Live large and ecologically at this innovative and contemporary ranch in the heart of Texas Hill Country for $4.95 million.
Why settle for being lord and lady of any old manor when you can preside over a Neolithic Revival monolith on the banks of the Guadalupe River in the heart of the Texas Hill Country? This concrete manse is sited on five glorious riverfront acres, and the decidedly modern design works in harmony with its environment both aesthetically and literally. Monolith House was ecologically engineered and harvests light and energy from the sun and water from the rain.
Built by an architectural firm that specializes in hotels, this home was tailor-made for entertaining. Concrete walls and floor-to-ceiling windows set the stage for matte black hardware, white oak cabinetry, and a minimalist approach to interior design.
An open floorplan makes hosting here a breeze — whether it’s huge parties or intimate gatherings. The first-floor expanse features different ceiling heights, which creates a sense of place for each “room” — living, dining, and kitchen outfitted with double islands, breakfast bar, and top-of-the-line appliances — within the large space.
But for those looking to get away from it all — and that includes party planning — there are plenty of plusses as well. The open-concept extends to the primary suite — all the better to take advantage of the gorgeous views. The eastern wing of the home boasts three bedrooms suites, as well as a large bonus room that’s ideal for gaming, working out, watching movies, or crafting.
The perks extend past the interiors to the great outdoors, which are particularly great here thanks to a 60-foot resort-inspired negative- edge pool and hot tub that sit against the backdrop of the running river. There’s also an outdoor living area with a fireplace and cantilevered awning.
Post swim and s’mores, you’ll want to survey the grounds. After a walk along the rolling grassy slopes and a rest on the riverbank beneath cyprus and pecan trees, you’ll have an even greater appreciation of your fiefdom.
1317 Texas 39
Hunt, Texas 78024
Interior Square Footage: 4,200
Total Acreage: 5
For more information about this property, please contact Caroline Kuper at Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty.
All photos courtesy of Creative Estudios for Kuper Sotheby's International Realty.