historic Texas homes, to mesquite wood floors, vaulted beamed ceilings and a flexible floor plan, this home is magical. It surrounds an outside paradise with outdoor kitchen, pool/spa and a stone terrace for entertaining groups of all sizes. The main level features a great room with mesquite floors, a floor-to-ceiling stacked stone fireplace and a wall of windows overlooking the covered patio. Enjoy the game room with stone fireplace, scored and stained flooring and reclaimed wood wall panels. The gourmet kitchen opens to the great room and has a walnut center island and Wolf gas range, Jenn-Air double ovens, pot rack and a farm sink with a picture window overlooking the hillside. Eanes ISD. Offered at $1,775,000. Desmond Milvenan CRS, CLHMS, GRI, Elite 25sm

West Rim Charmer

For An Active Lifestyle!

Austin, Texas Austin, Texas White stone beauty on a large lot with circular drive. Walk neighborhood From private resort- style backyard with extra large pool with slide, spa, sport trails to the Lake Austin waterfront park with boat slips, tennis court and court with lights for night play, outdoor grill, guest house and panoramic hill playscape. Spacious living areas, five bedrooms, four and one half baths country views, to approximately 5,600 square feet of flexible living space. This home features six bedrooms (plus guest house with kitchen, full bath, and 3-car garage. Gourmet kitchen with granite counters and stainless living) four and one half baths and two living areas, game room, exercise appliances. Breakfast room opens to great room. Backyard with pool, covered patio and playscape. The pool/spa has safety guard fencing. room and office. Gourmet kitchen with Viking Professional gas stove, three ovens, two dishwashers, Sub-Zero refrigerator/ice maker and center island. Great room features stone fireplace and built-in bar with glass front cabinets and wine cooler. Downstairs bedroom with bath makes an ideal guest suite/ The 3-car garage hosts built-in shelving and workshop. Eanes ISD. Offered at $995,000. Desmond Milvenan CRS, CLHMS, office. Located in Eanes ISD. Offered at $995,000. Desmond Milvenan 512-294-4740 GRI, Elite 25sm Desmond Milvenan CRS, CLHMS, GRI, Elite 25sm

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Lakeside Marina and Dining

Equestrian Center

Alura Point - The Reserve at Lake Travis Austin, Texas Deep in the heart of Texas in a waterfront community called The Reserve at Lake Travis, you will discover these charming hill country cottages. Offering the finest in maintenance-free, luxury resort living. Alura Pointe forms an intimate village, yet still allows each home to have an oasis of privacy. Amenities include, marina, equestrian center, lazy river pool, tennis courts, lakeside dinning and club. Providing some of the most desirable views on Lake Travis, truly a rare find. A model is now complete and only 23 are available for sale under our Summer Founders Program, offering limited time special pricing. Call today to schedule a tour. Exclusively listed by Paula Pierce 512-484-1461 or Paula@TurnquistPartners.com.

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Waterfront Estate Home Sites — 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. 1 acre plus cliff view and waterfront home sites, range from $300,000 to $3,000,000. Contact Paula Pierce for community tours and home site details, 512-484-1461 or Paula@TurnquistPartners.com.

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13 Acre Waterfront Lake Travis Austin, Texas Rare opportunity to find 13 acres with 1,700 feet of waterfront on the beautiful Lake Travis just north of Austin, Texas. Custom home just built in 2005 was designed by the owner with entertainment in mind. Spectacular views from nearly every room. Five oversized bedrooms, five full baths, with three half baths. Open gourmet kitchen with a breakfast bar, formal and casual dining areas. The outdoor kitchen and infinity-edge pool will mesmerize your guests at sunset. Over 9,000 square feet of living to include a library, exercise room, media and billiard room. The 13-acre site allows for additional guest home additions or Hill Country recreation. See a complete tour at www.18315Lakeshore.com. Contact Paula Pierce to schedule a home tour; 512-484-1461 or Paula@TurnquistPartners.com

Blanco River Waterfront Wimberley, Texas Over 300 feet of Blanco River waterfront in Wimberley, Texas with approximately 5,200 square feet, four bedrooms, four and one half baths, four living areas, open kitchen/living with soaring ceilings and wood beams, luxurious master suite, large master bath with clawfoot 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 large pecan and oak trees, gated and very private. Offered for $1,195,000. For a private showing, call John Purser 512-789-8707.

