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Volume I, Number 1 Texas Edition

American Luxury

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11917 Musket Rim Austin, texas

A Gallery of Fine Real Estate for the Discriminating Buyer


11917 Musket Rim COVER PROPERTY

Austin, Texas This gorgeous Spanish hacienda is situated on a private 2-acre lot on a hillside of the Spanish Oaks community, overlooking the Balcones Nature Preserve. With over 10,500 square feet, this five bedroom, seven full and two half-bath home offers numerous spaces, such as a gourmet kitchen with commercial appliances by Miele, Sub-Zero, and Wolf, media room, office, play room, exercise room, multi-purpose studio and a study. Drawing from an array of archetypes, the predominant inspiration for the house is taken from the Spanish Colonial influences of South Texas and Northern New Mexico. The goal is to bring an old world sensibility with an illusion of age. The finish-out is exquisite with details such as white-washed stucco, antique terra cotta clay tile roofs, stone floors, coarse timbers, carved limestone trim, reclaimed wood beams, distressed doors, rusticated limestone fireplaces, window sills and door surrounds, arched stone entry ways, deeply recessed window and door openings and groin-vaulted ceilings. Practically every room features custom floor-to-ceiling windows, which provide breathtaking views of the hill country. The lower level of the home, dedicated to the expansive master suite, includes a large spa bath with garden tub, steam shower, sauna, wine room, sitting room, his and her closets with built-ins and dressing areas. The outdoors offer a quaint courtyard with fireplace and a large combination living/kitchen/dining space with a pool and spa located off the back of the house. Destined to become a classic, this fabulously unique showcase home is an extraordinary example of stylized craftsmanship. Offered at $4,195,000. Please contact Kathryn Bechtol for a private showing of this home. 512-970-1355 Elite 25sm

Kathryn Bechtol 512-970-1355 Turnquist Partners Realtors, Inc. Austin, TX 800-282-3939 ale@turnquistpartners.com


Volume I, Number 1

American Luxury

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A Gallery of Fine Real Estate for the Discriminating Buyer

IN THIS ISSUE

Featured Articles Good News About Jumbo Loans 2

Austin’s Premier Concierge Community

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Introducing American Luxury Estates 8

Houston, Texas

San Antonio, Texas

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Latter & Blum, Inc., Realtors New Orleans, Louisiana

Realtor Index

Greenwood King

Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty

Martha Turner Properties Houston, Texas

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Heritage Texas Properties

Turnquist Partners, Realtors, Inc.

Houston, Texas

Austin, Texas

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Williams Trew Real Estate Services

Horseshoe Bay Corp. Horseshoe Bay, Texas

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Fort Worth, Texas

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Good News About Jumbo Loans Several months of positive housing data indicates that the real estate market is stabilizing. Couple this with the new availability of jumbo loans and this brings much needed relief to the upper-end market. Many lenders, not fully understanding how the jumbo market fit into the overall tightening of credit, ceased offering larger mortgages. This left high-end homeowners in a tough spot with few financing options available for them to refinance and if they were attempting to sell their home, it further restricted an already small pool of prospective buyers. “The jumbo market is opening up, the funds are plentiful and rates are low,” says Ken Jacobson, CMPS, a mortgage expert at Hometrust Mortgage in Houston, Texas. “Just in the last month competition in the jumbo market has caused rates to fall over two-percent, putting a 30 year fixed loan in the mid-to-high five-percent range and a 15 year fixed loan in the high four-percent range.” However, the key to getting a great mortgage is to look beyond the numbers. In the wake of some of the largest financial institutions failing and home buyers attempting to navigate the new rules of mortgage financing, what are consumers to do and how do they know they are getting a fair deal? 2


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1. Get referrals. Who you work with is a critical element in the mortgage process. It is important that your mortgage planner is ethical, experienced and knowledgeable about current mortgage products and the constantly changing rules associated with them. Be honest and upfront with your mortgage planner. Hiding information will only hinder your loan process. There is no such thing as a perfect borrower and a good mortgage planner will guide you through the process. If you are unsure where to start, look for a Certified Mortgage Planning Specialist. CMPS professionals are educated in mortgage, cash flow and real estate equity management strategies that help you build and conserve wealth, become debt free and achieve financial freedom. It is one of the few designations that require ongoing training and testing as well as adherence to a strict code of ethics. 2. Know where you stand. “Right now, credit is more important than ever,” says Ken Jacobson. “We encourage people to talk to us when they are first thinking about a refinance or purchasing a home. We go through their credit with them make to sure there aren’t any surprises. If there is something that would prevent them from getting financing now, we give them an action plan and ideas of what to do to get their credit

a sizable debt and requires careful consideration. The most important factor in getting a mortgage is how well you sleep at night. If someone tells you that an interest-only mortgage is perfect for you, but you are uncomfortable with it – don’t do it.” 4. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Obtaining mortgage financing is relatively straightforward these days, however, be wary of anything that sounds too easy. Underwriters are making sure that borrowers have employment history, income and assets. Borrowers almost always have to have a down payment and they must be able to afford the monthly payment.The startling realization that many homeowners are coming to is that they don’t qualify today for the home they already own. Many homeowners originally purchased their home with a stated-income or no-income loan, which are not available now.

in shape. Now that sub-prime and alternative lending is a thing of the past, doing this early in the process puts most borrowers at ease and prevents disappointment later.” 3. Consider the future. There are a lot of great mortgage programs available, but they aren’t great for everybody. When discussing options with your mortgage planner think about how long you plan to live in the house, whether you will sell the house when you move or keep it as a rental. If discussing adjustable rate programs, calculate the payment at higher rates and see if it is still manageable. “I encourage all of my clients to do a budget when getting a mortgage. It is important for them to understand their cash flow with all their current and future expenses. Little things are sometimes missed that may have a big impact later, for example, a larger house generally has larger utility bills. And, this is also a good opportunity for couples to make sure they are on the same page as far as their spending. I have line items in my budget for furnishings, window coverings, appliances and yard equipment. Adjusting the amount of the down payment may be an option when discussing any initial big ticket items,” says Jacobson. “Getting a mortgage is not a ‘no brainer’ as some companies claim. It is a significant financial instrument,

5. Read the fine print. If you are talking to more than one lender, comparing the APR on the Truth in Lending forms and analyzing the differences in the Good Faith Estimates is helpful, but don’t stop there. There is also the loan program to consider and whether there is a prepayment penalty. Take the time to read through the specific lender disclosures, as well as their privacy policy; it is important you know and understand what you are signing.

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

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Located in the midst of a nature preserve just outside of Austin, Texas, in the hills above Lake Travis, Villa Montaña is an exclusive address for only 98 homeowners. Residents enjoy a panoramic lake and canyon view, along with incredible sunsets. Villa Montaña is a gated community with 24-hour, on-property concierge service. Canyon vistas and street views are unobstructed as Villa Montaña features full underground utilities and designated guest parking areas. Specially paved concrete streets further enhance the quality of life in a community where the importance of aesthetics and attention to detail are paramount. Lots with expansive views of the lake are naturally terraced with limestone outcroppings allowing for an interesting blend of multi-level home designs. Other home sites are nestled in the lush solitude of the canyons that are awash with color and light, and abound with native wildlife. The setting of the garden homes at Villa Montaña is unique, each with an intimate world unto itself, featuring enclosed patios and interior courtyards with fountains or pools. 6


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Villa Montaña: The Reality of a Vision An internationally renowned interior designer, restaurateur and developer, Beau Theriot has created a community that is exceptional, which is Villa Montaña in Comanche Canyon Ranch in Austin, Texas. A beautiful enclave of timeless design and style, Villa Montaña features the natural beauty and architectural grace of a charming hillside village. According to Beau, “It has been my 20-year quest to create a living environment that captures the aura and style of the Mediterranean, set in Austin’s most scenic hills above Lake Travis. I want our homeowners to feel the dedication and love of creativity that has inspired Villa Montaña. Whether you find inspiration in a beautiful sunset or pleasure in living in a perfectly designed home, Villa Montaña is Austin’s address for your lifestyle. In fact, Villa Montaña is the ideal blend of gracious homes, majestic scenery and proximity to Texas’ most exciting city.” Villa Montaña is located just around the curve from Beau’s other venture, The OASIS, Sunset Capital of Texas, which is considered the largest outdoor restaurant in Texas, and probably the largest in the country. Guests enjoy spectacular views, both day and night, from private party rooms and multi-level decks 450 feet above Lake Travis. Folks come with a hearty appetite for Tex-Mex, seafood, steaks and other classics. In 1973, Beau opened his first restaurant, The Brownstone, one of Houston’s most enchanting venues for over 35 years. The popularity of The Brownstone’s décor led Beau to open The Brownstone Gallery, featuring antiques, furnishings and art in the heart of Houston’s Upper Kirby District. Continuing his entrepreneurial spirit, The OASIS became a reality in 1982. The Treasury in Austin, a three-story gallery like no other in the hill country featuring art, antiques, home, office and ranch furnishings, opened in 2004. Always one to stay abreast of changing trends, Beau closed The Brownstone Restaurant in 2008, and re-opened as Brownstone Co-Op Antique Center. Upstairs is Red Room, another of Beau’s interests, which features New York Nightlife (Sips & Sounds) – Texas Style. What’s next? Oasis, Texas! Construction of Oasis, Texas is well underway on the 500 acres next to The OASIS. Retail spaces will feature an enchanting array of boutiques, eateries and gift shops. Stay tuned at www.oasistex.com. Beau Theriot continues to turn dreams into reality!

