Rare Find! This 9+ acre expanse of spectacular natural beauty supports an abundance of native trees & wildflowers. A deep ancient canyon with limestone cliffs leads down to a seasonal cove off the Pedernales arm of Lake Travis. It is home to a full array of wildlife including deer, foxes, rabbits and armadillos. Eagles have nested nearby, & a majestic great-horned owl often spotted. Birdsong fills the air. Like a miniature state park, this land was part of the historic Paleface Ranch, breeders of the Red Brangus bull, and former home of the once indigenous Karankawa. Only 22 minutes away from Whole Foods, the land itself offers a calming retreat from the buzz of modern life. Just 7 miles from iconic Texas landmarks as Willie Nelson’s Luck Ranch, Krause Springs & Stone House Vineyard.
The owner artists have nurtured this land for over 40 yrs. Included in the acreage, in addition to the seasonal waterfront cove, are walking paths, meditation benches & a stone labyrinth. Inspired by the Spanish Governor’s Palace built in the 1700s, the home was designed by the esteemed architect, John Shortall. At first glance one might think it adobe, but it is actually an energy-efficient, thick-walled “I.C.F. Block” building. Solid-core doors, double-hung insulated glass windows & spray-foam insulation further enhance energy efficiency. Adding to the integrity of this custom-built house is a spacious covered porch. An art studio & gallery are steps away from the main house. The beautifully crafted flagstone porches on both the house & the gallery offer exquisite spaces for writing, reading or enjoying a glass of wine at sunset. A clay studio, a storage building & a small barn complex are useful for tools, mowers & covered parking complete the layout. There are additional potential building sites for a family compound, retreat, or homesites. Deed restrictions are protective but workable with no HOA fees. Per Tax SF: House 1932, Gallery 616, Clay Studio 420.