Live like a Washington elite in the privately secluded waterfront estate at 122 Applehead Island Drive, just listed by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and wife, Renda, for $3.975 million. Nestled in the exclusive, guard-gated, luxury community of Horseshoe Bay Resort, this exquisite four-bedroom, four-full-and-three-half-bath residence boasts sweeping lakefront views and incredible outdoor spaces to entertain.
Located just 50 miles northwest of Austin, Applehead Island is a well-known vacation hub for deep-pocket-politicians, business execs, and private families, and touted as “the most exclusive address in the country.” With added security, a dramatic Texas Hill Country landscape, and unrivaled access to Lake Lyndon B. Johnson, its a mecca for luxury waterfront living.
“Applehead Island is the gated, high-end luxury spot on the lake,” Lake LBJ waterfront specialist Tammie Bennett of Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty told us. “It’s a resort and second home community, and highly accessible with a 6,000-square-foot jet center,” which features a lighted runway, and can accommodate all personal and business aircraft up to a regional jetliner.
Last Thursday, Bennett closed on a similar lakefront property down the street, 82 Applehead Island Drive, which was listed for $5.5 million and sold for an undisclosed price. The property sat on the market for two years. “These homes take specific buyers, as we are a resort market,” she added. “We are currently marketing former NASA astronaut Jim Lovell’s home at 416 Lighthouse Drive, which is about to see a price adjustment.”
Just a short 17 minute drive from the Lovell estate, you’ll find the Tillersons’ vacation home — a spectacular Mediterranean-style retreat with sparkling waterfront views, natural wood and stone finishes, and a sprawling 5,857-square-foot interior. It was built by renowned Houston-based custom home builder O’Connor & Gill.
The home affords not one, but two master suites, in addition to several gracious living/dining areas, a fully-equipped gourmet kitchen, private study, spacious media room, wet bar, and custom wine cellar.
Perhaps the most intriguing amenity is the Lanai, outfitted with a summer kitchen and half bath, overlooking 100-plus-feet of lake frontage with northeast exposure. Lush landscaping, waterfalls, expansive decks and terraces, a gated courtyard, and boat garage round out this extraordinary offering.
The Tillersons enlisted longtime Horseshoe Bay real estate agent Jennie Thibodeaux of RE/MAX Horseshoe Bay Resort Sales Co. to market the $3.975 million property.