Urban "treehouse" estate located in the coveted close-in Zilker neighborhood, this modern home provides unparalleled style, function and jaw-dropping, up close, views of the Austin Skyline, the State Capitol and the University of Texas tower. Designed by Tom Hurt and constructed by David Bratton of Watermark Homes, this modern, yet warm home was built for entertaining, living and low impact on the surrounding environment. Located just a moment from downtown Austin, the property is surrounded by activity but provides a quiet retreat from the city. Located across from the Purple Martin Bird Sanctuary this residence is truly a unique and special estate that is close to everything Austin has to offer.
Situated on a double lot, the house sits entirely on one homesite while the other lot can be left with the current park and raised concrete garden, or used to build an additional structure. Eight Heritage Oaks are sprinkled throughout both properties only adding the magical park-like setting.
Upon entry one is greeted by a beautiful floating staircase constructed entirely of steel and warm pecan wood, which is carried up to the third level of the home. The lower level contains media/game room, two en-suite bedrooms, caterer's kitchen, utility with ample storage, 3 car garage, and elevator that leads to the main living.
As you access the second level from the floating staircase you are greeted by breathtaking views of the Downtown Austin Skyline, University of Texas Tower, and the Texas State Capitol building. Walls of windows capture the simply spectacular views while maintaining the ultimate in privacy. The gourmet kitchen is perfect for a chef, designed by Seimatic; with Alno German glass and walnut cabinetry, a plethora of Miele professional appliances, quartz counters, and mother of pearl tile backsplash, the kitchen is a showstopper. Enjoy exceptional views from every area of the second level of this home, breakfast, living, dining, and study all take in the scene and make you feel as if you are sitting in a luxurious treehouse. The master is dramatic glass jewel box with walls of electric shaded windows, his and her completely separate but tastefully finished baths and closets, additional washer & dryer hookup, and private balcony to enjoy the trees and views.
The third level consists of two bedrooms which share a very elegant master - like bath. Each room is complete with their own private balcony, viewing either the city or bird sanctuary.
Multiple decks are found throughout the home, perfect for al fresco entertaining. The home is finished with a pool and spa.
A few of the bonus features of the home include: 27 solar panels, rainwater collection tank, whole house vacuum, dedicated outlet for electric car, Lutron lighting, Sonos systems and much more...