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Volume Volume III, III, Number Number 11 Texas Texas Edition Edition

American Luxury


A Gallery of Fine Real Estate for the Discriminating Buyer


“The Island on Westlake” Austin, texas





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I am pleased to announce that Turnquist Partners Realtors, Inc. has been chosen by American Luxury Estates as the exclusive real estate firm representing the luxury market in the Austin area. American Luxury Estates Magazine offers statewide distribution to all major cities in Texas, worldwide web exposure, and is electronically distributed to millions of homes nationwide. This publication can be found at select Barnes & Noble stores in Austin, Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio, and is displayed at several newsstand locations in Mexico. This means luxury homes are introduced to the right audience. Turnquist Partners Realtors, Inc. is a team of experienced real estate professionals who are individually selected to represent you. Our company’s mission is centered on quality – we have highly skilled agents that are committed to providing excellent service. For us, “luxury” describes much more than a price; it speaks of the high level of service you will receive when you choose to work with Turnquist Partners. Utilizing an innovative array of marketing tools available exclusively to us, we are committed to aggressively marketing and accurately promoting all properties, regardless of the price point. Turnquist Partners has been redefining luxury real estate in central Texas for 25 years and we are dedicated to making you our #1 priority. If you are thinking of selling or buying a home in the Austin area, please contact one of our highly qualified professionals to discuss our full service advantage. When only the best will do, call us today.

Michele Turnquist Respectfully yours,


“The Island on Westlake”

Austin, Texas Situated on over an acre behind the gates of one of Austin’s most exclusive neighborhoods, this stunning estate offers the ultimate in fine living. The Island on Westlake is located on Lake Austin and in the exemplary Eanes School District. Features include six bedrooms, six and one half baths, a magnificent library/office, game room with full bar, massive home theatre, exercise room with sauna, 1,700 square foot master suite, a stateof-the-art kitchen complete with full catering kitchen, exquisite finishes, Nile Audio, smart home technology system and deeded boat dock. This extraordinary estate offers a unique opportunity for someone who appreciates the value of privacy coupled with access to Lake Austin right at your back door. Offered for $4,295,000. Laurel Prats, 512-636-7579.

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American Luxury


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Featured Articles The Crown Jewel of Isla Mujeres – Vista de la Luz 6-7

Pure Serenity Waterfront Palatial Cancun Property 8-9

Deitra Robertson Real Estate, Inc.

Welcome to Aspen 10-11

Heritage Texas Properties

Hempstead, Texas

Houston, Texas



Evia of Galveston Island 14-15 Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty So Your Client is a Wealthy Foreign National 16

San Antonio, Texas


Broker Directory And Referral Network American Luxury Estates Broker Directory And Referral Network 68-71

John L. Scott Real Estate Issaquah, Washington


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The Crown Jewel of Isla Mujeres –


magine…a tropical island with one of the top ranked beaches in the world only 4 miles off of the eastern coast of Mexico. Imagine… sun-filled days spent fishing, sailing, swimming, or snorkeling in the refreshing waters of the Caribbean just off of your own private dock. Imagine…visiting some of the most renowned Mayan archeological sites in existence. Imagine…dining on the finest international cuisine. Imagine…enjoying a cocktail or local brew off of your private terrace at day’s end as you gaze at azure waters and are cooled by gentle ocean breezes. Now, just imagine yourself partaking of these pleasures, all of which are either right out of your door or in close proximity, as the proud new owner of one of the most spectacular villas ever offered for sale on Isla Mujeres ― Vista de la Luz. Over four years of planning and construction went into the completion of this custom villa perched high on the cliffs overlooking Cancun and the Caribbean. Artisans from Mexico City and Guadalajara were brought in to work on completion of this unique contemporary villa. Upon entering the villa through a glass entryway, you are ushered into a spectacular open-air living room with its 40 foot ceiling, onyx bar, and suspended water sculpture all overlooking the dramatic 17-meter infinity-edge swimming pool and Caribbean below. Carved stone steps lead down from the pool’s terrace level to the crystal clear bay where Vista de la Luz’s private dock is located. There are bedrooms galore for family and friends. Within the villa are four private suites each with a private terrace. Additionally, a studio apartment with private entrance and a spacious separate pool house with queen-sized bed, spa bath, and its own gourmet kitchen offer ample and flexible accommodations.

Vista de laLuz

No detail has been overlooked. Thoughtful additions to the villa include six private suites, and nine full baths, four of which have Jacuzzis suspended so you have views of the Caribbean. Of course, the main house has its own fully-equipped gourmet kitchen and there is reverse osmosis water treatment for fresh drinking water. For entertainment there are 2 flat screen TV’s, an indoor and outdoor Bose surround-sound system hooked up to an iPod docking station, and wireless internet. Outdoor living and entertaining are easily handled. Focused around the infinity pool, there are spacious terraces, ceiling fans and a covered poolside bar and barbecue area. Vista de la Luz is an ideal property to wile away your days in year-round comfort with many convenient attractions on Isla Mujeres and the surrounding mainland to keep you entertained. If visiting this exquisite villa only during certain seasons is more to your liking, Vista de la Luz does have a very well-established reputation as a rental property with full-time concierge services, management, and staff. Your options as the new owner are yours to decide. Vista de la Luz is currently offered for sale for $2,795,000 USD.

Contact - Vista de la Luz: Michael and Andrea Finn Please call: 985-640-6576 or 985-710-3273

Waterfront Palatial Cancun Property rchitecturally designed by renowned Architect Robert Wade, this 15,000 square foot home on 1.22 acres with 180 feet of waterfront demands your attention. Situated in the upscale residential area of Pok Ta Pok Golf Course, it boasts every possible amenity you can imagine, including both indoor and outdoor pools with spas, steam bath, sauna, cold-plunge pool and indoor gymnasium. The lush grounds also feature a full tennis court, huge soccer garden and half-court basketball area. A paved jogging track surrounds the property. The unmatched, maintenance-free moorage includes storage for a 75-foot yacht, covered lift for a 30-foot speed boat and two lifts for wave runners.

While the full grandeur of the home is visible from the water, the front of the home is protected by security fencing. At the front entrance, you pass a waterfall-lined stone entry and then enter the grand foyer with massive wrought-iron staircase. This home is immediately pleasing with a sprawling, open concept living and dining area. Included is a saltwater aquarium, a soothing sensation for the soul as you relax to entertain your guests. Many spectacular views await you from the north and south facing indoor and outdoor terraces. The five bedrooms plus service quarters and eight and one half baths will appeal to those with families as well as those who want to entertain guests and friends. Offered at $4,999,000.

For information on this property, please contact Jim Walker, 403-652-4222,

Tuscan Estate $35,750,000 Furnished


Welcome to Aspen

spen, Colorado. Just the mention of it conjures up images of one of the most popular destinations in the United States and the world. Nestled high in the Elk Mountains of the Rockies, Aspen offers world-class skiing and riding on 4 individual mountains and winter and summer experiences second to none.

The surrounding peaks are some of Colorado’s most picturesque, and provide an unlimited resource for outdoor activities. Although known for its incredible skiing and snowboarding, the list of winter activities just begins there. Aspen also offers multiple ice skating rinks, Nordic ski trails, ice climbing, access to the 10th Mountain Hut system,

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dogsled rides, cat skiing in some of Aspen’s hidden powder stashes, and let’s not forget apres ski. Summer activities include rafting the nearby Colorado River, climbing one of the many local 14,000 foot peaks, hiking and biking in the surrounding mountains, fishing the gold medal waters of the Roaring Fork, Fryingpan, and Crystal Rivers, and golfing one of the many public or private courses. On-mountain activities such as mountain biking and hiking are all made easily accessible with lifts running on both Aspen and Snowmass mountains. If simply looking at the mountains is more to your liking, a visit to the Maroon Bells should be on your list. After all, these two fourteeners are the most photographed peaks in North America.

and contemporary music, and unbelievable cuisine with numerous restaurants and bars offering something for everyone’s taste. The town of Aspen also plays host to a number of festivals, workshops, and competitions during the year, which means there is always something going on. Popular events include the Winter X-Games back for a record 11th year in a row at Buttermilk Mountain, the Winternational Women’s World Cup weekend, the Jazz Aspen Snowmass music festival featuring some of the biggest names in the business, Aspen Filmfest, the annual FOOD & WINE Magazine Classic, the Aspen Arts Festival, Aspen’s homage to winter know as Winterskol, and new to Aspen this year, one of the stages of the inaugural Quizno’s Pro Challenge International Bicycle Race featuring top riders from around the world.

Although many characteristics of historic Aspen have been preserved, from classic Victorian houses to the Hotel Jerome and Wheeler Opera House, for those seeking culture, today’s Aspen is renowned for exceptional shopping, eclectic galleries, classical

Whether skiing, shopping, or just hanging out, bring your sunscreen and your dreams because Aspen has everything else you’ll want.

