Hotel California Meets Texas Ranch in This Curiosity-Piquing Aledo Estate

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When the grand Aledo estate at 107 Nueces Trail was listed for the first time ever, Southern Living magazine called it “Every Texan’s Dream.” They quoted listing agent John Zimmerman, who was with Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty at the time, telling the Dallas Morning News it was “the biggest residential estate in Parker County that I can remember in the last 25 years.” He likened it to the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill County Resort, just north of SA’s outer 1604 loop. Methinks it’s more reminiscent of the La Cantera Resort and exotic like the Eagles’ Hotel California album cover — without all the connotation.

The Mediterranean estate naturally piques the interest of neighbors and all that see it on the horizon, and rightfully so. With a mission style silhouette set against the rolling plains west of Fort Worth, this 19,265-square-foot custom estate was meticulously-built for a Texas oilman and philanthropist. But simply type the first few letters of a Google search about the property and you’ll understand the folklore that surrounds the home: Who owns 107 Nueces Trail Aledo Tx, Nueces Trail Aledo builder, Biggest house in Aledo all pop up as popular search suggestions. Here’s a look inside the seven-bedroom, 12-bath “biggest house in Aledo” now on the market for $6.99 million, marketed by John Zimmerman of Compass Real Estate Texas.

Situated on 26 acres in the La Madera community of Aledo, this three-story home could be a spectacular resort property. Drive through the gated entrance reminiscent of a Spanish hacienda ranch and around the circular fountain to the home’s grand entrance and six individual garages. The rear is just as grand, with a resort-style saltwater pool, multiple-level patios, garden seating, and cabana with Spanish tile bar, dual Subzero mini fridges, dual drink cooler boxes, and commercial-grade Hoshizaki ice machine.

Inside the foyer, you’ll find a parquet pattern of aged wood floors, towering stone columns, and architectural ceilings that impress. A two-story living area has a deep two-sided stone fireplace and walls of windows that highlight the land-for-miles view.

On the other side of the fireplace is a saloon-style custom bar with seating underneath the coffered ceiling with Lonesome Dove-themed fresco. You can do some proper bartending at the copper bartop with copper sink, double mug chiller, Scotsman ice machine, dual wine refrigerators, and mirrored shelving for displaying your finest Whiskey (or spirits for a Tequila Sunrise).

There are two impressive kitchens in this home: The family kitchen has high-end appliances including Wolf six-burner gas cooktop, built-in Wolf microwave, built-in Scotsman icemaker, Subzero wine fridge, two built-in Subzero refrigerators, two Miele dishwashers, and the most gorgeous slab of granite stone for its waterfall countertop island. The kitchen’s barreled brick ceiling with wood beams is definitely an architectural highlight of this home. If you need more space for entertaining, there’s plenty of room in the large commercial-grade kitchen with a setup any restauranteur would envy

The master suite has vaulted wood-beam ceilings, stone fireplace, balcony, and sitting area. Plus, there’s a second master bedroom that’s adjoined to the master, appropriately called a “snoring room.”

The master bath features a steam shower with multiple body jets, heated tile floors, hair wash station, and a custom stone garden tub. There’s plenty of storage with a linen closet, cedar closet for your woolen wardrobe, and a massive walk-in closet

Five other bedrooms feature walk-in closets and well-appointed en-suite bathrooms. Other goodies in this home: A 1,000-bottle wine cellar has brick inlaid floors, built-in custom seating, and a large box skylight. A Dog Room with four built-in kennels, dog wash, and a doggy door that leads out to the dog patio with turf. Plus, there’s a full-fledged spa with Jacuzzi tub, steam shower, steam room, nail salon chair, Subzero mini fridge, and patio that looks over the backyard waterfall and pool.


Shelby Skrhak

Shelby is Associate Editor of She's a journalist and podcaster turned full-time freelance writer based in Plano. She comes to after 12 years with SUCCESS magazine as digital content director. After hosting two top-rated iTunes Top 200 podcasts, she launched her own podcast called the Secret to My Success. She's a Lake Highlands native and graduate of UT-Dallas.

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