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Epic Lake Austin Compound Listed for Record $50 Million

See inside the outstanding architectural masterpiece perched upon 212 feet of lakefront property

A jaw-dropping property dubbed The Legacy of Lake Austin is now on the market at a listing price of $50 million, making it the most valuable residential offering on record in the Austin metropolitan area.

Listed by Bridget Ramey of Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty, the nearly six-acre compound was developed by Brett Ames, owner, president, and CEO of Ames Design Build. Ames describes the property as “New Century Modern,” and worked with Ramey to list the residence at this moment in time.

“Austin is ready for this property type and price point,” explains Ramey. “We have become a global city on the rise, and we’ve been discovered for world-class lifestyle, relative value and optimistic real estate trajectory. And so, to those seeking the epitome in lakefront living, we’ve got your address.”

The Legacy of Lake Austin holds 10,505 square feet of living space across four buildings and features nine bedrooms and 11 bathrooms. Prominent features include the zero-edge infinity pool and lakefront boathouse. Plus, with a gated entrance, circular driveway, and private road, the residence makes an indelible first impression upon arrival.

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One standout design element is a custom entry pivot door that Ames describes as one of the largest residential glass doors in the world. This 10-foot-by-10-foot architectural feat commands the attention of guests at the end of a stunning garden pathway. After stepping through the door, visitors will be wowed by the home’s great room and 20-foot ceiling.

“I refer to this as New Century Modern, which is my newer-day take on the stylistic acumen from the beloved mid-century modern aesthetic such as form follows function, more minimalist accoutrement, and a focus on flow between interior and exterior living spaces,” says Ames. “However, we didn’t want to compromise on the form itself, so we conceived an architectural framework that is as beautiful as the lifestyle it provides — all perfectly balanced in nature, and gracefully sited along the shoreline of Lake Austin. It has been a labor of love and my living work of art.”

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This grand offering also includes an adjacent lot with plans and permits for an additional 8,554-square-foot residence. The addition of this project could complete the vision to potentially become Austin’s first $100 million property.

Ramey is no stranger to prime market real estate, as she recently closed a private sale of a separate Lake Austin property for just under $50 million. The Legacy of Lake Austin’s $50 million asking price is currently the top listing in the region and among the top  Sotheby’s International Realty listings in the country.

Both Ames and Ramey share a view that Austin is now one of the strongest real estate economies in North America, making this move-in ready compound a worthwhile investment for the right client.

“I’m confident The Legacy of Lake Austin will attract a discerning homebuyer who appreciates the fact this masterpiece is ready for occupancy but has room to expand on location,” says Ramey “I’m proud to affirm that Austin has arrived, and this price point is very much in demand. I think, perhaps, that the buyer of this estate may not have previously considered Austin as a home base, not realizing something of this grandiosity existed.”

For more information on The Legacy of Lake Austin, visit the house’s information page here.

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