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Harrison Ridge Estate Gold Beach, Oregon. This majestic 10,000+ square foot Cape Cod style home is perched gracefully atop 45 pristine forested acres with magnificent views up and down the Pacific Ocean coast as well as the famous Rogue River. Harrison Ridge Estate delights with its close proximity to myriad outdoor activities as well as to downtown Gold Beach, a quaint tourist town located approximately 30 miles north of the California border in what is known, due to its mild climate, as “the banana belt of Oregon.” World-class golf at Bandon Dunes Resort is about an hour’s drive north, and Gold Beach also boasts its own public golf course, Cedar Bend. World-class fishing in the Rogue River, horseback riding, surfing, kayaking, rafting, canoeing, wind surfing, clam digging, beachcombing, storm watching, whale watching, bird watching and strolling along the beach are all popular activities in the area. With a private airport two minutes away, and commercial flights available within an hour’s drive, commuting is definitely a possibility for the determined businessman. The beauty of the great outdoors envelops you as you arrive on the property via the paved, gated winding road threading through tall fir trees to end at the impressive 8 bedroom, 8-1/2 bath Cape Cod style home. It was lovingly designed by the sellers (Gregory Harrison, an actor best known for his role as Gonzo on the TV series TRAPPER JOHN MD, and Randi Oakes Harrison, formerly an actress on the series CHIPS) who relocated from Southern California to Oregon in 1992. Determined to raise their children in an area known for its beauty, mild climate, friendly community, outdoor

activities and healthy lifestyles, the Harrison’s have enjoyed nurturing their children in this kid-friendly yet elegant home. With every room providing a world-class view, the home easily transcends from child-friendly warmth into a wonderful entertainment space for even the most discriminating. The heart of the home is the large Great Room/Living Area with its high ceilings and open floor plan...connecting seamlessly to the dining area, breakfast nook, entertainment balcony and oversized kitchen (with 2 ovens, granite counter tops, island and double pantry). This all makes for flowing, workable spaces for an intimate gathering...or a party for 200. A black tie affair may have occurred on Friday night, followed by rollerblading through the living room on Saturday morning and artwork at the nook in the afternoon. The main house also provides 6 bedrooms and 5-1/2 baths, as well as 2 offices, including the spectacular Crow’s Nest which sits at the top, above a full library. The attached 3-car garage includes a surfer’s den, with board-rack and a tiled shower/drying room. Above the garage are two large apartments, each with private full bath. One has a separate entrance and its own kitchenette, while the other connects to the main house via the beautiful hardwood hallway. A fully equipped gym, a flow-pool and large Jacuzzi provide inhouse exercise and relaxation. For the equestrian, the 6-stall horse barn (with hay loft, tack room and full bath) is but a short stroll away. Offered at $3,900,000.

For more information, please contact Kurt Tamashiro, 541-660-3844,

45 Acres 10,000+ Square Feet Ocean and River views Located in the Oregon Coast Banana Belt Half Mile Gated Drive Eight Bedrooms Eight and A half Baths Massive Great Room Entertainment Size Kitchen Two Offices 3-Car Garage Surfer Den with Three Head Shower Two Large Apartments 6-Stall Horse Barn with Tack Room

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ALVESTON ISLAND, TEXAS----The smell of salt air beckons many to the coast and the State of Texas is graced with hundreds of miles of beautiful shoreline and estuaries. One of the most popular playgrounds for Texans has always been Galveston Island, just two miles from the mainland! Once known as the “Wall Street of the Southwest,” Galveston Island was the main port-of-entry for many native Texans as they arrived to weave the colorful cultural fabric of our state. Today, Galveston Island is one of top destinations for visitors and second homeowners throughout the United States, due to the history of the island, proximity to the City of Houston and two major airports as well as the various attractions and festivals that are held throughout the year. The most unique community on the island is Evia. Evia has been the creation of sixth-generation Galvestonians who wanted to create a place unique to their island home. Evia is a tribute to the architectural heritage of neighborhoods throughout Galveston Island and other cities like New Orleans, Charleston and Savannah. Various design styles are blended throughout Evia with community elements that beckon people to become neighbors in this island community. The Village Center and Green is the main gathering centerpiece in this New Urbanist community and hosts charity events, festivals, weddings and neighborhood gatherings. The Village Center is also the home of Sugar Bean Coffee and Cream, the neighborhood coffee house and gelato café. Sugar Bean offers a variety of coffees, teas, fruit smoothies,

authentic Italian gelato, beer or wine and fresh-baked breakfast items. Additionally, the Village Pool and Cabana as well as Curiosity Cove, the children’s park, incorporates the traditional sense of “neighborhood” for those who live in and visit Evia. The community is the home to an equal number of primary and secondary homeowners which makes Evia the most unique development on Galveston Island. “Evia offers a lifestyle, not just a home with four walls,” comments Billy Sullivan, who along with his two brothers Todd and John, form Evia Partners LP. “Galveston Island is a unique coastal community due to our historical significance in the state, active arts and entertainment community and year-round festivals….so Galveston is more than just a beach! Similarly, Evia is more than just a neighborhood where people stay inside – neighbors are out and about, meeting for coffee or having a cold drink on their front porches on a summer evening. So, we wanted to create a place where neighbors know their neighbors.” Although Evia offers many attractive attributes, it will always be known as the only new community that did not sustain any flood water during Hurricane Ike in September 2008. Evia Partners took great care in choosing the community’s location because it is protected by the historic Galveston Seawall and it is at a higher elevation than any new community on the island. The developers have been recognized by various agencies, universities and organizations for the sustainable development techniques used in the design of the community.

“This is a perfect time to buy a new home in Evia,” adds Sullivan. “We were so thankful to have minimal damage and no flooding during the hurricane a few years ago so new owners will know that the Seawall protection and planning for the community were done with their investment in mind. Although that is important to consider, there is no place on Galveston Island that can offer the lifestyle that we have in Evia.”

What makes Evia special? • New Urbanist community which is an architectural tribute to some of the most famous historic cities such as New Orleans, Savannah and Charleston. • Located on Galveston Island, within one hour of two major airports in Houston, Texas. • Situated behind the protection of the historic Galveston Seawall and elevated to offer optimum protection – sustained NO flood water or major damage during most recent hurricane. • Tenets of a “traditional neighborhood” are reflected in the Village Center and Green, Curiosity Cove Park and the Village Pool and Cabana. • A variety of home styles and sizes appeal to both primary and secondary homeowners. Most homes offer ground-floor master suites. • Promotes an active island lifestyle as a walkable community engaged with the most precious natural elements on a coastal island. • Located directly across from the newly-renovated $17 million Moody Gardens Golf Course, ranked as one of the best renovated courses in the United States by Golf Digest.

Evia boasts the perfect location across from the newly-renovated Moody Gardens Golf Course. The course was recognized as one of the “Best New Remodels in the United States” by Golf Digest! One of the most popular home styles are The Town Cottages (townhomes) in Evia which are situated with spectacular views of The Moody Gardens Golf Course. Owners enjoy the convenience of a “maintenance-free home” where the association cares for everything on the exterior of the home, including the required property, flood and windstorm insurance. The homes are between 2,000 and 2,300 square feet and offer 3 bedrooms with a ground-floor master suite and two-car garage with private back or side yards. Single-family homes in Evia begin with quaint 1,600 square foot bungalowstyle homes all the way to large estate-sized homes and everything in between! However, if interested neighbors have their “dream home” in mind, there are a variety of lakefront and parkfront lots available. So owners have options – design and build their own masterpiece or choose from a variety of homes available by the most reputable builders in the area.

For information on Evia, contact 409-744-5555 (toll free: 866-247-0789) or log on to The Evia Information Center is open every afternoon and is located at 13 Evia Main. Travel west on Seawall Boulevard to 89th Street and take a right. Travel to Stewart Road and take a left. Evia is located by taking 99th Street from Stewart Road and traveling straight to the main entrance across from the Moody Gardens Golf Course on Galveston Island. Photos courtesy of and Evia.


So Your Client is a Wealthy Foreign National

n some respects having a wealthy foreign national as a home buyer is just like having any other wealthy client. There are no visa requirements for a person to buy a home in the United States, so a foreign national who enters as a tourist is perfectly within his/her rights to purchase a home or two in the United States. However, there are certain things that every foreign national should be aware of when purchasing a home in the U.S. Whether a person enters the U.S. under the visa waiver program (some nationalities, for example Canadians, do not require a visa to enter the U.S.) or with a tourist visa, there are key limitations to their status in the U.S. While a tourist visa allows a person to visit the U.S. for either business or pleasure (shopping, sightseeing, etc.), it does not allow them to engage in activities that may indicate that they have long-term intent to stay in the U.S.

our government views foreign visitors. The Department of State’s Consular Officers who review applications for tourist visas do so with the assumption that everyone who is applying to visit the United States wants to live here. Enrolling your kids at the local elementary school is pretty strong evidence that even though you came in as a tourist you have long term plans to stay in the U.S., which won’t look good once a perceptive immigration or Department of State official takes notice.

What not do in Texas as a Foreign National… So your client has purchased a home in Texas and as a home buyer he or she will be required to pay all of the requisite taxes to the requisite entities, which invariably include school districts. Your client may understandably believe that since they are contributing to the tax base for the local school district they can enroll their children in school. Do not look to the school districts for guidance; they will admit any school age child that comes their way. But for immigration purposes this is a big no-no.

What to do in Texas as a Foreign National… Depending on their individual circumstances, there may be several options available for individuals who wish to live and work in the United States. The foreign national may qualify for a nonimmigrant visa which would allow him/her to live and work in the United States; these visas include dependent visas for qualifying family members. Exactly which type of visa often depends on the country of origin or nationality of the individual foreign national. For example, Mexican Nationals have options based on NAFTA. These include trade visas (E-1), investment visas (E-2) and visas for professionals (TN); other countries have similar visas (except for the TN) based upon individual treaties with the United States. Generally, depending on individual circumstances, foreign nationals may potentially qualify for a specialized knowledge visa (H-1B), intra-company transfer for managers or executives (L-1A) or essential employee intra-company transfer (L-1B) or even a student visa (F-1).

