This truly one of a kind custom home was the product of love and detailed design. Situated on 7.5 acres of Lake Travis Waterfront with over 178 ft. of waterfront. The design was inspired by interior Mexican culture and architecture and Austin’s Fonda San Miguel. This was a true collaborative effort by renowned architect Edward Frierson, Master Builder Frederick Fuentes, Designer Betty Shaw and the owners who wanted to create an elegant hacienda experience for themselves and guests. The home was designed to take advantage of the towering oak trees as well as Hill Country and Lake Travis views. The main house boasts everything needed to host large or intimate gatherings while a 4 bedroom guest house is situated just steps away. Both open to an outdoor veranda with pool/ spa as well as a summer kitchen and outdoor living area with fireplace and TV.
Step through the impressive wrought iron front door and you’ll start to notice all of the subtle custom features and touches in this home. Hand-crafted light fixtures throughout the residence illuminate gorgeous custom-designed floor and accent tiles. Discerning use of wrought iron in the accents and railings seamlessly tie the decor together as details fade and the beauty of the entire interior design invites you in. You’re home and it has never felt better.
The Texas sun beats down outside but the sound of the fountain in the courtyard keeps cool thoughts running through your head while the breeze blows through open doors. The shrimp on the grill and the chips and salsa bring back memories of that vacation to Puerto Vallarta a few years ago. Cooking in this kitchen fit for a chef always reminds of carefree vacations. The large pantry makes sure you always have room for the spices and ingredients you need while the service bar keeps guests from the need of walking through the kitchen although there is plenty of room for more than one chef here.
Upstairs in the master suite we have the doors open to the private balcony that overlooks the Texas hill country and provides a great place to sit back and relax in the shade. In the winter the fireplace in the master bedroom offers a cozy place to retreat until spring returns. Sometimes though you need something a bit more relaxing and soaking in the spa-like tub in the en-suite bathroom provides the tranquility you’re looking for. It’s not all play and no work though, the attached office provides a private place to catch up on some business while also housing additional sleeping space. Just outside the bedroom, the large hall closet was purpose built for versatility and can accommodate a future elevator.
The spacious main level hosts an additional bedroom/fitness room in case you need some extra guest space or you prefer to stay in shape at home instead of the gym. After your workout take a break and watch your favorite movie in the large media room perfect for bringing cinema to life.
Step outside and stay in the shade while walking through the breezeway from the main house to the 4-bedroom guest residence. Guests can feel right at home in their own private abode with its own amenities. The convenient kitchenette provides an easy option for preparing food without the need to bother with the main kitchen or ever stepping outside the guest residence. There’s ample space for multiple guests which can choose from 2 downstairs bedrooms or from the 2 upstairs bedrooms. Accommodations are great for visiting family or for guests with disabilities.
Take a stroll down the groomed path through the towering oaks and Texas wildflowers and bask in the southern beauty that is the hill country. After a short walk you’ll find yourself at the expansive and private lake travis waterfront but your trip doesn’t end there. Your personal boat dock is a perfect place to transition from land to water via boat or kayak. Whether you’re cruising the lake or taking it easy with some rod and reel, this hassle-free lake lifestyle has something for everyone.
Everyone needs a break from tranquility and privacy. Jump in the car and roll over to Opis BBQ for a bite to eat or take a quick drive into the heart of Austin or Marble Falls. This is truly a unique property that deserves consideration for anyone wanting an exceptional Hill Country experience.