Rio Retreato - Kerr County, Hunt, TX
Nestled on the banks of the North Fork of the Guadalupe River between Camp Waldemar and MO Ranch, is the secluded home known as Rio Retreato. Aptly named, the 5 bedroom home is architecturally designed by noted Texas architect Michael Landrum to complement its riverside vantage point. Located on a magnificent stretch of the river, the boundary between indoors and outdoors is seamless. Overlooking the river and multiple entertaining areas, it is a serene invitation to relax on the Guadalupe.
The Rio Retreato is located at 295 Riverside Drive, a controlled access private road off FM 1340. Riverside Drive serves the Riverside and Riverside North property owners and offers privacy and facilitates access to numerous opportunities on the river.
Home: Rio Retreato is a year round home, full of wonder in every season. Double gallery front porches, gurgling fountains and multiple patios and porches surround the house, offering unparalleled views, with entertainment and lounging opportunities at every turn. The main level features high ceilings with an open plan living and dining room with adjoining well appointed kitchen and island seating area. Stepping through a second entrance hall, is the main bedroom suite, including a second living and dining area and full kitchen. The Dorm is on the second level, with six twin beds, a pool table and seating, opening to the second floor gallery porch – with sweeping views of the river and, at night, perfect stargazing. The high ceilings are crowned with clerestory windows, gracing the room and mezzanine loft with perfect light for artists and readers. Stepping through a nap/reading porch are two additional bedrooms with their own baths. Inclement weather? Take the spiral staircase to the media room. Off to the river? The ground floor with bath accommodates storage of a UTV, kayaks, fishing gear, etc. and has its own bathroom.
Approximate square footage:
- House: 4,399
- Porches: 997
- Cave Room: 456
Amenities: Toe kick heaters in bathrooms in addition. Speaker systems inside and out. TV’s in bedrooms. Interior and exterior ceiling fans. Concealed charging stations. Irrigation system. Security system. Propane tank. Private Trinity Aquifer well. Interior and exterior fireplaces. Multiple patios. Tree and string lighting. Generous built in storage. Commercial double paned glass windows and doors. Clerestory windows. Extraordinary views. River access to many recreational areas.
Riverfront: Boulder terracing along the river steps from the upper patio with outdoor fireplace and custom stone table to the lower level with half circle steps leading to the riverfront dock. Multiple stone steps lead to various access areas on the river. At night, tree lighting affords guidance while not obscuring the stars and magical flickering light of fireflies. On the patios, string lights add their own festive light.
Additional Information: The Rio Retreato property extends up a high hill behind the home and the upper portion is easily accessed via Bear Creek Scout Road (a paved road that dead ends just past the property). The property is flanked in the north side by the Bear Creek Boy Scout ranch, a quiet and long term neighbor. Utility access is on the upper section of the property as is the approximately 750’ Trinity water well, providing high pressure gravity fed water for the home.
The property is part of the Riverside and Riverside North Subdivision, its value protected by sensible Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions that are available upon request.
Many furnishings are separately negotiable but not included in the asking price. Media room furnishings are included. Other personal property including Kawasaki Mule, fishing gear, linens, dishware, glassware, art and photos are not part of offering and will be retained by Seller.
2020 property taxes were $7,904.29.
Shown by appointment only and listing broker associate must be present.