This home is in an Austin suburb called Westlake, a gorgeous area that is home to many current and retired politicians, local and national celebrities, and corporate executives.
Listed at $2.45 mil, its nearly 7,000 sq. feet of space includes 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 2 half-baths.
As you've probably noticed by now, a hallmark of many homes in the Texas Hill Country is the use of native Texas limestone and sandstone. This particular house incorporates a lot of stone in beautiful ways. Even though the square footage is grand, it still has a very homey feel -- just like you'd expect from a friendly Texan. This homeowner is probably more comfortable in boots and jeans than in a three-piece suit, though I'd suspect could be found wearing either at any given time.
One of the greatest things about living in the Texas Hill Country is being able to take advantage of wonderful weather. That's why you'll often see pretty elaborate outdoor spaces on homes, big and small. I love the outdoor space of this home. If the weather's nice enough, you could even host Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner on that long table. I like that this house is unpretentious for its size and location. In fact, it really personifies what Austin is all about.