A Groovy Masterpiece Rich in Music History Wants $17.5M Near Austin

“Keep Austin Weird” is not only fun to say, but a cry to keep Austin, Texas the quirky, unique city it is. Just outside of Austin, which is growing in popularity with corporations and home buyers, a groovy residence where one can embrace this idea awaits. Meet the Retreat at Lick Creek Lodge.

They say everything’s bigger in Texas, and this property’s price tag lives up to the phrase. Asking a hefty $17.5 million, the listing could appeal to the tycoons who are descending on Texas, such as Elon Musk. It certainly has billionaire-worthy flair.

The home was designed by one of Frank Llyod Wright’s apprentices, John Covert Watson. Music legends have also elevated the appeal of this extraordinary abode clocking in at over 12,000 square feet. Billy Joe Shaver, The Flatlanders, Kinky Friedman, and Pat Green have all performed here.

While the home’s music history is captivating, its design and amenities equally impress. From an aerial point of view, the main house and guesthouse that make up The Retreat create the illusion of looking like a sprawled deck of cards. The structures also feel effortlessly organic, with desert masonry and locally harvested wood adding a great sense of place. Of course, with Lloyd Wright’s influence on the home’s creator, modern elements like walls of glass are in full force.

While the interiors bring ample glamour, the outdoor spaces really surprise. There’s a private grotto where one can swim, unwind, or get inspired in peace. It’s like a short getaway to the Mediterranean.

Sitting on almost 30 acres, the property offers six bedrooms, eight bathrooms, and two half baths across its two structures. Susan Barringer of Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty holds the Texas Hill Country listing.