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Fossil Ridge Ranch Austin, Texas Fossil Ridge Ranch is a sprawling 97 acres with views of the Texas Hill Country as far as the eye can see including panoramic views of beautiful Lake Travis. The main (single story) residence is 2,631 square feet with three bedrooms, two baths and perfect for entertaining your friends and family or just relaxing on the back porch, which spans the entire length of the home. The thoughtful design embraces the spectacular views and brings the Hill Country right into your living room. There is a large natural stone fireplace, with actual fossils from the property incorporated into the design. The guest retreat is a stone’s throw away and includes two bedrooms, one bath, kitchen, living and loft area. Both residences provide the tranquility and serenity you and your guests are looking for while enjoying this amazing piece of Texas property. Offered at $2,250,000. Contact Ben Phillip 512-965-9236 or Wade Shoop 513-740-1399.

Lake Travis Waterfront Estate Austin, Texas A perfect combination of details, view and location, sets this home apart. 15 minutes from Lakeway and the Hill Country Galleria, this location is unsurpassed. Designed for low maintenance and grand living, the 4,000 square foot main home features four bedrooms, three full bath, powder room, main level master suite, gourmet kitchen, laundry room, upper level game room, three upper level bedrooms with two baths. The 1,400 square foot guest quarters over the garage are complete with living room, kitchenette, bedroom and bath. The garage features 4 bays with insulated doors, auto lift and laundry facilities including sink. The outdoor living space has hot tub, decks and stainless steel grill. 2-slip covered boat dock is finished with Trex decking, rooftop deck and two trapezes. Offered for $1,370,000. For a private showing, please contact Linda Dittoe, 512-947-6400.

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The Broadway San Antonio, TeXas The Broadway introduces a new generation of luxury high rise living to San Antonio. This exclusively residential, 20-story private development sprawled over an expansive 2.5± acres will be ready for occupancy this summer. With an extensive list of luxurious amenities, security and lock-and-leave features, the ideal lifestyle is now a reality. Situated on a landmark location in the most exclusive area of the city, The Broadway offers spectacular views, spacious interiors in rich finishes, resort-style amenities and personalized services. The unique location allows fast and easy access to the most important destinations in San Antonio. Located halfway between downtown and the San Antonio International Airport, and minutes to exclusive shopping and fine dining, the development is nestled within the museum district. The Broadway, a signature lifestyle community of renowned developer Koontz McCombs, recently opened three furnished model homes which reflect the standard of living, style and experience expected in this one-of-a-kind high rise luxury residence. Designed by architectural firm Ziegler Cooper, the building is defined by distinctive features such as a ground-level resort deck featuring a 55 foot heated saline pool with private cabanas, a state-of-the-art fitness center with a private yoga/Pilates studio and secured underground parking. Privacy, convenience and security were paramount in the design. Fortunate homeowners will enjoy a service-oriented living experience often found at luxury hotels, yet in an exclusively residential environment. The philosophy of enjoying a well-lived life is reflected in partnerships established with Neiman Marcus and Mercedes-Benz. Combining the best in lifestyle, retail and premium automotive services, the partnerships represent the first of their kind in Texas. The Broadway residents will enjoy exclusive product sneak previews, private designer events and the ultimate in customer conveniences. Rick Kuper 210-822-8602

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Cross Mountain Ranch San Antonio, TeXas Luxurious estate on over 27 acres with state-of-the-art horse arena, stalls and barn. Rich materials and artful design complement this unique home with its jewel box detailing, over 10,000± square feet of fabulous living space, eight beds, living, dining, media, study, game, billiards and wine room with a guest suite. Boasting a pool with spa, detached five-car garage with a full upstairs apartment. Additional upscale apartment above barn. Private enclave with bluff views of surrounding majestic oaks. Must see to appreciate! $4,590,000. MLS#749662. Lisa McCaffrey 210-863-8043

