This stunning cliffside icon on Austin's most sought-after street combines architectural panache, privacy, and panoramic views. Perched above the shores of Lady Bird Lake on a one-plus acre lot, this residence boasts expansive lake vistas. Spanning East to West, the views extend to Austin's dynamic skyline and the Texas Hill Country on the horizon. Tranquil water and nature views infuse the interior of many rooms. Unique materials sourced around the globe include French and Portuguese limestone, marble sourced from Michelangelo's quarry, exotic woods, and custom forged brass and steel accents. Intentionally designed mahogany and steel windows and doors are an interlude between the artful interior and beautiful natural setting.
Spanning over 9000sf of living space, this seven-bedroom, nine-bath Central Austin estate is an ideal property for those with a passion for the best things in life, from grand entertaining to art collecting to culinary mastery. Living amidst the resort-like grounds, you'll savor a seamless indoor-outdoor lifestyle surrounded by exceptional design.
This masterfully designed floor plan includes a blend of living spaces for casual and formal gatherings. Limestone floors ground the space, while two-story ceilings draw the eye upward to the limestone arches and a light-filled gallery tower, the interior's pièce de résistance. An impressive formal dining room awaits your next dinner party, featuring a quarried river rock wall and a chandelier from La Mission Haut-Brion, Bordeaux. A limestone fireplace anchors the adjacent living room, featuring an artisan-carved frieze, antique wood beams, and a Ludowici terracotta ceiling. The home's signature floor-to-ceiling windows perfectly capture the water and hillside views.
The primary suite is a haven complemented by water and city views, occupying a private semi-elevated level with optional elevator access. Finishes and features include limestone walls, an opulent marble bath with a steam shower, a soaking tub, and custom walnut closets, one with a second-story dressing room and a Murano chandelier. Two additional guest suites with marble baths await down a short flight of stairs on the opposite wing. The sleeping spaces in the principal residence culminate in a guest suite on the pool deck level with mesmerizing views and an additional main level guest suite.
The estate's grounds are walled in for privacy and accessed by an automatic gate. A forest of oak trees and lush landscaping create a secluded setting. There is plenty of room for guests, with a separate two-bedroom, one-bath casita with a full kitchen and living room. Prestigious Stratford Drive affords you enviable access to Downtown, Zilker Park, Zilker Botanical Gardens, and Austin's best shopping and fine dining.
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