There are plenty of reasons why people move to Austin, Texas, most notably being that there's always something to do (like SXSW and Austin City Limits) so you'll never run out of activities in this cultural hot spot. If you're thinking of making the move, you'll need a great house to move into, but we recommend living outside of the busy city to give yourself some privacy. The 26.6-acre 3345 Sunset Cliff Road is hidden away in a gated community on Lake Buchanan, which is only about an hour away from Austin, and comes with a guest house and access to an equestrian center.
Listed for $8.1 million and built in 2003, the main 8,164-square-foot luxury house has four bedrooms and five and a half baths. It comes with a heated pool and a two-story custom-built water slide, a four-car garage, an elevator, private gym, home theater, gym, and a stone-lined wine cellar capable of storing over 300 bottles. The master bedroom has two closets, a fireplace, dressing room, and a walk-in and standard shower — all with fantastic lake views.
Carpenters will be thrilled to see the 1,059-square-foot heated and cooled workshop outside that has a 10-foot overhead door, a half bath, and a built-in workbench. When your friends and family come to visit, they can stay in the 792-square-foot guest house — which has two bedrooms, one bath, a private beach area, and a screened-in porch.
The equestrian facility nearby allows you to board horses in a highly socialized way, giving them a chance to interact with one another, while knowing they're being excellently taken care of. It includes a hunter/jumper training area, oversized stalls with fans, run-outs, acres of well-kept trails to go on rides, and a huge 150'x240' covered riding arena. If you want to buy the center as well, you can negotiate your estate purchase to include it.
To schedule a private viewing of the Sunset Cliff Estate, contact Doug Vogelsass at (512) 739-0457.