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Lance Armstrong’s Texas Ranch
By Deidre Woollard
Bicycle champ and serial dater of celebrity blond beauties, Lance Armstrong is putting his Texas vacation home on the market. Armstrong, who also has a fancy home in Austin, owns a 447.8 acre ranch in Dripping Springs, Texas.
The ranch includes ownership in Deadman’s Hole, a beautiful swimming hole that has a giant waterfall. Dead Man’s Hole is a large green mineral pool gouged out of a circular limestone cliff, so deep into the hill country of Texas that it’s hardly got an address.
In his book “Every Second Counts” Lance described how he is drawn to it, so much that he bought 200 acres of brush and pasture surrounding it, and latter build this house there.
It seems only right that a place called Dead Man’s Hole should belong to a guy who nearly died – and who, by the way, has no intention of just barely living.
According to the Real Estalker, the 17 neighboring landowners all have deeded rights to the swimming hole. In 2005, Armstrong ran afoul of his neighbors when he started building a dam on a creek on his property that feeds into the swimming hole. The neighbors said that the dam construction ended up muddying the clear waters of Deadman’s Hole. Armstrong paid around $850,000 to solve the whole mess including clean-up costs and legal fees.
The ranch includes a four-bedroom main house built in 2003 as well as a one bedroom guest house. The main house has great views of the surrounding countryside. Built for entertaining, the home has an open floor plan with a kitchen, dining room and living room in one central area. The second floor features a cozy media room for watching television. The outdoor space includes a grill, patios and dining and lounging options. The guest cottage matches the main house in its rustic charm. There is also a pool and a spa and the acreage includes seven miles of bike trails. This home is listed at $12 million.
Absolutely beautiful, i live very close to Dripping Springs and the hill country of Austin, both beautiful locations. An amazing home that really takes in the scenery, i love the stone used throughout the home. Very common materal used in homes in texas. Unless you live or have lived in Texas, people can’t appreciate the natural beauty of the diverse landscape. They are very stereotypical of what Texas should be.