Nestled into the beautiful hills on a quiet cul-de-sac in West Austin, perched above a wet weather creek, serenity, quiet sophistication, amazing hill country views and comfort await. Custom built by Jon Luce, this lovely Tuscan-inspired home leaves no detail to chance. With over 9,900 square feet of indoor and outdoor living space, this home delivers great space and amenities for entertaining but also the warmth and comfort for every day, family living.
Perfectly orchestrated ambiance, greets guests as they arrive in the lovely, private, sandstone courtyard graced by large oaks, native stone arches, Tuscan giallo travertine columns and lovely, naturally subtle, fine architectural details and stonework. Exquisitely ornamented, custom Canterra doors open into a handsome reception hall, featuring timber beamed ceilings, and stone archways that frame an expansive great room. Crowned by twenty-six foot ceilings, large iron chandeliers, a Juliette balcony, stone and plaster arches and Versailles patterned Siena travertine floors, the room is solidly anchored by a massive travertine fireplace that brings warmth and beauty to winter gatherings. The naturally exquisite acoustics have brought the family great joy while hosting multiple concerts by accomplished musicians, including a live album recording. This grand room has been the gorgeous venue for a spectacular winter wedding and accomodated over 100 guests beautifully.
A row of lovely doors open from the great room to the expansive outdoor living and entertainment area. The almost 1,850 square foot space beckons family, guests and friends to linger. A well appointed outdoor kitchen, wood-burning fireplace, seating and dining overlook the three-tiered, negative-edge pool, winter pool and spa. Expansive hill country views, oak trees, and a sense of peace and privacy surround and invite. These features make this space innately special for the family. Here is the spot for quiet mornings, afternoon naps, contemplation, dining and even weddings. Here, guests also enjoyed a spectacular outdoor wedding with nature as the backdrop. From the beautiful timbered ceilings, to the self-watering planters, fans, fire place, and kitchen, every detail was thoughtful.
The whole family, and a cast of friends or caterers, have plenty of space to work, cook, play and connect around the great granite island in the heart of the kitchen. Cabinets are of fine furniture-grade Alder and house Wolf and Sub-Zero appliances. A roomy working pantry opens into a private herb garden just beyond the kitchen windows that flood the space with natural light. The rough wood beamed ceiling adds an authentic Tuscan flair and brings in the homey, cozy family feel the owners love. A comfortable family room lies open and adjacent to the kitchen, and a wet bar and wine storage nook, complete with 120 bottle wine refrigerator, are close at hand.
The owner's suite was clearly designed for rest, relaxation and rejuvenation. Immaculately appointed with hand-scraped wood floors and Venetian plaster walls inside, this room opens onto a private patio overlooking the pool and greenbelt, welcoming nature's serenity inside. Steps away, the coffee bar leads to a beautiful bath meticulously designed with Old Jerusalem and San Mateo travertine, a groin vaulted ceiling above a featured soaking tub and an elegant walk through shower. His and hers dressing areas feature Italian Cream Onyx counter tops and oil rubbed bronze fixtures. Large walk through closets provide plenty of built-in storage for extensive wardrobes.
The study, or library, accessed through lovely glass and steel arched doors, provides a sophisticated retreat or work space. High wood-beamed ceilings and built-in bookshelves add to the warm and inviting room.
In addition to three more bedrooms each with their own bathrooms, children's play room, media room with projection T.V., large laundry room, two powder rooms, china pantry, food pantry, gardening room, and 3 car garage, there is a separate guest casita off the front courtyard. The casita, designed with all the care and attention to detail as the main house, features a kitchen/coffee bar, bedroom and full bath.
It's no surprise that this home won awards in the 2006 Parade of Homes, and has been featured in magazines and professional brochures.
- 5 bedrooms
- 7 bathrooms
- 3 Garages
- 7,752 sq. ft.
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