Home is Where the Heart Is – 11 Family-Friendly Properties

Families are about as different as the homes on the Austin market today, which range from contemporary and modern to classic and ornate. When searching for a place to call home, each family has their own list of priorities, needs and wishes. What they all have in common though is that they want a place where they can relax, have fun and enjoy life. This collection of luxury estates by Austin Portfolio Real Estate exemplifies that notion and presents properties that any family would be proud to call home.

213 Costa Bella Drive | Listed at $7,350,000 | Kathleen Bucher 

Three acres on Lake Travis is home to this gorgeous estate that features all of the bells and whistles that any family would appreciate. With a wine cellar that holds 1,600 bottles and a grand, open kitchen with an island, entertaining friends and family is easy. The spacious family room with a fireplace, 3D tv and game area affords enough space for the entire family to gather together. When movie night rolls around, there is a large theater room with 3D projection, sound system and theater seating. The backyard is a paradise showcasing an outdoor kitchen, pool with slide and waterfall, spa, cabana, sports court and private boat dock.

3900 Pearce Road | Listed at $3,950,000 | Kathleen Bucher 

This estate is not just for those who enjoy the great outdoors, or even those who dream of a lush interior with plenty of room for family gatherings. Backing to the 500 acre Emma Long Park and offering lake access, this home has it all. Approximately 3.2 acres to run and play, a massive chefs kitchen and 800 bottle wine room for entertaining, an elaborate media room for the movie buffs, a spacious game room, and incredible outdoor space with grill, kitchen, television, pool, spa and grotto completes this exquisite, gated estate.

4104 Rivercrest DR | Listed at $3,299,500 | Russell Martin 

For families who enjoy the adventures and ambience of living on the water, this gorgeous home with lakefront access is just the ticket! Located on Lake Austin’s main body of water, it features upper and lower covered decks that are accessible from nearly every room, and a steel 2 slip boat dock with an enormous part deck, both screened and open.

1226 Travis Bluff Way | Listed at $3,200,000 | Francie Little 

Located in a small enclave of homes near the award winning Barton Creek Lakeside golf course, this waterfront estate is a dream for families who enjoy lake life. Situated on a scenic bluff, panoramic views of Lake Travis and the surround hill country are visible from nearly every room. This magnificent lake retreat also features a large chefs kitchen ideal for family get-togethers, spacious living areas, a theater room, abundant outdoor living spaces, spectacular pool and spa, fire pit and motorizes tram access to the dock.

101 Bella Cima Drive | Listed at $2,799,000 | Jeannette Spinelli 

This exquisite John Fitzpatrick home with hill country views is ideal for the family who loves to entertain! The spacious living room opens to the intimate pool terrace, covered dining, outdoor grill and fireplace, gated grounds and a flat yard with plenty of room for children to play. Inside, families will enjoy the game room, home theater with projection and riser seating, and open floor plan.

101 Yaupon DR | Listed at $2,300,000 | Desmond Milvenan 

This waterfront estate has everything you need for large or small gatherings. Parents and children alike will appreciate the over 178 feet of Lake Travis waterfront and private boat dock. The home’s interior features a large, open dining area and massive kitchen for entertaining. Outside there’s a veranda, pool with spa and outdoor kitchen for summer festivities.

5900 Bold Ruler Way | Listed at $1,895,000  | Eric Copper 

Nestled at the end of a cul-de-sac, Bold Ruler is the ideal home for family. Enjoy peaceful, unobstructed panoramic views from high atop the rolling hills of West Austin in Champions of Davenport Ranch, an exclusive enclave of custom-built homes. Inside, children and adults alike will appreciate the media room, game room with a wet bar and mini-fridge and large kitchen that opens to the spacious family room. The outdoor area is a complete oasis with a sports court, new pool and putting green.

2207 Tower DR | Listed at $1,725,000 | Martha Small

One block up from Tarrytown’s Triangle Park, this home will fit the needs of the most savvy buyers in today’s real estate market. The incredible location, open layout, generous bedrooms and baths makes this a must-see for families. What’s even more impressive is the custom fort in the backyard with extra room to play.

9000 Westminster Glen AVE | Listed at $1,025,000 | Ana Swanson 

This immaculate Westminster Glen estate offers extravagant finishes and a wonderful location that make this home a true gem. Being just minutes from Emma Long Metropolitan Park, Austin Country Club and the Colorado River, families are able to enjoy all of the outdoor activities that Austin has to offer. Entertaining has never been easier with the fantastic open floor plan. For the busy family, one of the bedrooms is complete with separate living quarters, making it the perfect maid, live-in nanny or in-law suite. Take a family movie night to the next level in the media room with a professionally designed and installed sound system. Outside, relax pool-side while reading the latest best-seller, have a fantastic soiree under the pergola as you prepare dinner on the built-in, stainless BBQ grill, or simply take a dip in the waterfall pool or soak in the spa. Children will enjoy the incredible playscape and with 1.28 sprawling acres, an exciting game of family football or baseball is a must.

7400 Magenta Lane | Listed at $624,990 | Shannon Schmitz 

Wonderful corner lot in Circle C. Large home is 3,638 Sq.Ft. with 4 bedrooms, 3 and a half bathrooms. Lots of living spaces with big windows and sliding doors that all open to a beautiful swimming pool, outdoor kitchen and entertaining area. Master suite has a spacious sitting area and an amazing balcony that looks out to the pool and greenbelt. Bonus room on main floor is about 300 Sq.Ft. with no HVAC that can be converted to a very large study.

1276 Bearkat Canyon Dr | Listed at $599,990 | Shannon Schmitz 

This one story home that looks like a stunning model with panoramic hill country views has it all. With just over 2,800 sq. ft., this home offers 4 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms. It has been transformed from a Builder’s special to a one-of-a-kind with custom light fixtures, bath vanities, Hunter Douglas shades, quartz counters in master bathroom and an epoxied floor in the 3 car garage. A screened-in porch with outdoor fireplace makes the perfect spot to enjoy the view. Active families with love that it backs to a greenbelt and hiking trails!

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