Lake Luxury Texas Style
King of the
Hill Country D
eveloperâ€™s Home- As they planned The Reserve at Lake Travis, developer Hal Jones and his partner Red McCombs envisioned an enclave for buyers who appreciated the environment, looking for a unique Texas lifestyle with resort style amenities. â€œI wanted you to be able to load your belongings on to a golf cart at your home and drive to your boat slipâ€?, Jones said. In the end, the project evolved into something completely unique. This 310 acre resort community in Austin Texas, lies on 3.5 miles of pristine shoreline along Lake Travis. Residents can secure their boats at the fullservice marina, which offers 150 covered boat slips accommodating vessels up to 80 feet long. The gated, private club community includes a lazy river pool and slide with swim up bar, comprehensive equestrian center and lighted arena, lakeside lodge and grill, tennis courts, community fishing pond and coming soon, lakefront club house with restaurant, spa services and fitness center.
Country Chic on the Texas Riviera
Now Jones has his personal estate, completed in 2008 on the market, as he advances his other developments. He plans to build a second residence in The Reserve. The homes’ cedar siding, hand-hewn Douglas Fur beams and 54 foot ceilings evoke the architecture style of the Rocky Mountains, one of Jones’ favorite get aways. A native of Texas, Jones enjoys the outdoors, “I love indigenous materials” he said, describing the home’s 200 tons of rock formations and 140 year old reclaimed wood flooring. His study walls are fashioned in Pecky Cypress, a type of cypress with lens-shaped pockets that give the wood a three dimension look. “It’s just a really unique feel, almost like a honeycomb,” he said. Jones is a developer known for his gift of finding rare land and turning it into something special for it’s owners. Also apparent in this one of a kind estate, inside and out with 7 acres of very unique waterfront, nothing compares in Texas. A developer who demands the very best, is now offering the very best in Texas Living.
Grab a piece of the Texas Hill country with a luxurious mountain-styled home on Lake Travis. 7,612 square feet of interior space and 3,900 additional feet of covered outdoor living, with 1200 feet of shoreline layered with century old oak trees. Panoramic views from every room. The estate has three master suites and a bonus room available as a guest suite. 4 1/2 baths and garage space for 7. Very special lifestyle rooms to include oversized gourmet kitchen, great room with massive wood beamed ceilings, 20 feet of glass nano doors, opening to the lakeside verandah with indoor and outdoor fireplaces. Wine and cigar retreat, covered verandah and game room adjoining the infinity edge pool. Tall Texan storytelling takes place at the fire-pit, sharing good wine with good friends. Stately yet warm for comfortable entertaining, best describe it’s feel. For horse lovers this property boasts a three stall barn with living quarters and large paddock with close proximity to the community equestrian center. And for water lovers, lavish in your private pool, magnificent views of the lake and a private dock with two large vessel covered slips. It also features a private helipad and is within minutes of two private airports. Residents enjoy a short commute to downtown Austin, the music capital of the world and are just minutes from shopping, hill country vineyards, renowned golf courses and the new international race facility, hosting Formula 1 Grand Prix. For more information contact Paula Pierce, 727-599-3111. Visit the online tour at www.ValentinoCove.com.
King of the Hill Country: Country Chic on the Texas Riviera in Austin, Texas (Hal Jones Estate)