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Austin philanthropist's jaw-dropping estate hits the market for millions

Austin philanthropist's jaw-dropping estate hits market for millions

4521 Commanders Point Drive
Commanders Point Estate is listed for $14.95 million. Photo courtesy of TwistTours
4521 Commanders Point Drive
It has an English countryside feel. Photo courtesy of TwistTours
4521 Commanders Point Drive
The property spans 30 acres on Lake Travis.  Photo courtesy of TwistTours
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The gourmet kitchen. Photo courtesy of TwistTours
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There are dozens of beautiful rooms to explore. Photo courtesy of TwistTours
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Even the bathtub has a view. Photo courtesy of TwistTours
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The grounds of the estate. Photo courtesy of TwistTours
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Lake Travis is at your fingertips.  Photo courtesy of TwistTours
4521 Commanders Point Drive
4521 Commanders Point Drive
4521 Commanders Point Drive
4521 Commanders Point Drive
4521 Commanders Point Drive
4521 Commanders Point Drive
4521 Commanders Point Drive
4521 Commanders Point Drive

Commanders Point Estate is aptly named — this incredible luxury compound certainly commands attention. Situated directly on Lake Travis and spanning 30 acres of picturesque woods, the home of renowned philanthropists Philip and Donna Berber recently hit the market. 

"The home has the most incredible presence," says co-listing agent Dave Murray of DMTX Realty. "It really is the most spectacular view in all of Austin."

Commanders Point is located just north of Mansfield Dam Park. Upon first glance, the home closely resembles a palatial English countryside manor, fitting, given that the owners, founders of A Glimmer of Hope Foundation, moved from London to Texas. 

"It's a true country estate in the middle of town," Murray says. The property's extensive manicured lawns and lovely gardens and the home's incredible, refined stonework would be right at home in Cornwall or the Cotswolds. 

The 9,642-square-foot estate boasts four bedrooms and seven bathrooms, in addition to a never-ending list of amenities that includes full equestrian facilities, first-class tennis courts and basketball courts, and riding trails. Scattered around the compound are several other buildings. Nestled west of the main estate is a 2,025-square-foot equestrian barn, a foreman's home, and a hay barn. A 2,932-square-foot guest home sits just north of the home.

The interior design of the home is a sight to behold, with its arched floor-to-ceiling windows that offer panoramic lakeside views and other incredible European-style features. You could wander for hours through the gourmet kitchen, multi-level library, light-filled parlor, and dozens of other rooms.  

Hidden pathways, quaint koi ponds, and tucked-away gardens surround the home on all sides, and the setting itself is cinema-worthy. It's the picture-perfect place to entertain and host parties and events.

And what price does this estate command? It's currently listed at $14,950,000.