Welcome to this meticulously designed and stunningly crafted custom-built home, nestled amidst the breathtaking natural beauty of the Texas Hill Country in the Top Rated Eanes School District. With two stories of spectacular long-distance views, this unique residence offers a spacious and inviting living environment designed for entertaining and enjoying the company of family and friends. Featuring four bedrooms, six full baths, and over 5367+/- square feet of luxurious interior living space and over 1500+/- square feet of connected outdoor living.
As you step inside, you will be immediately captivated by the wide open and airy atmosphere, boasting 12-foot ceilings throughout the downstairs and 10-foot upstairs. The Great Room, Office, and Dining Room feature sliding glass walls that showcase the awe-inspiring views and lead out to the patios. The interior and exterior areas blend effortlessly, creating a harmonious and fluid living environment.
Indulge in the ultimate culinary experience in the Gourmet Kitchen, featuring top-of-the-line Sub Zero, Wolf, and DCS appliances, a beautiful glass-walled Butler's Pantry with double swinging doors, and a climate-controlled wine closet. Additional amenities include a full wet bar, a walk-in food pantry, a laundry/craft room, and a 4-5 person elevator for added convenience.
Craftsman-style solid Alder doors, cabinetry, and millwork lend the home a unique and timeless craftsman charm. In contrast, the solid mesquite hardwood floors and custom travertine, slate, onyx, tile, and Australian wool carpets create a warm and inviting atmosphere. Three true masonry fireplaces, including a floor-to-ceiling travertine Primary bedroom fireplace, add elegance and comfort to the space.
The covered outdoor cooking, dining, and entertaining area are anchored by the large stone fireplace. The Summer kitchen complements the indoor kitchen with professional-grade appliances such as a Lynx gas grill and Big Green Egg smoker, providing a seamless transition from indoor to outdoor living. The outdoor space is completed by a resort-like pool and hot tub, offering the perfect escape for relaxation while admiring the stunning views.
The garage is a car enthusiast's dream, with four doors, epoxied floors, 15-foot ceiling, height, and space for three cars plus a golf cart. There's also an elevated storage area with a lift system, a workbench area, climate-controlled holiday storage, and a pressurized and conditioned DePure water treatment system.
This exceptional home offers a whole property media/entertainment distribution system, commercial-grade WiFi/Internet equipment, and Internet/App-controlled HVAC, Pool Equipment, and Irrigation. The propane gas-fueled generator, recirculating tankless hot water system, and standing seam metal roof further enhance the home's efficient and sustainable features.
The first floor is thoughtfully designed for comfortable living and entertaining, providing ample space to relax, work, or enjoy the pool. Discover the unparalleled beauty and luxury of this exceptional custom home's unique features that make it truly one of a kind.
The First Floor – Entertain, Relax, Work comfortably, or enjoy the pool!
The front entry has an oversized custom iron door and transom light with obscured rainwater glass. The entry is illuminated by an antique Dutch bronze chandelier and overlooks the Great Room, Wet Bar, Open Kitchen, Butlers Pantry, and Dining Room, all with solid mesquite hardwood floors.
Great Room with Sliding Glass Walls out to Patios and Views
Welcome to the Great Room of this magnificent home, where elegance and comfort come together to create the perfect space for entertaining or relaxing. The sliding glass walls disappear to provide an uninterrupted connection to the beautiful patios and breathtaking views beyond, allowing you to enjoy the beauty of the outdoors from the comfort of your home. At the center of the Great Room, a stunning floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace takes center stage, complete with a massive rustic mantle and a built-in iron fire screen that adds warmth and charm to the space. The large room features 12-foot beamed ceilings that add to the grandeur of the room. A craftsman inspired "fandelier" with distinctive mica shades provides a warm and inviting glow.
