I've been in Austin two years now and certainly don't claim to know my way around. Recently, I was at a meeting up north. It ended right during rush hour traffic, so to avoid the snags on the freeways, a suggestion was made to take Balcones Drive. That is one pretty drive! A good bit of that road goes through high-end neighborhoods, and it was fun seeing the gorgeous homes lining the street. This week's home (part of the Hooked on Houses Open House Blog Party), is on Balcones Drive. Enjoy! (As always, click on photos for larger views).
Imagine an oasis in the heart of West Austin on over two acres, covered with mature landscaping and distinguished oak trees and a home that has been meticulously designed and executed. Unlike any other, this estate is perched high above Balcones Drive and has endless views of Lake Austin and beyond. The architectural design, materials, amenities and tranquil setting all contribute to the spectacular nature of this property.
At 12,130 square feet, the main house features four bedrooms, seven full bathrooms, four half baths and NINE living areas. The guest house, at 1,543 square feet, has three bedrooms, three bathrooms and one living area.
I love how this mls photo shows the owner's dog. Cute! Notice the owners' collection of brass trays lining the wall.
I would love to know what that ceiling is. Wow!
Notice how all the santos are displayed.
I'm not a big fan of all the hanging several lanterns here, but I love how this idea shows that the owners don't take themselves too seriously.
This is the catering kitchen.
This is designated storage space. It's obvious these owners entertain a lot.
Isn't that a fabulous estate? Oh, how I would love a private tour. If you're wondering what the price is on this home, you're not alone. Apparently, it's so exclusive, the price wasn't part of the mls listing.
Thank you for joining me on this week's open house tour. For even more fun, check out the tours at Hooked on Houses.