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 eleven-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. $3,595,000. MLS#813536. Rick Kuper 210-822-8602

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The Dominion Vineyard Estates San Antonio, TeXas The highest standard of construction is obvious in this soft contemporary lodge style home atop a 2.89± acre hill with the most incredible views. Showcasing superior craftsmanship, this 7,460± square foot home is just over a year old. An elevator situated in the heart of the home allows easy access to all areas and is lined with African mahogany. Giant lighted oak trees accent the landscape around the infinity edge pool offering breathtaking Hill Country views, outdoor covered living areas and outdoor fireplace. $3,695,000. MLS#765425. Debra Janes 210-573-4040

Anaqua Springs Ranch Boerne, TeXas This amazing home truly complements the surrounding landscape with its Old World architecture adorning the contours of Leon Creek. Built by Roberto Kenigstein, the estate sits on over 3 acres and was created to overlook the spring-fed creek from the many balconies, porches and covered terraces along the back perimeter. Wood (hickory, mesquite, cherry) floors, Palmer Todd Downsview kitchen, marble basin, Sub-Zero wine refrigerator, state-of-the-art theatre, wood windows/doors, Lutron lighting system. Braswell designed. $2,700,000. MLS#819223. Kevin Crawford 210-380-5386

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Alamo Heights San Antonio, TeXas Treasured location with amazing ancient oak trees. This home is in perfect condition, having been remodeled and restored by each owner. Main home is attached by porches to a large secondary structure with large office, gameroom suite and flex room with sauna. A truly livable floorplan with many bedroom options and seven full baths. Master suite is stunning with dual baths and dressing areas. Pool area and terraces adjoin a large porch with retractable screen. Much use of wood, glass and imported marble. $1,585,000. MLS#825161. Mary Carter 210-387-4663

Alamo Heights San Antonio, TeXas A gorgeous lawn and massive ancient oaks welcome you to this amazingly charming home with a look and feel of New Orleans. Beautiful porches, front, back and off the master all view the lush setting. The kitchen with breakfast and bar areas has old cypress doors and paneling from New Orleans and has been featured in a cooking magazine. Delightful pool with waterfalls, fabulous wine and cigar room off the dining room. Don’t miss the full guest house with living room, bedroom and kitchen. $1,549,900. MLS#740217. Mary Carter 210-387-4663

The Dominion San Antonio, TeXas Inside the prestigious gates of the Renaissance at The Dominion lies this Mediterranean villa. Five spacious bedrooms, five private bathrooms and a powder room are encompassed in 5,763± square feet making this home one to remember. Built in 2009 by Anpa Enterprises, Inc. and resting on a little over a third of an acre, the villa wraps around a striking courtyard featuring a beautiful pool and spa making an impression not easily forgotten. $1,485,000. MLS#768619. Herb Spoon 210-867-6090

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The Dominion San Antonio, TeXas This stunning Mediterranean home speaks of ultimate luxury living within one of San Antonio’s most refined communities. The grand gourmet kitchen features granite counters, modern appliances, wood cabinetry and breakfast bar. Sprawling gameroom, exercise room, and media room with theater seating and state of the art equipment. Spacious master suite features outside access, whirlpool tub and lavish walk-in shower. Gorgeous waterfall and koi pond. $1,450,000. MLS#820877. Susan Marburger 210-413-0731

Bergenplatz Ranches Boerne, TeXas Proudly situated amongst the rolling knolls of the Hill Country, discover where 14.6± acres of gorgeous land meets impressive architecture and easy living. The estate boasts four spacious bedrooms, four full bathrooms, a powder room, a private study and plenty of living space. The sprawling estate also features an oversized red barn with quarters above, while the grounds provide ample space for horses or any other livestock. Enjoy the conveniences of living close to the city but indulge in the privacy of the country. $1,250,000. MLS#785912. Greg Landis 210-262-6678

