Monday, August 4, 2008

Home of the Week

This week's home of the week is part of the Hooked on House Tours Blog Party. Come join in all the fun!

Wimberley is a cute town in the Texas Hill Country. I'd love to make it over there sometime for Wimberley Market Days. I think it's a little too far to live in Wimberley and commute to Austin, but some people do that. This week's home is one of the best I've featured so far and really embodies so much of what I love about Texas Hill Country style. (as always, click on pics for larger views)

Here are the remarks from the mls site: Fantastic ranch with luxurious home in a valley that includes most of surrounding hills for privacy. Main house appx 5900 SF, Guest Hs appx 1800 SF-both beside private lake. Beautiful pool area, landscaping, waterfalls, 6-stall barn w/apt, lighted arena, tennis court, putting green. Game fenced, manicured & park-like . Sold with furnishings. Available with less acreage.

Listing Price: $6,000,000
Annual Taxes: $16,694
Tax Year: 2007



Note the antler chandelier in this room as well as the one above the pool table two pics down. Huge! I love the cathedral ceiling and stained beams in this room, too.


Now THIS is a Hill Country loggia!
How would you like to have your own putting green?



I might want to change a little of the decor, but I could move right into this home. For more house tours, click here.

31 comments:

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

::Slurp::

That IS one of the best! Did i tell ya my DH wants to move to Texas...Hill Country...Horseshoe bay (he has a couple of clients there...and he's hooked. I'm still bucking for an Island somewhere or NM!!)

desiree said...

Very nice. The photos are wonderful. I had no idea Texas was so beautiful! thanks so much for sharing. I will definitely stop by again!

Ms. Tee said...

Your photos are wonderful. Everything is bigger in Texas, I guess. :) Thank you for sharing this lovely home.

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Thanks so much for sharing this beautiful home on Julia's tour, Sandra. I love the loggia! I've always had a dream of visiting Texas Hill Country. Love it!

springtreeroad said...

sure! i'll move in. where's my checkbook?

gorgeous!

Bella said...

Wow, yes, everything is bigger in Texas!!! I love those trees, I have never seen anything like them before, thanks for sharing :)

Please come stop by my open house if you get the chance, thanks!

Bella

Marie Louise said...

Wow! Beautiful property. Now if I could just figure out where I buried that $6m!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Texas Hill Country is so charming, Sandra! Never been out that way.

Rhoda

Tori said...

Wouldn't you just love to sit out on your porch all day and breath in the beautiful landscape.

Debbie said...

I miss TX! This was such a treat! Loved the setting!

Lezlie said...

I would love to own a second home in the Hill Country. This is beautiful.

S said...

I love the Hill Country! thanks for sharing that beautiful house.

Caren said...

Beautiful house! I don't know about the 6 million dollar price tag but the taxes on that aren't bad at all! Thanks for sharing your tour with us.

Darla @ UltraBeautyBoutique said...

Oh my gosh. Hiding this picture from my boys. They love to golf.

Hooked on Houses said...

This is gorgeous. Love those high beamed ceilings. But my favorite part may be that long covered porch that appears to run the length of the house. Ahhh. I would love that.

Thanks so much for joining the blog party and sharing this house with us! -Julia :-)

P.S. When you get a chance, could you add a link at the end of your post back to my main party page? It'll make it easier for people to get back to the list of blogs when they're ready. Here's the link:

http://hookedonhouses.wordpress.com/
2008/08/04/hooked-on-house-tours
-blog-party-headquarters/

Thanks again!!!

Amy said...

Beautiful! I love the house and the property is absolutely amazing. I'd have to get rid of those antlers but besides that I could just move in and enjoy. Thanks for the tour!

The Scarlett Rose Garden said...

Holy mackerel! Almost 20K a year in TAXES... gasp.. I can't even imagine.

What a show place tho... and talk about location! The landscaping is awesome too.
Thanks for sharing!
Nikki

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

Wow! They say everything's bigger in Texas and I guess that applies to homes, too. :-)

As a vegetarian, I'd have to make some obvious changes to the decor, LOL, but other than that I could hang my cowgirl hat here for sure!

Stop my tour if you get a chance...the homes I featured are about 1/1000th of the size!

Reagan said...

I absolutely love the high ceilings and open air feeling! Thanks for sharing!

Amber said...

Love those live oaks! :-)

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

That is a beautiful home! Thanks for sharing

Angela said...

Limestone, timber beams, live oaks...this is why I love the Hill Country. I am a displaced Texan in Georgia. :(

Thanks for the fun post!

The Summer Kitchen Interiors said...

Dream, dream, dream! What a fun place! Thanks for sharing!
Karla & Karrie

Fifi Flowers said...

That's quite a spread! Thanks for the tour... let's know when your house warming party is!

KARIN said...

Nice, Sandra! All that stands between me and a finished family room is a couple of deer heads hanging off the wall. Hee!

Maybe we can get Linda's hubby's phone # and talk him into Horseshoe Bay. Wouldn't that be a hoot?

Abbreviated said...

Thanks for the tour !

rahd said...

Texan decor and Californian decor share some similarities. I guess it's the Colonial Mexican influence? That's another state I'd really love to travel to at some point!

Very nice house. Yep. That would suit me just fine.

Thanks for the great tour!

Tara (Random Acts of Home Decor)

Jan and Tom's Place said...

Love the Loggia!! Just gorgeous...

Jan

Anonymous said...

i love the grounds. the house is a tad over the top for me, but it DOES remind me how much i love my own home, so i thank you for that! jkj

Willow Decor: said...

What a great house! Such pretty photos! Thanks for sharing!

Screaming Meme said...

I loved it so much...Thank you for sharing those pictures...Screaming Meme