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The Mayfield Ranch consists of 140+/- acres of rolling Texas hill country terrain favoring native live oak, Spanish oak, and ashe juniper, red oak, Madrone, and mountain laurel trees, native and exotic wildlife including deer, turkey, and seasonal birds, and gorgeous vistas in all directions.
Located just 40 miles west of Austin off of US Highway 290 along Middle Creek Road, the property is uniquely positioned as a quiet country retreat, but also within an easy drive of city amenities.
A fifty-two hundred square foot timber and limestone residence presides as the centerpiece of this magnificent property, perched overlooking a large lake formed by a dam that was constructed with a 12-foot wide compacted clay core.
Reflecting the heritage of early European settlers to the area, the exterior boasts a galvanized standing seam roof with lightning rod system, copper gutters, and brass hangers.
The home is framed with massive red oak timbers, harvested by Amish woodworkers in Ohio, and shipped to Texas for construction. Over three thousand mortise and tenon joints connect the timbers to provide the structure of the home.
The 15-inch thick limestone and insulated stud wall provide a substantial insulating system as well as enhancing the beauty and uniqueness of this residence.
A paved parking court, stone cistern for the well, and dry stack rock accent walls surround the home, including a dry stack rock entrance wall and cattle guard at the ranch entrance.
On the front side of the home, an outdoor cooking area and fire ring offer the perfect spot to enjoy the sunset and overlook the lake below or host friends at an al fresco meal. A full-length front porch is another outstanding vantage point from which to relax and enjoy the surrounding beauty of the hill country.
The attention to detail throughout this home is remarkable, with all authentic handmade fixtures, right down to the door latches and locks by renowned firms Ball and Ball and solid brass lighting by Period Reproductions. So many details in this home are extraordinary in their uniqueness and beauty.
In the living room, an efficient and attractive Rumford fireplace adds ambiance and historicity, and warms the home on cool winter nights. This comfortable space is perfect for entertaining guests or relaxing with family.
The attention to detail is also apparent in the gorgeous wooden staircase, handmade solid long-leaf pine doors, and period reproduction hardware. The floors are first-growth long-leaf pine milled from floor joists from an old razed New Orleans hotel, further enhancing the old-world charm of this thoroughly modern home.
Nestled adjacent to the living area is a quaint cherry and maple wet bar with a unique ceramic wine rack. This wet bar also features a beautiful granite countertop and glass cabinetry.
Nearby, a half bath boasts additional interesting details, such as an artistic leaded glass decorative window and brass fixtures. Again, the period door handle adds a fascinating touch.
A graciously appointed kitchen is appointed with a Wolf commercial gas eight-burner range, stove, and stainless steel griddle. The cherry and maple shelving and cabinets were milled on-site by noted furniture maker Charles Weidman, and the dovetail joints add a stunning appeal to this spacious kitchen. A Traulsen two-door refrigerator adds another modern convenience to the kitchen. Two-inch thick limestone floors, polished granite, and hand-blown glass are other enticing features of this space. The overhead red oak timbers add a stately yet rustic feel, and the modern appliances contribute convenience and make preparing meals a delight.
A gorgeous hand-made Dutch door leads into the house through the mud room.
Just off of the kitchen, a stately dining room is presided over by candle-burning chandeliers and exposed timbers along with candle-lit sconces and recessed lighting. Another historic Rumford fireplace stands enclosed by limestone walls to enchant and warm dinner guests at mealtime. Marvin exterior windows let in sparkling sunshine to illuminate the dinner table.
Off of the dining room is the entrance to the master suite. A small foyer segues into the master bedroom where one is greeted by massive vaulted timbers that support the soaring high ceilings. Ones eyes are irresistibly drawn upward, to the apex of the dome, where the timbers gracefully come together high above the room. These curved timbers unite with vertical pieces around the outer edges of the rounded portion of the bedroom. The opposite wall also features exposed timbers and another door leads to the master bathroom.
Beautiful cabinetry, lighted sconces, brass fixtures, a large shower, a massive, deep bathtub are the main features in this exquisite master bath.
On the upstairs level is a large media room, complete with big-screen television, more massive curved timbers, and a custom THX sound system perfect for cozying up with a classic movie or enjoying a sports event with guests. This is definitely a room of spacious comfort.
A hallway past the theater room leads to a spacious and beautifully designed office suite. The office has its own separate entrance downstairs through the carport, allowing business guests to enter without traversing through the residence. This office boasts plenty of space for file cabinets and storage. It could also easily accommodate a large table for group meetings.
Above the kitchen, a rumpus room stands between the two matching upstairs bedrooms. A staircase leads to a finished loft and storage area. The staircase itself features storage shelving within the steps.
A pair of upstairs bedrooms continue the homes architectural theme of exposed timbers and high ceilings.
This amazing home with lake views resides upon 140+/- acres of classic hill country terrain, offering all the joys of the Texas outdoors such as hunting, fishing, and outdoor recreation, all in settings of rugged beauty with magnificent views in every direction.
Hwy 290 W. past Dripping Springs, South at Henly on RM 165 approx. 10 miles, North on Middle Creek Rd. (Co. Rd. 410) approx. 4.25 miles, property on right at stone wall (entrance to Mayfield Ranch)
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