Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Home of the Week -- Medway Ranch

As far as I'm concerned, the best place to live in the Texas Hill Country is close enough to the city (San Antonio or Austin) to enjoy urban amenities and far enough away to savor a little piece of Heaven. Our home sits on .60 acre, so that works for us. Some people, however, prefer a larger spread.

This week's home anchors a sprawling Texas Hill Country ranch just outside Austin. The bones of the main house are amazing. Just imagine what Brooke or Joni could do with the decorating.

























The main house has 5,828 square feet with three bedrooms, two full baths, two half baths, a living room, formal study, office, and studio. The guest quarters are above the barn and include two bedrooms, one bathroom, and one living area. Oh, there's a pool cabana, too. That space has a living area, bar & kitchenette and full bath. If you have to ask how much, you probably can't afford it. Honestly, the real estate listing says, "Price Upon Request." Needless to say, I won't be requesting.

16 comments:

Velvet and Linen said...

Thank you for the shout out, Sandra.
I would love to get my hands on this property.
It's magnificent. Steve....what do you think of moving to Texas?
Love that two story living room!!!
and the grounds are magnificent. Oh to have that kind of space. We live in the city. 50x150 is all we get. I practically have breakfast with my neighbors.
I'd love a little elbow room.

xo
Brooke

Lisa said...

I'll take that little white cottage by the lake. It looks to be about 20 x 20? :-) Good 'nuff with that view!

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Oh boy...there is so much to love about this house!! Starting with the surroundings...great barn and outbuildings. Then the great unique floors...nice traditional touch...love that little alcove stairway, and stained glass windows...all very wonderful!

Thanks for the tour Sandra!

Rue said...

Hi Sandra :)

That home is gorgeous and the landscape is amazing!! Loved the "If you have to ask, you can't afford it" LOL

rue

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Beautiful images!

I also like your garage redo and the design profiles.

mary said...

What a beautiful home! I love the stained glass windows - always a dream of mine.

Leigh said...

Simply breathtaking!

Millie said...

Fabulous find Sandra - oh, wouldn't you just love to be able to hand it over to our dream team Brooke & Joni along with an open cheque book! Yes, you are right, this house has got so much going for it in the inherent design, but I can hear it calling out for some TLC from across the Pacific.
Millie ^_^

Antiques and More Blog said...

Beautiful home...Texas is the best place to live! Lisa

Cote de Texas said...

donde esta? quiero!!! ahora.

niartist said...

LOVELY! I was squinting, waiting for the price ... I can't imagine what something like that would cost.

gina said...

Absolutly gorgeous,and the views are breathtaking. great find.

the pleasures of homemaking said...

That's just gorgeous but I love the outside more than the house! What I wouldn't give for all that land!

Manuela

Chris said...

Where do I even begin? I don't know how you do it, but you find THEE dreamiest houses. Keep 'em coming!

Wendy said...

I guess the owners tried to make it feel clean and contempo with the white upholstered pieces in the living room, but GOSH it could sing with some color ! ANY color! Beautiful property.

Anonymous said...

This is my dream house! I just came across it and never new such a beautiful place existed. They should make it into a bed/breakfast so I can at least go stay there. It's perfect (to me).