OPEN AUCTION: Near Austin, Texas architectural masterpiece sells to highest bidder via concierge auction

The Retreat at Lick Creek Lodge | Near Austin, Texas

Stunning Architectural Property in the Texas Hill Country

Designed to accommodate large groups and intimate gatherings

Trophy Estate ideal as a luxury getaway or corporate retreat

Superb private cave with waterfall and panoramic terrace

With a current high bid of $4.1 million, The Retreat at Lick Creek Lodge will go to auction to the highest bidder.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA, May 28, 2022 / — Concierge Auctions announced on May 25 that bidding is now open for The Retreat at Lick Creek Lodge, a trophy estate located in the Texas Hill Country. Listed for $13.5 million, with a current high bid of $4.1 million, the property is selling to the highest bidder in cooperation with Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty. Auctions are now live at, where buyers can place digital bids from around the world, and will end on May 31.

Located on a peninsula overlooking the Pedernales River, the estate offers views of the river and the verdant surroundings of the Texas Hill Country. The architecture is a true work of art by famed Austin architect John Covert Watson. John studied organic architecture and had the honor of working alongside Frank Lloyd Wright. Many of his designs are meant to blend into the surrounding decor. The retreat’s design makes an iconic visual statement, appearing from an aerial view to look like layered natural rocks sprawling across the lush Hill Country.

Inside 4002 Tyx Trail, you’ll find large expanses of glass, locally harvested wood, towering steel beams, and a distinctive hyperbolic paraboloid roof. The guest house welcomes you to the estate, with a winding path through the natural landscape ending at the main residence. Throughout, a careful balance between large entertaining spaces catering to crowds of all sizes and intimate enclaves for smaller gatherings ensures the estate is well-suited for use as an executive retreat or personal getaway. Inside the main residence, a skylight rises above the foyer and media room, flooding the space with natural light. Venture upstairs to the upper deck for a front row view of breathtaking sunsets. Outside, an ipe wood walkway leads to a waterfall and private cave, with a limestone cliff and a spacious deck ready for afternoons by the pool. Every inch of this oasis exudes luxury.

Additional features include striking steel beams, carved Ipé soles and detailing, and locally harvested wood. The multitude of large expanses of smooth glass intentionally blur the boundary between indoors and outdoors. The Retreat at Lick Creek Lodge was designed with a careful balance between large scale entertaining spaces and intimate enclaves. At the heart of the estate is the massive kitchen which features Calacatta Macaubas, white sawn oak and maple cabinetry, Sub-zero and Wolf appliances and designer hardware. Take the elevator up three levels and discover the vast upper deck with breathtaking views. Outside you will find a wooden walkway that winds down to a waterfall ending in a private grotto with a negative ledge pool. Next to the pool is a spacious terrace and a limestone cliff.

In addition to the main house, a two-bedroom guest house offers an office, living room and dining kitchen. A cantilevered balcony with custom built-in seating overlooks the main salon below, ideal for concerts and readings. This same balcony has hosted over 250 spectators for famous musicians Billy Joe Shaver, The Flatlanders, Kinky Friedman, Pat Green, Graham Reynolds, and many more.

Just 35 miles from Austin, Spicewood has carved out a place of its own as a natural hideaway in Texas Hill County. Brimming with vineyards and opportunities to get away from hectic city life, the region offers treasures at every turn. Practice your swing at Lakecliff Golf Club, where Hill Country views shine from an Arnold Palmer-designed course. Hike the trails of Pace Bend Park, Pedernales Falls or Balcones Canyonlands for a get back to nature. Cool off in the natural caves and waterfalls of 115-acre Krause Springs, or the nearby waters of Lake Travis, Texas’ most visited lake. Visit Dripping Springs to discover breweries, wineries and distilleries for every taste. Bustling downtown Austin offers an exciting change of pace just forty minutes from your front door, an ideal gateway to the best of Texas.

4002 Tyx Trail is available for daily screenings from 1-4 p.m. and by appointment as well as private virtual screenings.
As part of Concierge Auctions’ Key for Key® donation program in partnership with Giveback Homes, the closure will result in the construction of a new home for a family in need.

Agents will be paid according to the terms and conditions of the listing agreement. See auction terms and conditions for more details. For more information, including property details, an exclusive virtual tour, due diligence papers, and more, visit or call +
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