Austin Pond Society 22nd Annual Tour – S4


Continuing on with the Austin Pond Societies Annual Pond Tour, this was one of the larger sites on the tour. It spread over 5 acres with a lot of challenges of climbing or descending steps and long pathways. It was well worth it though as the end result is quite spectacular.

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S4     Marc – Westlake

There’s a lot to see on this five-acre property: beautiful sculptures, four ponds, water features and the newest addition, a 4,000-pound granite sphere that floats on a cushion of water and can be rotated by a 3-year-old! Stone steps and gravel pathways meander through the property, so be sure to wear comfortable shoes so you can see everything. If this is too much climbing for you, there will be a golf cart to take you to a vantage point. Construction is finished on the new 80,000-gallon swimming hole, grotto and cylindrical waterfall, but the misting area and the iridescent glass tile dragon that will guard the opening above the waterfall has yet to be installed. The owner will have renderings to demonstrate the next phases and will be there to answer your questions. An amazing project!

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