ONE-OF-A-KIND CONTEMPORARY WITH DOWNTOWN VIEWS
A one-of-a-kind contemporary home with stunning valley-framed downtown views. This special property sits on a terraced, one-acre lot on Bull Mountain Cove, allowing for an unobstructed view of the evolving Austin skyline. Original architect John McLelland incorporated some castle-like features in to the stone and stucco structure, including a turret. With a nod to Art Moderne, the interior architecture was inspired by a steamship and you will see subtle maritime elements throughout. The raised dining room suggests looking over a ship's railing to the promenade below; curved walls, tube railings and porthole windows impart a bit of whimsey to the sophisticated interior. Totally remodeled in 2019 by The Muskin Company in collaboration with interior designer Allison Burke, the execution feels sleek, bright and luxurious with wide-plank oak floors, fresh white walls, marble and quartz surfaces, and plush carpeting.
STRIKING ARCHITECTURE AND LIGHT-FLOODED ROOMS
Architecturally striking, the entry living room sets a dramatic tone with 15-foot, bookcase-lined walls illuminated by a hidden skylight. Adjacent is a large room with a full wall of Durango steel windows allowing light to flood in. Currently being used as an art studio with homosote walls, the space could easily be re-imagined as a media room, oversized office or bedroom. Up a few steps lie three more bedrooms, all with exceptional city views. The luxurious primary suite opens on two walls to a deck that cantilevers over the hillside, offering a perfect spot for morning coffee or a nightcap with a view of the city lights. Skylights and a picture window in the bathroom stream light that reflects off glittering glass tile – even the walk-in closet has natural light. If you need minute of quiet, slip up the spiral staircase to the widow's walk for another sweeping view of the hills and city.
ENJOY ENTERTAINING INDOORS AND OUT
On the lower level you will find a sleek kitchen, dining and living room featuring vast windows that frame the breathtaking views. Designed for entertaining, these spaces flow together to allow you to host dozens with plenty of spaces to gather plus a wet bar for convenient serving. The living room opens to the covered deck and pool area, offering more space to relax and admire the city view once again. The terraced hillside lot creates several dramatic seating areas including one with a large firepit to gather around on cool evenings. This exceptional home offers remarkable livability in a unique, sophisticated environment.
ADDITIONAL NOTABLE FEATURES
o Gourmet kitchen includes: Wolf/SubZero appliances (electric ovens, microwave, custom vent hood, refrigerator, second sink with disposal), quartz and marble countertops, custom cabinets with steel casing, large walk-in pantry
o Thoughtful, custom storage throughout
o Art studio has marble floors under protective wood overlay for easy conversion to other uses
o Large utility room with refrigerator
o Enclosed, locking storage in garage
o New electrical and lighting throughout most of the home
o Automatic shades in primary suite
o New septic
o All new HVAC (3 systems)
o Trex decking