Austin Mansion Seeks New Lord of the Manor in Texas Hill Country
Set on a scenic overlook in the Texas hill country, Britannia Manor II, the enchanting estate of video game visionary and intrepid adventurer Richard Garriott, is in the market for a new Lord or Lady of the castle. Listed by Robin McCall Company at $4,100,000 for 5,900 square feet of space, this unique home features intricate architectural and landscape details including a 360-degree observatory with a telescope, a grotto, waterfall, lagoon, swimming pool, detached studio, guest quarters, and a lit nature trail. The three bedroom home with a five car garage has all the amenities expected of an elegant luxury home. A jetted tub, vaulted ceilings, sauna, large backyard, balcony, playscape, and gazebo are a few of the home’s features, with its most visible asset being its direct view of the downtown Austin skyline. Another invaluable asset the home boasts is the creativity and zest for life its current owner has inserted into every room of the house. The son of a NASA astronaut and a professional artist, Garriott's life has been filled with adventure and success in both the far corners of the Earth and beyond the globe’s borders. Garriott’s entrepreneurial spirit is a landmark in the Austin business community, having founded the successful Origin Systems, Inc., which was later bought by Entertainment Arts. His success in business and the video game industry enabled him to pursue his passion for outer space, becoming the first second generation space traveler. It has also enabled him to give generously to the Austin community, participating in numerous philanthropies focusing on the environment and the arts. If you’re interested in nurturing your own creative ingenuity in the landmark home of a modern cultural icon, contact Austin realtor Brian Talley, an expert in Austin luxury homes and the Austin real estate market to schedule a viewing of Britannia Manor II.