Beau Theriot Villa Montana is marketed by Turnquist Partners Realtors, Inc., 512-3283939. www.villamontanatexas.com. Learn more about The OASIS at www.oasis-austin.com. This article submitted by Comanche Canyon Ranch, Beau Theriot’s corporate headquarters, 512-266-3993. 7


Introducing

American Luxury Estates Texas Edition

This inaugural edition brings together the most experienced team of real estate marketing professionals in the country as we present to you the premium properties of the area’s finest real estate brokers. Vicki Holland, Katy Sulester and Dick Lewis have joined me in creating a new brand that will deliver a three-phase marketing approach combining print, a counterpart digital publication and a sophisticated website to fulfill the needs of discriminating buyers and sellers. The Texas edition is one of five regional publications serving different areas of the United States, each to be published quarterly. The freshly designed pages herein explore the exceptional real estate offerings of the Lone Star State. Please join us as we travel from the lush green neighborhoods of the coastal plains in and around Houston to the unique and historic city of San Antonio with its charming Spanish and traditional architecture and on to the magnificent properties available in the state capital of Austin and the surrounding lake and hill country. We end our journey in the Metroplex area of the northern part of the state and visit Fort Worth, defined by its well-known epithet as being Where the West Begins. As a bonus, we will occasionally display properties from brokers in other parts of the country as a preview of superb offerings published in our editions in other market areas. We feel our timing is excellent. Leading indicators show that the real estate market is on the rebound after a significant downturn. Lenders are taking positive steps and both buyers and sellers are being realistic regarding pricing. We hope you enjoy this issue and we welcome your feedback.

George H. Lane Chairman Real Property Marketing Group

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Luxury on Lake Travis Austin, Texas Located in the prestigious lakefront, gated community of Costa Bella, providing a beautiful clubhouse, community pool, private marina and tennis courts. This Mediterranean masterpiece is located on over an acre of perfectly manicured landscape, overlooking magnificent Lake Travis in Austin, Texas. This estate home comes with a 50' covered boat dock in the private marina, located in a deep water location of the lake. Custom designed, with 7,842 square feet and 3,000 feet of covered veranda overlooking Lake Travis. First floor master suite and two additional bedrooms, with a fourth bedroom upstairs perfect for guests, complete with a kitchen. The backyard is an oasis with outdoor kitchen, huge yard and a resort-style pool with waterfalls and hot tub, all overlooking the lake. Perfect for entertaining, complete with wet bar, media and game room and a true wine cellar basement! Elegant formal dining and kitchen, providing all the details for the professional caterer or domestic cooking host. $2,750,000. Please contact Paula Jo Pierce for a private showing of this home. 512-484-1461

Waterfront Estate Home Site — Deep Water Lake Travis Austin, Texas Located in the beautiful, equestrian waterfront community, The Reserve at Lake Travis. A one-of-a-kind luxury estate development, with 300 lush acres and 3.5 miles of waterfront shoreline. These are 2 of the largest estate lots ranging from 6.7 to 13 acre tracts, located on a peninsula shoreline, providing access to deep water, allowing for a private dock. Resort living Texas style, as a second home or primary. Amenities include, weekend villas, equestrian center, lazy river pool and clubhouse, private marina, full service restaurant, tennis courts, waterfront pavilion and park. A Rare find in waterfront acreage. Just 10-15 minutes to the Hill Country Galleria, several award-winning golf clubs and 40 minutes to downtown. Prices from $3,000,000 - $5,000,000. Please contact Paula Jo Pierce for community details and home site details. 512-484-1461

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

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Modern Sophistication Austin, Texas Conveniently located in central Austin, minutes from downtown and within walking distance of Seton Medical Center, is an amazing contemporary oasis. This home offers a very livable and open floor plan with tall ceilings and lots of windows that provide generous amounts of natural light. This home was constructed with the utmost care to detail and quality finish out. This unique, one-of-a-kind home was permitted and built prior to the McMansion law and cannot be duplicated with today’s restrictions. Please contact Rick Payton for a private showing of this home. 512-524-2066

Rick Payton 512-524-2066

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Timeless Classic on Lake Travis Austin, Texas This spectacular custom home by Ron Ross Custom Homes was two years in the planning and every element, from the antique French chandeliers and the custom alder cabinetry finished by a master craftsman to the natural stone counters, and a gorgeous front door designed and built by Cantera, was chosen with great thought and care, every element truly unique. This very elegant but casual home has a flow that is perfect for entertaining small or large gatherings. Boasting four bedrooms, four and one half baths, library/office with lots of built-in bookshelves and cabinetry, a sound system throughout the home, wonderful great room with Austin-inspired floor-to-ceiling fireplace, and a chef’s kitchen with top-of-the-line appliances and granite counters. There are approximately 1,275 square feet of outdoor living space, including covered verandas that grace the back of the house, an outdoor kitchen with Thermador grill, refrigerator, natural stone farm sink, fireplace, pool, spa and pool bath. If you want a true Austin home with spectacular sunsets and views of the hill country, this is this is your dream home in Costa Bella. $1,395,000. Please contact Steve Guthrie for a private showing of this home. 512-965-9757

Great Family Home is Costa Bella Austin, Texas With a 25' boat slip at the community marina, this is exclusive lake living in the gated community of Costa Bella on Lake Travis. Stunning home, built in 2006 by Sierra Custom Homes, is situated on over an acre. Offering five bedrooms, five and one half baths, and a four-car garage, this home is perfect for casual family living or entertaining. Beautifully appointed wraparound granite kitchen with stainless steel top-of-the-line appliances, including a Wolf range and Sub-Zero refrigerator. Interior finishes include travertine floors with inlaid tile accents, hand-troweled walls, arched windows and hand-scraped hardwood floors in the study. There are six living areas, including a media room, and a wet bar and wine storage room convenient to both the kitchen and breakfast areas. The spacious master suite has a sitting room, two large walk-in closets, lots of storage, two person shower and a jetted tub. Additionally, the outdoor living area features an inviting negative-edge pool with swim beach and spa surrounded by a large flagstone patio and an outdoor kitchen cabana with a grill, sink and outdoor fireplace – perfect for cool spring evenings in Texas. $1,849,000. Please contact Julia Correll for a private showing of this home. 979-203-0335

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Italian Inspired Lake Austin Waterfront Austin, Texas Italian inspired Lake Austin 2.5 acre compound offers you the very best of fine Austin living. Offering a main house with four bedrooms, four and one half baths, and a guest apartment over the garage with one bedroom and one bath and an art studio with one bedroom, one bath and a living area. This one-of-a-kind home includes a 200+ foot man-made stream with custom bridge and waterfalls, plus a negative-edge pool and spa, all on a gently sloping lawn to the lake. Imported hardwood known as “Machinche” was used for all the hand-scraped wood flooring including the boat dock, all doors, casings, baseboards and custom cabinetry. The boathouse has 2 slips with lifts, hardwood decking and a second-floor tile-covered porch. With such features as a central vacuum, geo-thermal system, automated lighting and entertainment center, Venetian plaster and fauxfinished walls, handmade old world beams and corbels, solid bronze hardware and copper gutters, this home is one of the most unique on Lake Austin. Offered at $5,900,000. Please contact Michele Turnquist for a private showing of this home. 512-431-1121 Elite 25sm