Entertain in style with this exquisite wet bar, featuring beautiful dark "leathered granite" countertops that add a touch of sophistication to the space. Seating for four makes it easy to host guests. At the same time, the Blanco sink with Waterstone faucet adds functionality and elegance to the space. The glass inlaid alder cabinets provide ample storage space for your bar essentials and under-cabinet lighting adds a warm and inviting glow. The Sub Zero under-cabinet beverage refrigerator ensures that your drinks are always perfectly chilled, while the 40-bottle Sub Zero wine fridge is perfect for storing your favorite vintages. A Scotsman ice maker completes the space, ensuring you always have plenty of ice for your favorite cocktail.
Welcome to the heart of this exquisite home, where the gourmet kitchen is sure to impress even the most discerning chefs. At the center of the space, a large island beckons with a Blanco prep sink, Waterstone Faucet, double drawer DCS dishwasher, and ample work area. In front of the island is a custom, built-in, hammered copper table with seating for six, illuminated by three Tiffany-style pendant lights that add a touch of elegance. The kitchen boasts two striking 4x4 corner windows that offer magnificent views over the large double sinks and Waterstone faucets; glass inset knotty alder cabinets surround the space, adding warmth and sophistication. The unique Verde Amazonia marble countertops are a work of art featuring earth-tone shades of green and dramatic dark brown veins that meld the natural beauty of the outdoors into the kitchen. The beautiful custom backsplash is equally impressive, with hand-glazed tiles and hand-painted accent tiles that add a touch of charm. Any cook will appreciate the Sub Zero, Wolf, and DCS appliances, including the Wolf double convection ovens, range with six burners, griddle and grill, dual Wolf vent hood, built-in steam/convection oven, and warming drawer, a third Bosch dishwasher, and double doored Sub Zero built-in refrigerator. A discreet barn door accesses a spacious walk-in Food Pantry for additional storage.
With double-sided lighted display cabinets, this space is perfect for showcasing your most treasured items. The block-paneled walls conceal swinging doors that lead from the kitchen to the dining room, creating a seamless flow that is perfect for entertaining. The leathered granite countertop adds a touch of glamour to the space while providing a durable and functional surface for all of your culinary needs. Floor-to-ceiling cabinets offer ample storage space, allowing you to keep all of your entertaining essentials organized and easily accessible. Whether you're hosting a dinner party or simply enjoying a quiet evening at home, this butler's pantry is the epitome of luxury and convenience.
Dining Room with Sliding Glass Walls out to Patios and Spectacular Views
Welcome to the elegant dining room, where sophistication and beauty merge to create the perfect space for entertaining or enjoying a quiet meal at home. Sliding glass walls let in ample natural light and provide access to the beautiful outdoor patios and views beyond, creating a memorable dining experience. The room's focal point is the massive Elk horn chandelier, which hangs from the 13-foot coffered ceiling, adding warmth and rustic elegance to the space. The block-paneled wall conceals both the swinging door to the butler's pantry and the hidden door to the climate-controlled, 230-bottle wine closet.
Step into the beautifully appointed office of this exceptional home and be transported to a world of elegance and sophistication. The clear Alder block paneled walls, and slate floors create a warm and inviting atmosphere, while the beamed ceiling adds a touch of grandeur to the space. The floor-to-ceiling cabinets and bookshelves are the perfect place to showcase your most treasured possessions, with recessed lighting adding a warm and inviting glow. A glass wall and door provide access to the front porch and hill country views, creating a seamless indoor and outdoor connection.
Step into the spacious craft/laundry room and be transported to a world of creativity and inspiration. The space boasts dedicated work areas, with plenty of natural light flooding through the huge windows overlooking the large Blanco sink. The Lapidus-colored granite countertops and concrete-look tile are patterned to provide a stylish backdrop for all your creative projects. Beautiful turquoise-colored cabinets offer ample storage space for all your crafting essentials. Large counters, including over the washer and dryer, make it easy to work on even the biggest projects, while room for an additional refrigerator ensures that you always have plenty of storage space for your supplies. The space is framed by vintage red barn doors, adding a touch of rustic charm to the room. Whether you're working on your latest masterpiece or simply doing laundry, this home's craft/laundry room is the perfect space to let your creativity soar.