Stone Creek Ranch Fair Oaks Ranch, TeXas Stately, energy-efficient custom home on corner lot. Open living areas welcome natural light through expansive windows. Tile work and high ceilings showcase architectural details. Peaceful outdoors offers relaxation along with the opportunity for incredible entertaining! A spacious, covered patio accommodates a professional-grade outdoor grill along with a sink, great for picnics and barbecues! Mature trees provide natural shade and a serene environment to enjoy nature from your own back porch. $1,137,000. MLS#833888. Cindy Roberts 210-215-9097

Alamo Heights San Antonio, TeXas Premier luxury high-rise on 17± acres on the headwaters of the San Antonio River. This incredible east end home has 1,100± square feet of private landscaped terraces overlooking the springs and grounds. Fantastic open floorplan with walls of glass, hardwood maple floors and marble baths. The home has four reserved parking spaces and a huge one-of-a-kind storage room in the parking garage. Enjoy 24-hour controlled access with security, valet services, guest suites, walking trails, pool/spas, tennis courts and exercise facilities. Close to shops and restaurants. $1,050,000. MLS#832021. Page Callaway 210-867-5733

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Heaven in the Hill Country Bandera, TeXas Spectacular country estate surrounded by manicured rolling pastures on 50± acres. Custom home with “Old Fredericksburg” architecture located between Kerrville and Bandera. Features include travertine marble floors, hand textured plaster wall finishes, antique metal paneling, high transom doors, 12 foot ceilings, huge windows to overlook magnificent views of the surrounding hills and enormous porches. This Hallmark property comes complete with an 1,800± square foot horse barn, round pen and equipment barn; workshop-perfect horse property or just enjoy the exotic wildlife grazing leisurely. $999,500. MLS#813575. Susan Hallmark 830-688-6194

The Dominion San Antonio, TeXas A remarkable Georgian masterpiece custom built by Roberto Kenigstein. Gleaming hardwood floors. Waterford crystal light fixtures remain with home. Ultra private pool area with lush landscape and flagstone patios. Immaculately maintained; shows pride of ownership. Surround sound. Lovely kitchen with high end appliances accented by Brazilian granite island with gas cooktop as well as French tile backsplashes. Large family room with fireplace. Master offers dual fireplace to master bath. $950,000. MLS#822512. Debra Janes 210-573-4040

Shavano Park San Antonio, TeXas This elegant estate sits on over an acre of private and nicely landscaped grounds backing to a lush greenbelt. Gorgeous updates include refinished wood floors, granite kitchen, stainless appliances and a freshly painted entire interior. The master suite and a large secondary bedroom are downstairs. The award winning River Oaks pool and spa are completely enclosed by a wrought iron fence. The gameroom is set up perfectly for educational/homeschool purposes. At this exceptional price, this one-of-a-kind estate won’t last long! $925,000. MLS#836665. J.P. & Kelley Martin 210-393-3304

Shavano Park San antonio, TeXas Charming Old World splendor, lovingly maintained and updated with all the amenities! Step into an elegant entry and you are greeted with soaring windows, designer finishes and the finest craftsmanship. An entertainer’s delight! From the gourmet kitchen with all the bells and whistles, to the wine bar and media room with surround sound. The grounds are landscaped and offer a sense of privacy and seclusion. The Keith Zars pool and waterfall provide a backdrop for a tropical oasis! $885,000. MLS#823968. Michael Navarro 210-259-7543

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Olmos Park San Antonio, TeXas Timeless design and open floorplan best describe this magnificent condo. 3,385± square foot condo with hand-scraped wood floors. From the private elevator to the master suite, you could not ask for more! High ceilings and outside access make this private sanctuary truly special. Enjoy the study with built-in shelves, skylights scattered throughout, wet bar and oversized utility room. Relax on the gorgeous, covered patio. Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to live in luxury! $895,000. MLS#828514. Gina Candelario 210-744-8265

