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Elegant Texas Hill Country Estate

AUSTIN, Texas 78737-9061
United States

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  • Price: 1,777,000 USD Property Area: 2.00 Acres
  • Property Type: - Property Use: -
  • Special Amenities: Guest Quarters, Detached Guest Quarters, Community Po Utility Type: Electric, Well
  • Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 5.00
  • Age: 2018 House Area: 3,703 Sq. Ft.
  • For Sale By: Owner Architectural Style: Traditional Elegant Country Farmhouse


As you embark upon the climbing elevation of Crystal Hills Drive, your perspective changes. You can breathe deeply. Out of the hustle and bustle of the city, you find you are surrounded by beautiful, gently rolling hills in every direction as you make the climb upward toward the endless skies. Long ago, this land was discovered & designated sacred & holy by Native American tribes as well as others here on aptly named Crystal Mountain. On a bed of quartz crystal, set back amongst a sea of green on a quiet, tree-lined cul-de-sac, you find yourself home. As you ascend up the long driveway, the spectacular curb appeal of the home’s exterior, wrapped in classic white board-and-batten, complimented by rich charcoal-colored architectural grade composition shingled roof provide the perfect contrast against the green backdrop of the surrounding landscape. After making your way up the front steps, an expansive covered wraparound downstairs porch welcomes you in true Southern style, with its regal deep blue colored ceiling. The North facing front door (a direction known for bringing serenity and calm into the home also invites new opportunities in career) makes it an ideal home from which to work, with decorative iron over ribbed glass inlay, further accentuated by two sidelight windows featuring one way privacy glass sets the stage for luxury. Upon entering the foyer, you are greeted by the classic interior with its well-appointed, professionally designed elements exhibiting purpose & intent seen throughout, with the well thought out floorplan, timeless, serene color palette & wide plank Italian porcelain tile floors all throughout the first-floor underscoring each of the bright, inspiring rooms. The beauty of nature is certainly featured throughout the home, all main rooms bathed in exquisite natural sunlight streaming in from an abundance of windows, further illuminated by elegant light fixtures, walls & ceilings with wood trim & upscale crown molding enhancing every view. The impressive gourmet chef’s kitchen grants plenty of room to create culinary masterpieces. An ample expanse of sleek quartz countertops makes creating a relaxed affair with the added benefits of being scratch, stain and cut resistant, and will never need sealing, & are further accentuated by a decorative porcelain tile backsplash. The vast stellar night sparkled center island with corbels and beadboard accents is simply perfect for entertaining and gathering with friends & family with seating for up to 6. Clean white shaker style cabinetry, echoed throughout the home, provides abundant storage space, with its surplus of 25 drawers & 16 cabinets in this impressive workspace. Stainless-steel smooth-top range, built in refrigerator, & dishwasher, along with the large apron front double bowl farmhouse sink complete the look. The walk-in storage pantry provides an abundance of space with nearby access to/from the garage for easy loading/unloading. Windows in the kitchen enliven the space with views of evergreen trees outside providing natural ambience any time of day, perfect for growing kitchen herbs or microgreens on the windowsills. Just out the side door from the kitchen, you will find a perfect porch for a sunny vegetable garden, & ample space for raised bed gardens amongst the trees. Off the dining area, a gorgeous set of French doors open for expanding the entertaining area on the large open-air patio with views leading out to the rolling terrain & tall trees hugging the estate. A granite path off the patio leads you out to the fire pit nestled among an oak grove with seating for 10 or more. Mature trees hug the entire estate & offer beauty, wonderful shade & an abundance of additional privacy along with the landscaping and xeriscaping, all doing their part throughout every season to set the stage