Michele Turnquist 512-431-1121

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Amazing Lake Travis Views Austin, Texas Situated on approximately 4.5 acres with over 300 feet of Lake Travis water frontage, this gorgeous home boasts 16,000+ square feet of living space and 3,000 square feet of outdoor verandas and patios. There is a theater wing with arcade, media room with stadium seating, large wine cellar, study and fully-equipped workout room. The master suite has his and her baths, a fireplace and private veranda overlooking the water. Featuring a large gourmet kitchen with eight Sub-Zero refrigerators, seven dishwashers, double ovens and a six-burner commercial range that opens to the breakfast room and den, making it perfect for entertaining. The pool/spa area has a fabulous cabana with full kitchen and bath and gently terraced and lighted paths lead to a gazebo and two-stall boat dock with party deck. A guest house and 4-car garage complete this rare property that you have to see to believe! Offered at $12,750,000. Please contact Michele Turnquist for a private showing of this home. 512-431-1121 Elite 25sm

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

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Stunning Hilltop Villa Austin, Texas Stunning Mediterranean style villa on the top of a hill in beautiful Seven Oaks with panoramic hill country views. Quality built custom with every amenity; the architectural detail throughout is unsurpassed! Tastefully combining the elegance of a European estate with the comfort and causal lifestyle of the Texas hill country, with over 9,700 square feet of gracious indoor living and extensive outdoor living spaces, this home is perfect for entertaining. The oasis-style pool features a spa and fountain situated by a complete outdoor kitchen and private guest casita. The five bedrooms include a private master wing on the main level with an exercise room, study and huge “boutiquestyle” closet. This home boasts seven living areas, including a second-floor entertainment area with theater room, billiard/gameroom and mini-kitchen with a private entrance. The five-car garage spaces will suit any automobile aficionado, while the heated and cooled attached workshop is a car lover’s dream! Start your car collection with the 2000 Bentley Arnage twin turbo automobile that sits in the garage and conveys with the home! $3,199,999. Please contact Mona Crum for a private showing of this home. 512-4261341. This home is not in the Austin Multiple Listing Service.

Mona Crum 512-426-1341

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

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

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A View for Miles Austin, Texas Perched above the Balcones Canyonlands Preserve is this Tuscan home with three bedrooms and three and one half baths. High ceilings with wood beams, stone columns and multiple arches bring dramatic flair to the open floor plan. Imagine seeing enchanting sunsets with a hill country backdrop while sipping a favorite beverage – all to be enjoyed from most rooms of the house or one of the back decks. The outdoor grilling area and pool add an additional dimension. Yes, the perfect home for entertaining family and friends! $1,050,000. Please contact Mary Ann Kuhlmann for a private showing of this home. 512-785-8852

Splendor on the Lake

Mary Ann Kuhlmann 512-785-8852

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


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One-of-a-Kind Property on the Prestigious Calera Drive Austin, Texas Nestled on a private and wooded cul-de-sac lot behind the gates of one of Austin’s most exclusive neighborhoods, this home offers a rare opportunity for a special new homeowner. Upon entering this stunning home, you will immediately notice the wonderful attention to detail, superior construction quality and exquisite custom finishes. You will love the bright and open floor plan that seamlessly blends the indoor and outdoor living spaces to create the perfect home for enjoying family and entertaining guests. Features include a gourmet kitchen with mesquite butcher block island, gorgeous walnut hardwood floors, hand-blown glass light fixtures, soaring ceilings, luxurious baths, custom closets and much more. Walls of French doors on both sides of the main living area open to over 2,000 square feet of outdoor living space with a magnificent pool and spa. Do not miss this one! Offered for $1,650,000. Please contact Laurel Prats for a private showing of this home. 512-636-7579

Stunning New Home in Equestrian Community Austin, Texas Do not miss this very unique opportunity to own acreage in an exclusive community very close to Downtown Austin. The Polo Club is a private, gated community located in the heart of the Texas Hill Country. Nestled among century-old oak trees and a clustering of spring-fed ponds, it is home to fewer than 100 families who enjoy the outdoors and an equestrian-oriented lifestyle. Features of this lovely home include three spacious living areas, formal dining, breakfast area, media/game room, gourmet kitchen with stainless appliances, a spacious master bedroom with sitting area and a beautiful spa-like bath. Beautiful finishing details include archways, boxed ceilings, gorgeous crown molding, walls of windows and more. Offered for $950,000. Please contact Laurel Prats for a private showing of this home. 512-636-7579

Laurel Prats 512-636-7579 Turnquist Partners Realtors, Inc. Austin, TX 800-282-3939 ale@turnquistpartners.com

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200' of Gorgeous Lake Austin Waterfront Austin, Texas Build your dream home or vacation retreat and live the Austin lifestyle on this beautiful 1.76 acre waterfront lot on a prestigious, private street. Improvements include concrete bulkhead, boat slip with launch and boat garage. Centrally located and only minutes away from downtown Austin, it provides the perfect setting in which to live, work or play. $2,695,000. Please contact Connie Lundgen 512-619-4101, connie@turnquistpartners.com or Freda Voelker 512-627-5875, freda@turnquistpartners.com for a private showing of this home.

Luxurious Hill Country Home on 5 Wooded Equestrian Acres Spicewood, Texas Builder’s custom 2007 home in the exclusive gated Double Horn subdivision in Spicewood, Texas. 5,300 square feet, five bedrooms, four and one half baths, three living areas, 2 dining areas and a 3-car garage. Knotty alder cabinetry and accents throughout plus many more upgrades make this a warm and inviting family home or a perfect hill country retreat. Attached casita with kitchen and bath. Large covered patio with rock fireplace. Many community amenities. $950,000. Please contact Connie Lundgen 512-619-4101, connie@turnquistpartners.com for a private showing of this home.

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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. Offered at $1,250,000. 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. Offered at $7,250,0000. Please contact Leslie Cartwright for a private showing of this home. 512-695-1912

Blanco River Waterfront Wimberley, Texas Over 300 feet of Blanco River waterfront in Wimberley with approximately 5,200 square feet, four bedrooms, four and one half baths, four living areas, open kitchen/living with soaring ceilings and wood beams, luxurious master suite, large master bath with claw-foot tub and separate shower, media room, hickory hardwoods, stone and granite surfaces in kitchen and bathrooms, lots of natural light, screened porch, 1,200 square foot workshop and office, large game room, outdoor fire pit, almost 9 acres with large pecan and oak trees, gated and very private. Offered for $1,195,000. Please contact Lacey Bowen for a private showing of this home. 512-507-5224

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Summit at West Rim at Mount Larson

Pemberton Heights

Austin, Texas An alluring design by award-winning architect, Hugh Randolph. Live your dream in this grand home that boasts unprecedented attention to detail and quality with 8,388 square feet, six bedrooms, six baths, two half baths and six living areas. Pool, outdoor kitchen, covered decks and fire pit. All on almost 2 Acres. Offered at $2,999,999. www.4370RiverGardenTrail. net. Please contact Shannon Schmitz for a private showing of this home. 512-426-9069

Austin, Texas A traditional home on Austin’s most prestigious street in Pemberton. This home offers more than 4,600 square feet with five bedrooms and four and one half baths. Guest casita with kitchenette. Gated drive and backyard lend to secluded privacy around the pool and spa area. Offered at $1,599,500. www.ShannonSchmitz.com. Please contact Shannon Schmitz for a private showing of this home. 512-426-9069

Hill Country Gentleman’s Ranch

Rollingwood

Wimberley, Texas Enjoy the privilege of privacy on approximately 24 acres in Wimberley, the heart of the Texas Hill Country. This picturesque property contains four bedrooms, three and one half baths as well as five living areas and hill country views. Guest cabin with second master suite, full kitchen, laundry and a loft. Offered at 1,675,000. www.337WimberleyRanchDrive. com. Please contact Shannon Schmitz for a private showing of this home. 512-426-9069

Austin, Texas Set in a quiet cul-de-sac, this traditional home has sweeping porches in front and back. Redo by Dick Clark Architecture with over 3,700 square feet, three bedrooms, three and one half baths and a bonus room above the garage. Flat backyard with outdoor fireplace and total privacy around the pool. Offered at $1,100,000. www.ShannonSchmitz.com. Please contact Shannon Schmitz for a private showing of this home. 512-426-9069

