This five-bed, four-and-a-half bath, historic Austin home blends the elegance of yesterday with the style of tomorrow– a unique meeting of enduring design and modern luxury. The original structure was built in the early 1900s, with recent additions being made by the world-renown Paul Streeter and his team at Camelot Custom Homes.
The Mediterranean marvel sits on the corner lot of the city’s widest street, the sidewalks lined with a mix of oak and pecan trees. The wrap-around porch looks out over established landscaping and a lush green yard. The stucco exterior and custom carvings on the outside of the home are a masterful blend of Mediterranean flare and Texas taste.
The entryway draws all eyes to the marble-tiled fireplace holding court at the front of the great room. Natural light pours through the oversized windows, flowing across the great room and into the formal dining area. Stucco arches lead into the gourmet kitchen, equipped with an immaculate island, breakfast bar, and ample counterspace alongside Bosch appliances and a Thermador gas range.
The well-appointed kitchen is flanked on one side by a second living area, and on the other by a casual dining space with vaulted ceilings and raised windows which garner even more natural light. The downstairs study impresses with floor-to-ceiling, built-in shelves and private French doors leading to the porch.
Each of the three spacious downstairs bedrooms has its own en-suite bath, with the master suite offering both a shower and a Duravit soaking tub. A flex room near the back of the house provides the option for a second study or a fourth downstairs bedroom with private access, via French doors, to an additional yard space. A bathroom could easily be added to this room.
The hallway hosts a double set of French doors opening to a private courtyard area with rock and stone landscaping, outdoor plants, and another tract of green grass.
An over-sized laundry room includes a sink station and cabinets galore, while the upstairs space opens into a multi-level game and entertainment room, two more bedrooms, and full bath. If desired, the second floor is already perfectly designed to serve as an income producing rental property. A three-car garage rounds out this remarkable home, which also includes a tax-saving designation as an Austin Historic Landmark.
Just beyond the low-set stone walls of the property, within easy walking distance, is first-class shopping and dining along the Guadalupe corridor, including Wheatsville Grocery Coop, Torchy’s Tacos and Amy’s Ice Cream. Only two miles north of downtown, this prime location offers the easiest of access to all the best of Austin.