Texas Oil Heir Michael Herd Lists Lavish $28.5M Family Estate in Austin
Austin, Texas is growing everyday, with more and more people moving there from all over the country and always keeping it weird. While it’s known for its art and music scenes, it’s also known for its natural beauty and outdoor activities, so nothing beats living on Lake Austin. Michael Herd, who is married to Bumble founder Whitney Wolfe Herd, has a sweeping, over-the-top estate in this coveted location. Right on the lake, the 6.5-acre property is now listed for $28.5 million.
Herd, an heir to his family’s oil and gas company, spent more than eight years expanding this estate with his grandfather, Bob L. Herd. A true labor of love, it is arguably the most impressive and private spread in the area.
Five structures await behind the two sets of gates that enclose the property, and together they all make up almost 20,000-square-feet. The cabana alone boasts 4,000-square-feet and is an upscale zone of pure fun. It has a chef’s kitchen, glycol beer taps, and is flanked by the pool, spa, outdoor kitchen, tennis courts, and putting green. Then down by the docks, there’s plenty to do on the water from boating to fishing to simply floating.
The master home is the crown jewel of the estate with lake views everywhere you look. It has a two-story mahogany library and a “grandmaster suite” for the owner with every luxury under the sun. As for the rest of the property’s homes, they are all poised for entertaining and hosting guests.
Bridget Ramey of Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty has this one-of-a-kind listing, which Mansion Global first reported is for sale.