Bucolic Modern Farmhouse with Room to Ride
Settled on an expansive 4.4-acre estate, this spectacular modern farmhouse is in equestrian heaven. Located in Madrone Ranch — the most exclusive horse-friendly community in Central Texas — it features open riding trails a central stable and several arenas along with acres of managed greenbelt. Residents have access to Madrone Ranch Stables with professional trainers and grooms plus 50 stalls, an outdoor arena, covered arena climate-controlled tack room and viewing lounge.
The property is located just outside Dripping Springs, a beautiful country drive from the burgeoning community. While you'll feel very secluded on the Ranch, you're just minutes from up-and-coming gourmet restaurants local breweries/wineries and shopping in downtown Dripping Springs.
Traditional Inspiration with Modern Execution
The Forge Craft Architect-designed home is influenced by the tradition of Texas hill-country houses with a fully modern execution. Farmhouse inspiration can be seen in the bleached-oak vaulted ceilings, hand-scraped red oak floors and live-edge pecan accents. Rift-sawn oak cabinetry custom steel lighting fixtures and a massive steel-surrounded bio-ethanol fireplace add contemporary elements: the combination creates a timeless elegance.
The home is designed to maximize the feeling of being part of the landscape. Floor-to-ceiling windows look out front and back over rolling grasslands and tree-covered hills; you can track the bluebonnet blooms from every room as they spread across the property. The house wraps around a serene outdoor living space with a sleek pool and outdoor kitchen plus a secluded spa cabana opening directly off the master suite.
Open and Welcoming with Luxurious Attention to Detail
With a flowing layout. the 6,250 square-foot home feels both spacious and welcoming. Two large living areas open out to the patio and offer opportunities for entertaining on a grand scale. Meals can be prepared in the gourmet-outfitted interior kitchen or outdoors on the patio while enjoying the breeze.
The corner-windowed master suite is secluded off to one side, offering privacy and serenity. Enjoy a summer breeze by opening the windows to the elements or take the edge off cool mornings with a cozy fire. The master bath is a stunning retreat, featuring a freestanding tub in front of a backlit quartzite feature wall walk-through shower and separate steam shower. The suite also includes a large walk-in closet.
The other side of the house hosts a large family/game room filled with bookshelves and enlivened by a 210-gallon saltwater fish tank. A feature wall of rift-sawn oak and steel divides the family room from the open yet private study with plenty of custom-steel shelving. Two large en-suite bedrooms and an exercise room with a wall of windows overlooking the stables complete the floorplan.
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Austin, Texas 78735