As many of you know, I recently bought a new home, which means I have spent a lot of time looking at houses. When looking for a home on sites like Realtor or Zillow, if you don't put in the criteria that you are looking for you could possibly be shown different houses in and out of your price range or even location.

We all know many million dollar plus listings can be found in Midland/Odessa but I have now come across the most expensive home for sale in Texas and you won't believe how much it is. This Texas is villa is for sale for $45 million. The home is known as Villa Del Lago. So what does $45 million get you?

Austin Luxury Group via YouTube
Austin Luxury Group via YouTube

According to Lake Travis Inc. the home is described as follows:

"Villa Del Lago" is a uniquely magnificent estate situated on 25+ hillside acres of prime south shore lakefront property, boasting unobstructed and panoramic elevated views of Lake Travis. Close to the main house a dramatic pavilion with fireplace, two bars, and two baths, sits exclusively on a hillside hollow with captivating, breath-taking views of the lake and big Texas sunsets – a perfect venue for special events. Meticulously designed and professionally landscaped lawns and gardens feature native plants, trees, shrubs, in addition to extensive seasonal plantings, all accented with comprehensive landscaping lighting. Elegant and striking grotto with multiple dramatic cascading waterfalls is carved into the canyon hillside, along with stone staircases, bridge, and fish pond, all naturally blended into the hillside between main house and pavilion.

With lake views from nearly every room, the main house of nearly 15,400 square feet, features 6 bedrooms, 13 baths, 5 fireplaces, media room, home theater, library, hearth/formal living room, formal dining, wine cellar, and massage room. Gourmet chef’s kitchen features Viking appliances, triple ovens, built-in fridge, and coffee machine, large center island with breakfast bar seating, separate bar island, and high-grade granite and marble counters. Extensive entertainment bar, game room, sitting, and piano area. A large private master suite features steam showers, his & her closets and bathrooms, garden Jacuzzi tub, and walk-out bedroom balcony.

Home includes 4 laundry areas, mudroom, 5-car garage, extensive balconies and porches, double staircase in rotunda foyer, wood shutters, marble, and antique wood fireplaces, herringbone wood and marble floors throughout. The décor of the home was professionally selected with quality and comfort in mind; some furniture conveys. In addition, the home has an elevator, guest quarters, private office, half basketball court, home fitness gym, Homeworks smart estate automation system, and video surveillance.

A negative edge pool comes complete with an outdoor bath, slide, hot tub, fire pit, built-in grill, smoker, and mini-fridges. The estate also includes a private custom boathouse (technically it is a marina because of its size) with bathroom and deck, slips for two boats, and jet skis.

The Property
The property includes fenced pastures for exotics and several dog pens. Four wrought-iron gates, one service gate, an additional outdoor storage house. A small road, cart paths, and additional guest parking are available throughout the estate on Cedar St., located just off RR620, with easy access to/from Lakeway or Downtown Austin. Perimeter security fencing, rainwater collection, generator, and underground lawn and garden irrigation system with a private well and from the lake.

The main house is constructed on a graded concrete slab, supported by a commercial building red iron superstructure, concrete subfloors, and incorporates a lightning protection rod at nine points on the roof. The roof is topped with clay tiles, Italian-themed copper domes, and skylight features. Inside the house, a secret stairwell leads to a safe room enclosed with four concrete walls, a solid metal door, and a hidden dedicated wiring and ventilation system.

This is truly one of the finest luxury waterfront estates in all of Austin.

You have to see it to believe it. The description does not give this amazing property justice.


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