Extraordinary Westlake Estate with 3 Luxury Casitas, Pool
- County: Travis
- Address: 1103 Ridgecrest Drive
- Zip: 78746
- Type: Ranches, Recreational Property, Residential Property
- City: Austin
- Price: $3,500,000
- Acres: 5
- State/Zip: Texas 78746
- Status: Available
This extraordinary Westlake estate has just become available for the first time ever, and features a number of ideal build sites for a 5,000+ sq ft custom home. Welcome to Las Casitas House & Garden 5 acres located east of Hwy 360, and east of Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve. This is a truly amazing property, with no shortage of trails, gardens, art, and ponds to explore. Over 20 years, the owner has curated this land, using his architectural and engineering expertise, to form a place like no other.
There are a number of structures on Las Casitas, with the main residences consisting of two smaller luxury casitas, and one larger luxury casita. The first of the smaller casitas is near the entrance, and perched on a hill with incredible views to the southwest. Winding down stone steps, you arrive at the second smaller casita, that is orchestrated to blend seamlessly with nature. 3 sides have tall windows completely lining it, looking out to nature, and it is crowned with a pecan stained cupola ceiling that reaches 20 ft tall. It also features both indoor and outdoor walk-in showers. As for the large casita, it has a large main living area that opens to kitchen, office, bedroom, and indoor and outdoor showers. It also has a great amount of outdoor living area including a large stone patio with custom wood table, as well as a sprawling deck area.
Down the steps from the large casita, is one of the true amazing achievements of this property. A breathtaking 90,000 gallon pool, with multiple levels of outdoor living area. The pool has a natural cleaning system, with can pump the entire pool within 3 hours. The top level has a new fountain and art installation being installed, and below is an amazing grotto, with waterfall cascading down into the pool. To say this area is perfect for parties or private events, would be an understatement. Estimates for the designing and building the pool area alone are over $500,000.
In addition to the large natural pool are several koi ponds that spread around the property. Exploring the property is a serene experience, with art and sculptures waiting around every bend. The art is negotiable, and the owner has intimated that some will convey with sale.
The last great structure of Las Casitas is the large pavilion. It can seat 30-50 people, and features a natural, terraced out stage area that looks down at the pavilion. Next door is a structure with two full baths, and custom water improvements that include a 4-ton ball art installation. Sculptures and art are found throughout the estate, and great detail has been taken in the stonework and natural plant life. This is a truly one-of-a-kind property.
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