Just as a foreign national who is visiting as a tourist cannot work for a company in the United States, they cannot enroll their children in public schools. This has something to do with a concept that is the cornerstone of how

Foreign nationals with long-term interest in immigrating to the United States must always utilize a dual strategy; one which utilizes both short term and long term planning. In the short term they must have a strategy for living and


working in the United States; they must have a non-immigrant visa that allows then to live and work in the U.S. In the long term they must have a way to become a permanent resident; there are different paths to permanent residency; most of which require that a company or immediate relative to petition for the foreign national. There is a process, EB-5 by which the foreign national can invest $500,000 or $1,000,000 and become a permanent resident; unfortunately that $1,000,000 home in The Woodlands is not a qualifying investment for purposes of the EB-5 permanent residency process. Navigating Immigration’s Alphabet Soup It is impossible to fully understand the nuances of immigration law by simply reading a brief article. The good news is that, as a real estate professional, it is not required to be equipped with immigration legal knowledge. As a realtor working with a foreign national it is not your job to advise clients regarding immigration issues, but you are in many ways the client’s conduit to living in the United States. By directing a client towards a licensed attorney, whose primary practice is immigration law, you will provide the kind of value added service that will have a positive effect on your clients experience in the United States. Happy clients increase the incidence of referrals and referrals mean success in any language.

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English Country Estate Austin, Texas Rare opportunity to own this custom-built country estate situated on 6 acres of manicured lawn with amazing views overlooking Barton Creek Preserve and several hundred feet of Barton Creek frontage. Beamed ceilings and hand-troweled walls give this home Old World charm and that quaint English feel. Featuring four bedrooms, four and one half baths, an authentic “snug” room with fireplace, game/media room over the 3-car garage. Inviting outdoor living with a covered terrace, pool, large wooden observation deck, built-in shuffle board, outdoor summer kitchen, all with amazing views of the Barton Creek Preserve and minutes to downtown in E.I.S.D. Offered for $1,675,000. Contact Paula Pierce 727-599-3111 or

Resort Style Living Lake Travis, Texas Deep in the heart of Texas in a waterfront community called Reserve at Lake Travis, you will discover these charming hill country villas. Offering the finest in maintenance-free, luxury living, Alura Point Villas sit on a waterfront point along the 3.5 mile shoreline community providing resort style living. Imagine taking a golf cart to your yacht in the marina, floating in the lazy river river pool, toasting at the lakeside lodge under the magnificent oak trees or enjoying a homemade pizza from the grill. The Comprehensive equestrian center provides boarding and training programs, for novice and experienced riders. Contact Paula at 727-599-3111 or

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8408 Calera Drive Austin, Texas In a gated Barton Creek neighborhood on almost a full acre, this home reflects the quality and craftsmanship of another era. This casual home has an understated elegance. The entertaining options beckon family and friends, drawing you from the entry to the formal dining, wine bar and into the great room with high wood beamed ceilings, elegant draperies and stone floors. Foodies will love the master chef’s kitchen offering 48" Thermador range, built-in Thermador refrigerator, warming oven and plumbed Miele coffee maker. Away from the living areas is a media room or ideal “Man’s Retreat” with a wet bar and wine fridge. The patio can be accessed from this Retreat. In a private wing, the master suite welcomes you after a busy day. Four bedrooms, four full baths and one half bath, four living areas, 5,900 square feet and 3-car garage. Offered at $1,749,000. Please contact Shannon T. Schmitz for a private showing of this home. 512-426-9069. Elite 25sm

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 melts 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. For a private showing, please contact Shannon T. Schmitz 512-426-9069. Elite 25sm

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Lake Austin Waterfront Austin, Texas Rare opportunity on Lake Austin. Tuscan inspired free standing condo nestled in a gated enclave of luxury properties. Situated on a large gently sloped lot leading to the water, this unique home offers compelling features. Taking full advantage of sharing only one neighbor, this condo is surrounded with lush landscape, intimate patios, large native trees and Lake Austin! An amazing multi level, three bedroom, three and one half bath floor plan boasts a main level master suite with a private balcony. The chef’s kitchen features a Viking range and Sub-Zero refrigerator with European styled glass front cabinets. With endless views from all rooms, the second story has two oversized bedrooms separated by a spacious living room. A clever lower level wine storage / tasting room has a charming exterior wrought iron door - perfect for entertaining lakeside! A deep swimming pool, private boat slip with lift and a short walk to Austin Country Club complete this unique property! $2,600,000. For a private showing please contact Tracie Patterson at 512-695-1235.

7113 Lago Sol Court Austin, Texas Luxury and privacy! The impressive concierge gated community known as Villa Montana makes a perfect location for this new luxury home. Approximately 4,000 square feet, this home features an amazing floor plan uniquely designed for one of Villa Montana’s premium canyon side lots. A Mediterranean style home with Texas inspired influences features four large bedrooms, four bathrooms and a large three car garage. Endless views of the nature preserve and Texas skies can be enjoyed by the pool or from the deep covered veranda. High end finish details adorn this wonderful property. $1,200,000. For a private showing please contact Tracie Patterson at 512-695-1235.

Tracie Patterson 512-512-695-1235 Turnquist Partners Realtors, Inc. Austin, TX


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1127 Mountain Leather

118 Rock N Robyn

Horseshoe Bay, Texas This three bedroom, four and one half bath, 4,400 square foot home offers views of Lake LBJ and sits on the 4th green of the Apple Rock Golf Course. Upscale features include slate tile floors, Texas tavern oak hardwoods, granite counters, splash pool and 1,200+ bottle wine room. The gourmet kitchen boasts a commercial 6-burner gas stove with double oven, Sub-Zero refrigerator/freezer, granite counters, center island with prep sink, wine fridge and icemaker. The master retreat offers a jetted tub, separate shower, double vanities and walk-in closet. $959,900. For more information go to

Horseshoe Bay, Texas This 4,794 square foot home offers upscale features and living/ entertaining areas. From the imported Cantera stone, travertine and myrtlewood floors, granite countertops, copper accents, Luttron lighting, 1,200+ bottle wine room, outdoor kitchen, gas fire pit, and lagoon style saltwater pool and spa, this home boasts luxurious features and views of Lake LBJ and the Texas Hill Country. Plans available for a 1-2 bed addition with bath and TV lounge. $2,199,000. For more information go to

417 Lake Point

138 Rock N Robyn

Horseshoe Bay, Texas Luxury residence with four bedrooms, three baths, 3,119 square feet, incredible views, 110' of waterfront with patios, decks, double boat house, storage, electric boat lift, 2 Jet Ski lifts, and more room for additions. The open floor plan has an in-law suite, game room and cook’s kitchen with granite countertops, stainless appliances and breakfast bar. The master suite offers a balcony, jetted tub, separate shower, double vanities, ceramic tile, and his and her walk-in closets. $799,999. For more information go to

Horseshoe Bay, Texas Stunning waterfront home in the Trails of Horseshoe Bay. The main floor boasts an open floor plan with floor to ceiling windows and doors, gourmet island kitchen, master suite with spa bath, plus two additional guest rooms with full baths. Downstairs is an in-law suite with ensuite bath, game room, powder room and access to the pool area. Boat dock with electric lift and storage. $1,799,000. For more information go to

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87 Bridgetown Avenue Rosemary Beach, Florida Enjoy white sand beaches and emerald waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Rosemary Beach is a community twenty minutes from the new NW Florida Beaches International Airport. This 4,000 square foot house with 670 square foot carriage house is a unique courtyard style home at the beach. The custom stucco home offers luxury features throughout: Brazilian walnut floors, Ann Sacks tile, pecky cypress accents and Modular Arts Dune fireplaces. Designed for entertaining, the patio hosts a fireplace, infinity-edge soaking pool and summer kitchen. Elevator takes you to the 1,200 square foot master suite with fireplace, wet bar and Gulf viewing tower. Offered at $1,990,000.

Hill Country Views in the Heart of Westlake

Four-Plus Acre Estate Living in Hill Country

Austin, Texas Hillside views from this Mediterranean style home on a private one-acre estate lot. Built in 1998, stunning 200 degree views of Mt. Bonnell and the Hill Country. Open floor plan, custom-designed four bedroom, three and one half bath property with huge family room is located in the heart of Westlake Hills. Landscaped garden and backyard complete with 12foot waterfall dropping into a grotto and koi pond. Escape to your own private resort located in the award-winning Eanes School District. Priced to sell at $879,500.

Austin, Texas Green Building design in Texas Hill Country. Renowned architect David Webber designed a sustainable custom home on a private 4.365 acres just seconds from the Hill Country Galleria. Completed in 2007, this home has gourmet kitchen, adjoining family room and five full bedrooms. Surrounded by native plant vegetation and maintained with a 30,000 gallon rainwater collection system. Sophisticated style and efficient energy systems make this awarding winning home to welcome friends and family. Price includes separate two-bedroom, two-bath guesthouse. Offered at $1,195,000.

Stuart Slicis 512-567-2352

Melissa Webb 512-762-2630

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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 views like this! 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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Exquisite Estate on the Fazio Foothills Austin, Texas Timeless custom estate on one of the most outstanding lots in Barton Creek. Located on the 5th fairway of Fazio Foothills, this home offers views of the golf course and Hill Country. From the moment you walk into the foyer, you will notice the unsurpassed quality and finishing details. Natural stone flooring, a warm color scheme, and walnut hardwoods add to the home’s elegant, inviting ambiance. Other features include antique wood doors, French hardware, Venetian plaster, wood-beamed ceilings, custom stone fireplaces, a spacious master suite with sitting area, luxurious baths, exercise room, private study, 1,200 bottle wine cellar, and a guest house like no other in Austin. Unparalleled in elegance and quality, this estate offers a unique opportunity for a special new homeowner. Offered at $2,875,000. Laurel Prats, 512-636-7579.

