Have you heard about Santa Rita Ranch?
It’s a new master planned community going in near Leander and Liberty Hill.
Located along HWY 29, and with frontage on Parmer and Middlebrook, Santa Rita will add approximately 5,500 new homes over 1,200 acres. This part of town is fantastic. It’s easy to get to light rail, or jump on one of the freeways to be only 20 minutes to downtown Austin. (more…)
Designed by world class architect Arthur Andersson, and situated in the ultra private subdivision of Rob Roy in Austin is Lance Armstrong’s new home. I’ve reported on his old house (which was featured in Architectural Digest), and we were one of the first websites to report that he had sold that home in 2013.
His new home was also featured in A.D. and Dwell Magazines, and sold for approximately $4.3M. It is quite spectacular. It was on the market for 178 days before it sold. Both sides of the transaction were represented by Gottesman Residential. And the deal was all cash, according to county records.
So what do you get for $4,340,000? Pretty much everything. There are 5 bedrooms, and 8 bathrooms on 5 levels, a pool, a boathouse, even a 200 foot suspension bridge on 3.6 acres. All in all you get 4 buildings, just minutes away from downtown Austin in a private gated community.
The main home is peaceful. I’ve actually been in this house, and it is very tranquil. The previous owners told me that it was inspired by monasteries in Europe. And the inspiration comes through. Even though a lot of the materials are hard – stone, concrete, and metal, it doesn’t feel like it when you are inside. The house is exceptionally modern, but blends seamlessly with its environment. It feels warm and inviting, not cold and sterile.
There is a music room, lots of bedrooms, an art gallery, and an artists studio. Inside the master suite is a large bathroom with soaking tub, balcony, and separate his and hers dressing areas.
The kitchen is functional, with lots of storage. The house is designed in such a way that you can easily entertain, an intimate group of 6, or a party of 60+.
The second structure is a guest house located next to the large lap pool and hot tub. There is a wine cellar, and a 2nd media room as well. In addition there is a large cabana with a wet bar, and a large covered terrace.
The third building has an indoor sports court, a soundproofed media or recording studio, and an office flooded with natural light.
Finally the fourth structure is an award winning boathouse that is reached by a 200 foot suspension bridge that was flown in by helicopter and spans a nature preserve. The two story building has a screened in porch, outdoor shower, and a wet bar with a fridge.
The garage houses 2 cars, and has a garden room on the lower level, and a woodworking shop on the 2nd floor.
I wonder which room he will hang his Yellow Jerseys in.
All these images are from Real Estate websites, and were taken before Lance moved in.
Update – View Lance’s new Austin home here.
Lance Armstrong sells his Austin Home, for somewhere around $3.1M, according to the Huffington Post, and the Austin American Statesman.
I’ve written about Lance’s home before, but it appears he won’t be living there anymore. I don’t know if he plans to stay in Austin, where his kids live, and go to school, or if he is going to move somewhere else at this time.
The sale, which was kept very quiet happened last week. Among those of us in the Real Estate world in Austin, we knew the house was for sale, and privately listed around $10M. The reported buyer, a Texas Oil and Gas man named Al Koehler purchased the house, but he claims not for that much. He did get a loan for $3,100,000, for the property according to county records.
Of course we will keep you posted as to where he is moving to, as well as what is going to happen to his previously owned magnificent property.