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Custom Traditional in Original Rob Roy Austin, Texas This beautiful traditional home in an established, centrally-located, gated enclave features a grand entry, spiral staircase, breathtaking hill country views and quality handcrafted millwork throughout. A custom home on over an acre with coveted Eanes Schools has a main floor master with “his” and “her” baths, guest room, study, three living areas, three-car garage and two bedrooms upstairs, each with its own bath. $1,295,000. Please contact Lucy Netherton for a private showing of this home. 512-699-5822

One-of-a-Kind Spanish Hacienda in the Coves of Lakeway Lakeway, Texas This amazing custom home has spectacular Lake Travis and Hill Country views as well as water access with a day dock. Live luxuriously in the five bedrooms, six baths and four living areas this home has to offer. Entertain in the media/game room with bar and electronic movie screen as well as in the outdoor living space with pool, spa, dining area, kitchen and fireplace. A short drive from downtown Austin. 301 Brooks Hollow Road, Lakeway, Texas. Offered at $2,195,000. Please contact Freda Voelker for a private showing of this home. 512-627-5875

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Stunning Downtown Skyline Views Austin, Texas Amazing panoramic views of downtown from the top of Bull Mountain. Approximately 5,500 square feet, four bedrooms, three and one half baths, gourmet kitchen with dual Sub-Zeros, walls of windows, spacious open floor plan, two wet bars, sun room, two studies, gorgeous 2-acre lot, gated and very private. Offered at $2,795,000. Please contact Kathryn Bechtol for a private showing of this home. 512-970-1355 Elite 25sm

Lake Austin Waterfront

Lake Travis Waterfront

Austin, Texas Largest 5-star rated green-built home in Austin on enchanting canal with approximately 8,000 square feet, five bedrooms, five baths, two half baths, five living areas, chef’s kitchen, media/billiards/game room with 100-inch video projection screen and full wet bar, alder, mahogany and maple woods throughout, large outdoor living space with kitchen, pool and spa with water features, detached and private guest casita, 1-stall boat dock with electric hoists, 4-car garage, designed by Bill Harrison, only a few minutes from downtown. Offered for $5,995,000. Please contact Kathryn Bechtol for a private showing of this home. 512-970-1355 Elite 25sm

Austin, Texas Beautiful soft Spanish-inspired contemporary with approximately 6,300 square feet, five bedrooms, three and one half baths, three living areas, game room, media room, chef’s kitchen, large master suite with spa bath, open floor plan, natural stone surfaces, lots of natural light, large outdoor living areas and kitchen, negative-edge pool with water features, spa, gently sloping lot, lush grounds, gated, gorgeous lake views, 2-stall boat dock with electric hoists and party deck. Includes a three-bedroom, two-bath guest house with screened porch. Offered for $2,795,000. Please contact Kathryn Bechtol for a private showing of this home. 512-970-1355 Elite 25sm

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Lake Austin Views Austin, Texas Spectacular Estate in the highly-coveted Hunterwood Point with 10,003 square feet on an impeccably manicured and gated 1.15 acre lot. This gorgeous home, designed by architect Dean Rose and custom built by Don Skirrow, offers a wealth of features including seven bedrooms, seven and one half baths, seven living areas, chef’s kitchen with commercial appliances, media room, library, wet bar, butler’s pantry, elevator, guest quarters, observatory, 3-car garage and many luxurious details. The outdoors offers a pool and spa, several large outdoor living spaces and breathtaking panoramic Lake Austin Views! Minutes from downtown; Eanes ISD; within walking distance to St. Stephen’s Private School. $5,100,000. Please contact Kathryn Bechtol for a private showin of this home. 512-970-1355 Elite 25sm

Pedernales River Waterfront Spicewood, Texas Very private and gated 11-acre estate with approximately 300 feet of frontage on the Pedernales River. The property offers two main structures - the primary residence, green-built, completed in 2006, and an 18th-century barn from upstate New York, disassembled and moved and restored at its current location. The main house is 6,423 square feet, three bedrooms, three full baths, two half baths, guest quarters, two offices, gourmet kitchen with commercial grade appliances, large screened-in porch, and large master suite with spa bath. The barn houses a 33,000-gallon rainwater collection reservoir, 6-car garage, work room, utility room, living room, kitchen, two bedroom suites with separate lofts and two and one half baths. The outdoors offers numerous large entertaining areas, large commercial grill, heated saltwater pool and hot tub, 3 ponds with cascading waterfalls, gorgeous landscaping and amazing panoramic hill country views. Offered at $4,800,000. Please contact Kathryn Bechtol for a private showing of this home. 512-970-1355 Elite 25sm

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218 Encino

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

21280 Fortaleza

Fortaleza San Antonio, TeXas California Mission-style charm and elegance embellish this striking home on 11± acres. Displays high ceilings, detailed molding, expansive windows with panoramic views and large living areas. Custom millwork and fireplace in family room. Designer colors, rich materials and custom details within this 5,782± square foot design. Covered patio with Hill Country views. Additional 2,000± square foot detached structure mirrors main residence. Peaceful countryside living free from the hustle and bustle of urban life. $1,999,980 MLS#771738 Debra Janes 210-573-4040 / Herb Spoon 210-867-6090

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316 Arthur Court

Mystic Shores Spring Branch, TeXas Waterfront custom home on 2± acres with water and panoramic Hill Country views. Dark wood floors and designer built-in features throughout. Gourmet island kitchen offers rich mahogany cabinetry, Sub-Zero refrigerator and six-burner gas cooktop with pot filler. Lower floor features spectacular master suite and two oversized bedrooms while upper offers large gameroom, additional bedroom, private bathroom, wet bar and large covered balcony. Saltwater beach-entry pool with waterfall, spa and views of Guadalupe River Valley. $1,150,000 MLS#783768 J.P. & Kelley Martin 210-393-3304

311 Primrose

Alamo Heights San Antonio, TeXas Meticulous in design, workmanship and artistic simplicity, with gated drives to two opposite streets, Elan full-house system with video camera security, full-house sound, and dramatic outdoor lighting. Epicurean luxury embraces artful design in a kitchen with top-of-the-line appliances and stainless sink, all in a setting of abundant sleek wood cabinets, marble counter tops and superb limestone floor. Boasting a hand- embroidered carpet, the master bedroom provides a private retreat and outdoor access to adjoining pool. $1,884,124 MLS#754750 Rick Kuper 210-822-8602

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The Dominion

18 Montivillers

San Antonio, TeXas Award-Winning Masterpiece! Dramatic entry into the two-story foyer with cathedral travertine ceiling adorned with a gorgeous chandelier. Grand courtyard with tons of space. Pre-wired, state-of-the-art media and gameroom. Huge master retreat. Epicurean kitchen boasts a SubZero refrigerator and freezer, plus butler’s pantry. Some of the upgrades include granite, travertine, wood beams, stone walls and many other amazing details. $2,500,000 MLS#806524 Jim Hauglid 210-862-9197

Anaqua Springs Ranch

11406 Cat Springs

Boerne, TeXas This Steve Heflin designed masterpiece stands out as one of the Hill Country’s most unique and awe-inspiring homes. Throughout the estate, you’ll notice very interesting and unique artifacts incorporated into the design and construction. This home is a work of art that you can live in. The ultimate in privacy with amazing views from balconies. Worldclass kitchen. Elegant master suite. Two-level study with spiral staircase. $2,300,000 MLS#730505 Kevin Crawford 210-380-5386

Elm Creek

11642 Elm Ridge

San antonio, TeXas A timeless Italian Villa, this finely-executed estate has a main courtyard with pool and grill kitchen. Spacious gallery wraps around courtyard opening to formals, master bedroom wing and family room. Architectural moulding detailing with elaborate ceilings, travertine marble, granite and mosaics providing major impact. Gourmet kitchen plus caterer’s kitchen. Master wing has study, dressing room and exercise room with access to pool. $2,290,000 MLS#765230 Carol Case 210-240-4548

Unrivaled Hill Country Luxury

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Kerrville, TeXas Hill Country custom rock home enhanced by many large Pella windows and doors. Grand island kitchen has granite counters, stainless appliances and stained concrete floors. Versatile hobby room could be fifth bedroom. Upper floor holds a professional home theater with in-focus projector, 100" screen, 10 leather recliners and CAT-5 sound system. Over 10 acres with sprinklers, 4 golf greens and 5 elevated tee boxes. $1,990,000 MLS#785595 Pam Botine 830-446-1994