Highlands Ranch Boerne, TeXas One-story custom design with no steps on 2.6± acres featuring views and privacy beyond compare. Finishes are exquisite, subtle and interesting. Split master suite with outdoor access to beautiful Keith Zars pool and spa surrounded by lush plantings, fencing and flagstone walkways. Exercise room or optional walk-in second closet in master. High ceilings throughout. Family room with fireplace open to large island kitchen. Wraparound breakfast bar accomodates eight. Surround sound in family room. Outdoor 12 foot covered patio. $815,000. MLS#823785. Debra Janes 210-573-4040

Elm Creek San Antonio, TeXas Classic luxury! Amazing estate on a double lot on the greenbelt. Dramatic entry with marble floors and soaring ceilings is sure to amaze! A large formal dining room adds elegance to the open floorplan while a dramatic family room holds a fireplace and skylight for the ultimate open, airy feel. The fabulous Florida room overlooks the pool and greenbelt. The gourmet kitchen has been updated with many custom features. Private master suite with large spa bath and study. Guest bedroom and staff quarters down. $799,000. MLS#838408. Jim Hauglid 210-862-9197

Highway 46 Boerne, TeXas Gorgeous Lampasas rock home with large covered porches overlooking 5± oak studded acres and a stunning in-ground pool with cascading waterfall and spa. Many bonus rooms with decorator colors and accents throughout. Two charming outbuildings. Other extras include an office, exercise room, computer area, sitting area, beautiful pecan cabinets, many built-ins, solid wood doors, wood vaulted ceilings and more! $725,000. MLS#809531. Kathy Budde 210-274-4136 / Kathy Miner 210-823-8952

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Olmos Park San Antonio, TeXas Beautifully restored and timeless Thorman design with generous living spaces. Large island kitchen invites large gatherings or intimate occasions. Mezzanine level offers a large private master wing retreat with office, elegant master bath and vast closet spaces. Landscaped backyard is an exquisite escape for relaxation or recreation with expansive patios and fabulous lawn. Luxurious wood, stained concrete and tile floors complement the rich interior finishes. A timeless beauty boasting large bedroom areas and wonderful living and entertaining spaces for any lifestyle. $725,000. MLS#782876. Randy Cunningham 210-317-3477

Helotes Ranch Acres Helotes, TeXas Don’t miss this beautiful remodeled main house, guest house and carriage house on 3± acres with a custom cedar deck and pool, stately oak trees and a 1,600± foot workshop with 100 amp service in Helotes Ranch Acres. The main house has a dream gourmet kitchen with the family room overlooking the pool and yard in private back yard. The guest house, renovated in 2005, is perfect for family or tenants. The carriage house with its three-car garage has finished space for an office or another apartment. $675,000. MLS#827195. Mary Wofford 210-219-5520

River Mountain Ranch Boerne, TeXas Custom four bedroom, four and one half bath home on 3.16± lush and private acres with natural rock terrace to the beautiful Guadalupe River. Meticulously designed with exceptional quality, this open floorplan offers a formal dining and formal living and a family room. A stunning kitchen stands as the focal point, with great appliances and cabinet space. A split master bedroom features many built-ins with a convenient study nook. A three-car garage is also included with room for an extra apartment. $665,000. MLS#837181. Marilyn Bell 210-415-8228

Westbrook San Antonio, TeXas Relax at this exclusive private estate perfectly situated on 4.48± lush and private acres. Offering cathedral ceilings, a private luxurious master suite with dual dressing/bath areas. Indulge in an oversized pool with spa surrounded by never ending land. Enjoy peace and serenity of the country from your backyard retreat just minutes away from town! $639,900. MLS#794443. Binkan Cinaroglu 210-241-4550

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Alamo Heights San Antonio, TeXas Timeless and classic architecture with spacious floorplan best describes this historic gem. Three bedroom, three bath home has a separate guest house complete with bedroom, bathroom and living space. Special attention to detail with high ceilings, French doors, transoms, elaborate moldings and trim. Open chef’s kitchen with granite counters and stainless appliances opens to breakfast room with views of landscaped backyard. Enjoy the outdoors on the spacious deck shaded by mature trees with decorative fencing. $619,900. MLS#835804. Ashley Robertson 210-601-0021