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City Skyline Views in Westlake Austin, Texas Live in your own Tuscan Villa in the heart of old Westlake. This six-bedroom, seven and one halfbath gives way to stunning panoramic views of downtown Austin from its terraces. Separate casita has living and bedroom for 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 $2,250,000 by Freda Voelker at 512627-5875 or

Original Rob Roy 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 by Freda Voelker 512-627-5875 or

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Designed for Entertaining on Hilltop Above Lake Travis Austin, Texas Located in Austin’s premier concierge community, this quality built, Energystar home, is perfect for a second home or as your full time residence. Designed for entertaining but a comfortable retreat for family and friends, the home features a flexible, open floorplan with the master down, guest room upstairs, and includes a study, media room and four full baths. Other amenities of the home include stainless appliances, extensive wood beams, ceiling treatments and designer lighting throughout, hand crafted stone and ironwork in all rooms, large closets and plenty of storage space. The large media room is equipped with a sink, bar, refrigerator and a full bath with closet—so it can also double as a guest room or bedroom. A custom pool, with spa and fountains, is situated within a quiet, stone-walled courtyard. Lake and hill country views from both levels. Offered for sale for $1,250,000.

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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. Please contact Leslie Cartwright for a private showing of this home. 512-695-1912

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. Please contact Leslie Cartwright for a private showing of this home. 512-695-1912

Luxury Living on Lake Travis Austin, Texas Nestled on 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, located on a deep channel with 98' of waterfront, satisfies the appetite for outdoors enjoyment with two decks overlooking a panoramic view of the lake and a great picnic and games area by the 2-slip boat dock. Retreat inside where the gourmet kitchen and great room provide the perfect space for entertaining family and friends. An oversized media room, an expansive game room, stained concrete floors and granite counters throughout are a few of the special features of this luxury home. View at or Listed for $1,100,000. Appointment with Mary Ann Kuhlmann, 512-785-8852.


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24802 Pack Saddle Trail Boerne/Leon Springs Area, Texas Picture a timber frame home of limestone and stucco with wraparound porches atop a hill with private drive and gated entry on 1.8 acres. Dramatic great room soars up to over 30 foot high cathedral ceilings with limestone fireplace and walls of floor-to-ceiling windows. Hilltop views can be seen from the large designer kitchen, dining area , great room, loft office, upstairs bedroom and downstairs master bedroom windows. All view eastward the beautiful night lights from Leon Springs and The Dominion and view breathtaking sunrises that come up from behind the hills of The Dominion in the mornings. The master suite, with designer bath and spacious closets, includes private covered patio overlooking the same hilltop views. Walk amongst gardens of Texas landscaping with mature trees and natural rock walls and walkways. Stretched alongside the saltwater pool and spa is the deck with its gas lanterns and natural rock waterfalls. In the evening, gorgeous sunsets can be seen westward from the third story observation deck. Paradise! MLS # 6744407.

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Custom Lake Austin Home Austin, Texas Stunning custom five bedroom, six and one half bath lake estate with 100 feet of frontage on an acre lot. This elegant residence was designed to capture lake views through walls of windows and an open, flowing floor plan. Unprecedented attention to detail includes Venetian plaster walls, a spiral staircase, limestone columns, four fireplaces, Lutron integrated lighting system and gourmet kitchen with commercial grade appliances, double Sub-Zeros, two dishwashers and knotty alder cabinetry. The dramatic master bath has travertine floor tile with onyx lattice inserts and abundant master closets with lighted cabinetry and glass-paned windows plus pull down features. Enjoy the privilege of Lake Austin living. Connie Lundgren, 512-6194101 or

The Owners Club at Barton Creek Resort Austin, Texas If you’ve been looking to take up part-time residence in Austin AND live in luxury while doing so, this is your chance. The Owners Club at Barton Creek offers 1/13th fractional ownership of a three-bedroom, three and one half-bath home situated directly on the Crenshaw Cliffside Golf Course on the grounds of the award-winning Barton Creek Resort And Spa. While in residence, enjoy FREE golf and discounted spa and food specials. You’re a full member while in residence. Also stay at The Owners Club’s other locales ― Hilton Head, SC; Puerto Vallarta, Mexico; The Homestead, VA and Telluride, CO. Interests begin at $50,000. Contact Jason Long 512-750-6914, for a preview package or for further information.


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• Exquisite Tuscan Home in Costa Bella Austin, Texas Stunning upscale Tuscan home, built in 2006 by Sierra Custom Homes, situated on over an acre lot offers the ultimate in Lake Travis living. Featuring five bedrooms and five and one half baths, chef’s kitchen, six living areas including a media room, a wet-bar and wine room, this home is perfect for casual family living or entertaining. Interior finishes include travertine floors with inlaid tile accents, handtroweled walls, arched windows, and handscraped hardwood floors in the study. Outdoor Cabana with fireplace, negative-edge pool, 4-car garage and 25' boat slip in community marina complete this gracious home. Travis ISD. Offered for $1,899,000.

Luxury Home in Costa Bella Austin, Texas This spectacular custom home, in the private waterfront community of Costa Bella, features antique French chandeliers, custom cabinetry, natural stone counters and a gorgeous front door designed and built 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 topof- the-line appliances and granite counter tops. 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 $1,295,000.

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Italian Renaissance

Lake Austin Waterfront

Austin, Texas Italian-inspired Lake Austin 2.5 acre estate with 250’ of main body frontage on Lake Austin compound offers a main house with four bedrooms and four and one half baths, a one-bedroom, one-bath guest apartment, and an art studio with one bedroom, one bath and a living area. The property includes a 200+ foot man-made stream with bridge and waterfalls, plus a negativeedge pool and spa. The 2-slip boathouse with lifts has hardwood decking and a second floor covered porch. With a central vacuum, automated lighting and entertainment center, and copper gutters. Offered at $5,695,000.

Austin, Texas Largest 5-star rated green-built home in Austin on a canal with approximately 8,000 square feet, five bedrooms, five baths, two half baths, five living areas, chef’s kitchen, media/billiards/gameroom with 100" video projection screen and wet bar. Alder, mahogany and maple woods throughout, large outdoor living space with kitchen, pool and spa with water features, detached guest casita. 1-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.

Tuscan Villa in Davenport Ranch

Exquisite Waterfront Estate

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 $2,950,000.

Austin, Texas Lake Austin waterfront home with 175' of lake frontage is a work of art designed by the owner as a “Beaux Arts” home combining the best of classical architecture. Featuring five bedrooms, eight baths, double staircases, office/study/library and music area perfect for a baby grand piano, plus an elevator. The kitchen has upscale appliances, stainless, granite and pecan cabinetry and opens to the family room with a river rock fireplace. Enclosed boathouse with 2 extra large slips and storage, outdoor living with summer kitchen and a diving/volleyball pool. Designed for entertaining with terraces and balconies. Offered for $4,995,000.

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Spanish Oaks

Hyde Park Historical Gem

Austin, Texas Stunning brand new construction in Spanish Oaks. Nearly 3/4 acre with sweeping views of hill country. Brazillian mahogany wood floors, master bath woth his/her vanities, fireplace. Laundry center and master closet with built-ins. Kitchen has 48-inch Wolf range and 42-inch Sub-Zero refrigerator, Kitchen Aid pro-series trash compactor, additional oven and microwave, dual dishwashers. Home theater with surround sound, Creston/Prodigy touch panel home entertainment system. Nearly 2,000 square feet of covered outdoor patio living/dining. Offered for $2,395,000.

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 $2,795,000.

Lake Austin Main Body Waterfront

Barton Creek Preserve 4 Acre Estate

Austin, Texas Stunning Contemporary Lake Austin waterfront home in the coveted neighborhood of Watersedge gives you some of the most fabulous views Lake Austin has to offer from almost every room. Featuring a two-story foyer and great room with walls of glass overlooking the pool and lake, completely remodeled kitchen with upscale appliances, four bedrooms, each with its own bath and granite counters, and two half baths. Outside you will find an outdoor summer kitchen, heated pool and spa, and a covered boat lift. Offered for $2,749,950.

Austin, Texas If you want your own private Barton Creek access with 200’ of frontage, this is the property for you! Its 4+ acres behind gates give you seclusion and privacy and yet it is 5 minutes to the Hill Country Galleria and minutes from downtown, behind the Spanish Oaks community backing to the Preserve and Barton Creek. This six bedroom, four bath, three living home features a gourmet kitchen with top-of-the-line appliances, limestone counters/ backsplash and Carrara marble island. This is your chance to own your own piece of paradise, complete with a pool and spa on Barton Creek. Offered for $1,295,000.

