Tucked elegantly into the beautiful hills of west Austin, this lovely Santa Barbara style beauty awaits. As guests enter the gated grounds into the stone paved courtyard, they get a first glimpse of this Tom Hobbs built home. From the tiered fountain, to the detached casita to the grand facade of the great house, there's much to savor. This custom home offers elegance, timeless design and thoughtful details to surprise and delight. It's an entertainer's dream and has gracefully hosted an array of dinner and cocktail parties with more than 100 guests.
Visitors enter through the beautiful arched glass and hardwood door and into a long and lovely arched gallery. The view ahead is captivating through the elegant living room to the windows and the hills beyond. The room is anchored by a large fireplace and crowned with a high barrel ceiling.
Just beyond the living room, the gentleman's bar beckons. With striking black and white marble counters, copper sink, double groin, copper colored vaulted ceiling, it invites guests to linger. An intricate custom iron door houses the large, walk-in, climate controlled wine room. The formal dining, just steps away offers plenty of space for a table for ten. It features barreled ceilings, lovely textured walls, large iron chandelier and a beautiful view of the courtyard and fountain.
As you pass the bar and dining, the expansive great room both surprises and thrills the visitor. The expansively high ceilings and the two-stories of arched window frame and showcase the beautiful view of the west Austin hills. The effect is stunning and the owners delight in the reactions of their guests. After taking in the view, guests are drawn back in to notice the beautiful details of the room. The great room is rimmed with custom iron railed balconies so the view can be enjoyed from both floors and many angles. Hand painted, wood beams add beautiful warmth and detail below the balconies. The massive arched, stone fireplace graces one wall, while the kitchen can be glimpsed through arched openings opposite. The travertine floors, ground the room both subtly and beautifully while the timber lined ceiling is the warm and perfect crown.
The large gourmet, cook's kitchen is the magnet and heart of the home, say the owners. The beautiful barreled ceiling, hand scraped wood rafters granite counters and architecturally inspired design is a feast for the eyes. It is meticulously appointed with Wolf, Meile and SubZero appliances, granite, furniture style cabinets, two dishwashers, double full-sized ovens, warming drawer and large black granite topped island. A large row of windows cater to the amazing view, and serve as a pass through to the outdoor dining area. The adjoining breakfast room is a family favorite place to linger over meals. Beautiful, but cozy it has access to the outdoor kitchen and living space. This room features a built-in Meile coffee machine, microwave and lovely built-ins.
In addition to the ample storage in the kitchen, the walk in pantry is accessed through barn doors and features work space and plenty of built-in storage. Steps away are the kitchen office area and the large laundry room.
The relaxing and very private master suite features windows to the hills, a fireplace, beautiful architectural arches and breathtaking serenity. Designed for rest and rejuvenation, the porch and pool are steps away through a private entrance. A small hallway to the dressing area, featuring a floor to ceiling three-way mirror, leads to the spa-like master bath. Simple, serene and sophisticated, this master bath does not disappoint. Beautifully appointed with a large, jetted soaking tub, separate vanities a spacious walk-in travertine rain shower made for two and luxurious sitting area, this room is truly a retreat. The private water closet features a toilet and bidet. A large walk in closet, with adjacent walk in cedar closet, plenty of built in storage for shoes, bags, hanging clothes and more complete this lovely owners' suite.
The library and owner's study features warm Brazilian wood floors, built-in floor to ceiling shelving, and a working desk nook. Large, warm and inviting, it features exposed Chicago style brick and stone a large window, high ceilings, and a fireplace. It is a beautiful space in which to work or relax.
A second spacious bedroom with an adjacent private courtyard and entrance would be a perfect guest room, nursery or ground floor in-law suite. It has an en-suite and large walk in closet.
Up the gorgeous curving Brazilian hard-wood stair case, guests can take a minute to admire the view. Just over the custom iron railings, the great room and the huge window provide a spectacular scene. Four large bedrooms, a laundry room and media room provide an oasis for kids, au pair and guests. The media room features a wet bar, projection TV and automatic shades to darken the room as well as large pocket doors. A connected outdoor balcony overlooks the pool and spa and offers miles of views of the hill country.
The outdoor living area and pool highlight the Santa Barbara style and feel. The large pool, big enough for laps, features water falls, a wading pool, fountain and spa all surrounded by a hill country backdrop. The outdoor kitchen is well equipped to entertain. There are two separate living areas offering plenty of covered space to enjoy the shade and catch a game on one of the three TVs. A fireplace makes it cozy even when the weather is crisp. There's a large fenced, grassy side yard for dogs and kids.
There is both an attached 2-car garage and a detached 2-car garage with plenty of built-in storage space for all the family's toys.
Throughout this home there are thoughtful and exquisite details; there are hand painted features on ceilings and walls, architectural corbels, arches, a variety of ceiling types, beautiful fixtures, lighting, tile, marble and high-end materials. It is wired for sound, security and water detection.
- 6 bedrooms
- 6.5 bathrooms
- 4 Garages
- 10,023 sq. ft.
- West Austin
For more information, contact:
Austin Portfolio Real Estate