The architectural magnitude and
elegance of this 40 acre estate cannot justifiably be presented in words
or photos. This is truly one of the finest and most beautiful
properties ever to become available in our thirty years of marketing
the finer homes and ranches of the Texas Hill Country!
Lying majestically within the compounds
of the 1,000 acre development known as Whiskey Ridge, similar sized
property owners enjoy the serenity of ranch styled living, the excitement
of free roaming wildlife, (lots of deer and turkey) running creeks,
heavily wooded hill sides, majestic views and sunsets! God provided
the beautiful land and scenery; the property owners simply took pride
in enhancing what He gave them to work with!
The owners attention to detail
in the landscaping and live water enhancement are impeccable..
Imagine a beautiful creek flowing over hand placed boulders of white
limestone, a small yet pristine lake for the grandkids to pass the time
playing or fishing, fern grottos with spring fed water trickling through
them, native stone and plant landscaping are visually impressive upon
one's entry into the estate. The natural beauty of this property
along with the vision and commitment of the owners have made Whiskey
Ridge a place you won't forget!
Now for an "attempt" to introduce
you to the magnificent main dwelling. Literally carved into the
hillside overlooking the creeks, lake, and surrounding hillside, the
7,500+/- square foot, Villa is an architectural testament to sophisticated
design and European elegance. Taking almost two years to construct,
every detail to quality craftsmanship and functionality were of the
utmost concern, to the owners. There's really no way to explain
or describe the hundreds of special amenities that were included in
this "Master Piece", so as people, we will try to give an overall view
of the home and point out some of the unique qualities along the way.
The home is constructed of native
limestone and stucco with a concrete tile roof. The use of a front
entry Porte Cochere, really sets the architecture. The roof
system overhangs are supported by painstakingly hand carved Cantera
columns from Guadalajara, Mexico. They along with all the exterior
trim for the windows, doors, and beautiful fireplaces were trucked in,
all the way from Guadalajara on twelve, eighteen wheel trucks.
The owners of the Villa insisted on precise and authentic installations
of all the Cantera rock work, and had stone masons from Guadalajara
come and live here in Kerrville for the duration of the
installation. Twenty foot coffered ceilings, with crown and
cove molding provide an open feeling in the extra large living area,
that easily flows into the elegant formal dining room, music alcove,
and absolutely magnificent and inviting gourmet kitchen.
You'll have trouble getting your guests out of the kitchen; it's so
beautiful! Granite counter tops are accented by commercial
grade stainless steel appliances and a huge Wolf six-burner gas cook
top, with double oven. So many other things are
included as well. The master bedroom and his and
her private baths are large and tastefully decorated. Views
are beautiful from her Jacuzzi style soaking tub, as well as the
master suite. His and hers closets are smartly done and
accommodate large wardrobes. Accommodations for "outside" pest control
treatment were also incorporated in the construction of the home.
All the doors and windows are custom made.. The three guest bedrooms
have elegant, private baths. There is also one half bath.
Perhaps the most popular and most enjoyed
area of the Villa, is the incredible Trophy Room and Media Loft
Southwest or Tuscan in design this giant 30' X 50' room has 20' wood
ceilings with huge, hand hewn Ponderosa Pine log beams. This "rugged room
offers beautiful views, stained glass windows, large Santa Fe styled
fireplace, with mantled 50" flat screen HD-TV, wonderful sound system
and an incredibly masculine 20' handmade mesquite "drinkin" bar!
For the party poopers, they can slip off
upstairs to the media room and snuggle in to the comfort of leather
recliners (electric controls) and watch the latest movie or catch the
game on the 110" Silver Star Screen with Yamaha projector, and surround
sound. Accommodates 13-20 people. This is a totally "Cool"
For the "work from your home couple," there
are two private, cozy, and quite offices at "the end of the hall". This
has been a wonderful and productive asset. All the necessities for running
a business without the hassle of traffic and people!
Last but not "unneeded" is the Exercise
room, located off the three car garage, yet centrally heated and cooled.
There is a wonderfully relaxing, four person Finlana Sauna
that really relieves the stress, a big screen TV and ceiling speakers
The outside entertainment area
is just that-a place to entertain and have fun. You can cook a
gourmet meal with the stainless steel gas cooking grill or barbecue
up a storm! There's a complete wet bar! The pool
with its unique infinity edge waterfall and hot tub are adjacent.
Quality sound equipment can be found inside and out. What
a wonderful way to entertain your guests!
We could go on and on and never
really do justice to this beautifully unique estate, there is not a
more picturesque or better built home in the Texas Hill Country.
A home like this in Houston or Dallas or especially the West Coast would
cost $5-8,000,000.00, and that's certainly not on forty acres!
Please enjoy the photographs and
listed information. If you have any questions or interest please
Amenities of the Grand Home:
Total Heat and Air Square Footage-7,500+/-,
3 Car Garage, Front Porte Cochere, Massive Cantera Columns,
Interior and Exterior, (Including Entry Hall, Great Room, Dining Room,
Front and Back Porches, Pool Area, Porte Cocheres), Custom Carved Cantera
Window and Door Surrounds, Custom Solid Wood Interior and Exterior Doors,
Custom Plantation Shutters Throughout, Custom Carved Cantera Trim, Crown
and Cove Molding Throughout, Massive Cantera Fireplaces (2), Huge Fireplace
in trophy Room. Concrete Tile Roof, Travertine Marble Floors, 20 Foot
Ceilings, Remote Control Ceiling Fans, Commercial Grade Stainless
Steel Appliances, Butlers Pantry, Separate His and Hers Baths in Master
Suite, Coffee Bar with Sink, Refrigerator, and Microwave in Master Suite,
Hi Tech Security System, Video Surveillance Surrounding Entire Home,
Stereo System Throughout Interior and Exterior, Lake with Waterfall
and Dam, Magnificent Views of Surrounding Hill Country, Live Springs
and Moss Covered Grottos, Swimming Pool with Waterfall, Automatic Sprinkler
System, Automatic Exterior Lighting System, Outdoor California kitchen
with Refrigerator, Sink, Stainless Steel Grill with Two Burner
Stove Top, Energy Efficient Cooling and Heating, 5 Cooling and Heating
Units for Zoned Control, Covered Porches off bedrooms. Large Back Porch.
Owners Are Licensed
Real Estate Brokers