In the real estate huddle
Attention, Dallas Cowboys fans: You can score coaching legend Tom Landry’s former getaway near Lake Travis for $1.36 million. The three-bedroom, three-bathroom home, just south of Lakeway, overlooks the 18th hole of The Hills Golf Course, designed by golf icon Jack Nicklaus.
Dallas-based Foster & Meier Architects Inc. designed the 3,938-square-foot home for Landry. It features a white stucco exterior and a roof made of red-clay tiles. (By the way, Foster & Meier also designed the Dallas home of cosmetics queen Mary Kay Ash, who died in 2001.)
Landry’s former home was custom-built in 1983, six years before Cowboys owner Jerry Jones ousted the coach after 29 years. In fact, it was at this Texas Hill Country home where Landry was told in February 1989 by Jones, who had just purchased the team, and Tex Schramm, the team’s president, that he was being canned as the Cowboys’ first — and at that point only — coach.
Features of the former Landry home, at 28 Club Estates Parkway in the affluent village known as The Hills, include:
- Renovated kitchen with new appliances, cabinets, and floors
- Elevated, covered deck with a wood-beam ceiling
- Separate guesthouse
- Courtyard with a pool and firepit
- Crystal chandelier in the dining room
- Living-room fireplace
- Floor-to-ceiling windows throughout
- Hardwood floors
- Ivory-and-black Italian tiles in the master bedroom
Ginger Sofia, an Austin sales associate with Coldwell Banker United, Realtors, has the listing.
“The detail and careful design of this home is both elegant and practical, while the setting is made for those longing to enjoy the country club lifestyle,” Sofia says in a release. “The main house is connected to the guesthouse through a breezeway surrounding a beautiful courtyard that is [a] perfect outdoor entertainment space and offers plenty of privacy.”
Landry and his late wife, Alicia, also once owned a vacation home in Spicewood, about 35 miles northwest of Austin. The couple’s main residence was in Dallas’ Preston Hollow neighborhood.
Landry, instantly recognizable in his trademark fedora and stylish suit, died in February 2000 at age 75. The Texas native was a University of Texas alumnus.