Once you find this property, you won't believe it. Formerly an LBJ hideaway, the rolling hills divulge a huge gallery/studio in a quonset hut housing Benini's stupendous works, set amid acres which serve as appropriate settings for outdoor sculptures by Benini and others. You can follow Benini's career as he dabbled with patriotic themes, romantic roses, abstracts, and on and on.
The real treasure here is of course Benini himself and his charming wife Lorraine, photographer extraordinaire. They are both so very interesting.
Lorraine maintains a butterfy garden just outside the studio.
They welcome you into their property with true Texan hospitality, and do not charge for this opportunity.
Look for the stainless steel longhorn at a crossroads just outside of Johnson City on the way to Fredericksburg and turn there. Follow the road almost 2 miles to Stelle d'Oro.
Have fun y'all.