A private estate with panoramic views from every room to Downtown, the Pennybacker Bridge, and Lake Austin, has hit the market in the booming live music capital of the world.
Postcard vistas, sought-after location, close proximity to top areas of interest, and a sizable lot of 1.2 acres, make this home an incredibly attractive real estate opportunity for well-heeled buyers.
There are a number of reasons Austin is now topping the list of Sun Belt cities as the fastest growing second home destination. The state of Texas levies no income tax, Austin is a hotbed for tech creativity and center stage for a number of trendy events, from music and film festivals to sporting tournaments.
Austin, Silicon Hills of Texas
The arrival of large corporations is accelerating growth of the city coined Silicon Hills. Companies like Tesla, Samsung, Oracle, Apple are expanding in Austin or contemplating headquarters move there bringing with them the numerous suppliers and support businesses that they require to operate.
Not only is Austin an exceptional place to do business, but residents also have a high standard of living. Known for its live music scene famous for country, blues, and rock, the bustling city hosts an eclectic mix of events. There’s South by Southwest (SXSW), celebrating the convergence of tech, film, and music industries; Rodeo Austin (one of America’s top five); world championship golf at Dell Match Play; and festivals like ACL, Pecan Street, and Bat Fest – to name just a few.
The property is located on West Courtyard, just north of Lake Austin, featuring scenic views over the Pennybacker Bridge and Austin Country Club.
The home is conveniently situated off major highways, yet only 15 minutes from downtown, Zilker park, and Barton Springs.
The laid-back district is close to additional green spaces like Bull Creek District Park, where hiking, swimming, and cycling are popular. In terms of golf, Austin Country Club is less than a 2-minute drive. Founded in 1899, Austin Country Club is home to the world famous WCG Dell Match Play tournament and the course is considered one of the oldest and best in the country. Omni Barton Creek Resort is also within easy reach and home to four championship golf courses designed by masters of the game – Tom Fazio, Ben Crenshaw, Bill Coore and Arnold Palmer.
The home is zoned to Highland Park (elementary), Lamar (junior high), and McCallum (high school) and private schools in the area include Hyde Park, Trinity, St. Stephens, St. Michaels, St. Gabriels, St. Andrews and Regents.
Step inside the five-bedroom residence with 270-degree views
This eye-catching home with picture-postcard views of the city features a contemporary white exterior and modern, open floorplan. With impressive windows throughout and 20+ foot soaring ceilings, the spacious rooms are bathed in light. Rebuilt in 2018 with steel construction, the open-plan layout spans 5,700 square feet in the main house.
The five bedrooms feature spacious closets, and there are also quarters for staff that can also be used to store wine or as an office. With more than three living areas, a dining room and 5.5 bathrooms, this is the ideal place to entertain.
The vast and well-kept grounds are anchored by a 56-foot lap pool with a separate section for waist-deep running, plus plenty of seating ledges from which to admire the fantastic cityscape panoramas. There’s also a freestanding Bullfrog hot tub to relax in and 2500+ square feet of ipe decking to lounge on. The deck’s light gray color perfectly complements the magnificent indoor tilework. Should you wish to add a pool pavilion with an outdoor shower and bathroom, a permit has been city-approved. Architectural and 3D renderings as well as the building permit are included in the sale.
A two-car garage with ample storage is attached to the main house. There’s also room for 3-6 additional vehicles in the detached 900-foot guesthouse/garage/workshop/office that’s climate-controlled, insulated, and has vaulted ceilings. (This climate controlled space is in addition to the 5700 square foot main house).
Inside the residence, you’ll be impressed by the high-tech kitchen with its unique no seam 50-square-foot granite island. There’s also a Wolf six-burner stove, a built-in Gaggenau coffee maker, two sinks, a pair of Bosch dishwashers, and a Sub-Zero refrigerator.
Other noteworthy amenities include a fitness center, smart home controls, Sonos speakers throughout, six state-of-the-art air conditioning units, four WiFi systems, security cameras, and of course the compound has security fortification.
Recent upgrades and renovations
In 2021, the estate was revamped with a new second owner’s suite on the ground floor, including his and hers closets by California Closets. Furthermore, the master bathroom was remodeled, seamless blinds were installed, new fencing throughout, security measures were installed, the front entry was landscaped and gated, and the detached garage has been redesigned and significantly upgraded.
Alongside these changes, other additions include a media room with sound deadening sheetrock and a Dolby Atmos sound system, automated sprinklers, a secluded and secure “Amazon drop” delivery area, outdoor lighting, and new guttering.
Décor-wise, there’s been extensive painting both inside and out, the powder rooms had an update and the fixtures have been upgraded.
The house also includes a steam shower, two toto neorests, and a water softener system.
If you’re looking for a primary or second home in Austin, contact Tate Property for more information about the opportunity to enjoy one of Austin’s most iconic views from an asset that embodies the axiom of enduring value in real estate: Location, Location, Location!