Designated a historic landmark by the City of Austin, the c.a. 1937 limestone residence is an excellent example of Moorish-influenced Mediterranean Revival architecture. The hand scored stone exterior, steel framed casement windows and an arcaded stone porch makes this home feel as though you have been transported in time.
Red, Live and Monterrey Oak trees are present throughout the property along with an array of native plants and bushes. A large stone terrace with a fixed concrete picnic table sits beside a stone fireplace and under a rustic syled terrace made of Live Oak.
Elevated from the street and bordered by a 5 tall limestone wall that expands nearly 300 along the front and north side, the home gives seclusion from the entertainment district just steps away.
An arcaded veranda with steel framed casement windows extends along the front of the house. The limestone forms strong mission-style arches creating a front covered porch on the first story and balconies on the second story.
The north side of the Veranda gives views of the mediation pond and the picnic area designed along with the home in 1937. Views of the meditation pond and front patio are in clear view
White and Red Oak floors cover both levels of the house with the exception of the bathrooms that are designed with the original ceramic tile to accent the built in vanities. The centerpiece staircase is constructed of pine and is framed by an oak banister that is etched with geometric designs.
A focal point for the home, the living room includes steel casement windows, red and white oak floors, silk curtains, antique lighting and a fireplace with an original marble mantle.
The fireplace has an intricately carved marble mantle that was purchased by the original owners shortly after the house was constructed in 1937. Steel casement windows overlook the south lawn and front porch.
The flow of the house was designed to maximize air circulation as well as facilitate movement between rooms. The living room opens to both the central staircase and the dining room, working to transition the front and rear of the residence.
The dining room is featured with a crystal chandelier, double-hung wood framed windows on two sides, original white and red oak floors, a grand antique wood table with hand carvings, as well as a Bose stereo system to compliment every occassion. Set between the Living Room and Kitchen, this spaciously designed room is a perfect setting for even the most regal occasions.
The oversized kitchen has copious amounts of natural light and is equipped with all Viking appliances, including a 48 Viking range with six burners, oven and warming oven for all of those culinary enthusiasts. White and red oak floors contrast the white and black counter tile, while double-hung wood framed windows give views of the oak and fig trees.
The home has been meticulously designed to combine the historic architecture with the highest quality modern conveniences available, including an electric water heating system, a high Seer central air and heating system, and Viking appliances throughout.
The kitchen opens to the dining room, making servicing dinner guests an easy affair. Natural light from both rooms add to the spaciousness of the home. The crystal chandelier over the dining table creates a dramatic and elegant ambiance for evening meals.
After a day in the city, relax in the study while enjoying the 42 flatscreen HD television, or the wireless high speed internet. If some peace and quite is more to your liking, simply open the steel casement windows and listen to the easy flow of the meditation pond just outside.
At the top of the main foyer staircase is the master bedroom, complete with silk drapes and a side porch that is accessed through French doors. The Balcony Suite overlooks the west and south lawns and is shaded by the large oak trees that line the back of the house.
The French Doors access the quaint balcony that overlooks the south lawn and guest house. Atop the French doors at the exterior of the building is a large triangular concrete carving that accents the entrance. Two handmade iron and glass sconces frame the doors and create a triangular shadow when illuminated that mimics the concrete design.
The most private bedroom in the home, the Tree House Suite is situated under a canopy of trees. City lights from the downtown skyline peak just over the tree tops and lend to a serene experience like none other.
With views of the city skyline at night and the meditation pond clearly visible during the day, the Meditation Suite highlights the homes balance of serenity in the center of a vibrant city. Steel casements windows surround the room on two sides and access to the front balcony is just steps from the entrance.
Surrounded by steel casement windows and centered with a working fireplace, the Fireplace Suite is the perfect room to enjoy an evening away. Open the bedroom door and access the front porch overlooking the rolling hills of the neighborhood.
The Fireplace Suite is the perfect perch to view the city from one of the highest points in the neighborhood. The front windows overlook the front balcony while the side windows look toward the south lawn.
The preserved ceramic tile floor and hand crafted dressing vanity are just some of the many original elements that make this house historically significant. Complete with an iron claw foot bathtub and art deco sconces from the 1930s, this wash closet is like none other.
Complete with original decorative floor tile and vanity, the upstairs wash closet is spacious and meticulously designed. A separate iron bathtub and full shower make this spacious room perfect for all preferences.
Centered French doors give access to the main balcony that lines the front of the home. Accenting the entrance on the exterior of the building are large triangular concrete carvings with two handmade iron and glass sconces on either side.
The open decks on top of the porches have decorative triangular stonework above the rounded arched doorways, each embraced by hand-crafted glass and steel sconces and contains a stone drip molding and semi-circular canopy with a cut stone exterior.
A large stone terrace with a fixed concrete picnic table sits beside a stone fireplace and under a rustic styled terrace made of Live Oak. Nestled under a 30 Red Oak tree and situated beside the meditation pond, the patio is perfect for an afternoon board game or early evening snack
Adjacent to the terrace is the Meditation pond built with natural bogs and complete with oversized elephant ears and lily pads. The original concrete viewing bench sits under the 50 Catalpa tree and is the perfect spot to enjoy a moment of relaxation.