Spicewood, TX 78669
Spicewood, TX 78669
Built around the curves of Lake Travis, the Village of Briarcliff is between Lakeway and Spicewood. Known for its charming, spacious houses, Briarcliff is great value for those looking for a friendly community surrounded by rolling hills and sparkling lake.
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Homes for sale in Briarcliff are a balance of mid-century bungalows and contemporary houses built in the Mediterranean or Hill Country craftsmen style. Even though the community began in the early 1960s as a summer getaway, the average Briarcliff home for sale was built after 2000. Many of the original mid-century homes have been renovated keeping their vintage details while updating HVAC, windows, and plumbing to be both energy efficient and safe.
Lot size averages just under an acre and feature heritage live oak and pecan trees that are indigenous to the area. Briarcliff real estate uses native grasses and plants to encourage a proper balance of flora and fauna within this Hill Country community. Home exteriors are varied, but most use natural materials of stone, brick, stucco and wood for easy upkeep and longevity. There are even a few log homes scattered throughout the village which only adds to the small town charm.
Interiors are as eclectic as the exteriors. Whether it's an updated mid-century ranch or a sprawling multi-level contemporary lakeside home of stone, glass, and steel, the interiors are open and welcoming with arched doorways, large chef-style kitchens, and cozy family great rooms. These Briarcliff homes for sale have between 3 to 5 bedrooms with master en-suites and spa styled amenities.
Indoor to outdoor living is one of the hallmarks of Briarcliff real estate, and the backyards have shade trees with stone patios and summer kitchens for entertaining. While the homeowners have access to the lake, many have added in pools with slides and hot tubs for year-round fun.
The Village of Briarcliff is very appealing to those who are looking for a charming, family friendly community with access to great outdoor activities and good schools.
Located on the shores of Lake Travis, Briarcliff boasts parks, marinas and a golf course named after its most famous resident, Willie Nelson. Though technically called the Pedernales Golf Club, since being purchased by Willie in 1979 it has become a landmark for country music fans globally. The Briarcliff Marina is the jumping off point for all things water related along the lake. The ship store offers parts, drinks, ice and snack food. A deep water ramp is there for larger boats, and they do have rentals by the hour or the day.
Within five miles of Briarcliff are two large grocery stores, but if you just need a few things, there is an expanded Chevron that has a small bodega inside where they sell fresh produce, dairy and have a meat locker. There are a few shops around the village square with services, but Hill Country Galleria in Bee Cave is a fifteen-minute drive and The Shops at Spicewood only about 10 minutes.
Within Briarcliff, there are several options for dining out. People drive in from all around the Metro Austin area for the Briarcliff Bistro and Bacon Bar brunch. They have a surf and turf Bloody Mary so packed with goodies it's served with a knife and fork. Lee's Almost by The Lake has great family favorites like burgers and grilled chicken served up on their rustic porch surrounded by old growth trees and cooled by a warm Texas breeze. Stop by the Lantern Bar and Grill on Lake Travis for a quick snack or a full meal after a day on the lake. The views are spectacular from their large deck and weekends are busy with live music nightly.
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