THE PINNACLE OF SPLENDOR AND LUXURYUltra-exclusive architectural statement estate with sweeping views of the ever-evolving downtown Austin skyline. Designed by award-winning architects Ted Young, Larry Speck and Paul Lamb and reconstructed with exquisite attention to detail by Crowell Builders, this is one of the most unique contemporary houses in the city and will be considered a landmark for years to come. Settled into the hillside just beyond Red Bud Isle, the home is secluded yet remarkably convenient, just minutes from downtown. The dramatic exterior features poured-in-place concrete walls and black slate shingles that juxtapose against each other and the lush view of rolling green hills below the city vista.ONE-OF-A-KIND SCULTPED RESIDENCEDefined by the trussed arched ceiling in the living room, the interior is both sleek and rustic. The pairing of concrete walls with white pine flooring and Durango steel-framed windows creates a sense of industrial austerity that is offset by the lush hills viewed through the floor-to-ceiling windows. The use of poplar-bark cladding as an accent texture brings the outdoors in, while touches of lacquered brass, sparkling light fixtures and a flickering fireplace add warmth and glamour. You'll find a craftsman's hand in every room from the blackened plate steel cladding to the finishes on the millwork. The finest materials and finishes were used; Waterworks plumbing fixtures and tiles, a custom-sourced Moroccan sliding door and even a custom-made gilded cabinet with integral television for the master bedroom. See the features and finishes list under more info for more details.GRAND SPACES, INDOORS AND OUTThe unique floorplan begins with the extra-wide mahogany door opening on to a grand reception space; perfect for highlighting a striking art collection. A dramatic flight of stairs leads up to the spectacular living/dining space featuring floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook a lush landscape and city views. The main-level master is a peaceful oasis with an adjacent integrated bath and dressing room. The stunning kitchen is on the entry floor and opens to an outdoor dining area for alfresco evenings. Classic contrasts with modern with a traditional-style LaCanche range surrounded by sleek white cabinets and creamy quartzite. Just off the kitchen is a light-filled study/flex guest room with custom leather-clad cabinetry and a cantilevered daybed for strategic naps. The lower level features three bedrooms, a library, and media room with built-in custom sofa, all of which open to the lower-level terrace and pool. The spaces flow together but can be defined with pocket doors giving the flexibility to open or seclude each area as needed. Unique materials continue from upstairs with poplar-bark and blackened steel accents contrasting with maple flooring. Outdoor living is celebrated with multi-level connecting decks across the back of the house, each serving its own purpose; morning coffee, an alfresco dinner or a splash in the pool. Tucked at the back of the house is a private garden and exercise room with a bathroom, perfect for a bit of peace and quiet.