Loraloma, an exclusive luxury private residential community and golf club nestled in Austin’s picturesque Lake Travis area, has just launched sales. It is the visionary debut project from Areté Collective, a group of experts spanning various fields, from design and development to hospitality, marketing, and financial management. Led by co-founders Rebecca Buchan, founder of Denton House Design Studio, and Tom Hogan, former CFO of Augusta National, the team brings a wealth of expertise and a passion for creating exceptional living spaces to this extraordinary endeavor.
Loraloma, which translates to “lore of the hills,” is more than just a residential development; it’s a philosophy focused on respecting the natural beauty of the land and fostering a deeper connection with the environment. Perched upon the high hills where the Colorado and Pedernales Rivers meet, Loraloma boasts a prime location within the 2,200-acre Thomas Ranch masterplan. This private, waterfront enclave offers an array of modern residences, ranging from two- to five-bedroom turnkey cottages, villas, and estates, as well as custom homesites.
At Loraloma, the emphasis is on cultivating a lifestyle that nourishes the mind, body, and soul. The community prides itself on being one of the most amenitized master-planned developments in Texas and the entire United States. Residents will have access to an 18-hole championship golf course, designed by the renowned Scottish architect, David McLay-Kidd of DMK Golf Designs. Known for his low-impact, sustainable approach, McLay-Kidd’s design will seamlessly blend with the natural terrain, offering an unparalleled golfing experience.
In addition to the golf course, Loraloma will feature three distinct club experiences: the golf house, the cliffside clubhouse, and the riverfront amenities. The golf house will cater to golfers with its pro shop, restaurant and bar, and player’s lounge. The cliffside clubhouse promises an all-encompassing experience with multiple pools, a spa, wellness and fitness center, tennis and pickleball courts, elevated restaurants, and a kid’s club. For those who love water activities, the riverfront amenities will be a dream come true, offering floating docks, cabanas, and a variety of water-based adventures.
Loraloma recognizes the importance of preserving the natural beauty of the Texas Hill Country. Over 50% of the community has been designated as open space, ensuring protected views for each homesite. The homes themselves will be situated along two miles of river frontage, with more than 40 miles of winding trails and bike paths throughout Thomas Ranch. This nature-based lifestyle encourages residents to embrace outdoor activities, fostering a sense of wellness and connection with the surrounding environment.
The centerpiece of life at Loraloma will be Limestone Gulch, a coveted location nestled between shaded parks and curated amenities. At Limestone Gulch, residents can enjoy swimming holes, fishing ponds, a communal farm, a recreation barn, an outdoor amphitheater, a dance hall, and a tap house. It’s a place where families can come together, build memories, and embrace the essence of Hill Country living.
Loraloma embodies “Ecological Modernism,” a unique design style coined by Areté Collective. With more than three decades of experience in creating sought-after private residential communities in the United States and Mexico, the team behind Areté Collective is committed to preserving open spaces and integrating beautiful design within the built environment. Loraloma and Thomas Ranch stand as shining examples of this forward-thinking approach.
The team at IMI Worldwide Properties is now accepting reservations for Loraloma’s exclusive Founder’s offering. With only 25 slots available, this opportunity allows families to select their dream estate, villa, cottage, or custom homesite above the captivating Limestone Gulch. Founder’s Offering prices start at $1.6 million for a homesite and include three, four, and five-bedroom floorplans. Don’t wait – reserve your place in this prestigious community by contacting the team at IMI via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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