Oak-lined streets, a historic golf course, a nature reserve where peacocks strut their stuff. Welcome to Tarrytown, a sought-after residential neighborhood along the Colorado River in Austin, Texas.
But don’t mistake a sluggish environment for a sleepy one. Tree-shaded homes in a long-established community are close to shopping, schools and a modern art museum housed in a 1916 Italianate villa. Downtown Austin is just a short drive away.
A modern exhibition space situated on a nearly half-acre lot, among the homes currently for sale in the architecturally diverse enclave.
Designed by Ryan Street Architects and built by Michael Deane Homes, the contemporary makes the most of its heritage: a century-old heritage oak takes center stage in the courtyard and can be seen through glass walls from many rooms.
To the front of the house is a limestone driveway flanked by gas lights. Natural light floods the interiors. Blackened steel windows frame the view of the street. Travertine floors, Venetian plaster walls and designer light fixtures are notable details.
The scene stealer is the backlit onyx fireplace in the vaulted great room. The space opens to a high-ceilinged kitchen with a center island bar and a glass-enclosed breakfast area.
Second in the drama department is a glass wine wall in the atrium-like living room, adjacent to the dark-paneled formal dining room.
The floor plan offers several options for entertaining. Outside the interior, there are several living areas on the covered terrace, which has a fireplace. A fire pit in the sunken seating area near the fountain pool and spa offers another option. Nearby is a casita.
The high-rise residence has four bedrooms and five bathrooms. The master suite includes a marble bathroom and two walk-in closets. Office / study can be converted into an additional bedroom. There is also a multi-level home theater.
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