Just outside Austin, Texas, in the high hills where the Pedernales and Colorado rivers meet, the private community of Loraloma is being developed within the 2,200 master-planned acres of Thomas Ranch. True to its name, which signifies the “lore of the hills,” Loraloma stands out with its thoughtful design and luxury amenities, all meticulously crafted to deepen the connection between its residents and the natural surroundings. Throughout the property, members will enjoy clubhouses, pools, riverfront activities, and wellness centers.
Loraloma presents an unwavering commitment to preserving over half of the 1,200-acre community as improved open land, ensuring that every residence enjoys protected views of the rolling Texas Hill Country. Additionally, the expansive Thomas Ranch offers over 40 miles of hiking, biking, and equestrian trails that invite residents to embrace the outdoors.
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Notably, Loraloma will be anchored by an 18-hole championship golf course designed by celebrated Scottish architect David McLay-Kidd of DMK Golf Designs, who has crafted famed courses at Bandon Dunes and the Castle Course at St. Andrews. McLay-Kidd’s first-ever layout in Texas will stay true to his low-impact, sustainable approach, which emphasizes the beauty of the landscape.
Additional community plans include parks, an equestrian center, and a resort site for an anticipated five-star boutique hotel.
Initial homesites at Loraloma will be located above Limestone Gulch, a park designed around a back-to-basics Hill Country lifestyle, with swimming holes and fishing ponds, a communal farm, a recreation barn, an outdoor amphitheater, and a dance hall with a tap house.
Residents may choose from a collection of stunningly appointed homes in a modern or timeless style, ranging from two- to five-bedroom turnkey cottages, villas, and estates. Built with custom-home quality, the residences can be constructed with ease and timeliness, thanks to predetermined selections from award-winning architects and interior designers.
Thomas Ranch itself is envisioned to preserve the unique aspects of Texas Hill Country while establishing vibrant places for homeowners and neighbors to convene and connect. Plans include a lively and walkable city center filled with restaurants, best-in-class retail, entertainment, and a cultural center, as well as grocery stores and educational and specialized healthcare facilities.
Areté Collective, the vertically integrated development and design company behind Loraloma, is pioneering a new way of living focused on respecting the natural beauty of the land and redefining the priorities of life today. Areté’s signature “ecological modernism” style draws on the ethos of preserving open spaces while detailing beautiful design within the built environment. To that end, Lomaloma is guided by a forward-thinking group of experts with more than three decades of experience in creating some of the most sought-after private residential communities in the United States and Mexico.
“As a project developed and delivered by designers, Loraloma’s future residents are making more than a purchase—they’re choosing an uncompromised way of living,” says Rebecca Buchan, co-founder and CEO of Areté Collective. “The architects and land planners of Areté are delivering timeless, ecologically sensitive designs that celebrate the natural beauty of their surroundings and channel the cultural allure of Austin.”
The team at IMI Worldwide Properties is now accepting reservations for Loraloma’s exclusive Founder’s Offering. Learn more about Loraloma’s Founder Benefits, including full golf membership, dues credits, and pricing incentives. The Founder’s Offering will allow 25 families to select a homesite for an estate, villa, cottage, or custom residence. Prices begin at $1.69 million and include three-, four-, and five-bedroom floor plans.