perfectly for the Texas Hill Country experience. An enchanting bed of river rocks accent the lush green lawn and sparkling crushed granite pathways. The backyard is a haven of peace and relaxation, perfect for enjoying this slice of heaven any time of day, evening or night with the ambience of outdoor lighting illuminating the space. The elegant downstairs living is bright & open to the dining and kitchen & opens up to the study with large, custom sliding barn door. The study features views to the front drive, & large storage closet with built in shelving for your home office organizational needs & was designed to provide for the ability to see the front and rear of the property while working. Off the foyer, you will find a stylish powder bath with decorative porcelain tile from a collection based on the hydraulic style developed in southern France in the mid 19th century, chair rail wall moulding, furniture vanity and a bold and elegant color palette. Under the stairs, you will discover a fun children’s hideaway created as a magical space for reading, napping & playing. The laundry room includes stainless steel soaking sink with drainboard, Silestone countertops, beadboard wainscoting, and custom wood shelving. Ascending up to the second floor you will find 4 bedrooms, all with their own unique views of the estate. Gorgeous White Oak hardwood flooring with Alpine inlay, accentuates the color scheme of every room. The beautiful, light filled Owner’s Retreat offers phenomenal hill country skyline views from the gorgeous French doors leading out to the expansive wraparound sun/star deck, well suited for outdoor enjoyment, this space creates a world unto itself whether for entertaining or contemplation. Imagine capturing morning sunrises over coffee, sunbathing at midday, outdoor workouts/yoga, relaxing in the evening admiring sunsets with a glass of wine, & stargazing amidst the vast clear nighttime sky. Life can be thoroughly enjoyed out here, whether you are looking for peace and solitude, or fun with family & friends, there is plenty of room out here, above it all. A large picture window capturing sunsets from the West & the French doors flanked by two additional windows all offering visibility to the main drive, sliding barn doors which lead to a luxurious executive style En suite with double vanity, elegant glass chandelier reflecting the light in the mirrored walls wrapping the soaking tub with seating, ceiling fan, porcelain tiled walk-in-frameless shower with large built-in seat & shelving, & double doors to the walk-in closet with built in shelving, full sized wall mirror, and separate linen closet. Bedrooms 2, 3, & 4 feature accent walls with beadboard wainscoting with built in display shelf. Bed 2 has a walk-in closet, En suite bath and views to the West. Bed 3 & 4 share an En suite Jack & Jill Bath & views to the South. Past all bedrooms, you will find a contemplative hallway, perfect for featuring works of art, leading you to the spacious Family/Media/Games Room getaway wired for built-in surround sound & views for miles from every window, as well as the French doors leading you out to the wide plank Italian porcelain tiled landing before stepping back out onto the sun/star deck. The oversized garage has high ceilings for ample storage, and plenty of additional room for a personal home gym/mudroom/workshop/hobby area. Step up to the 612 square foot detached guest house with its own welcoming vaulted 100 square foot front porch, featuring double 8 foot French doors which open to the magnificent, well-lit soaring ceilings with vaulted exposed wood beams, highlighted by two gorgeous 9 light chandeliers with private half bath, 100 year old vintage cast iron porcelain sink with drainboard procured from a Hill Country historical ranch, & built-in custom shelving, crown molding, a mini split Air Conditioning Unit, and high-powered extraction vent for artists, painters, craftsperson’s, woodworkers, etc. who need to ensure proper ventilation during their creative process. The separate living quarters in this well-designed addition would be great for out-of-town guests, an in-law suite, salon, home business headquarters or perhaps a private art/yoga meditation oasis, home gym, bed & breakfast, retreat center, or perhaps a space to hold classes of any kind. This stunning, custom, one owner estate was built in harmony with the Fibonacci Spiral and principles of Feng Shui. The layout & floorplan were thoughtfully & tastefully designed & constructed with the intention to be a place of peace, closeness, & comfort, yet privacy, inspiration, well-appointed beauty & communion with nature. Inspired by a wide array of design and décor, it would be a challenge to find a comparable property in the area. With a love for many locations across our globe, the intention is to create an experience where one would feel transported by a universal sense of beauty and elegance yet simplicity and serenity. Transcendent, yet home.
