One-of-a-Kind Texas Hill Country Home Designed by a Frank Lloyd Wright Apprentice Lists for $17,500,000

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Texas has only three homes designed by the inimitable Frank Lloyd Wright. But if you're a fan of the famed architect and have a serious stockpile of green to spare, this stunning property designed by John Covert Watson, a FLW apprentice may be for you. Perched in Austin's Hill Country, Retreat at Lick Creek Lodge, boasts an eye-catching hyperbolic paraboloid roof design, plentiful glass for breathtaking views, a pool, a guest lodge, and details that would make an art history professor swoon.

"What I love about the home is that upon arrival you are immediately transported on a journey of nature and art. It really helps you switch gears from this hectic life and provides a shareable space for your collections that is a piece of art in itself," says listing agent Susan Barringer of Kuper Sothebys International Realty. "You can hide away on your own secluded perfectly private swim-up deck in the unbelievable cliff encompassed pool and be out of reach, yet be within minutes of the action in Austin." With an asking price of $17.5 million, luxury sure doesn't come cheap, but prepare to be dazzled by this unique build — even if it's just in the form of a quick virtual escape.

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A Bird's Eye View

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This unique home is situated on nearly 30 acres in Spicewood, Texas, off the Pedernales River.

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Drive Up to Your New Home

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It sure does stun in the vesper hours.

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Another View from Above

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Meant to resemble a deck of cards, this is a home unlike any we've seen.

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Pool Time

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The elegantly designed pool is wrapped in limestone and also features a waterfall.

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Afternoon Dip?

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Don't mind if we do.

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Come On In

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During the daytime, natural light pours into the entryway.

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Living Space

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Locally harvested wood and sprawling glass windows abound throughout the home.

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Time to Relax

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Look up and marvel at the unique architectural choices.

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Zen Out

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Make use of your very own meditation room.

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More Space to Relax

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A welcoming nook to read a book or take a nap.

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Bedroom

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Better get blackout shades for this light-filled space.

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Bathroom With All the Light

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This silvery-space might become your new favorite place to retreat.

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More Living Space

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The steel-and-wood materials combination really makes a statement.

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Kitchen

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Can't argue with those views while cooking — or the Calacatta Macaubas countertops, oak and maple cabinetry, and Sub-Sero and Wolf appliances.

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Dining Space

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Find us in the window seat in a postprandial food coma.

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Outdoor Space

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There's plenty of room to spread out on the nearly 30-acre property.

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Another Bedroom

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The muted red fireplace really grabs your attention.

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