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Lake Travis Waterfront Spicewood, Texas Exquisite waterfront home with panoramic lake and hill country views situated on approximately 2.6 acres and including an infinity-edge swimming pool, a spa and covered and open patios. There are steps that take you to the water’s edge. This six-bedroom, four and one half-bath home includes three living rooms, a 3-car garage and a guest apartment with separate entrance, kitchen, living room and full bath. The large open living/kitchen area has a double-sided fireplace as a focal point. The spacious chef’s kitchen features a large center island, double ovens, two dishwashers, undercounter lighting, breakfast bar and much more. The master suite has a private balcony, large Palladian windows, gas fireplace and exercise room. The master bath features a double vanity, jetted tub, shower and large walk-in closet. Each bedroom has its own bathroom. Every room has a fantastic view. Situated in the Lake Travis School District approximately 30 minutes from downtown Austin. Offered at $998,000. Please contact Kathy Anglin for a private showing of this home. 512-680-9891

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Luxurious Lake Austin Estate Austin, Texas Drive under the Greenhaven arch to enter this tranquil estate. Located on Lake Austin, across from Emma Long Park, with over 200 feet of waterfront, this one-of-a-kind home was designed by Barley & Pfeiffer Architects. The main home has four bedrooms and three and a half baths. Stained concrete and pine floors grace the main house with beaded board ceilings in the living room, kitchen and breakfast room. Banks of windows allow unobstructed views from the living areas and master bedroom. The gourmet kitchen enjoys an AGA stove and a large eating area that opens to the family room with its small library, fireplace and beautiful lake views. The master suite becomes a retreat with its own fireplace, skylights and access to the pool and backyard. Two cedar closets, a clawfoot tub and steam shower complete the master bath. Upstairs are three bedrooms, two baths, a small living area and loft. The four-bedroom, three-bath guest house enjoys its own deck and hot tub and is reached easily from the main house by an arbor of vines. Half way between are a large sport court and garden. Beyond the negative-edge pool is a covered boat dock with party deck and screened bunkhouse. Nearby, enjoy sand volleyball or horseshoes. $3,300,000. For additional information, please see, Desmond Milvenan Elite 25sm CRS, CLHMS, GRI.

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Enchanting Gated Estate in Westlake Austin, Texas Beautiful Tuscan-style home, built in 2005 on a gated .5-acre lot, which backs to a greenbelt and is within walking distance to the prestigious St. Stephen’s Episcopal School and Bridgepoint Elementary School. Main features include 5,133 Square feet+/-, six bedroms, five and one half baths, two guests suites, entrance courtyard, gourmet kitchen with commercial appliances, wine room, media room, three-car garage, and large outdoor living with negative-edge pool and spa. Finely appointed with luxurious features: hand-scraped hardwood floors, travertine tile, granite and marble surfaces, custom fixtures, custom cabinetry and millwork, spacious master suite with spa bath. This truly unique property is destined to set a new standard for modern luxury living. Offered for $1,347,000.Elite 25sm

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Cimarron Hills Golfer’s Paradise

Barton Creek Symphony Showhouse

Georgetown, Texas Built in 2006 by Pitt Building Company, neo-craftsman style home with 5,550+ square feet, four bedrooms, four and one half baths, private guest suite, office, game room, outdoor living and kitchen with heated pool and spa, and 3-car garage. Luxurious details include Viking appliances, custom cabinetry and millwork, hardwoods and natural stone surfaces throughout. The home is situated on a .7-acre lot, which backs to the prestigious Cimarron Hills golf course. Offered at $1,250,000.Elite 25sm

Austin, Texas 2008 Symphony Showhouse located in the gated section of the Barton Creek community on Calera Drive. This home offers approximately 7,106 square feet, five bedrooms, five and one half baths, six living, two dining, gourmet kitchen with commercial appliances, butler’s pantry with wet-bar and wine closet, theater with stadium seating, office, guest apartment and luxurious master suite. The outdoors boasts an abundance of living space, such as an interior courtyard, spacious covered back patio living area with fireplace and kitchen, heated pool and spa. This stunning estate is situated on a 1+ acre lot, which backs to golf course. Offered for $2,850,000.Elite 25sm

Spanish Oaks Estate Lot

Westlake Mediterranean Estate

Austin, Texas 2.7 acres; one of the largest lots in the coveted Spanish Oaks community offering 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

Austin, Texas This stunning home is situated on a 1.04-acre gated lot and boasts 9,700+ square feet, six bedrooms, seven baths, eight living, study, media room, private guest suite and guest casita, 5-car garage, outdoor living and kitchen, heated pool and spa with water features. Fine appointments include a gourmet chef’s kitchen, wet bar, wine storage, master suite with spa bath, mahogany hardwoods, custom cabinetry and millwork and natural stone surfaces. The home backs to a greenbelt, which offers stunning hill country views. Offered for $2,890,000.Elite 25sm

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Lake Austin Views

Gorgeous Hill Country Views

Austin, Texas Approximately 10,003 square feet, seven bedrooms, seven and one half baths, six living areas, library, study, media room, master suite with sitting room and exercise room, chef’s kitchen with commercial appliances, wine room, butler’s pantry, elevator, study/observation room, guest apartment, 3-car garage, multiple outdoor living areas, pool and spa, gated, beautifully manicured lawn, 1.15 acre lot with spectacular Lake Austin views, Eanes ISD, not in MLS. Offered for $4,295,999.Elite 25sm

Austin, Texas Beautiful custom on 4.5 acres in a gated Westlake community. This home offers approximately 6,317 square feet, four bedrooms, four full baths, two half baths, two studies, game room, media room, gourmet kitchen & butler’s pantry, climate-controlled wine room and luxurious master suite. Details include walnut hardwoods, travertine, granite & natural stone surfaces and custom millwork throughout. The outdoors offer a pool, fountain, gorgeous landscaping and amazing hill country views. Offered for $1,875,000.Elite 25sm

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, 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, 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.Elite 25sm

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La Encantada BOERNE, TeXas A truly grand estate resting on 4.8± acres with a private gate providing the ultimate privacy. In a guarded and gated area, La Encantada boasts a fabulously open plan with over 9,200 square feet. The finest in architectural elements includes Cantera, wood and stone floors, large rooms with courtyard and veranda views of landscaped grounds. The Owner’s retreat offers views, a fireplace and dual baths plus a steam shower. The lighted tower overlooks the pool, native stone waterfalls, Koi pond, putting green and full sport court. $5,200,000 MLS#870261 Debra Janes 210-573-4040

The Horizon Kerrville, TeXas Stunning hilltop masterpiece just 5± miles from downtown Kerrville. 10,000+ square foot Mediterranean home situated on a private 17.23± acres in a gated community. Views for miles to enjoy nature, from the exotic wildlife that roam the ranch, to the magnificent sunsets. This is a rare find and the details are well thought out. Gourmet kitchen, library, wine cellar, studio, exercise room, pool/spa, covered patios, garden....the list goes on and on. $3,250,000 MLS#874757 Cindy Roberts 210-215-9097

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Cordillera Ranch Boerne, TEXAS Nestled on 5± acres, elegant private gates introduce this custom 9,000± square foot home, designed by Gustavo Arredondo, to capture the essence of luxury living. This deluxe estate features a private wing created for the sports and outdoor enthusiast, boasting a full kitchen with bar, trophy room and guest suite. Breathtaking Hill Country views from numerous balconies and verandas, covered patios and a sparkling pool with spa make this outdoor oasis truly enjoyable. Wrap-around patio and summer kitchen plus a cozy outdoor fireplace. $3,250,000 MLS#855049 Debra Janes 210-573-4040

Anaqua Springs Ranch Boerne, TEXAS 6± acre estate with iron garden gate to 6,556± square foot home featuring full-length loggia, lush front gardens with connecting flagstone patios, waterfall spa and a rotunda entry porch. Quality construction includes “seamless” arched windows, bold columns, travertine and cool stone accents, and state-of-the art wiring for lighting and sound. Entertainment enhancements include a wine cellar, walk-in wet bar, gameroom, home theatre with stadium seating and a premier European influenced kitchen. 4-car garage with workshop and dog shower. 1.5± acre fenced pet playground. Community is guarded 24 hours with video surveillance. $2,800,000 John Tarrillion 210-380-1229

Olmos Park San antonio, TEXAS Elegant estate on 0.99± of an acre with numerous old growth oaks and magnolias. The two bedroom, three full and two half bath main house plus two bedroom, two bath guest house are full of light, spacious rooms and space to grow. The European-style kitchen includes state-of-the-art finishing and stainless appliances. A formal dining room is expanded by a cozy dining alcove with a garden view. The gallery ends in a stunning Great Room with a stately fireplace and sunken wet bar. This luxury home is filled with bright and inviting spaces ideal for entertaining family and friends. $2,595,000 MLS#862721 Kathleen Kuper 210-844-8089

Horseman’s Paradise Boerne, TeXas Just off FM 1376, only minutes from Boerne Main Street. Private 5,100± square foot ranch-style home on 20± manicured acres. This Hill Country retreat holds luxury amenities including guest house above 5-car garage with workshop, tennis courts and half size Olympic pool. Property features an outdoor lighted arena, covered horse walker and numerous pastures throughout. Outbuildings include 8-stall horse barn and tack room, shed barn for equipment and an enclosed, air-conditioned 8-car garage. The gated entry borders a year-round pond with catfish, carp, bluegill and perch. You can enjoy watching the ducks and geese that call this pond home. $2,500,000 Cindy Roberts 210-215-9097


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Casa Mombasa Rockport, TEXAS Resort-style magnificence on the ocean showcasing African Modern interior and Spanish Riviera exterior. This builder’s home has the finest finishes in gated La Buena Vida. Spacious and interesting, this masterpiece showcases mesquite and travertine floors that lead to large verandas overlooking a multi level infinity pool with swim-up bar. The master retreat is rich offering a spa-like bath with soaking tub and fireplace. Views of the Intercoastal Channel are offered beyond with a summer kitchen, tanning pool and landscaped grounds. Copyright 2011© t.wolf photography, inc. $2,288,000 MLS#875182 Debra Janes 210-573-4040

