Hawaii may take the crown (or luau?) as America’s most iconic getaway destination, but it’s undeniable: the Texas Hill Country’s sweeping views, wide-open oak trees, and life-changing barbeque have slowly but surely crept onto the list of “Most Popular Vacation Spots”.
But for those of us who live here, the deep-in-the-heart-of-Texas lifestyle can last all year long...especially if you’re lucky enough to live in a stunning Hill Country estate like 10632 FM 1863. Priced at $1.6 Million in the Rural Acres neighborhood, this gorgeous home feels like an upscale getaway every day of the year.
To start with, the location is top-notch. Located on the far western reaches of New Braunfels (think: perched off of Hwy 281), 10632 FM 1 863 is a happy medium between San Antonio’s perks and New Braunfels’ charming small-town feel. (Plus, this stunning home’s 20+ acres elicit the feel of a rural Hill Country mansion despite its convenient location). Head south just 15 minutes for San Antonio’s best shopping or 30 minutes east for a float down the Comal River.
As you drive through the stately front gate (and gawk in admiration at that Hollywood-reminiscent driveway), the four bedroom, four bathroom main house is ready to greet you with a warm Hill Country welcome. In a distinctly Euro-Texan architectural fashion, the mixed stone exterior is complemented by wrought-iron touches and beautiful statement outdoor chandelier.
Though clearly a luxury property, 10632 FM 1863’s warm colors, textured finishes, and cozy lighting make it feel like a place to relax. The open floor plan spreads out over 4,484 square feet, lit by large windows and views of the surrounding Hill Country.
Practically built for gathering around the table, 10632 FM 1863 boasts a state-of-the-art kitchen setup that would make any foodie drool. Gorgeous lighting, bar seating, and an expansive island setup ensure that your lazy weekends are primed and ready for a killer brunch feast.
If you’re like us, a relaxing vacation is your chance to finally catch up on some much-needed sleep. Thankfully, this home’s four generous bedrooms are built for winding down, each strategically placed for privacy, peace, and quiet. A prime example: the master suite boasts separate his-and-her master baths (his with a walk-in shower and hers with jetted tub). And, to accommodate extra visitors, the 774-square-foot guest house also offers a full kitchen, full bathroom, and a built-in Murphy bed.
We love the interior of 10632 FM 1863...but perhaps the most distinctive features of this home lie outside its stately doors. Plenty of patio space and multiple fire pits are complemented by cafe lights and sunset views. And, besides 20 acres of rolling Hill Country land, this estate boasts a 2,000-square-foot metal building (complete with air conditioning, roll-up doors, and a full bath), as well as a separate open barn area for tractor or equipment.
Last (but certainly not least), residents and guests of 10632 FM 1863 are lucky enough to enjoy a cozy, beautifully landscaped pool set up that offers views of the surrounding acreage. Altogether, this home is a place to stop, relax, and enjoy the Texas open air.
If you’re interested in purchasing this home, you can get in touch with listing agent Sue Massari Young here! Or, if this doesn’t fit the bill, but you’re looking for a different property more your speed (from waterfront to luxury), we would love to help you along the way. From connecting with a lender to signing the closing papers, one of our agents will make your search for the right home as seamless as possible.