4 full & 2 half bathrooms
6,069 square feet
Year built 2007
34,000 pounds of solid red iron frame
17,000 pounds of honed Texas shellstone
2,500 square feet of pink Arizona sandstone and Ipe wood decking
840 hand-seamed copper panels, weighing 1.25 pounds each
350 feet of custom-designed steel and glass hand-fabricated handrails
146 enormous windows including an approximate 40x10 curved window
3,200 pound granite bath tub carved from a single block
45 foot black granite pool with negative edge and waterfall
An elevator that goes up 3 stories
Gourmet kitchen with Thermador 48 fridge, Thermador double ovens, Thermadore 36 gas cooktop, Thermador dishwasher, vertial grain Fir cabinetery and Ceasarstone countertops which are 8 times harder than granite
Bathrooms feature black Galaxy granite floors, handmade glass tile and steam shower with body sprays
Murano glass lighting fixtures
Wine cellar with stone entry
Computereized audio, video, computer and security wired throughout
Automated lighting control and solar window shades
Sustainable woods throughout including vertical-grain Fir and hand-sanded Maple floors
Venetian plastered ceilings in master
Panoramic hill country views of the neighboring hills and valleys
5 minutes from downtown Austin and the Loop 360 corridor
The shellstone comes from Leander, Texas and is similar to the fossilized stone used on the Getty Museum in Los Angeles. The shellstone panels are held in place with stainless steel anchor clips, epoxy and mortar. The copper panels weigh 1.25 pounds each and are hand-folded and seamed. They are low maintenance, and if left as is, will weather to a green patina in approximately 20 years. The copper panels are 18 inches by 3 feet in size, and are staggered on an 8-inch pattern. These panels utilize a pattern and means of attachment similar to that used by Frank Ghery on his famous Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain. Copper prices have risen dramatically and to recreate this home as it sits today would be cost prohibitive.
The home has over 2,500 square feet of decks. Some of these are Pink Arizona Sandstone with each stone being hand cut to fit with less than a -inch gap on all sides. The wood decks are made of durable Ipe. No end grain of the boards is exposedall the deck panels have breadboard ends, into which the long members are mortised. The handrails and guardrails are custom designed and consist of 3/8-inch plate glass, held in place by custom-made stanchions cut from 3/4-inch steel and capped with a stainless steel tube section. The rails are minimal in their design as to not impede views.
There are over 146 windows in the home with the most impressive array of windows in the second floor gallery. It is a curved and faceted window-wall with floor to ceiling glass which is 40 feet long by 10 feet high and features motorized roll shades. The huge expanse of glass, without mullions, is possible because of the heavy red iron frame.
The location of Soaring Wings is unrivaled in terms of desirability. It sits on two residential lots at 202 Redbud Trail, one of the most storied streets in the heart of West Lake Hills. Located within Austin proper, yet its own city, West Lake Hills is heavily wooded and punctuated by hills and canyons, and the beautiful Wild Basin Preserve is nearby. Yet, the distance to Downtown Austin is approximately five miles. The area is also within the Eanes Independent School District, known for its Recognized and Exemplary schools.
Soaring Wings has become an iconic Austin landmark home since its construction in 2007. Since then, it has been featured in over 20 prestigious architectural and home magazines including Architectural Record, The Robb Report, Luxe, Urban Home, Innovative Home, Country Lifestyle, Trends Ideas, Architektur, Spaces, Austin Home, Natural FX, Tribeza, Kitchen & Bath, Metal Mag and Coppercraft. The home also placed Architect, Winn Wittman, as a World Architectural News finalist in its House of the Year based on the its stellar design.
Most recently Hollywood director, Terrance Malick selected Soaring Wings to film scenes from his upcoming movie due for release in early 2015. The film, starring Ryan Gosling, Natalie Portman, Christian Bale and Michael Fassbender, is reported to be about two intersecting love triangles set against Austins vibrant and colorful music scene. Soaring Wings is the home of the main character.
- 4 bedrooms
- 4.75 bathrooms
- 2 Garages
- 6,069 sq. ft.
- West Lake Hills
For more information, contact:
Kuper Sotheby's International Realty