Grade School: Zilker
Junior High: O Henry
High School: Austin
Double Vanity Full Bath
Thoughtful Landscaping and Natural Beauty Create a Tranquil Retreat
5,529 sq. ft (per tax rolls) on 3.4 acres, built in 1999
5 Bedrooms/ 5 Full Baths/ 4 Living Areas/ 2 Fireplaces/ 2 Dining Areas
Office Area/ Game Room/ Pool/ Outdoor Living/ 5 Car Garage
Built as the personal residence for custom builder Paul Billingsly, this gorgeous home is nestled into a beautifully landscaped and heavily treed lot. Brimming with thoughtful details and timeless finishes, the open floorplan boasts wonderful views from every room. Scraped hardwoods, exquisite millwork and wainscotings, custom door hardware, and designer lighting are found throughout. At the east end of your home, your spa-inspired master suite boasts a double-sided fireplace and a private exercise room. On the opposite end, the large game room includes a huge home office area with private entrance from the car court. In between these two are your lovely formal rooms and a welcoming great room, kitchen, and breakfast nook. Three spacious secondary bedrooms are upstairs, with additional living space in the studio apartment above the detached triple garage. Gorgeous views from every room entice you outside, where your lagoon pool is set against piled rock and lush landscaping. Surrounded by both shaded and open patios, this upper terrace overlooks the rest of your property, including a firepit, dry creek bed, and charming pathways that wander through thoughtfully landscaped and beautifully natural spaces as you enjoy your incredible property.
Your beautiful heavy wood door swings open to a stunning entry. Rich hardwood floors and gorgeous paneled wainscoting create a classic appeal, while sunlight flows in from multiple directions to add to the friendly feel. Crown molding, a designer chandelier, and plantation shutters all speak to the detail and elegance you will discover throughout this home. Stepping inside, the first thing you notice is the exquisite millwork that cases the archway directly ahead of you. After that your eye is drawn through the great room to the back windows, which frame your incredible patio and pool.
Turning to your right, your stacked formal rooms beckon you to come in and relax. In your spacious living room, inviting seating welcomes you to sit back and enjoy front yard views through gorgeous floor-to-ceiling lattice windows. Opposite the windows, the paneled wainscoting of the entry continues on the back wall, following the hardwood stair up to the second floor. The crisp white of the wainscoting is echoed above your head in crown molding, which gives an elegant finish to this inviting space.
Continuing through your living room, another beautifully cased arch frames your formal dining room. Here your table sparkles in the sunlight that pours through the large front window. A simple chandelier casts soft light in the evening, adding a warm glow to the dinner conversation. At the back of the room, double doors open to a thoughtful butler’s pantry that connects you to your kitchen.
Back at your entry, the first space you noticed in this home was the great room. Moving through the archway, you step into a huge space that welcomes you with rich wood finishes, a soaring cathedral ceiling, and abundant natural light. Here your great room, kitchen, and casual dining are open to one another to form the heart of your home. Hardwood floors extend throughout, while sunlight spills through a back wall of windows. To your left, gorgeous woodwork surrounds the stone fireplace and continues in either direction to form built-in cabinetry for your media and favorite display pieces. Overhead, the cathedral ceiling is dressed in incredible trusses that echo your wood floors and create a cozy, more intimate feel.
Opposite your fireplace, your kitchen boundary is defined by a change in ceiling height, and the open floor plan allows an easy flow between the spaces. A large island with bar seating invites friends and family to pull up a chair for conversation, while a Sonic-style ice maker ensures that beverages stay cold. Around the perimeter of your kitchen, light cabinetry is topped with granite to offer plenty of workspace for a sous-chef or two to help with dinner, and two huge pantries keep ingredients at your fingertips. Stainless appliances and a panel-fronted fridge are hard-working and beautiful. Open shelving and a pass-through keep your kitchen and breakfast area connected with one another, enhancing the spacious and open feel.
Back in the great room, a single door connects you to the master suite, which comprises the entire east end of your home. Private and spacious, this incredible space offers a welcome retreat at the end of the day. Scraped wood floors continue, adding warmth and a gentle contrast to the crisp white moldings and trim that circle your master bedroom. Sunlight flows from a bank of windows showcasing your patio and pool, brightening your sitting area during the day. In the evenings, the warmth of your double-sided fireplace can be enjoyed from comfy chairs, your king-sized bed, or from your jetted soaker tub in your master bath.
Designed for pampering and relaxation, your master bath has a small landing that separates your bathing area from your dressing spaces. Beautifully cased arches on either side invite you in, and every space is framed with elegant crown molding. Turning to your left, a wonderfully long granite vanity has linen cabinetry between his and hers sinks. Additional counter space opposite sits atop two stacks of drawers for abundant storage. At the end of this space, your master closet offers organizational bliss with more stacks of drawers, loads of shelving, and multiple rows of hanging space. A high window bathes this space in natural light and frames the Japanese maple outside. On the other side of your master bath, your bathing area awaits. Soak away your cares in your jetted soaker tub as you watch the flames dance in your master fireplace. Across from your tub, the frameless glass of your walk-in shower shows off the tile work and allows light to flow throughout. A raised hearth offers a cozy spot to sit and enjoy a moment of quiet. Between your tub and shower, another door opens to your exercise room. Windows on two walls offer strong visual connections with nature and keep this space bright. A private door to the patio allows for easy trips from your master suite out to your heated spa and swimming pool.
