Modern technology and old world charm combine with exuberant, expressive, and crafted details to recall nostalgia from the days of Mark Twain and John Phillips Sousa. This stately, charming, eclectic and lavishly finished retreat is the quintessential Norman Shaw (English architect) Victorian Queen Anne "painted lady" with 5,152 sq.ft. Every detail, from the period push button light switches with dimmer controls to the spectacularly crafted wood paneling and custom "gingerbread" wood work, to the Farrow and Ball of Dorset paint and wallpaper and the Geometric Encaustic Handmade Tiles adorning every space. Custom arched double doors greets you into the Burl wood finished Vestibule, with 150 Year-Old recovered Old Heart Pine Flooring and wood stairs with hand-spun spindles. The lighthearted blue and white Dining room with fireplace, the vaulted and beamed Great Room, and the Red Oak paneled Office/Library are centered around a gourmet Kitchen, featuring an imported French LaCanche range and Miele, Wolf, and Sub-Zero appliances, connects to the delightfully faux painted Scullery. Over 5,000 sq.ft of wrap around patios and decks invite serene enjoyment of the private, pastoral 17 acre, fully fenced, Texas Hill Country setting. Energy efficiency through Geothermal heating and cooling, LED lighting, thermal insulation, and custom Anderson wood windows. An outdoor 45,000 Gallon pool with two waterfalls, featuring reverse osmosis treated water, and sun-drenched limestone patio transitions into the Live Oak shaded patio around the 922 sq.ft. Pool/Guest House, which includes an open living/sleeping and kitchen. Caterers and staff have full access along the private drives that meander throughout the property, which makes entertaining large corporate events poolside a breeze. Juxtaposed and enlivening the crafted beauty of the main residence is the contemporary, sleek, modern 3-story, 3,637 sq.ft. Executive Retreat, designed by Austin architect Dick Clark, features a Media room with kitchenette, Office/Guest Quarters, indoor pool, spa, mirrored gymnasium, a true wine cellar, and a three-car garage. Multilevel observation decks and corner windows relax the soul with the tranquil Texas Hill Country views. Geothermal heating and cooling and other technology provides energy-efficiency. Along the split cedar fencing, past the third private, gated entrance is the modern version of the Texas Farm House. This 2-story, 2,393 sq.ft. Guest Home is surrounded by horse pastures providing guests plenty of privacy. Living room, Study, Kitchen, Dining, 4 Bedrooms and 2.5 Baths provide ample living for your extended stay guests. It features an independent well and storage tank, fully-fenced yard, and a private driveway from main roadway and connects to the main residence and Heliport via perimeter private driveways. Heliport with landscaped Heli-hanger with Office/Staff apartment, and storage also serves as the equipment and tractor garage for the Kubota M446 Utracab II tractor (included with the property) is accessed from the main residence along the Oak lined drive and from the roadway via a dedicated private hanger driveway with Limestone gated entry. Helipad with landing lights extends beside the Heli-hanger, which previously housed an Enstrom 480B Rotorcraft 5-passenger helicopter. Travel time via helicopter to Austin Bergstrom International Airport is roughly 15 minutes. 17 Acres fully fenced with 8' fencing and a total of 3 entrances to property along 2 different roadways: Main entrance with circular, concrete driveway, Heliport entrance, and Farm House entrance, each with security cameras and remote control operations. Paths and private drives meander throughout the property connecting the various structures, including a small barn with its own rainwater catchment system. Two individually fenced pastures and Round Pen for horses.