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Killer views for sale at Houston native Dennis Quaid's $3.5 million Texas home

Killer views at Houston native Dennis Quaid's $3.5 million Texas home

Dennis Quaid Lake Austin Bedroom
The home has expansive views of Lake Austin, the Pennybacker Bridge, and the Hill Country. Photo by Brian Cole Photography
Dennis Quaid Lake Austin Living Room Detail 2
The living room area.  Photo by Brian Cole Photography
Dennis Quaid Lake Austin Kitchen
The eat-in kitchen. Photo by Brian Cole Photography
Dennis Quaid Lake Austin Guest Room
The house features four bedroom and three and one-half bathrooms. Photo by Brian Cole Photography
Dennis Quaid Lake Austin Entry
Dennis Quaid's brother Buddy is marketing the property. Photo by Brian Cole Photography
Dennis Quaid Lake Austin Dining Room
In addition to the 5,000-square-foot house, the property is set in a gated community and offers a covered boat slip. Photo by Brian Cole Photography
Dennis Quaid Lake Austin Living Room
The living room. Photo by Brian Cole Photography
Dennis Quaid Lake Austin House outside view
The property offers expansive views of local landmarks like the Pennybacker Bridge.  Photo by Brian Cole Photography
Dennis Quaid Lake Austin Bedroom
Dennis Quaid Lake Austin Living Room Detail 2
Dennis Quaid Lake Austin Kitchen
Dennis Quaid Lake Austin Guest Room
Dennis Quaid Lake Austin Entry
Dennis Quaid Lake Austin Dining Room
Dennis Quaid Lake Austin Living Room
Dennis Quaid Lake Austin House outside view

Movie star — and Houston boy made good — Dennis Quaid is selling his home overlooking Lake Austin, and it can be yours for $3.5 million.

Eric Copper says he and Quaid’s brother Buddy — both brokers with Austin Portfolio Real Estate — are marketing the movie star’s second home. Copper says Dennis Quaid put the house on the market because he’s spending more time in Los Angeles these days and less time in Austin, where half-brother Buddy and Dennis’ mother, Juanita Quaid, both live.

The nearly 5,000-square-foot home, located on Long Champ Drive, is in a gated community called the Marina Club. The community is next to the Austin Country Club.

Features of the home include:

  • Four bedrooms
  • Three full bathrooms and one half-bathroom
  • A two-car garage with extra outside parking
  • A 24-hour security guard
  • Views of the Pennybacker Bridge, also known as the 360 Bridge
  • A covered single-slip boat dock

The listing of Quaid’s Lake Austin home was first reported by the Austin Business Journal.

Quaid and Kimberly Buffington, who once sold real estate in Austin, went to court in 2016 to end their rocky marriage. Buffington’s father, Tom, is a well-known homebuilder in Austin.

Now enjoying a lasting, leading-man career in Tinseltown, Quaid got his start — along with brother and fellow actor Randy — at Bellaire High School. (The Quaid brothers would later attend the University of Houston.) Dennis is also the ex-husband of actress Meg Ryan.

The 63-year-old Quaid has compiled a lengthy filmography, having appeared in movies like Far from Heaven, The Rookie, Traffic, Frequency, Any Given Sunday, The Alamo, The Right Stuff, Postcards from the Edge, The Big Easy, Breaking Away, and The Parent Trap.

Quaid put his Houston loyalty on display when he wore his Bellaire high school jersey during the national "Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Harvey Relief" telethon, and when he organized a concert fundraiser, called the Bellaire Block Party, with his band, The Sharks. The event raised some $100,000 in donations to the Bellaire Brave Fund, which aids the nearly 20-percent of city staff who toiled five days straight during and after the hurricane.