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The Dominion San Antonio, TeXas A remarkable, secluded setting embraces this striking Mediterranean estate. Charming Old World interior of graceful vaulted ceilings, intricate floating beams and meticulous crown molding. Warm colors, rich materials and custom details offer extravagant living within the spacious design that sprawls across formal and casual living and dining areas, gourmet island kitchen, and large verandas offering Hill Country views. $1,589,000 MLS#791084 Theodora Kaufmann 210-415-6399

19 Queens Heath

Terra Mont San Antonio, TeXas And this isn’t even the best view in the house! Built for the 2009 Parade of Homes, this home was designed to incorporate amazing views into a functional floorplan. One-of-a-kind planked travertine and Venetian plaster finish. This home was built for luxurious entertaining with an outdoor grilling area, an enormous negative-edge pool and picturesque Hill Country views. $1,500,000 MLS#802321 Liz Blue Braden 210-219-5324 / Kevin Crawford 210-380-5386

19910 Terra Canyon

Terrell Hills San Antonio, TeXas Private 0.74± acre estate with exquisite renovations. The gourmet chef in the family will love the spectacular kitchen with island, opening to huge family room overlooking pool/spa. The home offers vast formal living, relaxing casual rooms and a handsome master suite including study/ library showcasing beautiful wood and hardware. Detached exercise/ flex room and guest apartment is a must see. $1,499,980 MLS#771110 Kathleen Kuper 210-844-8089

543 Garraty

The Dominion San Antonio, TeXas Exquisite one-story former 2004 Parade of Homes estate. Beautiful finishes and ceiling treatments throughout. Marble, travertine, wood and granite. Kitchen has top-of-the-line stainless appliances plus built-in Miele coffee maker. Stunning master suite with exercise room and huge walk-in closet with built-ins. Study has mesquite wood floors. Media room with projector television and theatre seating. Pool has waterfall spa, outdoor kitchen and fireplace. $1,495,000 MLS#766212 Susan Marburger 210-413-0731

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Alamo Heights

401 Castano

San antonio, TeXas Historic details enrich this stately classic on treed grounds with tropical waterfall pool. Original wood floors, crown moldings and French doors combine with coffered and beamed ceilings plus rich designer fixtures. A unique staircase ascends to a master retreat with study, balcony above backyard oasis and bedroom with sitting area. First floor bedroom wing, wine room and lower level game/media room are inviting options for hospitality. $1,349,000 MLS#798303 Sergey Litvinov 210-378-9999

The Dominion

6 Bayside Court

San Antonio, TeXas Mediterranean custom home with lush landscaping and an expansive stone patio surrounding a pool with waterfall and spa. Ceramic tile roof, stucco, graceful arches, and immaculate grounds extend warmth with style and define this luxurious estate. The crisp sparkling pool, with its waterfall and spa, invites you to relax under the Texas sky in your own oasis while you entertain family and friends or spend a quiet evening in seclusion. $1,250,000 Non-MLS Matthew Resnick 210-849-8837

Cibolo Canyons

24035 Gran Palacio

San Antonio, TeXas A tranquil setting provides inspiration for a residence that indulges the senses with its luxurious quality. This grand Parade Home showcases natural materials including maple cabinetry, granite, ceramic and travertine tile plus wood flooring. Kyle Lindsey Custom Homes, LLC, provides a design that suits your dreams with its three bedrooms, three and one half baths, versatile fourth bedroom or gameroom, and intimate study. TPC Charter Membership available. $1,175,000 MLS#740472 Michael Navarro 210-259-7543

Green Fields

113 Ammann Road

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Boerne, TeXas Classic looking Hill Country home in good location near Boerne’s Main Street. Square-cut limestone home set among many oaks. Open living/ dining/kitchen area, high ceilings, study, metal roof, large front porch, screened back porch. Private with paved driveway. 30± acres of land with 5± acre field and many hardwood trees. Oversized 3-car detached garage with work area, fourth bedroom and bath. 3-stall barn. 3-sided equipment/hay shed. $1,100,000 MLS#803716 Larry Lester 830-816-7002

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Terrell Hills San Antonio, TeXas Wonderful family home with contemporary lines on beautiful, treed 0.49± acre lot. Kitchen has gas cooktop, stainless appliances and oversized island. Separate master with attached study, huge bath and walk-in closets. Four bedrooms with connecting baths. Quarters with bath off kitchen. Oversized 3-car garage. Wrap-around covered porch extends living area. Fantastic backyard with landscaping makes this home very special. $1,095,000 MLS#779711 Maureen Shearer 210-240-0439

517 Morningside

The Dominion San Antonio, TeXas This designer, three-bedroom, three- and one half-bath Mediterranean has been constructed with close attention to detail. Located on a quiet cul-de-sac, the home presents a fascinating blend of stone and stucco. Entertaining options are endless with a covered patio complete with a fireplace and an adjoining spa. An impressive entrance with a beautiful fountain adds to the tranquility and charm of this one-of-a-kind custom home. $877,500 MLS#758122 Linda Kirk 210-365-0310

11 Venice Court

Bel Meade San antonio, TeXas Traditional luxury awaits among mature oak trees. Open, bright and inviting, this brick home captures rich architectural elements starting with the marble and hardwood floors, coffered ceilings and warm neutral designer paint framed by the crisp white columns and crown molding. Plantation shutters allow natural light to filter throughout. Kitchen has granite counters with custom cabinetry, large pantry and top-of-the-line stainless appliances. $655,000 MLS#800813 Pattie Walker 210-386-7515

220 Wyanoke

Spring Creek Estates Boerne, TeXas This beautiful Hill Country home is located on a 3.72± acre iron fenced corner lot. Large living room with stone walled fireplace. Fabulous island kitchen with breakfast bar showcases granite counters, oak cabinets and double ovens. Five-bedroom, four-bath floorplan offers plenty of room for all with formal office or library and spacious gameroom up. Downstairs master suite assures privacy with double vanity, separate shower and garden tub. $625,000 MLS#784995 Robin Saunders 210-288-6879

148 Silent Springs

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Monte Vista

301 W. Hollywood

San Antonio, TeXas Fabulous value! Delightful home in historic neighborhood. Magnificent oak and pecan trees. Gleaming hardwoods, original antique tile, six sets of French doors and two fireplaces. Charming kitchen, stainless Sub-Zero, Bosch and Thermador, island with second sink, and custom cabinets. Built-in speakers, dramatic lighting and cozy library/wine room. Master sitting area doubles as nursery. Nice quarters for guests, in-laws or teenager. $645,900 MLS#744651 Julie Carlton 210-382-9994

The Dominion

151 Palmilla Court

San Antonio, TeXas Mediterranean beauty backing to greenbelt. Open floorplan welcomes you with neutral colors, textured walls, tumbled travertine and handscraped wood floors. Distressed alder cabinets and granite counters adorn kitchen showcasing Thermador stainless appliances and large pantry. Circular wine cellar with storage, wet bar and large gameroom. Two balconies overlook interior courtyard entry and neighborhood pond. $635,000 MLS#787810 Susan Dikin 210-744-8047

La Cascada Condominiums

230 Dwyer #1003

San antonio, TeXas Custom upgrades and Contemporary features throughout this showcase unit! Stained concrete floors, upgraded lighting, custom ELFA closets and pantry, and one-of-a-kind touches distinguish this chic condo from others. Dual balconies offer gorgeous city and river views. Includes 2 parking spaces and air-conditioned storage room on the same floor as the unit. $629,900 MLS#760167 Debra Maltz 210-639-3272

Northwood

2458 Toftrees

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San Antonio, TeXas Elegant garden home with open floorplan, warm wood floors and complementary color scheme throughout. Upgrades include kitchen granite, bathroom tile and fixtures. Garden room off back of home opens from family room and master suite to look upon a relaxing terrace and garden. Master suite is downstairs with a lush bath. Upstairs provides many options, office/study/media room or fourth bedroom. Oversized rear entry garage. $621,200 MLS#800381 Mary Carter 210-387-4663

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Alamo Heights San Antonio, TeXas 1920’s gated Old World style home featuring European-inspired courtyard with fountain. High ceilings, full-length windows and French doors, rich hardwood floors. Formal and casual living and dining areas provide extensive space for comfortable living or lavish entertaining, as they overlook lush landscaping and private grounds. Outdoors, enjoy a sparkling waterfall pool and spa surrounded by numerous patios and outdoor living spaces. Non-MLS Sharla Jones 210-325-9090

