Jump or Dive? Try both. A Hill Country-like retreat in Memorial’s Sandlewood neighborhood is perched on a spring-fed lake — and comes with a pool, among other chill-worthy amenities. The asking price was set at $4.2 million in the property’s early June listing. Built in 1997 for its current owners, Midway Companies’ Brad and Claudia Freels, the fan-filled home appears to have waltzed across Texas to find some of the older touchstones incorporated into its finishes.
When the Texas State Capitol was remodeled, the listing notes, some of its old longleaf heart pine was brought over for use as flooring in the living (above) and dining rooms:
Another Texana touch is the rolling barn door, fashioned from an old barn located in Thrall, Texas:
A mine’s worth of Austin limestone clads columns and half-walls to further Texify the first floor, where several of the rooms open — or look — into each other. Most of the 6,930-sq.-ft. home’s rooms have views of Robin Lake, one of the community’s 3 private lakes.
Somehow, a bit of Washington State made the cut: The cupboards flanking the fireplace are milled from vertical-grain fir beams from a 1900 apple warehouse.
The bar rail, meanwhile, really is a rail:
Beneath another section of beadboard ceiling, the informal dining area looks toward the lake (and across the pool, patio, loggia, and fire pit):
Making use of wood milled from an old outhouse in Luling, Texas, the powder room downstairs either winks at its purpose or fully embraces it:
The master suite is on the first floor.
There’s also a guest suite downstairs:
One set of stairs leads to the current game room (above). The other lands at the media room:
In areas with trusses adding interest overhead, roof peaks add a design element to many of the rooms upstairs . . .
including another 3 secondary bedrooms. These 2 appear to be (near) mirror images . . .
and they share a zippy bathroom featuring back-to-back vanities:
Whether the lot is 20,150 sq. ft., as listed, or 33,400 sq. ft. (according to HCAD), the park-like setting could be kick-back central. The home gym? Not so much.
- 30 Robinlake Ln. [HAR]