Austin Mansion & Chess Board!

Austin Mansion & Chess Board!

Texas can be counted on to keep its legacy of “everything’s bigger and better in Texas,” whether it’s about the amazing effort of its people to help each other in time of tragedy or in better times, going the distance in building big beautiful homes in exquisite locations and with imagination.

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Currently for sale is a waterfront estate in Austin at the edge of Lake Travis, which if one squinted their eyes just a tad, would give the impression of a great country house in England. Even on closer inspection the lines of the architecture and design of the grounds imply a rather British theme. A tour of the grounds uncover a simple formal garden lakeside that leads to water vistas including a pool, spa and life-sized chess board with a bench for players to repose while contemplating their next move.

With an amenity package of Texas-sized portions, the estate includes a pier and boathouse with covered party deck perfect for hosting evening cocktails after a lazy day on the water. Also, a horseback-riding facility with 2,025-square-foot stable, fenced riding arena with lighting, pastures and paddocks, a 1,547-square-foot foreman’s house, a hay barn and a 2,932-square-foot guest house. Hidden paths, streams and gardens meander throughout the 30-acre grounds with 650 feet of lake frontage, tennis and basketball courts.

The 9,642-square-foot main house with its 650 feet of lake frontage has four bedrooms and seven baths, a large formal living room with columns and arched floor-to-ceiling windows showcasing the lake views, a smaller living room overlooking the pool and spa, and a gourmet kitchen with commercial grade appliances. The huge master suite has its own large living room with balcony overlooking the lake. The estate is co-listed with DMTX and Moreland Properties in Austin, Texas.

Austin, Texas Commanders Point Lake Travis 30-acre estate, loaded with amenities including a life size garden chess board, is offered at $14.95 million.

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