17042 Star Canyon Drive, Woodway, TX 76712

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Year Built
Badger Ranch

Property Description

We’re elated to share this exceedingly rare, ultra-exclusive water front estate home which boasts a prominent, distinctive aesthetic perched atop rolling acreage; all conveniently and centrally located right in the Heart of Woodway’s Badger Ranch neighborhood! --- If you’ve ever dreamt of a home with waterfront access or a private, homestead acreage but just couldn’t manage the prerequisite, remote location or inconvenience of living outside of a suburban setting; …or, if you’re seeking a majestic setting, rolling topography, lake views, and an architecturally significant aesthetic full of intrigue and drama that’s distinctively different than the run of the mill, “cookie cutter” home; THIS HOME IS FOR YOU! --- Imagined and penned by acclaimed, award winning Central Texas architect Rick O’Donnel; the home’s expert fusion of “Tuscany meets Texas” was crafted in 2012 by local builder Sorrells and Gunn. Spanning 5,189 square feet of interior space, the four bedroom, five bathroom home is perfectly positioned upon four and half acres showcasing impressive views from every room, whether it be across one of the three bodies of water viewed from the property (Lake Waco, the Middle Bosque River, or the adjacent pond) or the magnificently manicured grounds; there is simply no other residence that’s as visually arresting anywhere in Central Texas. --- Once traversing the home’s formidable gate (secured and controlled by the home’s Control4 integrated system), a splendid, sun-filled courtyard greets visitors. Across the meandering stone walkway, the home’s stately front door presents, ushering guests into a unique stone gathering room where the first hint of the home’s phenomenal views is on display. Behind the foyer, the massive, central, formal living and dining rooms are flanked by an exquisite stone fireplace (one of four in the home) and serving area. Bathed in abundant natural light from the dual, wall of windows and French doors; this room wonderfully accommodates entertaining, dinner parties, and even quiet family time! --- Behind the serving area, a well-placed wet bar and butler’s pantry allow easy access while the jewel of a kitchen is as decadent as it is practical. With exquisite, rich finishes, an expansive island, Thermador commercial grade appliances, a walk-in pantry that’s to die for, abundant storage and cabinetry, and even a handsome gas-fueled fireplace; the eat-in kitchen and breakfast room (or is it a den, it’s so spacious…?) serve any occasion with aplomb and might be the coziest room in the entire home! --- Tucked behind the home, the luxurious primary suite yields additional lake and pond views, another gas fueled fireplace, and a spacious footprint which easily meets even the most discerning needs. With a beautifully vaulted ceiling, a lovely use of stone and natural wood, the private courtyard housing a hot tub, and wonderful integration of the outdoor beauty; you might just confuse the space with that of Jackson Hole’s Amangani or Como's Il Sereno. It really is THAT special. --- Rounding out the primary suite, the MASSIVE closet houses the full AV hub and provides room for a safe as well as a true cedar closet. Smartly planned, the closet’s second door opens into the home’s laundry room, thus allowing for the utmost convenience. --- At the far wing of the home, an extraordinary den features its own wet bar and is within perfect proximity to guest bedrooms. Wearing hardwood from Midway’s former Junior High School, this nifty room accesses dual outdoor patios and is a super fun place to gather. Leaving the den, a hallway provides access to the home’s second garage, an oversized utility closet, powder room, guest suite, and office. Situated on the ground floor, the guest suite affords a private bath, low height access shower, and walk-in closet. Adjacent to the suite, the home’s office can double as a fifth bedroom or provide spacious, light filled accommodations with views of the courtyard and the neighborhood. Upstairs, two private suites, each with their own walk-in closets and private, ensuite baths round out this wing of the home. --- Not to be outdone by the interior, the backyard patio features quite the amenity list! The home’s fourth fireplace features prominently but gives way to stunning views. Should mosquitos or direct sun be a bother, automated screens descend to cover all points of entry while a big screen tv, outdoor kitchen, wet bar, and even refrigerated storage ensure that no outdoor event will go wanting. --- Across the entire 4.5 acres, each aspect of this fabulous home was considered, planned, reconsidered, and then, well executed. One of the few, true estate homes on offer in Central Texas, and the only home benefiting from water front access and private acreage just minutes from schools, shopping, restaurants, and all that Waco has to offer; there simply is no other property, for sale or otherwise, like this home.

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Interior Features
Wet Bar, Bookcases, Built-in Features, Bathtub, Ceiling Fan(s), Double Vanity, Fireplace, His and Hers Closets, Jetted Tub, Other, Soaking Tub, Separate Shower, Vaulted Ceiling(s), Wired for Sound, Window Treatments, Breakfast Area, Granite Counters, Kitchen Island
Exterior Features
Covered Patio, Deck, Fire Pit, Sprinkler/Irrigation, Outdoor Grill, Patio, Rain Gutters, Storage
Some Electric Appliances, Some Gas Appliances, Cooktop, Double Oven, Dishwasher, Exhaust Fan, Free-Standing Range, Freezer, Disposal, Gas Water Heater, Indoor Grill, Ice Maker, Multiple Water Heaters, Microwave, Plumbed For Ice Maker, Refrigerator, Tankless Water Heater
Other, Tile
Central Air, Electric, Gas, Other, 2 Units
Public Sewer
School District
Midway ISD
Elementary School
South Bosque

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