Ocean-side Getaway Rockport, TeXas Access to the Intracoastal and Estes Flats is very close in this luxury home with 152± feet of water frontage. Great views from decks and the very open great room and kitchen with granite countertops. Downstairs master suite has fabulous views as well. Tackle room, hot tub and two boat lifts make this four bedroom four bath home an enviable location for years to come. $599,800. MLS#826838. Christina Martinez 210-269-9568

La Cascada Condominiums San Antonio, TeXas Three bedroom, three and one half bath condo with custom upgrades and contemporary features throughout this showcase unit. Stained concrete floors, upgraded lighting, custom ELFA closets and pantry, storage room with air conditioning. Dual balconies offer gorgeous city and river views. Includes two parking spaces and two storage rooms. Unique and beautiful, this unit was featured in SA Homes and Casas & Gente magazines. One-of-a-kind touches distinguish this chic condo. $599,000. MLS#760167. Debra Maltz 210-639-3272

Sensational Downtown Views San Antonio, TeXas This light and airy two bedroom, two bath condo is located on the eleventh floor, bringing in the breathtaking views of downtown. Exquisite details surround the interior of this property. Designer window treatments will remain. Kitchen is newly remodeled with refined touches, while the extra large master bedroom boasts lots of closet space! This condo is a premium address ready for the most discriminating buyer. $489,000. MLS#799038. Kathleen Kuper 210-844-8089

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Destino Living San Antonio, Texas Many demand exceptional living, yet only a select few can claim one of these thirty exclusive residences as their own. Destino Living offers affluent San Antonians a level of exquisite living that is unrivaled anywhere else in town. Stay connected in the state-of-the-art business center and media room. Relax in the on-site pool, spa and sauna and unwind on the rooftop terrace or in the lounge. Every Destino residence is a bold statement of design fused with function. Ultra-luxury merges with modern design to create spaces that perfectly complement your unique style and taste. Using exceptional materials and lavish fixtures, our innovative designers will configure your expansive interior to your exact preferences. With artistry and craftsmanship, your home will become a livable, one-of-a-kind, work of art. The perfect setting for this dynamic residence is the breathtaking allure of nature. With the majestic Texas Hill Country as your backdrop, a challenging golf course will invite you to play the day away. The comforting luxuries you desire are only moments away. Upscale shopping, eclectic dining and distinct entertainment options will satisfy every facet of your diverse life. Liz Blue Braden 210-822-8602

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Versailles on the Park 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 capitol. 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, now staged with newly arrived European antiques and contemporary art on the walls. 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. (Also featured on the cover of the Dallas edition.) Offered for $8,750,000. Lindy Mahoney 972-380-7946

European Elegance Set on a Gorgeous Creek Lot Dallas, Texas Set on one of Dallas’ most beautiful lots in a quiet neighborhood, this sophisticated house sits above on a beautiful creek with cascading terraces. Completely remodeled in 2005 in the finest finishes. Large entertaining areas with high ceilings and French doors that open to numerous brick patios. Every room has windows with beautiful views of the grounds. Offered for $2,249,000. Lisa Besserer 972- 949-2055

Gorgeous High Rise Living Dallas, Texas Pristine, 16th floor luxury home. Soaring, panoramic, floor-to-ceiling downtown views. Spectacular, sophisticated custom finishes. Iconic architectural structure with the very finest of amenities. Three bedrooms, two living areas, three and one half baths, three parking spaces. All baths have Statuary marble throughout. Master bath equipped with dual sinks, a soaking tub, separate shower with rain head fixture and walk-in closets. Two expansive terraces, each with outdoor gas fireplace. Gourmet kitchen including built-in Miele and Sub-Zero appliances, six foot wine cooler, 6-burner gas cook top, double ovens. This unit is the pinnacle, apex of urban and cultural living. Offered for $1,425,000. Jonathan Rosen 972-380-7784

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Classic Manor in Highland Park Dallas, Texas Beautifully situated on one of the most coveted streets in Highland Park, this classic 1930 manor house designed by the acclaimed architect Hal Thomson has been impeccably renovated and expanded to appeal to the most discerning buyer. Signature Tudor detailing abounds, from the quarry stone cladding, slate roof and casement windows on the outside to the beamed ceiling and Gothic Revival arches inside. Offered for $3,445,000. Susie Ryan 972-380-7769 / Pete Ryan 972-733-7124

