Up for sale is the most unique home in the Barton Hills neighborhood, if not all of South Austin. This gated estate sits on 5.43 acres, up on a cliff overlooking Barton Creek, allowing for full creek access and endless panoramic views looking out to the West Austin Hill Country.
The main home, custom built in 1996, was one of Austin’s first green homes. Octagonal in shape, it features a breath taking 22 foot ceiling with center stone fire place. The home is 2779 square feet with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Skylights throughout the home and full length floor to ceiling low e windows provides tons of natural light throughout the day. The home has white oak hardwood flooring in the living areas and kitchen, a custom white oak entry door and white oak cabinetry in the kitchen. The entryway and bathrooms have ceramic tile and the bedrooms have berber carpet. There are two separate AC systems, one dedicated to the master bedroom and the other for the home. A whole house attic fan, in conjunction with the crank out low e windows, allow for full natural ventilation. Three heating systems include the central AC, a hot water hydronic wall radiation around the perimeter of the interior, and wood burning stove in center of house.
The entire floor is free span supported by central pier and exterior beam. Interior walls are not load bearing with an umbrella style roof supported by laminated beams and central steel column. Built in cabinetry in the living room for a full sized flat screen tv and sound system equipment. Built in wall bench allows for additional seating and storage. There is a custom built serving bar with built-in outlets in the dining area. Bar can be removed easily, if necessary. (Not attached to the wooden floors).
Both bathrooms have tankless water heating systems and water softening systems. The master bedroom is naturally lit by a skylight and large exterior window. There is a dual sink vanity, large walk in shower with two rain paddle shower heads, and a large 80 gallon garden tub with outside view. Guest bathroom has a walk in shower with rain paddle shower head and washer and dryer.
The exterior half of the house has a wrap around deck, with access from the dining area to the master bedroom. You will be greeted with unbelievable view out on the Barton Creek greenbelt. The home also has a 6 foot roof overhang to provide maximum summer shade and protection from rain. There is also an octagonal shaped gazebo with cement flooring and 120/240V wiring for entertainment and possible hot tub installation. The 2 car carport has a workshop with AC and water. The other octagonal workshop has AC, water, and 120/240V power for welding or a pottery kiln. Lots of storage between the two workshops.
The guest home, built in 2003, is a 1500 square foot, 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, ranch style, white limestone home. Full sized windows in the living area provide lots of natural light. There is a full sized deck off the back of the home for entertaining. This home would be great for guests, a home office or mother in law quarters.
Zoned SF-5 with a conditional overlay that allows for 5 detached residential homes within a condominium regime on the top 3.37 acre parcel.
The property has its own well, allowing for either well water or city water usage. Propane with gas tap at street. An operating full sized windmill makes you feel like you are out in the hill country. Full RV hookups on the property. Steel and stone entry gate with automatic commercial grade opener. Huge trees throughout the property. Pecan, Live Oak (heritage trees), Red Oaks, Cedar Elms, over 200 trees on main lot.
Of course let’s not forget about the location! You are a short 3 miles from downtown Austin. A short bike ride from Zilker Park and Barton Springs to take a swim or go to the ACL festival, Blues on the Green or the Kite Festival. All the major roadways are less than a mile – South Lamar, Ben White/290W, and Mopac. Nearby shopping with Central Market at Westgate, Barton Creek mall, Sunset Valley. All the popular entertainment and restaurants on South Lamar and South Congress.
This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to own a large creek side estate in a very established neighborhood. Don’t miss out !!!
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