From your kitchen, opposite the island, doorways on either side of your refrigerator cabinet connect you to your game room and laundry room, respectively. Toward the back of your home, a pool bath with walk-in shower is situated between your kitchen and game room. Past this, scraped hardwoods continue into a large game room circled with paneled wainscoting and crown molding. Windows along three walls offer fantastic views everywhere you look while generous proportions allow for multiple entertainment areas. In the back corner, a huge home office includes built-in desks and loads of cabinetry. Additional windows offer backyard views sure to inspire you. Across the game room, an exterior door offers private access if you desire to use this space as a home office.
At the front of your home, your laundry room is beautifully updated with tile floors, gorgeous wainscoting, and expansive granite counters atop abundant cabinetry. Charming lattice windows pour sunlight into this space while an exterior door opens to your front courtyard. A built-in desk, farmhouse sink, and space for an upright freezer add wonderful practicality to this to beautiful laundry room.
Just off your kitchen and laundry room, your double garage has an additional door that connects near your game room, making it easy to unload items from your car into their proper spots. Two single bay doors open to your car court, from which you can walk across to your detached triple garage.
In your oversized triple garage, there are three bays that are long enough to accommodate a full sized pickup. Painted floors look neat and crisp and there is abundant storage to ensure that clutter does not accumulate. A utility sink is situated in cabinetry along one side, positioned close to the bay door so that it is easily accessible from the outside. Along the front wall, an expansive bank of cabinetry and counter stretches almost the entire 39 feet of width, offering plenty of space to tackle projects.
Scraped hardwoods lead you upstairs to a landing between three spacious bedrooms and an ample closet. Two of the rooms, on your right and straight ahead, share a newly renovated wet area with a wonderful walk-in shower and lovely tiled tub. Each of the rooms has its own private vanity with beautiful upgraded granite and plenty of counter space. In addition, the middle bedroom has a charming window seat tucked into a cozy dormer window.
Your fourth bedroom is situated at the back of your home, down a short hall. Generously sized, this room also has a window seat nestled into a dormer window. Additionally, this back bedroom enjoys a large private ensuite, beautifully finished, and a walk-in closet. All three bedrooms are bright and comfortable with gorgeous views of your property.
This home also features additional living space above your detached garage, and it is finished with the same detail and craftsmanship as your main home. Wood floors extend throughout, grounding the large living space and bedroom nook with their rich warmth. A wall of windows along the back overlooks walking paths that invite you outside to explore the yard, while front windows above the nook frame your front yard and splash additional sunlight into the space. Two long beams accent the ceiling of the living area. In the attached bath, a gorgeous stone counter is topped with a vessel sink. Frameless glass at the beautifully tiled shower keeps this room bright and spacious. At the back of this apartment, an exceptionally large closet could be easily converted into a kitchenette if you desire. An additional closet is found at the top of the stair, just outside the front door.
Entering this beautiful property is like finding your own hidden park. The front drive passes between low curved stone walls and expansive lawns as it makes a complete circle in front of your home. In the center of the circle, a gorgeous live oak tree offers shady space beneath its spreading branches. Your home sits back from the drive, nestled among the trees and fitting in perfectly with its natural setting. Dry stacked stone is accented with beautifully stained wood and shutters, as well as warm brick. Thoughtfully chosen lattice windows add a hint of English cottage charm to the welcoming façade. Mature foundation plantings are neatly edged along a low stone wall that encloses a courtyard area along the front of your home. Beside your home, the driveway passes between two low brick walls to enter your car court. Incredible attention to detail continues even here, with stained bay doors, corbels along the roof lines, planted flower beds and beautiful trees. There are even cheerful window boxes along the detached garage. This private car court is finished so beautifully that it could easily function as an outdoor venue at a moment’s notice.
Moving behind your home, your property enjoys a huge back yard with three different fully fenced sections that flow seamlessly into one another. Closest to your home, beautiful landscaping and gorgeous patios create a wonderful outdoor oasis. Multiple doors open from your major living areas onto a long stamped and stained covered patio that extends the length of your home. Your outdoor dining and seating areas offer shaded spots to relax, although there is plenty of open patio if you prefer sunny tables and chairs. This level also holds your heated spa, overlooking your pool and the rest of your yard. Just four short steps down bring you to your pool level. Here your lagoon pool is nestled against a piled rock backdrop that includes three different waterfall features. Planted beds along the back include a variety of heights, colors, and textures to create a lush feel. Open patio at each end your pool has space for sunny loungers. This entire space is fully fenced and planted with a variety of trees and ornamentals to create a backyard paradise.
From either end of your pool level, flagstone steps curve down to your second fenced area, where gates on either side open to a delightful path that leads to your firepit. Large flagstone pavers offers space to pull up chairs on chilly evenings and a welcoming bench runs the length of the stone retaining wall for additional seating. Beyond this, a manicured lawn offers the perfect spot for children and pets to play. A dry creek bed adds beautiful interest and another flagstone path leads from the firepit to a gravel pad where your trampoline awaits. There are two gates in this middle section: one at the west side connects you to the stepping stone path that curves past an enormous storage shed with multiple access points, and the other on the south side opens to your farthest fenced space. This final area is naturally landscaped and beautifully wooded, fenced to the creek that runs behind your home. With a full 3.4 acres, this gorgeous property beautifully blends thoughtful landscaping and natural beauty to create to your ideal retreat.