Bill Putney and his dog Gillian are featured in an early ad for The Homestead. (Courtesy of the Putney family)
THE HOMESTEAD HOT TAKES The Homestead’s rst lots went on the market in the late 1970s. There are about 10 undeveloped lots.
Builders include: various custom builders
Home values: $1 million- $1.9 million Median annual property taxes: $14,123
city regulations.” As long as a landowner adheres to city code, the city has no choice but to approve the subdivision of lots, Rebber said. Veronica Putney said there is a disconnect between the neighborhood’s rules and what the city would allow. “It’s like a divorced couple,” she said. “Mother says be home at midnight; daddy says you can come in at 3 a.m. I mean it’s just silly.” She said she is thinking of replatting her land in a way that it cannot be subdivided after she either dies or her land is sold. “I’m thinking how can I prevent somebody from subdividing into two lots,” she said. “And I’m think- ing how can I prevent somebody from subdividing because it’s been a home to deer and foxes and possums, painted buntings for 40 years or more.” Veronica Putney said with many of the original Homestead owners growing older there is bound to be an increase of turnover in the near future. She said it is only a matter of time before lots start to become subdivided. “Developers cannot stand the sight of unused land, and they just salivate when they come through here,” she said.
Square footage: 1,694-5,400
Schools (Lake Travis ISD): Lake Pointe Elementary School, Bee Cave Middle School, Lake Travis High School
SOURCE: AUSTIN BOARD OF REALTORSCOMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER
The Homestead was the rst planned community in Bee Cave.
LAKE TRAVIS WESTLAKE EDITION • JULY 2022
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