Even in the country’s most highly sought-after real estate market, there exists a tier unto itself—a level reserved only for those very few houses in which luxury is the default setting. This cul-de-sac property, rising up along the Colorado River on arguably the single most desirable street in all of Austin, can make that claim.
The 8,000-square foot oasis provides every manner of elegant exclusivity, from a private boat slip and professionally designed landscaping to multiple garages and a gated motor court. The resort-style pool includes a hot tub and tranquil water flow features, and the views of Lake Austin and the surrounding hills are second to none.
However, not all waterfront living is created equal. And while other luxury homes are forced to contend with wind and wake arising from the lake’s main channel, this spectacular property is nestled against an east-facing cove where the wind and water are calm, and the grounds are shielded from the afternoon sun. Protected from the noise and bustle of the lake, the cove’s peaceful waters are ideal for paddle-boarding and kayaking; and the layout of the private community is Venetian-like in its still waterways and stunning architecture.
The home itself is sumptuous and sophisticated, while also providing the practicality and comfort necessary to call it your own. Each well-appointed design choice further buoys the smart, stylish layout—from the custom mosaic in the kitchen to the stunning paint treatment in the home’s chic formal dining room.
The downstairs living area boasts a grand fireplace, vaulted ceilings, and custom built-in shelving. Arched pocket doors lead to a media area and to the billiards room and bar. The inside bar flows seamlessly to one of several outdoor living areas via a sliding glass wall, with the bar window also opening to create an easy service area for food and drinks.
The chef’s kitchen offers commercial-grade appliances, double islands, double sinks, and a water pot filling feature. Along with its striking mesquite-topped island and custom backsplash, the kitchen also features a booth and table for casual dining, and its own family room and fireplace to keep everyone close at mealtime.
The master suite features vaulted ceiling with beautiful exposed beams, abundant natural light, and incredible views of the lake cove and the hillside. The master bath includes a garden soaking tub, oversized walk-in shower, and two separate vanity areas, as well as a makeup application bar.
A back staircase from the kitchen allows for alternative access to the upstairs living area and bedrooms. Each secondary bedroom is equipped with either an en suite or a jack-and-jill bathroom. And the home also includes a massive downstairs laundry room with a desk area, built-in cabinets and shelving, and a tiled rinsing station.
The property’s lush landscaping blends perfectly with the surrounding greenery and offers a lovely aesthetic from any of the home’s outdoor living area. The gorgeous pool and outdoor kitchen are the anchors for multiple spaces from which to dine, entertain, and lounge, all while avoiding the heat from the western sun. There is a full bath and shower stall directly adjacent from the pool, as well as a guest casita with its own patio and balcony overlooking the water.
The property offers an exclusive level of lakeside living that is far from typical, even in Austin. And with a prime location only six miles from downtown Austin and the University of Texas campus, this home has redefined perfection and created a tier all its own.