Landmark Highland Park Home Dallas, Texas The offering of this lovely and notable Highland Park home is an opportunity not often available. Located at the corner of St. Johns and Overhill, overlooking Turtle Creek with its rolling banks, serene setting and ducks gliding across the water, this property is one-of-a-kind. The red brick traditional home has a stately presence. Gorgeous views from every elevation make the existing home a wonderful opportunity for one to make it their own. Offered for $6,250,000. Joan Eleazer 972-733-9230 / Layne Pitzer 972-733-9072

Classic Spanish Mediterranean Dallas, Texas This architecturally noted home was built in 1935 by Dines and Kraft. It is a romantic Spanish Mediterranean home with many signature elements. The formal family room features a pecky cypress ceiling with ornate molding and unique fireplace. The plaster walls are beautifully finished and add to the beauty and character of the home. There is a charming morning room with gracefully arched windows with views to Stemmons Park and the outdoor living area and pool. The kitchen has been totally remodeled with the finest materials available, including hand scraped walnut Bordeaux floors, beamed ceiling with deep crown moldings, custom glazed and pickled cabinets, granite counter tops, stainless steel farm sink, Sub-Zero refrigerator and built-in wine racks, and has panoramic views of the outdoor living area and pool. Offered for $1,275,000. Claire Dewar 972-380-7763

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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 $2,495,000. 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 $3,449,000. Jonathan Rosen 972-380-7784

Country French Estate Dallas, Texas New Country French estate in the heart of Highland Park designed with casual elegance and built by Cresswell Enterprises. Finest materials and craftsmanship stand out in the quality of this exquisite home that features six bedrooms, six full baths, two half baths, formals, den, study, game room, exercise room, five fireplaces, pool and elevator. Offered for $4,495,000. Jackie and Cory McGuire 972-380-7779 / Christopher McGuire 972-380-3451

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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 $4,195,000. 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 $3,595,000. Linsey Barnes 972-381-6981

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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 $3,299,000. Becky Frey 972-380-7787

Stunning Georgian on .78 Acre Lot Dallas, Texas Built in 2006, this magnificent Georgian is beautifully set on a hill on one of Dallas’ most private streets. This classic beauty was built with impeccable taste and attention to quality and detail. The large grand foyer with sweeping staircase opens to the spacious light-filled formal living and dining rooms. American Beech wood floors are found throughout and French doors opening to side terraces with stonewall waterfalls, custom rock crystal chandeliers and antique Pierre de Bourgone stone C1700 – C1740 mantel, combine to create fabulous ambiance within these rooms. Offered for $3,995,000. Lisa Besserer 972-949-2055

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 $2,550,000. LeeLee Gioia 972-407-4611 / Anne Goyer 972-381-6820

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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 (two indoor, two outdoor), zoned air conditioning with three units, instant circulating hot water, custom window coverings, two outdoor living areas, lake irrigation system, a workshop and much, much more. $1,600,000. Call Patty Gillean.

1309 Pecan Valley Drive Marble Falls, Texas 16.62 acres of prime open water lakefront property located on Lake Marble Falls. This unique property has great potential for development or as a one home ranch. The entire water frontage of approximately 875 feet is sandy beach. Located near the water is a cozy three bedroom, two bath ranch style home. Horse stables, water well with windmill and a round pen are also on the property. City water and sewer run to the property. This is one of the last large tracts of land on Lake Marble Falls in the city. $2,600,000. Call Jarrett Bates.

