Watching Austin burst into the colors of spring can spark a desire to surround yourself with nature. These properties throughout the city prominently feature verdant gardens to relax in and enjoy the beauty of the land.
With beautiful stonework and old-world touches, this property in Westlake has the feel of a stately castle—and what would a castle be without gardens? Multiple private courtyards offer the perfect areas for an intimate chat, while its beautiful gardens and canyon views transform the two-acre property into a relaxing oasis. $2.995 million, Megan DeLeeuw, Gottesman Residential Real Estate, 512-740-8455
This Georgetown estate luxuriates over 63 acres with Hill Country views. The entire property is steeped in beautiful gardening: you'll find it as you arrive through the tree-lined driveway, enjoy a cocktail surrounded by blooms at the swim-up bar, or wander the exquisitely kept grounds. If inclement weather keeps you indoors, the home theater and gourmet kitchen are sure to keep you entertained. Price upon request, Tammy Koen, Gottesman Residential Real Estate, 512-917-3439
On a large double lot dotted with heritage oak trees, this four-bedroom luxury home only minutes from downtown Austin offers a tranquil escape. The first floor family room opens to the large entertaining space outdoors, which has a calming fountain flanked by bamboo for relaxation, and an Olympic-sized lap pool for recreation. Price upon request, Beth Sher & Mary Anne McMahon, Re/Max/Posh Properties, 512-476-7674
This gorgeous home in Rob Roy has a park-like feel, exemplified by a meandering brook that runs throughout the patio. Carefully curated greenery matches the panoramic vistas of Austin’s hills—and inside the house, you'll find that its ample wine cellar, high ceilings, and modern architecture complete the package. $3.75 million, Gary Dulch, Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty, 512-656-5627
A rare find in Central Austin, this six-bedroom, six-bathroom home in Tarrytown sits on almost two acres of land. The homestyle back porch and upper balcony open out to the backyard, which has a putting green, a pool with a cabana, and historic live oaks. $4.95 million, Laura Gottesman, Gottesman Residential Real Estate, 512-657-4966