A Hill Country Masterpiece Just Outside Of Austin

Price On Request
6
Bedrooms
10
Bathrooms
12 002
ft2
30
Ac
Kuper Sotheby's International Realty
Listed on April 13, 2021

Description

Seated on a peninsula overlooking the Pedernales river at Lick Creek on just under 30 acres sits this dynamic and architecturally stunning trophy property architected by Austin’s own John Covert Watson- a Frank Lloyd Wright apprentice.

The Retreat at Lick Creek Lodge is a superlative expression of the ‘organic architecture' philosophy. Resembling a deck of cards splayed out across the Hil…
Seated on a peninsula overlooking the Pedernales river at Lick Creek on just under 30 acres sits this dynamic and architecturally stunning trophy property architected by Austin’s own John Covert Watson- a Frank Lloyd Wright apprentice.

The Retreat at Lick Creek Lodge is a superlative expression of the ‘organic architecture' philosophy. Resembling a deck of cards splayed out across the Hill Country landscape, the aerial design of both the guest and main house makes an iconic visual statement. An architectural feat, its distinctive hyperbolic paraboloid roof design, desert masonry, masculine steel beams, carved Ipe footings and details, and locally harvested wood support copious expanses of glass. All combine to create a grounded intentional yet transparent interior-exterior synthesis.

The Compound has served as a personal residence for an avid art, film and music supporter and entrepreneur and is designed with spaces for entertaining large groups as well as intimate enclaves throughout the property, lending itself to an ideal executive retreat, personal residence or hill country getaway.

Upon entering the gates of the property, you are transported to a luxury escape. From the sculptural guest lodge, a winding path ambulates through the natural landscape, leading to the main residence. Abundant upper-deck space allows breathtaking vistas of wildflowers and sunsets, with patios off bedrooms inviting you to engage with the environment.

This unique residential compound allows relaxation and recreation in the utmost privacy and seclusion. Natural light filters through the soaring skylight ceiling of the foyer and media hall. Calacatta Macaubas, Rift-sawn white oak and maple cabinetry, Sub-zero and Wolf appliances, and designer hardware in the kitchen maintain the level of excellence found throughout. With its careful craftsmanship and sophisticated finishes, this property embodies modern-day luxury, tucked away in the beautiful Hill Country.

A meticulously crafted Ipe wood walkway leads you to an unforgettable waterfall, that pours into a seductive private grotto with a negative edge pool embraced by a limestone cliff and intimately wrapped by a spacious sundeck. When night falls, The Retreat glitters like a jewel.

Celebrated musicians Billy Joe Shaver, The Flatlanders, Kinky Friedman, Pat Green, Graham Reynolds and others have performed here for audiences of 250 plus. The cantilevered balcony with custom built-in seating provides a visual overlook to the main living room below ideal for concerts and readings. Don't miss your chance to own an important Texas treasure to share with other, with this singular masterpiece, The Retreat at Lick Creek Lodge.

Peter Dick, PM | Don Crowell, GC | John Watson, Architect

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Building Info

Year build
1993
Property type
House

Location

4002 Tyx Trail , Austin, TX 78669, Spicewood, Texas, United States

Contact Agent

Susan Barringer
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Registered on JamesEdition
2015
Address
2700 Barton Creek Boulevard, Austin, TX, United States
Phone Number
Listing Reference
WV73QS

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