Hall Full Bath/Powder room
The charming hall bath/powder room is where vintage elegance meets modern convenience. The full bath features a custom shower. The Antique Empire Vanity with bronze bowl sink adds a touch of glamour to the space, while the antique light fixture provides a warm and inviting glow. The Chocolate Alligator skin-inspired tile floor is delightful and creates a unique look, adding to the character of the space.
Covered Outdoor Entertaining Space
Experience the ultimate in outdoor living with the stunning outdoor living space where breathtaking views and luxurious amenities come together to create the perfect space for entertaining and relaxation. At the center of the space, a magnificent 20-foot stone masonry fireplace with a mesquite log mantle provides a warm and inviting atmosphere, perfect for cozying up and watching football in the fall. The Lynx Grill and Big Green Egg make entertaining a breeze, with ample space for outdoor dining under the ranch-style chandelier. Recessed lighting adds a warm and inviting glow. Four Polk Audio outdoor speakers connect to the whole-home entertainment system, ensuring your music syncs perfectly with your mood.
The brick paver floors add a touch of elegance to the space, while the copper bucket sink with water pump faucet adds a whimsical, rustic charm to the room. The "shipwreck wood" accent wall adds a touch of character to the space, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere. The large shower is perfect for washing off after a dip in the pool, while the space is designed to keep your guests' wet feet off your indoor wood floors.
Resort-like Pool and Hot Tub
Step into the stunning pool area of this exceptional home, where luxury and relaxation come together to create the perfect oasis for enjoying the outdoors. The bright rose bushes run the entire length of the newly resurfaced resort-style pool with a polished quartz finish, providing a stunning backdrop for poolside activities. The very private pool drops above ground, offering spectacular views of the property from below the front of the house, overlooking the 1-acre lot and the lush greenery surrounding it. Recently replaced equipment, including a gas heater and heat pump to heat/cool the water, is controlled by the Jandy AquaLink app, accessible by any mobile device, ensuring your pool is always at the perfect temperature.
Second Floor – It's all about the views!
Get ready to be wowed by the Media/Entertainment room, where sophistication and entertainment come together to create the ultimate space for fun and relaxation. Situated at the highest point of the property, this spacious room offers breathtaking 180-degree views of the Texas Hill Country.
The floor-to-ceiling windows and sliding doors provide access to the shared wooden deck running the length of the home, offering a comfortable space to take in the breathtaking views. The Media/Entertainment room is perfect for gathering with friends and family for movie nights, game tournaments, or to relax and unwind. One wall is dedicated to accommodating a large TV connected to its own Entertainment Cabinet, including all the equipment you need to watch your favorite TV shows, movies, and audio. See the Media and Entertainment specifications for all the details. The Media/Entertainment room is large enough to hold your pool table or game tables, providing plenty of space for your favorite activities. Well appointed with a granite countered wet bar, beautiful glass Alder cabinets, sink, an under-cabinet Scotsman icemaker, and Sub Zero under-counter fridge add to the convenience of the space. Making it the perfect spot to mix a drink or grab a snack.
4 Large Bedrooms
The Primary Suite
A private hallway leads to the primary suite, where you're captivated by stunning long-distance views spanning from wall to wall. Floor-to-ceiling windows and sliding doors and your private deck overlooking the Texas Hill Country provide a breathtaking backdrop to wake up to. The suite includes a custom travertine, wood-burning fireplace that creates a warm and inviting atmosphere, perfect for cozy nights. The 12 ft coffered, wood-beamed ceiling combined with mesquite floors adds elegance to the space. Complete with pre-wired power over windows for automated window coverings adds convenience to your daily routine. The app-based central entertainment system easily controls multiple video and audio sources, including the built-in Polk Audio speakers, which set the mood in this primary hideaway.
