Spanish professional golfer Sergio García, who turned pro at the age of 19, in 1999, has made his home in the United States for quite some time. Over the course of his powerhouse career, he’s earned more than $50 million in prize money, and he hauls in millions more a year in endorsements for companies that include BMW, Omega, and Credit Suisse.
Long based in Orlando, García and his wife, former Golf Channel reporter Angela Akins, shifted their real estate sights to Austin, Texas, in 2018, when they purchased a then brand-new single-story home in the prestigious, guard-gated Spanish Oaks enclave in the Hill Country suburbs, just west of downtown.
Since then, the couple have had two children and they now hope to turn a tidy profit on their multimillion-dollar Austin starter home; the almost $6.3 million asking price is about 2.5-times the $2.625 million the nearly 6,000-square-foot house was priced at the time of their purchase. The estate is available via Charlotte Sanders of Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty.
Set on 1.36-acres, with beautiful Hill Country views, the metal-roofed stone and stucco home offers five all en-suite bedrooms, a formal dining room with a wet bar, and an office, den or potential sixth bedroom that’s chock-full of García’s athletic accolades. The cavernous great room showcases an 18-foot wood-beamed ceiling and a towering floor-to-ceiling fireplace faced in pale stone, as well as a gourmet kitchen and an informal dining area that spills out to the swimming pool.
Designed for relaxed al-fresco entertaining, a massive, 1,200-square-foot covered patio offers an outdoor fireplace, a double-island outdoor kitchen with built-in grill, and a mosaic-tiled zero-edge spa that spills over into a crystalline swimming pool. The grounds also include rolling lawns, lots of off-street parking and a three-car garage with epoxy floor.
Both committed to social causes, he with an eponymous foundation that seeks to include poor children the opportunity to practice sport, and she the co-founder of the anti-bulling UGLI Foundation, García and Akins have already purchased their next home in Austin, a brand-spanking-new five-bedroom mansion of more than 11,000 square feet that’s just half a mile from the one they’re selling. The couple are also reported to maintain homes in Orlando, García’s hometown of Castellon, Spain, and the Swiss ski-resort community of Crans-Montana.