Custom-Built and Secluded Beeville, TeXas This spectacular estate on 15.61± acres was designed and custom-built by architect William B. Stalter. Less than a mile from country club and golf course. Includes two living areas, formal dining and gameroom. Gourmet island kitchen showcases granite counters and stainless appliances. Master suite with luxury-sized bedroom, dressing area, multi closets and private bath. Custom Keith Zars pool with waterfall and large cedar deck. $595,000 MLS#767267 John Barrera 210-862-5187

5231 Business 181 N

Terrell Hills San Antonio, TeXas Cozy rock cottage, landscaped and ready for move-in. Wonderful family room opens to kitchen and dining room with panoramic views of large, gorgeous backyard, wisteria-covered pergola, saltwater pool, rock patio, outdoor fireplace, koi pond, greenhouse and detached shop. Fabulous kitchen with granite countertops, warming drawer and more. AHISD. $550,000 MLS#806904 Janice Payer 210-379-9691

138 Morningside

Olympia Universal city, TeXas Entertain while you enjoy this exquisite home on a double lot on the golf course. Custom design and decorating adds to the warmth and comfort of this home. Beautiful cabinetry throughout with Saltillo tile, stone finishes and quality throughout. Designer kitchen with Viking, Fisher and Paykel and KitchenAid appliances. Enjoy the honed granite countertops, custom Talavera tile backsplash and under-counter lighting. Full bath for all bedrooms. $549,900 MLS#782828 Mary Wofford 210-219-5520

8749 Phoenix

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The Dominion

16 Worthsham

San Antonio, TeXas This three-bedroom, two-bath showcase offers an open and practical floorplan. The designer palette begins in the family room featuring a majestic fireplace and opens to a gourmet kitchen with gas island cooktop, ideal for entertaining. Split for comfort, the master suite offers spa-quality indulgence with its luxurious bath displaying dual vanities and a garden tub. Outside, enjoy a patio, private landscaped grounds and mature trees. $499,900 MLS#781050 Debra Janes 210-573-4040

Mesas at Canyon Springs

24006 Gray Canyon

San Antonio, TeXas Open and luxurious. The dining and family rooms exude elegance and sophistication with high ceilings, arched entries and wrought iron accents. The lavish kitchen is functional and spacious, equipped with granite countertops, warm cabinetry and top-of-the-line stainless steel appliances. Entertain guests or relax with family on the covered patio and deck or under lush mature trees. $497,500 MLS#798310 Noemi Nandin 210-391-9542

North Barcroft Estates

203 Winchester

Bergheim, TeXas Nestled on 4.5± acres with winding circular drive that has border landscaping leading to spacious residence. Open floorplan has loft with half bath, eat-in kitchen, stained concrete floors and oversized picture windows with ground views. Split bedroom wings and outdoor retreat including covered patio with hot tub and rock walkways. Detached garage/workshop, 2-car carport, and 3,000-gallon water storage tank. $385,000 MLS#789780 Cindy Roberts 210-215-9097

Woodlawn Terrace San antonio, TeXas This elegant historic two-story home features four bedrooms, two living rooms and two dining rooms that are completely renovated to meet those with the most discriminating of taste and style. Stunning architectural details throughout make this home a unique treasure. Beautiful hardwood floors, two fireplaces and lovely French doors are just a few special details. Superb outdoor living with beautiful oversized deck perfect for entertaining! $350,000 MLS#796545 Gina Candelario 210-744-8265

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4,648± Acres, Stone Ranch Maverick county, El indio, Texas Owned by the same family since 1960, this historic ranch has bold terrain ranging from level bottom land to gently rolling bluffs overlooking miles of the blue-green water of the Rio Grande River. 1940’s hacienda-style residence with courtyard linked to second home and barn. Year-round water includes the River, 5± mile irrigation canal with pumping rights, 35± acre lake and 5 stocked tanks. Phenomenal wildlife plus great duck hunting and fishing. Robert Dullnig 210-213-9700

Stone Ranch

2,903± Acres, Eagle Ridge Ranch Mason, TeXas Live water includes 1.7± miles of Llano River, 1.7± miles of James River and 2.1± miles of Mill Creek, plus 6 water wells, 2 tanks and pivot irrigation in a 500± acre game trap. The ranch harbors many exotics as well as native wildlife. Striking 5,366± square foot lodge features seven bedrooms, five and one half baths, porches overlooking James River and accompanied by garage, game-processing facilities, foreman’s home, cabins, barn/ sheds, stables and cattle pens. MLS#772240 Steve Bennett 210-287-3776

12501 Eagle Ridge

2,310± Acres, Anchor Ranch Uvalde county, Utopia, Texas Valleys combine with views from hilltop elevations over 1,700’. Water features include the cypress-lined Sabinal River along the southeast portion of the ranch, one mile of Onion Creek and natural springs. Improvements include an extensive road system, stone ranch home, fourbedroom guesthouse, caretaker’s housing, barns, 8-stall horse barn and 5 water wells. Grand oaks and other native trees combine with diverse brush to support wildlife and superb hunting. Al Phillip 210-415-8602

Anchor Ranch

75± Acres, Whitetail Deer Ranch Boerne, TeXas This unique estate includes an exceptional herd of 70± protein-fed South Texas whitetail deer, with some bucks in the 180-200+ B/C class. A gated entrance opens to a stunning 4,042± square foot custom residence oriented for Hill Country views from its loggia and prestigious pool. Fine improvements enhance the recreation aspects including the high LokTite fenced perimeter, water well with two 3,000-gallon cisterns, hay barn, feeders, waterers and hunting blinds. Trey Barsalou 830-995-4139

910 Turkey Knob

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River Oaks HOUSTON, TEXAS Enlarged and renovated, this home features formals with hardwoods, and granite kitchen and breakfast bar open to a spacious den. Front and back staircases lead to the second floor master suite with sitting area and fireplace, plus three additional bedrooms. An enclosed deck overlooks pool and there are quarters above the garage. $1,200,000+. Richard Ray, 713-341-1651

Montebello hOUSTON, tEXAS This exceptional, sought after three-bedroom, 18th-floor apartment, with fabulous views of downtown and Uptown Park, is customized for grand entertaining with designer touches including stenciled wood floor entry by Glen Miracle, Randy Arena wallpaper, faux painting, abundant builtins and custom cabinetry. Plasma televisions, chandelier and custom draperies will remain. $1,800,000+. Sarah Lee Marks, 713-341-1608

Southside Place houston, texas This stunning home has six bedrooms, six full and three half baths, formals, family room, library, gorgeous kitchen, breakfast room, wine room, game room and possible third-floor media room. The master has double closets and fireplace, and a screened porch overlooks the landscaped lawn and fountain. Additional features include elevator, quarters, 3-car garage and mosquito system. $1,900,000+. Michele Kearns, 713-341-1612

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Royal Oaks Country Club Houston, texas This breathtaking, Spanish-inspired courtyard home in a guard-gated community features divine finishes, marvelous stone work, a huge island kitchen, wood-beamed ceilings, dramatic staircase, downstairs master, private casita and panoramic vistas. An unforgettable outdoor oasis features a heated pool/spa, covered loggia with outdoor kitchen and fireplace, and scenic golf course views. $2,200,000+. Amanda Walsh, 281-451-8107

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Creekside Villas Nestled against a wooded creek just north of I-10 within the highly desirable Memorial Village of Spring Valley, Creekside Villas is a beautiful enclave, limited to only 65 custom residences. Behind the controlled access entrance, broad lanes, manicured landscaping, tile roofs and harmonious streetscapes combine with a Mediterranean color palette to reflect a Tuscan theme and enhance this fine collection of exceptional villas by five of Houston’s outstanding custom home builders. They include Schwab Design Builders, Stiffel Homes L.L.C., Masterpiece Custom Builders, LTD., Kurtin Fine Homes, and Lisenby Homes, Inc. Creekside Villas offers standard elements such as wrought iron fencing and community landscaping. Exterior construction materials have been specified for extended life and ease of maintenance. These exceptional garden homes offer innovative floor plans and inviting elevations. Zoned climate systems, extensive pre-wiring for electronics, crown moldings, paneled libraries, state-of-the-art kitchens, an interior fire sprinkler and security systems are but some of the typical amenities. The convenient Spring Valley location provides a rapid commute to the central business district to the East or the Energy Corridor to the West and easy access to Memorial City, the Galleria and I-10 area. Nearby are some of the city’s finest public and private schools including Memorial High, Spring Branch Middle School, Valley Oaks Elementary, The Kinkaid School and Duchesne Academy, to name a few. Visit Creekside Villas...an unprecedented opportunity in Memorial.

