Austin architect puts scenic Westlake retreat on market for nearly $4M

Between designing K-12 schools and federal buildings, an accomplished Austin architect found time over the past two decades to turn a slice of Westlake hillside into a scenic retreat.

Now Marc Brewster is selling the 5-acre property at 1103 Ridgecrest Drive just east of Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve.

Brewster plans to retire, perhaps overseas, said Realtor Dave Murray, who has the listing. The property landed on the multiple listing serving Sept. 20 for $3.8 million after previously being marketed privately.

Brewster designed many of the property’s features, such as a 90,000-gallon natural pool, including a grotto with a cascading waterfall. The system cost about half a million dollars to build, Murray said.

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