Approximately 45 minutes from Austin, Texas is an impressive, multipurpose property boasting numerous amenities and desirable design features. The secluded hilltop ranch retreat is located on over 42 acres of rural residential land between the quaint, historic towns of Bastrop and Smithville.
Of the area’s numerous amenities, the property is just 45 minutes from the Circuit of the America’s complex as well as conveniently situated near the Smithville Municipal Airport which accommodates small, private planes during daylight hours.
This versatile property has over seven acres devoted to a special event venue, including a private open chapel, an open air, covered pavilion, and a commercial kitchen with bar, restrooms and separate well and septic. Secluded and completely private, it is the perfect location for any kind of private event or gathering. The 5,000-square-foot circular pavilion has stained concrete slab floors with cedar posts and an authentic dried palm-leaf roof, called a palapa. Adjacent to the palapa is a large stone patio seating area. A heavy duty steel bridge connects a private lake to the chapel.
From the venue space, a professionally engineered 20-footwide concrete driveway with separate gated entrance leads up the hill to the private hacienda-style main residence. Sitting on approximately five acres of the overall property, the 6,000square-foot residence offers beautiful western views of the far off countryside. Beautiful archways and exceptionally high ceilings are featured throughout the design, as well as a mixture of complimentary stone and tile work. Custom made, solid wood doors emanate a sense of warmth and character. Natural light floods the open space, especially in the inner courtyard, a popular feature of traditional Spanish hacienda architecture.
“Outside the private residence in the center of the driveway is a fire pit, where you can relax on a nice night and look up at the Milky Way,” says Pamela Jones, listing Broker with Austin Prime Realty. “There are no bright city lights to obstruct your view.”
Additionally, the heavily landscaped grounds are a spectacular display with citrus groves, ornamental trees and perennials scattered about. Fishing off the dock of the property’s pond stocked with bass and tilapia makes for a great adventure. There are two separate houses on the property that could be utilized as guest houses. This luxury property also has caretakers’ quarters, and the property is marketed with the current caretaker and housekeeper staying on – a most unique and desirable attribute.
This splendorous hilltop retreat has an abundance of amenities as-is, and there are still multiple opportunities for future owners. This luxury haven is perfect for a private residence, corporate event retreat, riding stable, special event venue or all of the above. It is whatever you want it to be.
AUSTIN PRIME REALTY
Pamela Jones, REALTOR',CRS, SRS, ABR Broker