16005 Scenic Oaks Trail
Buda, TX 78610
Excellence in a warm sophisticated Texas setting.
Relish the elegance and comfort of the large high-beamed living room, the sun porch and either of the two large screened porches. Enjoy your mealtimes in the formal dining with its own wood burning Kachelofen stove from Germany or sitting at the eat-in kitchen table area built into the bay window.
Any master gardener will appreciate the planting paradise with Koi pond irrigation system for three aquaponic grow beds, along with other traditional raised beds, including a wicking bed. The handyman of the family will lose track of time while working in the heated and air-conditioned garage equipped with a sink and work area and then cool off with a splash into the heated in-ground salt-water swimming pool and relaxing in the separate Artesian spa in the stucco casita with a gas log fireplace.
The property employs a state-of-the art water sanitation system, a 305' water well over the Edwards Aquifer, a 20,000 gallon well water storage tank plus a 5,000 gallon rainwater tank piped to the garden. In addition, a 500 gallon propane tank, two septic tanks and a remotely operated electric iron gate to welcome you and your guests. This home was featured on the cover of the September, 1982 issue of @Austin Homes & Gardens@ magazine, with an accompanying eight-page article inside.
The home has six bedrooms - two that have a separate entrance from both inside and outside, creating the perfect guest quarters. In addition, the home has two screened in porches, a sun room and a wonderful entrance.
Built in 1979, this iconic home sits on over 13 acres with a long list of historic architectural elements throughout, taken from buildings all over Texas (dating from the 1850's to 1930's).
To name a few:
@ Front entry doors & transom, oak built-in bookcases, fireplace surround, large stained glass window and French doors from the John J. Houghton historic home in Austin.
@ Antique curly long leaf pine wainscoting is from the train depot in Taylor, Texas, Circa 1870;
@ Other antique stained glass windows, long leaf pine flooring and two exterior doors with stained glass insets are all from several early Texas homes, Circa 1910
@ Original outdoor pole light fixtures are from Austin's Downtown District, Circa 1920;
@ The double-hung long leaf pine windows and the Austin Commons bricks on the exterior of the home were taken from an early University of Texas building, Circa 1900.
Ask agent for a complete list of architectural items built into the home.
The subdivision restrictions state that the 13.3 acres may be subdivided into two acre tracts (buyer will need to verify). Relax outside in either your private gazebo, on one of the screened in decks or the second-story balcony and enjoy the peacefulness of country living that is just a short drive to downtown Austin.