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Glen Cove/Memorial Park houston, texas A short distance from serene Memorial Park and close to great restaurants and premier shops in the River Oaks area, this fabulous five-bedroom home features first-floor master, hardwoods, 18' ceilings, granite kitchen, game room with kitchenette which adjoins quarters with separate entrance, and great views of lush landscaping, pool, spa and deck with cabana bath. $1,000,000. Pat Raybon, 713-960-8263

Tanglewood houston, texas Fine attention to detail defines this gorgeous home boasting a dramatic reception hall with graceful archways, double groin ceilings and sweeping staircase. Additional features include formals, extraordinary kitchen, top-of-the-line appliances, breakfast room, four fireplaces, 1,000-bottle wine cellar, media room, master suite with sitting room and huge double closets, and pool with pavilion and summer kitchen. $2,600,000+. Marline Lawson, 713-256-6690

Wincrest Falls cypress, texas A treat for the senses, this “Smart Home Technology” home has it all! Designer touches are everywhere including a climate-controlled wine cellar, Viking, Miele and Sub-Zero appliances, granite kitchen, gorgeous cabinetry and built-ins, imaginative lighting, limestone, granite and polished concrete floors, and an outdoor paradise with fabulous grounds, slate and black bottom pool with Aqua Link, and an outdoor kitchen and bar. $1,000,000+. Nicholas Moncada, 713-829-5596

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STUNNING ITALIAN ESTATE ON RIVER OAKS BOULEVARD

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DONNA ELLIS

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1616 S. Voss, Suite 900 • Houston, TX 77057 • 713-851-5183 • www.greenwoodking.com 39


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6035 Floyd — Memorial Park Area

2634 Sutton Court — River Oaks Area

Houston, Texas Fabulous new Mediterranean-style stucco home, with tile roof, by Carlton Construction near Memorial Park. Features include entry with groin vaults, curved staircase with decorative iron balustrade, formals, butler’s pantry; island kitchen with slab granite counters and stainless appliances including refrigerator/freezer; wet bar with refrigerator; family room with built-ins and fireplace; library with built-ins; master suite with luxurious marble bath; and finished third floor with bath. Other features include elevator; travertine and hardwood floors; each bedroom has en suite bath; slate patio; balcony; and more. $1,499,000. Contact Melinda Noel, 713-201-7400.

Houston, Texas This beautiful four-bedroom, five and one half-bath, Overstreet custom home is located in the desirable gated community of Sutton Court. Outstanding features include a two-story entry; gorgeous large dining room; living room with wall of glass overlooking pool; and granite island kitchen with top-of-the-line appliances open to a wonderful family room with slate floor and fireplace. Additional features include a wet bar; master suite with fireplace and his and her marble baths; study; elevator; 3-car garage; pool with spa; hardwoods; and plantation shutters. $1,399,000. Contact Melinda Noel, 713-201-7400.

3335 Green Tree Park — Downtown/Memorial Park Area

3225 Locke Lane — River Oaks

Houston, Texas Stunning stucco home, by Madison Custom Homes, in desirable gated community between Memorial Park and downtown. Features include bay window front; formals; kitchen with granite counters, slate backsplash, stainless appliances, and breakfast bar; and family room with slate surround fireplace. Other features include master suite with bay window and luxurious bath; finished third floor with full bath; hardwoods; plantation shutters; patio, and more. A truly wonderful home! $450,000. Contact Melinda Noel, 713-201-7400.

Houston, Texas Exquisite custom River Oaks home with timeless appeal inside and out. Outstanding features include formals; large paneled family room with fireplace, wet bar and walls of French doors overlooking a courtyard garden terrace; downstairs study with built-ins; and a butcher block island kitchen with Sub-Zero refrigerator and freezer. Other features include a breakfast room with bay window overlooking pool; wonderful master suite; large secondary bedrooms with en suite baths; two powder rooms; and an outdoor living area opening to a pool with brick edging, elevated brick-edged spa and spillway fountain. This is a beautiful and elegant home. $1,399,000. Contact Melinda Noel, 713-201-7400.

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Contact Melinda Noel • 3201 Kirby Drive • Houston, TX 77098 • 713-524-0888 • 713-201-7400 direct • melinda@mnoel.com


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Afton Oaks Houston, Texas Elegant French Manor-style home built by Rohe & Wright and located in Afton Oaks. Grand two-story living room and entry with vaulted ceilings of barrel pine and brick groin. Other rooms include gracious dining room, brick wine room and large chef’s kitchen making it a great house for entertaining. Home also features elevator, double staircase rarely seen in a private home, Monier lifetile slate roof and custom mahogany carriagestyle garage door. Professionally landscaped front and back with old world tumbled driveway pavers and lovely back patio. Four or five bedrooms and four full and one half baths. $1,499,900. Contact Tim Surratt, 713-942-6830, timsurratt@yahoo.com. www.har.com/80007664

Afton Oaks Houston, Texas Gorgeous new construction by Southampton Homes. Situated on a lovely wooded corner lot in Afton Oaks, this home abounds in style and craftsmanship. Beautiful formals, den opens to kitchen and breakfast room. Amazing master suite with balcony and his and her closets, upstairs gameroom, two third floor bonus rooms, and spectacular covered outdoor kitchen. Four bedrooms and four full and one half baths. $2,350,00. Contact Tim Surratt, 713-942-6830, timsurratt@yahoo.com. www.har.com/68803476

GREENWOOD KING 3201 Kirby Drive • Houston, TX 77098 • 713-524-0888 • 713-942-6830 direct • www.greenwoodking.com

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Crestwood-Glen Cove

Old Braeswood

Houston, Texas Built by Allen Edwards at 335 Terrace in prestigious Crestwood-Glen Cove near Memorial Park, this distinguished home offers extraordinary luxury, stunning finishes and magnificent interior vistas. Positioned on a 19,000-plus square-foot lot, this Spanish-style residence features a lavishly appointed, first-floor master suite with dual baths; a double-height family room overlooking the grotto pool, terrace and gardens; a cook’s kitchen; groin vaulted ceilings; large balconies; and a media room. Four bedrooms, four full and two half baths. $3,800,000.

Houston, Texas Completed in 2002, the home at 2340 Blue Bonnet maintains the neighborhood’s tradition of “country house” architecture. On a 31,000+ square-foot-lot, the French country-style residence offers classical proportions and rich interiors. The compound includes a gated motor court, backyard with pool and cabana, and outdoor living room. Walnut flooring, arched French doors, carved paneling, and wrought iron embellishments are found throughout. Entertaining is easy with connected formal and informal spaces. Four or five bedrooms, six full and three half baths. $3,995,000.

Hunters Creek Village

River Oaks

Houston, Texas This spectacular Acadian-style home at 10902 Little Lisa Lane is another masterpiece of construction presented by Thompson Custom Homes. Built on a premier 37,000-square-foot-plus corner lot in the heart of Hunters Creek Village in Memorial, this showplace boasts only the finest finishes. Amenities include reclaimed plank hardwood floors, raised beamed ceilings, and lavish use of granite and marble. The first floor features a large media room with a wet bar and a block-paneled library. The luxurious master suite has a wide balcony, and the expansive guest quarters include a kitchenette. Professional landscaping surrounds the pool, terraces and loggia. Five bedrooms, five full and two half baths. $4,699,000.

Houston, Texas Grace, elegance and timelessness distinguish the regal Georgian-style structure at 3653 Inverness, well-positioned on its 26,100 square-footlot. Designed by Craig Stiteler and completed in 1998, its neoclassical lines possess terrific “curb appeal.” Room sizes are enormous yet far from overwhelming thanks to perfect proportioning. Thoughtful design provides abundant wall space for art display and an elevator with access to all three floors. A stunning entrance sets the tone with a triple-height domed ceiling, curving stairwell to the third floor and gleaming creamcolored marble floors. Six bedrooms, six full and two half baths. $5,595,000.

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50 Briar Hollow Lane • Suite 700 West • Houston, TX 77027 • 713-520-1981 • www.marthaturner.com


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Tanglewood

Tanglewood

Houston, Texas Beautifully constructed with European flair at 5517 Sugar Hill in the heart of Tanglewood by premier builder Cyrus Homes, this completed home offers the finest finishes throughout. Its amenities include: a Schoenbeck crystal chandelier; marble tile and walnut floors; a barrel vaulted gallery; handcrafted moldings; select granite countertops; wine vault; master suite with lavish dual baths; library: home theater with wet bar; loggia with summer kitchen; pool and spa; Wolf and Sub-Zero appliances; Lutron system; and an elevator. Five bedrooms, six and one half+ baths. $4,850,000 million.

