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Texas legend's former Lago Vista ranch hits the market for $9.5 million

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Red Adair ranch exterior front at night
The Lago Vista ranch was formerly owned by legendary Texas oil well firefighter Red Adair. Photo by David Stewart with Realtour
Aerial photo of Red Adair ranch
The home sits on a 109.49-acre private ranch that offers breathtaking panoramic views of the Hill Country. Photo by David Stewart with Realtour
Red Adair ranch home exterior with pool
Red Adair, a Houston oil well firefighter, is famous for fighting many of the oil well fires in Kuwait during the Persian Gulf War. Photo by David Stewart with Realtour
Red Adair ranch house with pony
The surrounding ranch provides a rustic retreat from life in the big city. Photo by David Stewart with Realtour
interior Red Adair ranch house patio
The ranch offers many city comforts, plus access to nearby wilderness. Photo by David Stewart with Realtour
Red Adair ranch home exterior with patio chairs
Red Adair also inspired the 1968 film Hellfighters, which starred John Wayne playing a character based on Adair. Photo by David Stewart with Realtour
exterior Red Adair ranch home at dusk
The ranch listed for $9.5 million.  Photo by David Stewart with Realtour
exterior Red Adair ranch home at night
The ranch listed for $9.5 million.  Photo by David Stewart with Realtour
Red Adair ranch exterior front at night
Aerial photo of Red Adair ranch
Red Adair ranch home exterior with pool
Red Adair ranch house with pony
interior Red Adair ranch house patio
Red Adair ranch home exterior with patio chairs
exterior Red Adair ranch home at dusk
exterior Red Adair ranch home at night

A ranch of legendary proportions has hit the market in Lago Vista. The expansive property — Edgewater Ranch — was formerly owned by Texas legend Red Adair. An oil well firefighter from Houston, Adair inspired the 1968 film Hellfighters, in which John Wayne played a character based on him. 

 The sprawling 109-acre ranch offers unparalleled views of Lake Travis and the Hill Country. 

Sold by the Adair family in 1997, "Adair Ranch" (as it's informally called) is no stranger to the spotlight. Currently the movie Hot Air — starring Jere Burns, Matthew Gray Gubler and Schuyler Fisk — is filming on the property.

In addition to its storied past and Hollywood accolades, the sprawling 109-acre ranch offers unparalleled views of Lake Travis and the Hill Country along with a host of amenities.

Situated on the ranch is a custom four-bedroom, three-bathroom home built in 2001; a pool; ample outdoor entertaining areas and a guest house. Aside from city comforts, the lakefront location includes brilliant sunrises, sunsets and wildlife. 

The ranch is listed for $9.5 million by Michael and Stacy Spickes of Realty Austin. 

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