Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Home of the Week -- Westlake Beauty



This grand home sits in a highly sought-after area of Austin called Westlake. The mls listing has this to say about the estate, Unique Tuscan style villa with custom finishes and elegance & charm at every turn. Private guest house, theater room, pool, spa. Handmade hardware, mahogany doors & windows. 7-step plaster inside & outside. Views of Lake Austin and downtown.

At just under 14,000 square feet, the estate has six bedrooms and seven baths. Like the Balcones Woods home, the homeowners entertain frequently.

After a bit of research, I found out this home is owned by a former Dell executive (not Michael Dell's brother) and has a list price of $9 million. Can you imagine paying the annual taxes of over $100,000?

















Just a little update about the Balcones Woods home... It is listed at $10 million and remember that storage room? Apparently, it's 1300 square feet all by itself. I also found out who owns it, but I won't share that news on my blog. Unless you live in Austin, you probably won't know who it is, anyway.

Finally, a reminder about my 100th post party and giveaway. This post is the 92nd one for Canyon Wren Cottage, and I'll be giving away three prizes to random readers who comment between the 90th and 100th posts. Click here for more details.

12 comments:

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Who in the world can even afford the cleaning staff? 14,000 square feet!! It is beautiful though.

Nola @ the Alamo said...

That Balcones Woods home isn't owned by Leslie, is it? (the poster child for "Keep Austin Weird") haha!
I just can't imagine people living like that, it's just too excessive! Of course, I couldn't manage to pay for the upkeep, not to mention the home itself, or even the taxes!

Cherry Blossom Photography said...

What an incredible view of downtown! Forget the house, maybe they would let me just live in the casita off the pool.

Michelle said...

Wow....I remember in high school we would go on scavenger hunts in the "rich" part of town, Westlake! LOL Little did I know.... :)

Pat @ Back Porch Musings said...

Gorgeous home, but oh my, the cleaning and taxes!! I can't even imagine!

niartist said...

Oh, just look at that view of DT Austin!?!?! I miss Texas so much. Too bad I don't have 10 million bucks! LOL!

Primitiques 'n Poetry said...

The views alone, are beautiful. ~Mindy

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Wow what a house! I like the cottage feel actually so,even though it is beautiful, don't feel a tinge of envy!

Would love to be put in for your giveaway!!

mary :)

The Pampered World said...

I love your blog and moved to the Austin area within the last 6 months. I love it here!! There are some spectacular homes out in that area and this one is one of them. I love that you showcase a home each week and I get to see new areas of Austin. Thanks so much! P.S. can you email me and let me know who does live there? :)

cpullum said...

Wow this is a total dream house!!!
I would never leave my house!! Everything is there!
Carla
cpullum@yahoo.com

becca watson said...

Wow! Thats a pretty house! Too big for me though.. I think I could live with it though, you know if it was free..

Naz said...

I think if I was in that pool with that gorgeous view I'd forget to get out of the pool. That view is spectacular as well as the house!! Wow....amazing.