|This 4,848sf, 4BR/3.5BTH Tuscan style single-level luxury residence sits in the middle of the superbly located 20.43-acre Hill Country estate, just 45 minutes to Downtown Austin and Downtown San Antonio, and only 10 minutes to San Marcos or Wimberley Square.
Free-range Texas Longhorns and cattle welcome you on site, as they roam the Ag. Exempt property. The beautiful landscaping is serene and exceptionally lush throughout–designed to focus around an amazing 350-year old “mother oak tree” with surrounding mature oaks. The back of the ranch is huge, private and secluded, with no visibility to neighbors and has 1.25 acres of perimeter fencing with 4 access gates around the house. The main iron gated security entrance opens to a 1,000ft paved cement driveway which leads to the home’s welcoming area and motor court. There is an attached, oversized 2 car main garage with storage, as well as a separate 2-story 3-car garage & shop with a partially finished 500sf Casita above it–which can be converted into another bedroom—and is connected by a Tuscan arch.
The house was designed by Design Vision of Austin, and built by Seven Homes of Austin in 2014. It is stunningly sophisticated, featuring incredible attention to detail everywhere you look, energy-efficient design and expansive outdoor living. Stepping through the iron and glass front double doors leads into the home’s interior, featuring custom hardwood flooring, vaulted ceilings, Polk surround sound, foam insulation and a central vacuum system throughout. The interior is one showcase after another, beginning with an enormous gourmet kitchen featuring oversized exotic granite islands with raised bar seating, double ovens, SubZero, Wolf, Miele, and KitchenAid appliances and a separate prep-kitchen with appliances and tons of storage. The fully sound-insulated Home Theater room with pro-audio tech, wet bar and fridge promise the movie nights will always be memorable, and the absolutely breathtaking custom 900-bottle Wine Room will leave any wine enthusiast speechless. Accessed through an ornate 10’ insulated metal door with inset glass panels, this room features its own WhisperKOOL 4000 chiller system with closed-foam insulation in the walls and ceiling.
The master bedroom is everything you’d expect from this house and more, with a master bath that is a showcase unto itself, featuring a luxurious walk-in rainfall shower, oversized air-jet “bubbler” tub, double sinks, his/her toilets and bidet, his/her separate closets, and laundry room, and all guest suites include en-suite bathrooms and large walk-in closets. The residence also includes a fitness room (which can also be converted into another bedroom), a private office with built-in desks, a huge cast-stone fireplace in the master living room, and the 3 AC units ensure the interior is always at the ideal temperature, while the (2) 50-gallon timed water heaters guarantee the hot water never runs out.
The outside pool and patio area is equally as stunning. This area overlooks the back of the ranch and has multiple access points from the home, including from the Master Bedroom’s private porch which takes you all the way around out back to it, as well as from the attached guest bedroom and bath. The 26,000-gallon in-ground fresh water Infinity Edge pool is simply awesome, and has 3 HVAC heat pump systems for integrated heating & cooling. The surrounding patio/entertainment area has a weatherproof 6-speaker Polk sound system, outdoor TV, shower, and features an under-eve kitchen & BBQ area complete with an Alfresco 36” gas BBQ, sink, fridge, storage, & space for Big Green Egg. There is also an outdoor, gas-fed, wood burning masonry patio fireplace, and separate masonry outdoor wood burning fire pit, along with ample room for entertaining.
Additionally, the estate includes; a 52,000-gallon rainwater collection system, a 1,000-gallon in-ground propane tank, complete yard irrigation with 14-zone sprinkler and drip systems, 5-tank aerobic septic system with field sprayers, underground power lines, a 20 AV generator, and exterior security cameras & alarmed security system.
The 1,500-acre developed community is comprised of 20 to 40-acre estate lots, and more information about it can be found online at http://bridlewoodranches.org/wordpress/