87 ac Estancia
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Overlooking 86.2 acres of the beautiful Texas Hill Country, a Gustavo Arredondo designed 7664 square foot Mediterranean mansion awaits. Situated just one half mile off Highway 46, a luxury gated community called Estancia, a 1000 acre sanctuary just minutes from the shops along the renowned Boerne Hill Country Mile. Once you enter the Estancia gates, follow the paved road laid its hills and pastures to this magnificent and private estate. At 334 Estancia Lane, guests are welcomed by private wrought iron gates. Follow the stained concrete drive and cross you over a picturesque bridge, waterfalls, lakes and Koi ponds to the home’s courtyard entrance. Offering 5 bedrooms and 6 and a half baths with the separated Master retreat wing of the house. The spacious custom master closet is 3 levels and designed impeccably to switch out seasonal wardrobes for convenience within one space. Every angle of the home features custom touches, such as the brick inlaid ceiling at the entry hallway and the domed plastered brick above the formal dining. The back lawn shows off a 3 tiered pool and spa, one of which features a Badu propulsion system for stationary lap swimming, a commercial grade outdoor grill system, and private views of the hills surrounding the home. Want to keep your horses nearby? This home offers that as an option and has a pipe fenced horse pen, enclosure, and riding pen. In addition to the expansive equestrian facility Estancia offers to all of its residents use
Location: Located 10 minutes from HEB in Boerne, 12 minutes from Methodist Hospital in Boerne, 25 minutes to shopping and dining in the Rim. The front gates of Estancia are just one half mile off of Highway 46 W and provide consummate privacy. 8.5 miles from the Geneva School.
Community: 1000 acres of gated private sanctuary situated in the heart of the hill country just minutes from the growth and retail of Boerne and The Rim. Estancia provides unmatched luxuries including a complete equestrian center, comfortable hospitality and entertainment facilities, fully-equipped gymnasium and athletic facilities, open-air sports courts and fields, par 3 golf, skeet deck and all the beauty and splendor of the great Texas outdoors – replete with tranquil trails and pristine water features. Estancia is the vision and creation of Silvia and Tom Cusick. Tom, a former businessman with roots deep in the western culture and sporting world wanted to create the most incredible setting where kids will grow up, but parents never have to. Together the Cusicks have thoughtfully planned Estancia to contain everything for the active family for which being outdoors and together is the best possible combination. “Estancia is,” in Tom’s words, “the most perfect place to live and raise a family.”
A Full service equestrian and riding arena facility, gymnasium and 50 person Cantina overlooking both areas lie near the front of the community.
The 12,000 square foot gym offers instructional classes as well as hardwood basketball and volleyball arenas.
Over 8 miles of manicured hike and bike trails meander along creeks through the hills and community common areas.
Home and Improvements
Gustavo Arredondo designed the home and the original owners commissioned Claude Sims to build the Mediterranean Masterpiece. 5 bedrooms and 6.5 baths, and separate guest apartment, are designed to give the home a distinctive European flavor. The master wing has a generous and private section of the home where an office and saferoom are accessible, yet independent of the master suite. The soaring ceiling in the master suite leads attention directly to the layered leveled ceiling and romantic lighting. The spacious master bath offers separate spa tub and shower, with dual dressing areas. The master closet flows over three different levels with glass cabinets and custom shelves to organize and showcase special selections while offering "off season" space for further convenience. The gourmet kitchen boasts Miele appliances from the refrigerator to the built in espresso machine. The circular design of the kitchen gives the chef ample room to function at the induction stove top, double ovens and warming drawers, while guests are being entertained at the nearby wet bar coming back and forth to the circular island set in the center of the artful design. Both the formal dining area and breakfast areas are positioned near the kitchen with seamless butted glass windows inviting a view of the pools and patios in. The formal dining room has a tucked away wine grotto and offers views of the hills and front courtyard allowing easy service from the ample butler pantry between it and the kitchen. The home features a professional home theater, warm and inviting family room with fireplace and a separate 1 bedroom, 1 bath and living area apartment, currently used as an excersize room.
Land The 87 acres are fenced by over $100,000 worth of pipe and cedar post fence. Swinging metal Watergates, culverts and trails fill the land with top tiered improvements. Ranging from manicured native grass pasture to rolling hills, the ranch offers the perfect balance in land topography. Manicured oak trees line the entry road and a spring bubbles up not far from the home from a newer water well.
Water The property has two ponds built at the base of a multi level and landscaped retaining wall system below the home. The ponds house prized Koi fish and at 140,000 and 80,000 gallons, they provide excellent picnic and entertaining areas. The paved, lighted and landscaped trail from the home leads down a series of stairs and seating areas onto the pond’s main level.