The Dominion SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS Privately gated, this Mediterranean dwelling with exquisite views sits on over an acre. Open floorplan offers soaring ceilings and a gourmet kitchen boasting top-of-the-line stainless appliances. Cantera accents throughout, and an elevator adds easy access to each level. Five star media room plus gym area with steam room. Private master suite with sitting room and Cantera surrounded fireplace. French doors grant private access to pool oasis with grotto and secondary patio above. Lighted sports court and covered veranda with a kitchen wraps the back of the home. $1,995,000 MLS#815567 Debra Janes 210-573-4040

Alamo Heights SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS Attention to detail abounds. Outdoor custom lighting and landscaping that complements the Mediterranean architecture. Custom made chandelier and light fixtures imported from Mexico portray the builder’s devotion to his craft. The heart of the home is the family room, where the focal point is a grand fireplace and hearth made of local limestone, which is also plentiful on the walls of the interior suggesting the strength of The Alamo. The windows and doors have been custom-made out of mahogany which reflects the builder’s passion for quality. $1,999,999 Cappy Davidson 210-379-8720

Lake LBJ Granite Shoals, TeXas Simply spectacular waterfront estate featuring 269± feet of open water with panoramic views of unbelievable proportions. Extreme vaulted ceiling in living room with windows to the top allow for breathtaking views of lake and sky. Decks, balconies, patios and a cabana all artfully placed to maximize enjoyment of the lake and its cooling southern breezes. Gated estate on 1.11± acres, truly a rare find. Few estates have the ability to welcome you home like this one. $1,895,000 MLS#111382 Tammie Bennett 830-265-0550

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Applehead Horseshoe Bay, TEXAS Panoramic views of Lake LBJ, the Texas Hill Country, and passing wildlife, plus a waterfall cascading over natural granite outcroppings, a sparkling negative edge pool, and awe-inspiring sunsets are just a few of the eye catching features to enjoy from the patios, pool side cabana, or the private gazebo and hot tub located off the master suite. This Mediterranean-style home is bright and open and exudes quality and attention to detail. Designed for luxurious entertaining or intimate family gatherings with a private, gated entry leading to the expansive 1.5± acre estate. $1,895,000 MLS#103788 Lynette Morrison 830-385-9080 / Tammie Bennett 830-265-0550 / Paula Wendel 830-613-9380

Terrell Hills San Antonio, TEXAS Truly elegant French Mediterranean with classic features in the heart of Terrell Hills. Completed in 2009, this lovely two-story has two large galleries with formal rooms downstairs. Four bedrooms and four full baths with an office area are upstairs, all flowing from open hallways. Specific attention was paid to aesthetics and design. Beautiful and classic Mission Tile graces the downstairs gallery and accents the kitchen. Sparkling hardwoods and Saltillo are used as well for flooring. $1,690,000 MLS#823321 Mary Carter 210-387-4663

Beachwalk Port Aransas, TEXAS This unique nine bedroom, ten bath corporate or family retreat is located on the Gulf of Mexico in Port Aransas, TX. This property has gorgeous views from wonderful wrap-around decks and even a spiral staircase that leads to the fourth floor featuring a 360-degree view of the ocean, Mustang Island, Corpus Christi Ship Channel and even Corpus Christi. Extra amenities include open living, sun deck, gameroom, extra storage, humidity control system, automatic storm shutters, alarm system and elevator. $1,499,000 MLS#163752 Patty Henderson 361-727-7079

Cordillera Ranch BOERNE, TEXAS Imagine living in the prestigious Texas Hill Country, surrounded by its lush landscaping, mature trees and peaceful ambiance. Lavished in highend finishes, the main living areas flow through to the exterior patio and kitchen showcasing an open floorplan offering tile floor, arched entry and high ceilings. The terrace features an outdoor kitchen with a cozy fireplace and outdoor ceiling fan. Detached living quarters offer additional accommodations and privacy for visiting or overnight guests. $1,499,000 MLS#872860 Randy Cunningham 210-317-3477


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Stablewood Springs Resort Hunt, TeXas Spectacular custom home on 2.48± acres with amazing panoramic views of the Texas Hill Country and deeded access to the Guadalupe River. Gourmet kitchen with rustic hickory cabinets, two dishwashers, triple stainless steel sink, wine cellar and Viking range. Screened porches, extensive patios with fire pit, twelve foot high beamed ceilings in the Great Room and master bedroom. Enjoy carefree living with all the amenities of Stablewood Springs Resort including the Bar & Grill, resortstyle pools and concierge service. $1,495,000 MLS#874924 Rick Kuper 210-240-8282

Lake Country Boerne, TeXas One-of-a-kind private paradise estate with awesome views of the Hill Country! 6.5± acres with waterfront on Boerne Lake plus boat house and boat slip. Fredericksburg-style main house with 5,557± square feet featuring four bedrooms, five baths, plus stone and wood floors. Grand entry with fabulous lighting. Beautiful master suite with fireplace and huge screened porch. Huge dining and living rooms with cast stone fireplaces that take full advantage of the fabulous views. Professional kitchen with granite and tons of storage. Large decks to enjoy the view! $1,495,000 MLS#854930 Robin Saunders 210-288-6879

Pfeiffer Ranch Boerne, TeXas Stunning is the word that comes to mind regarding this custom home on 11.5± acres within minutes of downtown Boerne. This highly upgraded home has it all, including a matching quality guest house. Enjoy the pool or hop the fence and swim in the large pond that can be viewed from the fabulous back patio. This property is suitable for horses with a barn that is separately fenced from the rest of this estate. This truly is a one-ofa-kind property. $1,490,000 MLS#817151 Greg Landis 210-262-6678

Terrell Hills San Antonio, TeXas Privacy envelops you in this contemporary Mediterranean jewel. An open floorplan heralds luxury living while fine wood floors, towering ceilings and gallery walls invite you to complete the canvas. Wolfequipped kitchen. Designer lighting, inside and out. Downstairs master has dual bathrooms. Rare, imported mantel, fountains, and fixtures add intrigue. Gym/gameroom and bedrooms upstairs. Keith Zars pool and spa. $1,325,000 MLS#869929 Randy Cunningham 210-317-3477

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Summerglen San Antonio, TeXas Effortless elegance inside this Country French masterpiece features Great Room, study, banquet dining and premier kitchen, plus indoor gym with rock climbing wall and sport nets. Year-round backyard oasis has outdoor fireplace, built-in grill, fire pit, mosquito misting, koi pond and diving pool with waterfall, rock cave, slide and raised spa. First floor also has master retreat, study and guest bedroom. Upstairs are four additional unique bedrooms, playroom and laundry chute leading directly to downstairs utility equipped with personal valet. Ultra private, fenced 0.6± acres with greenbelt rear and treed park on side. Split garages with 3.5 bays. $1,252,000 Pattie Walker 210-386-7515

The Broadway San Antonio, TEXAS The Broadway is San Antonio’s most exclusive luxury high rise development. Privately developed by Koontz McCombs, The Broadway is located adjacent to the San Antonio Country Club on two and one half lushly landscaped acres. Designed with privacy in mind and entirely residential, this recently completed twenty story premier condominium project is now ready for occupancy. The Broadway features state-of-the-art secured access, luxurious amenities, and extensive personal services, ensuring the ideal lifestyle. $1,047,000 MLS#838166 Rick Kuper 210-240-8282

Ranger Creek BOERNE, TeXas Timeless architecture and privacy describe this country estate with gleaming hardwood floors and abundant natural light throughout. The dramatic living room has a soaring beamed ceiling with two walls of floor-to-ceiling windows. The well-appointed island kitchen features breakfast room and adjoining morning room. The home features a two bedroom, two bath guest wing in addition to a private master suite with designer bath, spacious closets and adjacent office. Nestled in a forest of 10± acres, the home features covered porches and decks with wildlife including whitetail deer, axis deer and wild turkey. $875,000 MLS#815127 Greg Landis 210-262-6678

Terrell Hills San Antonio, TeXas Luxury living awaits you in this fabulous Country French style home. Built by one of San Antonio’s most highly regarded builders, this home has it all. Beautiful arched doorways and vaulted ceilings can be found throughout, while a fireplace adorns the spacious living area. Opening to the family room, the kitchen features top-of-the-line stainless appliances, breakfast bar, ample cabinet space and granite counters. The stunning master suite holds an adjoining double vanity bath. Spacious backyard with a covered patio boasting a ceiling fan. The park-like setting creates the perfect atmosphere for entertaining large gatherings and family fun. $847,500 MLS#865819 Mary Carter 210-387-4663


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Elegant Lakeside Living Meadowlakes, TeXas Built to superb standards of quality and luxury, this fine residence offers every comfort and dazzling design you could possibly desire in a lakefront home. Attention to detail affords many private places to enjoy both inside and out. You will be ready to entertain family and friends on a grand or intimate scale. It’s easy to enjoy fishing, wake-boarding, swimming, jet-skiing or simply soaking up the sun on your private lakeside patio. A must see for anyone seeking a waterfront home. $795,000 MLS#112204 Tammie Bennett 830-265-0550