Houston, Texas The stunning home at 5615 Doliver, completed in 2004 on two lots, was designed by Ray Bailey, AIA, with interiors by Associates III. This Spanish Colonial Revival-style residence is equipped with the best of everything: mahogany front doors enhanced by amber glass panes and flanked by built-in inlaid walnut cabinets; Gracie wallpaper; a Damascus Red slab marble fireplace surround and hearth; honed travertine floors; fiveinch walnut plank floors; and luxurious carpets, motorized draperies and sheers. Five bedrooms, five full and two half baths. $6,900,000.

Bunker Hill Village

Clarann Wildlife Habitat

Houston, Texas Built for famed Olympic Gold Medalist Mary Lou Retton Kelley and her husband in 2002, this impressive home at 11623 Greenbay in Bunker Hill Village was designed by John Sullivan and constructed by Dan Boylan Construction. Its laid-back Texas Hill Country ambience suits an informal yet sophisticated lifestyle to a tee. Rough-hewn antique beams, glossy hardwoods and beadboard complement pale limestone in the generously proportioned and perfectly balanced formal and informal spaces. Amenities include a flagstone terrace, grotto pool and sweeping backyard with mature trees. Six bedrooms, six full and four half baths. $5,200,000.

Chappell Hill, Texas The Clarann Wildlife Habitat is a Chappell Hill landmark whose diverse attributes make it ideal as a private estate, corporate retreat, bed-andbreakfast, or restaurant/wedding venue. It shares a property line with the Chappell Hill Masonic Cemetery, one of the most venerated in Texas. The current owner’s father purchased the 61-acre property in 1964 and created an 8-acre lake surrounded by split-level decks, fishing piers, moon lighting in the trees and charming gardens. The property includes a large Southern Colonial-style home, meeting house, wildlife habitat and bird sanctuary. Three bedrooms, three and one half baths (main house). $3,450,000.

50 Briar Hollow Lane • Suite 700 West • Houston, TX 77027 • 713-520-1981 • www.marthaturner.com

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Only The Best Bogalusa, Louisiana This wonderful custom-built home has all the amenities and sits on over 19 manicured acres with underground sprinkler system. Inside you’ll find approximately 5,653 square feet of living, 32’ ceilings, three bedrooms, five and one half baths. The kitchen has custom cypress cabinets. There is a wall of windows overlooking the yard and a wonderful 4-tier, heated, saltwater pool. The master suite has 2,300 square feet and elegant his and her baths. Enjoy 436 square feet of covered outside entertaining with barbecue and fireplace, 6-car garage and covered parking for two travel trailers. Total under beam approximately 14,600 square feet. $3,400,000. MLS# 800240. Joe Carroll, Latter & Blum Realtors, 800-428-8294.

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Crown Jewel of Jefferson Place/Bocage Baton Rouge, Louisiana This home, designed by renowned architect A. Hays Town, is a replica of a home unearthed in Pompeii, Italy. Stunning views from every room, the home boasts window walls from floor to ceiling! These views encompass beautiful courtyards with fountains, koi ponds, spectacular landscaping and brick walls covered in lush foliage. Main house is 6,900 square feet of living with five bedrooms, five full baths and one half bath. Master bedroom is a suite all to itself with spacious den and fireplace. There is an 800 square foot guesthouse and 800 square foot office. A separate glass sunroom overlooks the courtyard! Lastly, a slate roof tops this captivating compound! $2,495,000. Ann Mullins, C.J. Brown Realtors, 800-428-8294.

Grand Garden District Home New Orleans, Louisiana A wonderful Greek Revival home built by James Freret. The home has maintained many of its original architectural details. There is a large formal living, dining room and den, a gourmet kitchen with commercial appliances. A lovely grand mahogany staircase leads the way upstairs. Wood floors, medallions, fireplaces and Italian Carrera marble mantels. Gallery and fenced side yard with French garden. Elevator and electric gated off street parking. Approximately 6,271 square feet. $990,000. MLS# 783591. Brigitte Fredy, Latter & Blum Realtors, 800-428-8294.

Only the Best Will Do New Orleans, Louisiana One River Place gives you luxury living in one of the most premier addresses of New Orleans. This condo unit has wonderful views of the Mississippi River. Exquisitely renovated and beautifully decorated with wide plantation shutters, silver leaf crown molding, antique opera house chandelier, upgraded kitchen. There are two bedrooms, two full baths with 1,886 square feet of luxury living. The garage provides for two car parking and concierge service. Common areas include clubhouse, an in-ground pool and a fitness room. Sold “As Is” with Waiver of Redhibition at Act of Sale. $1,295,000. MLS# 781461. Mike Scalfano, Glennda Bach, Latter & Blum Realtors, 800-428-8294.

430 Notre Dame Street New Orleans, LA 70130 800-428-8294 • www.latter-blum.com

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117 Applehead Island Horseshoe Bay, Texas Mediterranean-style home on open water, featuring Primavera Rustic natural stone flooring and Panache carpeting, gourmet kitchen with granite countertops, stone backsplashes, natural cherry wood cabinets and top brand appliances. Fabulous master suite and a large media room with a 120” home theater with surround sound. Boathouse has electric awnings on two sides, oversized boat slip, three wave runner slips and spider deterrent system. One of the most prestigious homes in Applehead Island! $3,750,000. Call Darrell Haney.

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

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110 Captains Row Horseshoe Bay, Texas This beautiful lake home in a quiet cul-de-sac on a big lot with large, mature burr oak trees is elevated so that the main living areas overlook the yard and lake. Perfect for entertaining family and friends, the home has a wet bar, gourmet kitchen and plenty of storage. Great room with stone fireplace and large dining area. Media/game room and large study downstairs. Most windows and doors recently replaced with custom Pella products. The deck above the boat slip has been completely rebuilt and has beautiful decorative ironwork. Additionally, there are two guest bedrooms, a utility room with deep sink and two baths, one of which leads outside for easy access to the covered patio, yard and lake. Outside, a large storage closet, two wave runner lifts and a large fenced backyard perfect for children and pets! Yard is watered from a lake pump. $1,249,000. Call Mike Butler.

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

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4649 Saint Benet Court

4447 Crestline Road

Fort Worth, Texas Fabulous custom-built home in Montserrat. Formal dining room with tilecovered groin vaulted ceiling, library and gourmet kitchen that opens to breakfast area and family room. Master and guest suites down. Fabulous upstairs den with a fire pit and wet bar, media room, exercise room with steam sauna and three bedrooms with full baths. Backyard oasis with resort-style pool, spa and cabana with outdoor living area, fireplace, pizza oven and kitchen. $2,675,000. Martha Williams, 817-570-9401, Williams Trew Real Estate Services.

Fort Worth, Texas Fabulous Italian villa built in 2004. Spectacular courtyard entry with fountains, a fireplace, pizza oven and built-in grill. Limestone floors and columns, heavily beamed ceilings downstairs. Formal living and dining rooms, family room opens to gourmet kitchen. Temperature-controlled wine closet. All four bedrooms with private baths up. Master suite has hardwood floors inlaid with travertine. Additional amenities include Venetian plaster, iron and alabaster fixtures, extensive security system and Lutron lighting. Listed for $2,500,000. Co-listed with Mary Anne McCarthy, 817-570-9411. Martha Williams, 817-570-9401, Williams Trew Real Estate Services.

3745 Aviemore

6841 Laurel Valley

Fort Worth, Texas Quality abounds in this new Italian villa in Riverhills, Fort Worth’s elite neighborhood of estate homes! Fabulous designer touches are found throughout this four-bedroom, four and two half-bath home with two living areas and study. Gourmet kitchen with limestone cook top hood, antique European tile backsplash. Built by Brooks Properties Custom Homes. Priced at $1,750,000. Joan Trew, 817-570-9403, Williams Trew Real Estate Services.

Fort Worth, Texas Grand two-story Mediterranean in exclusive Mira Vista neighborhood with four bedrooms and four and one half bathrooms. Dramatic foyer with sweeping staircase and gallery with groin-vaulted ceiling. Limestone flooring, crystal chandeliers, three fireplaces. Large landscaped lot with views of golf course. $1,325,000. Joan Trew, 817-570-9403, Williams Trew Real Estate Services.

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