3505 Douglas Drive Horseshoe Bay, Texas One-of-a-kind waterfront grand estate! Featuring mature trees, lush landscaping and a spectacular entry courtyard! A Shackelford-built custom home with attention to detail makes this living at its finest! You enter the home through beautiful ornamental doors. Instantly you feel the ambiance. A dream kitchen opens to dining and the great room with its soaring ceilings, custom paint, extensive lighting, gorgeous travertine flooring and a stunning fireplace! Enjoy the well-appointed master suite with great views of Lake LBJ. A large room upstairs has wood floors and its own bath. Could be a fourth bedroom, great study or a media room with a balcony with big views! The screened-in porch leads to the lake and an outdoor patio with an arbor. The boat slip can accommodate a big boat of any height! Across the courtyard, there are guest quarters: two large bedrooms, each with its own bath, and another living area. A must see property! $1,495,000. Call Mike Butler.

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414 Lighthouse Drive Horseshoe Bay, Texas Boasting heart-stopping views, this Mediterranean with touches of southwest flair has 100 feet of pure open water with northern exposure. Kitchen with striking views of the interior courtyard with paver stones and large oaks. Cozy lanai on the water side adjacent to the kitchen. This five bedroom, four and one-half bath home offers high ceilings, open living spaces, large windows with expansive views and lush landscaping with mature trees. Several patios for outdoor entertaining. Covered boat house and outdoor slip with wave runner storage. Over-sized, 2-car garage. $2,225,000. Call Steve Butler.

112 Twilight Horseshoe Bay, Texas Large stately home on premier lot with over 300 feet of open water on Lake LBJ. Five bedroom home with four and one-half baths, vaulted ceilings, two fireplaces, old-fashioned bar room with hand-carved antique bar. New metal roof, swimming pool, wood deck, wrought iron fence, double boat lift and double wave runner ramps. Reduced! $2,150,000. Call Darrell Haney.

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209 Baypoint Horseshoe Bay, Texas Beautiful custom waterfront home with a tremendous location on nice peaceful cove with big open water views! Great landscaping with a canopy of ancient oaks front and back! Living area has a grand masonry fireplace and wood floors. The kitchen, wet bar and huge breakfast area look out over the backyard and lake! An upstairs study has many built-ins with library paneled walls. Double boat slip is ideally located at the side of home. Walking distance to the resort’s amenities! $1,150,000. Call Mike Butler.

166 Encantada Drive Horseshoe Bay, Texas Custom-built Italian-styled Tuscan villa on Escondido’s world class “Tom Fazio” golf course offers a luxurious pool and Jacuzzi in a lavishly landscaped courtyard. Three private patios with fireplaces, a pizza oven and Wolf cooker in the outdoor kitchen, wine cellar off of the formal dining room, casita serving as the fourth bedroom and bath, as well as a triple garage are just a few of the many custom features this residence includes. $1,649,000. Call Darrell Haney.

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Fredericksburg, Texas Located just 15 minutes north of Fredericksburg in the heart of the Texas Hill Country, this pristine 425-acre property borders the Enchanted Rock State Natural Area. The ranch’s improvements include a spectacular main residence, hunting lodge complete with swimming pool, barbecue pavilion area and a ranch headquarters. The ranch is home to a wide variety of wildlife including whitetail and axis deer, turkey, black buck antelope and aoudad sheep. Beautiful granite hills and year-round flowing springs add to the property’s appeal.

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Sanderson, Texas Your best chance to own three large historic canyons in West Texas. Big Canyon, Meyers Canyon and Outlaw Canyon come together on this picturesque14,000-acre West Texas ranch. Ranch is partially high-fenced and both whitetail and mule deer have been managed extensively. Excellent dove and quail hunting add to the recreational value of this property. A small house newly remodeled along with numerous water wells add too the ranch’s improvements. Property can be divided into two 7,000 acre tracts.

Maverick County, Texas Big deer! These 2,990 acres in Maverick County have one of the best deer herds in all of Texas. The ranch has been intensively managed for over 10 years and is currently operating under a level three managed land deer permit. Four deer have been harvested in the last six years scoring over 200 points on the Boone and Crockett scale. Ranch has had two victories in the prestigious Los Cazadores deer contest recently - Best Archery Low Fence and Top Honor in Low Fence Non-Typical. A centrally located stone hunting lodge sits high on a hill overlooking a stocked lake. Three large fields, numerous stock tanks and a hangar add to the improvements. This is a deer hunter’s paradise!

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