FOR SALE: Discover your perfect retreat in Westlake Hills
Welcome to a truly special home in Westlake Hills. Nestled on a spacious corner lot beneath the shade of a sweeping heritage oak tree, this New England style farmhouse feels private and remote while still enjoying convenient access to downtown Austin and nearby attractions. In a world that’s brimming with high-gleam finishes and sterile rooms, this home has character and dimension.
Built into the hillside, this three-story home is brimming with authentic Austin touches that give it a distinctive personality. A bathroom cabinet from the Hirschfield Mansion kitchen and even a clawfoot bathtub all add a touch of history to this remarkable residence.
A wide front door welcomes you into the large entry where guests are greeted with open views of the main floor. With wood-plank floors underfoot and casually elegant finishes throughout, the home immediately evokes a sense of warmth and familiarity. The flowing floor plan allows for easy transitions between the dining room, library, living room, and adjacent kitchen.
The main floor is designed to impress with spaces that are both elevated and comfortable. The living room has style and substance with a substantial brick fireplace and wood beams overhead. It’s an ideal setting for gathering with loved ones and creating lifelong memories.
An inviting eat-in bar unites the adjoining kitchen and living room, making it the perfect spot for casual meals or conversations with loved ones. The roomy kitchen features a professional Five Star range, tile countertops, and appliance garage. A variety of glass-front and enclosed cabinets provide flexible storage options to meet your needs, while wood ceiling beams overhead add character.
The adjacent screened-in porch beckons you to savor meals al fresco (and mosquito free!). Embraced by trees, the porch is a literal treehouse where you can find solace and relaxation. This sanctuary is soon to become one of your favorite rooms in the house.
The main floor also boasts a gracious dining room with 90-degree views of the surroundings. In addition to the open library located off the entry, a thoughtfully designed wood-paneled study completes the main floor.
Ascending to the upper level, you'll discover three bedrooms and two full bathrooms. The expansive primary bedroom is a haven of tranquility with two closets, an en suite bath with dual sinks, and space for lounge furniture so that it can serve as a true retreat. The large shower with an integrated tub is adorned with colorful hand-painted tiles, providing a touch of artistry to your daily routine.
Two additional bedrooms share a hall bathroom with striking Talavera-style tile on its dual vanity. Here, you'll find a clawfoot tub for indulgent soaks and a walk-in shower, offering an ideal balance between relaxation and rejuvenation. The middle bedroom includes a window seat with built-in shelves.
The lower level of the home encompasses a large utility room and a casual media room that opens to the backyard, similar to a walk-out basement—a great space for relaxation and entertainment. Storage abounds in this home, with a walk-in closet in the upstairs hall, a walk-in linen closet, additional storage closets, and a crawl space on the ground floor. The home includes a detached two-car garage with additional storage space. A covered breezeway effortlessly connects the garage to the main house, ensuring ease of access regardless of the weather.
The detached studio apartment above the garage expands the possibilities of how you can adapt this home to meet your needs. Air-conditioned with a modernized bathroom, this versatile space provides an ideal setting for guest quarters or a home office, accommodating the diverse needs of modern living.
The exterior of the property boasts its own allure, with dry stack rock walls accenting the yard and further enhancing the natural beauty of the surroundings. Let the pets run free in the fenced backyard, and add your choice of lounge furniture and a firepit to the crushed granite courtyard for another cozy hangout spot. You have lots of options for maximizing the outdoor space.
The home is situated in a wonderful Westlake Hills location with wide streets and rolling hills. As you turn onto your street each day, you'll be greeted by a breathtaking view of the downtown Austin skyline, reminding you of the balance this home provides between privacy and accessibility. And the accessibility here is A+. Forget the crowds; just walk half a block up the hill to see the fireworks over Zilker Park this July. The home is convenient to:
- Sway (1 mile)
- Red Bud Isle (1.1 miles)
- Randall’s (1.1 miles)
- Walgreens (1.1 miles)
- Blue Dahlia (1.2 miles)
- Las Palomas (1.3 miles)
- Eanes Elementary School (1.2 miles)
- Hula Hut (1.5 miles)
- Mozart’s Coffee (1.6 miles)
- Westlake High School (1.7 miles)
- Lake Austin HEB (2.1 miles)
- Lions Municipal Golf Course (2.5 miles)
Originally built in 1974 by well-known Westlake builder Jim Fontaine, this residence is not restricted by an HOA. It is also part of the City of Westlake Hills with the corresponding city services. This home is also zoned to Eanes ISD, with a school bus stop nearby.
From the quiet nooks to the rooms that bring people together, this Westlake home welcomes life’s little moments and larger celebrations alike. To learn more about this home or to schedule a private showing, kindly reach out to Paul Reddam, Associated Broker.
See it for yourself at the open house on February 18th
We are celebrating the launch of this new listing with an open house on Sunday, February 18th from 1 – 3 pm. Come check out this great opportunity to live in Westlake Hills.
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