Terrell Hills San Antonio, TEXAS Classic traditional four bedroom home on quiet street has detached guest quarters with recently remodeled (2010) bath, perfect for visitors or housekeeper. Spacious master suite has French doors that open to back patio with special lighting. Clean spa-look master bath has oval soaking tub, dual vanity counter and walk-in closet with built-in storage and has access to large laundry center. Large gathering kitchen appointed with handsome granite counters, stainless appliances, glass front cabinets, and a sprawling island opens to family, breakfast and reading nook. Immaculate landscaped grounds. Best value in Alamo Heights School District! $752,000 Pattie Walker 210-386-7515

Stablewood Springs Resort Hunt, TEXAS This stunning custom home boasts sweeping, panoramic views of the Texas Hill Country with 1,000± square feet of outdoor living space, abundant hills, water and wildlife, hiking and biking trails. Fine appointments and finishes including heavy timber, stone, large patios, and gourmet kitchen. The community’s amenities include a gorgeous pool complex with the pool-side bar and grill plus access to the Guadalupe River and concierge services. Inquire today about the Stablewood Springs Resort lease back program, which provides a minimum fixed annual yield. $749,000 MLS#874867 Rick Kuper 210-240-8282

Alamo Heights San Antonio, TeXas A custom wrought iron railing welcomes you up the front steps to the spacious and intricate home. Historic charm surrounds this 1905 home with its coffered ceilings, plantation shutters and wooden-cased windows. The living area is adorned by a fireplace and hardwood flooring. Neutral colors offer a peaceful and serene atmosphere that flows throughout the breakfast area, kitchen and formal dining room. Very spacious master retreat is embellished by a cozy fireplace, fabulous master bath and an expansive closet along with a generous overhead loft. Bonus rooms for entertaining. A patio area outside is surrounded by lush landscaping and mature trees. $735,000 MLS#870769 Debra Maltz 210-639-3272

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Monte Vista San Antonio, TEXAS Immaculately-kept brick home nestled on a gorgeous oak-filled corner lot. Double front doors elegantly open to formal living areas embellished with a warm fireplace and high ceilings. Wood panels and beams provide a warm and inviting appeal. The kitchen features ample cabinet and counter space. Master suite has dual bath areas with a relaxing spa room. The sun porch with built-in gas grill expands the living area into a huge private backyard, great for entertaining large and small crowds alike! Two walk-in attics provide more storage space. A wide driveway and an electric access gate open to multiple parking spaces and a workshop. $695,000 MLS#867976 Janice Payer 210-379-9691

La Cascada Condominiums San Antonio, TeXas Luxury high rise living with spectacular views of the San Antonio cityscape surround this intimate location on the River Walk near the historic King William area. Beautiful skyline views are breathtaking in this secured concierge lifestyle. Excellent opportunity for downtown high rise living. A desirable seventh floor corner setting allows for wraparound views from historic downtown to the Tower, Alamodome and river. $549,000 MLS#826884 Randy Cunningham 210-317-3477

Greystone Country Estates San Antonio, TeXas Great curb appeal welcomes you into this beautiful McNair custom home with elegant finishes. The first floor master suite has a sunny sitting area with access to a large covered patio overlooking the lush landscaped backyard and spacious master bath with a whirlpool tub plus ample closet space. The first floor also features a second bedroom and bath. The bright gourmet kitchen opens to the family room, next to the upscale dining room with decorator finishes. This home is perfect for entertaining! Upstairs has two bedrooms, a gameroom and balcony with downtown views! $619,000 MLS#839234 Debra Maltz 210-639-3272

Terrell Hills San Antonio, TeXas Perfectly nestled in prestigious area, this one-story home boasts an open and spacious floorplan. Grand double doors welcome you into an entertainer’s delight. High ceilings and a fireplace grace the great room that beautifully flows past the kitchen and dining room. The master suite has a fireplace. The guest room and quarters are perfect for overnight guests and offer quiet privacy. The delightful covered porch is great for outdoor entertaining. This low maintenance home is a piece of distinguished history, owned by famous WWII fighter pilot and triple ace “Tex Hill.” $595,000 MLS#819734 Paula Johnson 210-863-3251


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La Cascada Condominiums San Antonio, TeXas New York style high-rise condo with exquisite views of the cityscape. The loft-style floorplan offers true urban living with its contemporary features, custom stained concrete floors throughout, upgraded lighting and ceiling fans, and one-of-a-kind touches. This modern unit is 2,918± square feet with ten foot ceilings, three bedrooms and three and one half baths, and custom ELFA closets. Elegant dining room and island kitchen with rich wood cabinets and extra deep, large stainless sink and faucet. The master bath includes custom mirrors, a double vanity, garden tub and sleek stainless medicine cabinets. $549,900 MLS#760167 Debra Maltz 210-639-3272

Vidorra Condos San Antonio, TEXAS This seventeenth floor, three bedroom two and one half bath condo features fabulously appointed designer touches. The corner location provides amazing views in multiple directions. Carpeting and wood flooring can be found in the exquisite living space. Refined Vidorra perks include concierge service, 24 hour security, gated garage, fitness center, golf green, pool, business center and much more! The master suite is sure to please with spectacular views, California walk-in closet, double vanity and separate shower/garden tub. $549,000 MLS#849256 Laura Dippel 210-413-1998 / Gina Gomez-Verdun 210-386-1487

King William San Antonio, TEXAS Classic King William home built in 1892. Spacious floorplan includes a master suite and a master bath on the first floor, living and dining rooms, a half bath and an immaculate, open kitchen, all showcased by gleaming hardwood flooring. Upstairs features three bedrooms and two more baths. Renovations only add to this home’s enjoyment, including the porch on the second floor, lighting, foundation work, gutters and much more. Outside, a large yard provides great space for what could be a landscaped oasis. $525,000 MLS#838400 Debra Maltz 210-639-3272

Riverview Condominiums San Antonio, TeXas Beautifully modernized River Walk condo showcases great city views from the two large balconies. Hardwood floors, granite, stainless appliances and a third floor loft/study are just a few bonuses that complement this condo. New Low “E” energy-efficient windows surround, while two fireplaces add extra comfort. A built-in computer desk offers great space and lighting throughout adds to the spacious feel. Conveniently watch the parade from the lovely outdoor pool or from the common patio. Come visit this culture-enriched condo, located in the best spot, right on the River Walk! $497,500 MLS#863315 Debra Maltz 210-639-3272

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FM954 | Fayette County Round Top | texas Two Texas farmhouses & newly-constructed “gathering barn” with covered porches and pool. $2,250,000 Heritage Texas Country Properties 888.663.6467


Rock Creek Cypress | texas 5/5.5/4 offers spectacular lake views with over 250' of lake frontage and two 2-car garages. $1,380,000 281.440.1221 briargrove Houston | texas 5/4.5/2 recent construction with superior quality architecture, finishes and workmanship. $1,549,000 713.965.0812

Cedarwood round top | texas Country property on 11.77Âą acres has 3/3.5 main house, a guest barn and a tree house complex. $1,600,000 Heritage Texas Country Properties 888.663.6467


royden Oaks Houston | texas 4/5-2/3 new construction on oversized lot with downstairs master and flex space for 5th bedroom. $2,295,000 713.965.0812

bellaire Houston | texas 4/3.5/2 new construction, premium lot on horseshoe street; unfinished 3rd floor space for bedroom/bath. $994,700 Kathy Dreyfus Grotta 713.297.5694 | C: 713.705.0201

Lakes on Eldridge houston | texas 4/3.5/3 custom home in resort-like gated community with downstairs master suite. $450,000 Ann Knoche 281.582.3911 | C: 281.844.1111


Royal Oaks Country Club houston | texas 4/3.5/3 courtyard home in guard-gated community with 2 bedrooms down and pool. $639,900 Amanda Walsh 281.679.0101 | C: 281.451.8107 West University houston | texas 5-6/3.5/2 custom, 1-owner home. Downstairs master, quarters or media/game w/ full bath. $1,060,000 713.965.0812

High Meadow Ranch Magnolia | texas 5/6.5/3 on 2.37Âą acres at 17th green, separate guest suite, indoor and outdoor pools, spa with waterfalls. $999,000 Tammy Hendricks Team 281.569.5567 | C: 281.744.9955


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Windy Hill Ranch Madisonville, Texas Have you thought about owning a ranch that was an easy drive from your Houston home…A place where you could go with your family and enjoy the “quiet” and actually see the stars at night…Have those cattle you’ve always wanted, count the new calves as they are born, help with the spring branding…A place you can ride your horses for hours over beautiful pastures, through creeks and old stands of trees, OR, train in a covered arena facility that is so nice you can have horse events there if you choose? Then there is the hunting and fishing to enjoy on these almost 3,000 acres. Fish in the many stocked ponds and lakes and enjoy your own white tail deer population during hunting season. Windy Hill Ranch offers you all of this. An easy drive from Houston to Madisonville, the access to Windy Hill is all paved highway and farm to market roads. If you love horses and love to ride, there will be no finer place than here. The covered arena facility has a 275' x 125' arena, office space, apartments, 16 stalls, holding pens for cattle―it is the finest facility in this part of Texas. There is a separate 10-stall center aisle barn with runs, numerous turn-out areas, lighted cutting pen, walker and much more. The cattle facilities are the top-of-the-line with hydraulic trim tilt squeeze chute and 10,000# Tru-Test scales. The improved pastures allow you to run a cow/calf or stocker operation. There are four large hay storage barns to house the hay that is grown on the ranch. At the end of the day, when that good kind of “tiredness” starts to take over, kick back on the porch or by the pool of the comfortable brick home that sits on the hilltop and appreciate the lifestyle!


