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It is grand, even by Texas standards! Emerald Lake Estate is a private, single family resort 40 miles northwest of Houston and next door to the Woodlands in Magnolia, where David and Rondi Weber transformed 185 acres of raw, forested land into their own private resort garden paradise.
Starting with a 25-acre lake, the Webers chiseled out a perfect breeding ground for raising their prize-winning bass. They crossbred genetically selected pure Florida largemouth bass with native Texas and Oklahoma largemouth "Lunker bass" to provide a hybrid fish that grows large and capable of handling all types of temperature variations. The largest catch so far has been 12.5 pounds, but some claim that 15 pounders are hunkering down in the deepest depths, along with bluegill and red-eared sunfish. The lake is expertly managed year round by a Texas A&M educated group of fisheries biologists. For visual beauty, the lake is dotted with ten islands and has 1.5 miles of granite walkways and mass plantings of cypress trees and more than 5,000 varieties of flowering shrubs along its perimeter, also with a one-mile private walking path along Walnut Creek. There is also a limestone bridge over the lake with a gate for jumping into the water as well as a wide sandy beach to enjoy a game of volleyball or to bask in the sun.
The gardens are open to the public each spring when they can enjoy strolling through the seven-acre azalea garden trail with wooden bridges, gazebo and lake views or the nine-acre Japanese garden that includes five ponds and a "walk under" waterfall. There is a one-acre pecan and citrus orchard and miles of walking or horseback trails through the pine and hardwood forest.
The main structures on the property include the three bedroom, three bath estate house with two fireplaces, a guest house with one bedroom and full kitchen, large boat house, barn, three-car garage and lakeside helipad. Other amenities include a free form swimming pool and spa, tennis courts, and terraces with multiple venues for entertaining and a dock. For more information.
Emerald Lake Estate is the largest tract of land inside the upscale 3,500-acre High Meadow Ranch gated subdivision. Home to an exclusive golfing and equestrian community near Houston. Priced at $24.5 million.