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You are looking at a one-of-a-kind home. A Feng Shui expert referred to the free-flowing design as having perfect energy. Much of this is due to the freedom allowed by the sprawling and scenic hilltop position. The house is a series of nested spaces connected by ribbon walls of glass. From the moment you step inside, you are treated to a line of sight that combines one unified visual gulp that passes from inside, to the vast terraces, and out to a horizon-bending view of pristine hill country terrain.

Before you get too excited, please make sure the core ingredients here are right for you. The price is $549,000. The main house is a single story with three bedrooms, three baths, study and about 3,026 square feet. This is the best house you have ever seen that pulls off the effect architects refer to as "outdoor living space". Finished in stained concrete, here you will find over 1,100 square feet of terraces (including an outdoor living room with fireplace). You can step out to this network of breeze-hogging space from the master, living areas, kitchen and garage. The main house has an attached 2-car garage, but way out at the end of the property you will discover an oversized 3-car garage with partially finished guest house on top. It is plumbed for a full bath and kitchen and has a main living room. It has about 688 square feet.

Interesting Design Features
The home was built with walls that are 50% thicker than normal--sturdier, and it allowed for more insulation. All interior doors are solid wood--the house is whisper quiet. The owner added many creative and beautiful custom design elements. For example, most front doors cost about $1,500, but these double doors cost $12,000. They are taller, thicker and include ornate metal rivets. The two doors combine to form an inviting arched opening into the house.

Step into the entry, and your head will spin. Evidenced by the photo on page one, note the scale of the living room which is accented with beamed ceilings and thick arches.

What A Kitchen!
It is possible you may reach for your checkbook the instant you walk into this kitchen--a series of three spaces--cooking, dining and a very cozy small living room with stone fireplace (photo on the web). The textures and surfaces in the kitchen absolutely ooze warmth and personality. The two islands are capped with heavy slabs of Texas Mesquite--rich in color and very durable.

Why two islands? The one closest to the stove is a work station with sink so you can chop ingredients for a salad or roll out cookie dough. The second island has built-in seating so you can eat right in the kitchen--ideal for guests--they can have a glass of wine while you prepare a festive meal. Live here, and you will look forward to a long rainy weekend. You can dice vegetables and mix in all of the spices from your mom's favorite soup recipe. While it simmers through the day, you can sit in the kitchen and write a letter to an old friend or curl up with a good book. In the afternoon you can toss a few logs in the fireplace, make popcorn and watch a movie--without ever leaving the kitchen!

Private Setting--Very Private
The master bedroom here is another standout. It is pushed out closest to the rim. It is so private no drapes are necessary, and there is an outdoor shower you reach by taking a few steps out to the terrace. Had a stressful day? Unwind by making the master your sanctuary. You can have a glass of wine outside, shower under the stars, and fall into bed leaving the windows open so you can go to sleep to the sound of the wind weaving its way through the treetops.

About the Detached Garage And Guesthouse
This is a triple garage on steroids. It is finished and oversized with dramatically tall ceilings. Almost twice the size of an average garage, this weighs in at 928 sq. ft. You could hang canoes here and still get in three SUVs. It would make a great workshop to restore a car. Or keep motorcycles. And just imagine what you could do with the upstairs space which has a kitchen, living and full bath (finished to the sheetrock stage). Consider using this space for a studio, yoga and exercise room, office or maybe you have a college-bound student.

Okay, it is time to summarize. Here is a unique hilltop home that delivers world-class views. From here, you can watch thunderstorms march across western Travis County. There are three distinct spaces, the main house, the outdoor living area with fireplace (see photo on the web) and the detached garage with overhead guesthouse. Hidden away at the very end of a dead end street, the home offers remarkable privacy, and don't forget that the country club and golf course are just down the street.

To see, call your agent. Serious inquiries only please, and you must set an appointment.
The seller is represented by Stan Barron Properties, 512.626-4911 (mobile) or 512.345-8585.

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