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ARIZONA SCOTTSDALE Desert Mountain 37700 N. Desert Mountain Parkway Scottsdale, Arizona 85262 (800) 322-0044 Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty 7135 E. Camelback Road, Suite 360 Scottsdale, Arizona 85251 (480) 287-5300

MENLO PARK Alain Pinel Realtors 1550 El Camino Real Menlo Park, California 94025 (866) 468-0111

SEDONA Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty 1370 West SR 89A, Suite 9 Sedona, Arizona 86336 (928) 254-8888

Mill Valley Re/Max of Southern Marin 591 Redwood Highway, Suite 1210 Mill Valley, California 94941 (415) 381-7363

CALIFORNIA BEVERLY HILLS/LOS ANGELES Rodeo Realty 9696 Wilshire Boulevard, 3rd Floor Beverly Hills, California 90212 (310) 770-9014

Napa Wine Country Fine Properties, Inc. 23 Buhman Court Napa, California 94558 (707) 696-5114

Teles Properties 338 N. Canon Drive, Penthouse Beverly Hills, California 90210 (424) 202-3200 CORONADO Lee Mather Co. Realtors 944 Orange Avenue Coronado, California 92118 (619) 435-1851 DANVILLE J. Rockcliff Realtors 15 Railroad Avenue Danville, California 94526 (925) 855-4041 J. Rockcliff Realtors 4105 Blackhawk Plaza Circle Danville, California 94506 (925) 683-0488


MALIBU Prudential Malibu Realty 23805 Stewart Ranch Road, Suite 205 Malibu, California 90265 (310) 317-1709

SAN FRANCISCO Paragon Real Estate Group 1160 Battery Street San Francisco, California 94111 (415) 738-7070 SAN JOSE Grant, Griffith & Jones Windermere Silicon Valley Properties 5609 Silver Creek Valley Road San Jose, California 95138 (408) 239-0990 TIBURON Decker Bullock Sotheby’s International Realty 1620 Tiburon Boulevard Tiburon, California 94920 (415) 435-6991 COLORADO ASPEN Morris & Fyrwald Sotheby’s International Realty 415 East Hyman Aspen, Colorado 81611 (970) 925-6060

BOULDER Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty 1500 28th Street Boulder, Colorado 80303 (303) 440-4999 BRECKENRIDGE Breckenridge Associates Real Estate 226 South Main Street Breckenridge, Colorado 80424 (970) 797-1978 Colorado Springs Prudential Rocky Mountain, Realtors 660 Southpointe Court, Suite 200 Colorado Springs, Colorado 80906 (719) 785-4110 Denver/Greenwood Village Kentwood Companies 5690 DTC Boulevard Denver, Colorado 80111 (303) 773-3399 Durango Horizon Properties of Durango 275 CR 252 (Trimble Lane) Durango, Colorado 81301 (970) 259-3700 VAIL Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate 230 Bridge Street Vail, Colorado 81657 (970) 479-5762

David Ogilvy & Associates, Realtors 75 Arch Street Greenwich, Connecticut 06830 (203) 869-9866 Greenwich Fine Properties 80 Mason Street Greenwich, Connecticut 06830 (203) 661-9200 LITCHFIELD COUNTY Klemm Real Estate Inc. 6 Titus Road Washington Depot, Connecticut 06794 (860) 868-7313 DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA WASHINGTON William Sawyer & Co., Realtors 1050 17th Street, NW Suite 600 Washington, D.C. 20036 (202) 466-7788 FLORIDA CORAL GABLES/MIAMI Esslinger-Wooten-Maxwell 355 Alhambra Circle, Suite 950 Coral Gables, Florida 33134 (305) 960-2575 FORT LAUDERDALE Esslinger-Wooten-Maxwell 1700 E. Las Olas Boulevard Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301 (954) 306-7220

CONNECTICUT DARIEN Kelly Associates Real Estate 780 Boston Post Road Darien, Connecticut 06820 (203) 655-8238

Jacksonville The Legends of Real Estate 8777 San Jose Boulevard, Suite 903 Jacksonville, Florida 32217 (904) 739-7100

GREENWICH Cleveland, Duble & Arnold, Realtors 79 East Putnam Avenue Greenwich, Connecticut 06830 (203) 869-0866

KEY WEST Truman & Co. 1205 Truman Avenue Key West, Florida 33040 (305) 292-2244

NAPLES John R. Wood, Realtors 1265 Creekside Parkway, Suite 400 Naples, Florida 34108 (239) 592-1011 OCALA Joan Pletcher, Realtor 11 SE Hwy 484 Ocala, Florida 34480 (352) 347-1777 ORLANDO/WINTER PARK Fannie Hillman and Associates, Inc. 205 W. Fairbanks Avenue Winter Park, Florida 32789 (407) 644-1234 PALM BEACH Illustrated Properties 2725 PGA Boulevard Palm Beach Gardens, Florida 33401 (561) 626-5100 St. Petersburg/Tampa Michael Green and Associates 3502 Henderson Boulevard, Suite 300 Tampa, Florida 33609 (813) 295-2000 VERO BEACH John’s Island Real Estate Company One John’s Island Drive Vero Beach, Florida 32963 (772) 231-0900 GEORGIA ATLANTA Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty 3290 Northside Parkway, Suite 200 Atlanta, Georgia 30327 (404) 237-5000 Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage 3650 Habersham Road Atlanta, Georgia 30305 (404) 504-0801 (404) 262-1234


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NEW JERSEY AVALON Avalon Real Estate Agancy 30th Street at Dunn Drive Avalon, New Jersey 08202 (609) 967-3001 BAY HEAD Clayton & Clayton 512 Main Avenue Bay Head, New Jersey 08742 (732) 295-2222 HO-HO-KUS/RIDGEWOOD/SADDLE RIVER Marron Gildea Realtors 19 Sheridan Avenue Ho-Ho-Kus, New Jersey 07423 (201) 447-6100 BERNARDSVILLE/FAR HILLS/HARDING TOWNSHIP/MENDHAM/RUMSON/SHORT HILLS Weichert Capital Properties & Estates A division of Weichert Realtors 1625 Route 10 East Morris Plains, New Jersey 07950 (800) 785-3000 SADDLE RIVER Special Properties 158 W. Saddle River Road Saddle River, New Jersey 07458 (201) 934-7111 SUMMIT Lois Schneider Realtor 431 Springfield Avenue Summit, New Jersey 07901 (908) 277-1398 NEW MEXICO SANTA FE Bell Tower Properties 218 Camino La Tierra Santa Fe, New Mexico 87506 (505) 988-2428 NEW YORK EAST HAMPTON The Corcoran Group 51 Main Street East Hampton, New York 11937 (516) 380-0538

Long Island/North Shore Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty 160 East Main Street Huntington, New York 11743 (800) 942-5334

TEXAS AUSTIN Turnquist Partners Realtors, Inc. 3700 Bee Caves Road Austin, Texas 78746 (800) 282-3939

VIRGINIA ALEXANDRIA Weichert, Realtors 121 North Pitt Street Alexandria, Virginia 22314 (703) 587-4855

NEW YORK CITY Stribling & Associates 924 Madison Avenue New York, New York 10021 (212) 570-2440

CORPUS CHRISTI Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty P.O. Box 3079 Port Aransas, Texas 78373 (361) 749-7300

GREAT FALLS Weichert, Realtors 731-A Walker Road Great Falls, Virginia 22066 (703) 759-6300

TUXEDO PARK Pamela Cromey Real Estate 222 Route 17 Tuxedo Park, New York 10987 (845) 351-5611

DALLAS Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty 5600 W. Lovers Lane, Ste. 224 Dallas, Texas 75209 (214) 350-0400

IRVINGTON Ann Meekins, Realtors 77 King Carter Drive Irvington, Virginia 22480 (804) 815-0436 (804) 438-9304

NORTH CAROLINA ASHEVILLE Beverly-Hanks & Associates 1940 Hendersonville Road Asheville, North Carolina 28803 (800) 868-8999 OREGON CENTRAL/WESTERN OREGON John L. Scott Real Estate (see listing under Washington) RHODE ISLAND NARRAGANSETT/NEWPORT Lila Delman Real Estate 41 Ocean Road Narragansett, Rhode Island 02882 (401) 789-6666 TENNESSEE MEMPHIS Marx-Bensdorf, Realtors 959 Ridgeway Loop Memphis, Tennessee 38120 (901) 682-1868 NASHVILLE The Lipman Group Sotheby’s International Realty 2325 Crestmoor Road, Suite L-4 Nashville, Tennessee 37215 (615) 463-3333

Hempstead Deitra Robertson Real Estate, Inc. 38351 FM 1736 Hempstead, Texas 77445 (979) 921-9470 HORSESHOE BAY Horseshoe Bay Corp. Box 7752 Horseshoe Bay, Texas 78657 (830) 598-2553 HOUSTON Heritage Texas Properties 1177 W. Loop South, Suite 1200 Houston, Texas 77027 (713) 965-0812

WILLIAMSBURG Liz Moore And Associates 5350 Discovery Park Williamsburg, Virginia 23188 (757) 645-4106 WASHINGTON BELLEVUE/PUGET SOUND/SEATTLE/SPOKANE/ VANCOUVER John L. Scott Real Estate 1700 NW Gilman Boulevard, Suite 300 Issaquah, Washington 98037 (425) 392-1211

SAN ANTONIO Kuper Sotherby’s International Realty Ranch Division 6606 N. New Braunfels San Antonio, Texas 78209 (210) 822-8602 VERMONT LandVest (see listing under Massachusettes)


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