Tax Rate, w/ No City of Austin Taxes
A spectacular treasure in the gated neighborhood of The Summit awaits. Designed for exceptional living and entertaining, the beauty of this home is found in its upscale styling and seamless luxury, with numerous living areas joined by a convenience elevator, two levels of balconies, an elaborate outdoor living area, and well-appointed, functional rooms. On one of the most private lots in the neighborhood, this resort-style home has no backyard neighbors and offers an idyllic, intimate setting that is virtually unparalleled, even among homes of substantially higher price points. Additionally, this home has an extremely low tax rate, with no City of Austin taxes.
Enter the home’s private drive to discover a magnificent Mediterranean-style home, with dual tiled staircases and wrought iron railing leading beyond a fountain and a stone garden to a majestic glass front door framed by an arched window. Inside is a large two-story entry foyer with wood floors and a dramatic dome ceiling with a drop-down artistic light fixture. A beautiful side staircase leads the way to four decorative art niches. The dining room features an embellished ceiling, two crystal light fixtures, and lush carpeting and connects to the kitchen via a butler’s pantry with wood cabinets and glass cabinets.
Through the entry foyer is a two-story living room with dramatic arched windows, an embellished ceiling with wood beams, a high stone fireplace, wood floors, recessed lighting, and built-in bookcases. The room’s three double doors provide greenbelt canyon views and also provide access to the home’s upper balcony, which has tile flooring, a ceiling fan, and speakers and overlooks the pool, hot tub, and deck, accessed via a spiral staircase.
The exceptional chef’s kitchen has a vented Thermador stove, double ovens, granite countertops, a tile backsplash, recessed lighting, loads of drawers, a trash compactor, wood floors, and bar area seating. A large island with a sink and drop-down pendant lights, plus a built-in desk with cabinets and mail storage, adds to the heart of the home’s functionality. The breakfast room features a round, drop-down ceiling accent with a designer light fixture and overlooks the hills and trees, as well as opens to the upper balcony. The family room has a to-the-ceiling fireplace, extensive built-in cabinets and shelves, wood floors, a ceiling fan, and more views of the trees and outdoor living area. Behind the kitchen is a main level laundry room, with tile floors, ample cabinets and counter space, a sink, and room for an extra refrigerator. A huge pantry and storage closet enhance the home’s storage.
To the right of the entry foyer is a stately home office overlooking the landscaped yard through arched windows. With wood paneled walls, built-in cabinets, its own closet, a ceiling fan, lush carpet, and panel door access to a half bathroom, it is an ideal retreat within the home. Near the office is an arched entryway with an art niche that leads to a large master suite, which has carpet, high baseboards, a recessed ceiling, and elevated views of the backyard. The posh master bath is accessed via double doors and includes tile floors, dual vanities with natural stone counters, a built-in laundry chute and cabinets, a rotating fan, and an amazing dual entry arched tile shower with five sprays plus a rainfall spray, two bench seats, two built-in toiletry shelves, decorative tile, glass block tile, and a glass block window. The master also includes his-and-her closets with built-in shelving and carpet.
Upstairs are three bedrooms and an additional living area that overlooks the main level living room. This spacious kids’ area has a ceiling fan, high baseboards, and a huge walk-in closet with a wire rack shelving system for storage. A bedroom connects to this living area and includes a ceiling fan, a raised ceiling, and double doors to a petite Juliet balcony. A bathroom can be accessed from this bedroom and from the living area and has a tile shower, tile counters and floors, a built-in laundry chute and shelving, and closet-to-attic access.
A landing overlooks the main level living room and the entryway. With wrought iron railing and three arched windows on either side offering views of trees, this landing leads to two additional bedrooms. One includes a ceiling fan, a walk-in closet with built-in shelving, and double doors to a petite Juliet balcony. The final upstairs bedroom has views of the hill country, a ceiling fan, and a large walk-in closet with shelves. Both bedrooms have en suite bathrooms with tile counters and floors.
The bottom level of the home features a huge living or entertaining area with tile floors and a wet bar with a double sink, microwave, ice maker, and mini-refrigerator. This room opens to the lower balcony, which has tile floors, a ceiling fan, a beadboard-style ceiling, speakers, and a spiral staircase down to the pool. A bathroom off of this living area also can be accessed from the balcony. This bathroom includes built-in shelving, tile flooring, tile counters, and a tile shower. Adding to this downstairs living area is a theatre room, with themed carpeting, recessed lighting, a ceiling fan, crown molding, high baseboards, and a safe room with its own air ventilation system. An additional bedroom on this level has a ceiling fan, crown molding, and high baseboards, as well as an en suite bathroom with tile floors and counters and a walk-in closet.
One of the most pronounced features of this home is its completely private resort-style outdoor living area. No backyard neighbors and raised canyon views mean homeowners can relax in complete seclusion while enjoying a large pool with a built-in bench and diving board, a hot tub, a stone terrace, and deck and sunning areas. This sheltered backyard also includes a covered outdoor living structure with a tile roof, a gas fireplace, a built-in grill, a sink, a ceiling fan, and a mini-fridge. A putting green and chipping sand pit provide entertainment. Below the green, steps lead to a stone relaxation area and then further across toward a picturesque bricked bridge that crosses a gully to land at a stone pergola. On the opposite side of the yard is an additional stone pathway that leads to a circular stone entertaining or trampoline area. Landscaped terraced plant beds and shade trees enhance this beautiful backyard paradise.
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