The foyer from the Primary bedroom leads to the attached coffee and wine bar, where custom, knotty alder cabinets, and linen closet, black and gold laced granite countertops, cut rock backsplash, sink, oil-rubbed bronze plumbing fixtures, Sub Zero undercabinet refrigerator, and built-in Polk Audio speaker create a space that is both beautiful and functional. The coffee bar ends in a floor-to-ceiling, cut rock wall, framing an illuminated stained-glass window.
Dual Split Bathrooms Joined by Extra-Large, Shared, Walk-in Shower.
Walk left into the spa-inspired, black and gold laced granite countertops and vanity, custom cabinets including appliance garage, travertine tile floors, Double-Slipper solid copper, jetted Spa tub, set in natural river rock. The beautiful copper tub is framed by two corner set 4X4 ft windows, looking down on the private wooded hillside below. The shower door leads to the oversized dual entry shower—a large walk-in closet with built-ins, a dresser, an ironing board, a hamper and storage, and custom cabinetry. There are also built-in Polk Audio speakers.
Walk right from the coffee bar into the second bath with shaving height vanity, black and gold laced granite countertops, custom cabinets including appliance garage, and medicine cabinets. Windows from the sink look out onto the private wooded hillside. The shower door leads to the extra-large shower with two corner seats, toiletry niches, a window, dual shower heads, a wand, plus a rain shower head above. Plenty of storage is available, including a bench laundry hamper with a laundry chute directly to the laundry room below. The spacious walk-in closet includes built-ins, a dresser, custom cabinetry, luggage storage, and a packing station. This water closet includes AV Ports to feed the wall-mounted TV.
3 Guest Bedrooms
Upstairs are three additional bedrooms to the right and the Primary Suite down the private hallway to the left.
A Spacious Suite
The spacious guest suite was designed with visiting family and guests in mind. The extra-large bedroom will hold two Queen sized beds with a large window overlooking the Hill Country views. The suite has a walk-in closet with built-ins, AV ports to the whole house entertainment system, and built-in Polk Audio speakers. The suite includes a two-room bath with double vanities and lots of built-ins, a dresser and linen storage in the first room, and a thoughtful low walled tub, making it easy to enter and exit.
Guest bedrooms 3 and 4
The two remaining bedrooms are ample-sized, each with walk-in closets, including built-in dressers. The separated Jack and Jill lavatories share a doored bathroom with a beautifully tiled shower/tub and toilet. All three rooms are tiled in travertine and onyx floors. Of course, both bedrooms have huge picture windows looking out to the wooded hillside, and both have AV ports to the whole house entertainment system and built-in Polk Audio speakers.
Whole Property Media/Entertainment distribution system
Two racks house and drive almost $100,000 of home automation systems, with room for expansion and additional features and devices. The Control4 home automation system can be managed via app by any smartphone, tablet, or Control4 remotes.
The entire system is managed on a commercial grade CAT6 network, running on a Luxul ABR-4400 Multi-WAN Gigabit Router, a Ubiquiti Networks UniFi Switch (24 Ports Managed (US-24-250W)). The network also distributes WiFi throughout the property via the Ruckus Wireless 1200 Zone Director, which drives five (5) commercial-grade, secure, wireless access point antennas (4 in-house, 1 for the outdoors). These are the same commercial-grade WiFi antennas used in many hotels and airports.
The Control4 home automation system includes Control4 controllers, I/O extenders, Triad AMS24 Audio Matrix, and 2 Triad PAMP8-100 amplifiers. The 39 Polk Audio speakers provide ambiance throughout the property. The downstairs home automation rack drives video for up to 11 rooms from multiple sources, including Apple TV, Blue Ray, satellite or cable, and other streaming devices. The entire rack is supported by a Panamax MR5100 power conditioner, backed up by a Furman F1500 UPS (Uninterruptable Power Supply) to protect your equipment.