Enjoy all the benefits of living outside the city with plenty of nearby conveniences & just a short drive to the heart of Downtown Austin, you will be perfectly situated in an area known for its family-forward lifestyle. With the best tax rate in the area, Driftwood, Texas has been termed the New Napa Valley, with its renowned vineyards, wedding venues, noteworthy dining, shopping, cinemas, museums, galleries, golf courses and entertainment of all kinds, all just a stone’s throw away. This retreat from the city keeps you close enough to all the modern conveniences life necessitates as well as all that makes Austin & its surrounding areas such a sought-after destination for so many, yet with all the privacy, peace and quiet that makes escaping to the outskirts of the city so desirable. This location is truly prime for living, working, & entertaining. Perfect for those who work from home or want more space in 78737. You are definitely looking at one of the best homes in the Driftwood area of Southwest Austin. Whether you are looking for a property with plenty of room for your family, your home-based business, farm, horses, dogs, goats, chickens, bees, gardens, greenhouse, swimming pool, sport court, labyrinth, or plenty of space just outside the city, you will have the room to grow, stretch out, relax, dream & create.
To call this property unique would be an understatement. This. Is. It
Home Features:
3,703 Total Building Square Feet
87250.68 Lot Square Feet
Main Home 3,091 Square Feet
688 sq ft. Stardeck/Balcony off Master Bedroom & Games Room
670 sq ft. Covered Porch
Detached Guest Home/Studio 612 Square Feet w/ 100 sq. ft. porch
4 Bedrooms
3 Full En Suite Baths
2 Half Baths
Dining Room
Living/Family Room
Secondary Upstairs Living/Family/Games Room
Multiple Living Areas
High, Beamed Ceilings
Laundry Room
Built in Shelving
Walk-In Closet(s)
Dual Vanity
Recessed Lighting
Garden Tub
Frameless Shower
On Cul-De-Sac
Home Office/Study with large walk-in storage closet & built-in shelves
Oversized 2 & 1/2 car Garage with Fresh Epoxy Finish
Long driveway with additional parking space
Children’s Hideaway
No Carpet
Hardwood Flooring
Hardwood Staircase
Large format Wood Plank Italian Porcelain Tile
Custom Levolor Window Blinds throughout
Crown Molding throughout
Recessed energy efficient lighting
Quartz Counters
Stainless Steel Appliances
Built in Refrigerator
4 Star Green Energy Home
Energy Features
2 x6 exterior walls for maximized insulation and energy efficiency
2 Separate Air Conditioning Units zoned for maximum energy efficiency 
Additional living quarters equipped with Daikin mini-split Air Conditioning Unit
High powered extraction venting in additional living quarters
Energy efficient R22 Wall Insulation
VOC-free paint throughout home
Concrete slabs post tensioned during construction
Deep overhangs for additional shade and energy efficiency
Argon gas filled double pane Low E Squared windows
Window Screens Throughout
Wired for sound
Wired for data
Wired for Home Security
Brushed Nickel Hardware Throughout
Membership Only Community Pool Within Walking Distance
Membership Only Community Area Tennis Courts Nearby

Distances to note:
24 miles to airport
9 miles to hospitals
6 miles to shopping
6 miles to trails
1 mile to fire department

Austin Waldorf School Grades K-12 (10.5 miles)
Cypress Springs Elementary School K-5 (4 miles)
Sycamore Springs Middle School Grades 6-8 (3.4 miles)
Dripping Springs High School Grades 9-12 (9.1 miles)
AESA Prep Academy Private School K-12 (4.7 miles)
Belterra Village Shopping Center
Sky Cinemas
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
LMB Equestrian
Glendaloch Farm
Driftwood Golf & Ranch Club
Grey Rock Golf & Tennis
Fall Creek Vineyards
Twisted X Brewing Company
Deep Eddy Distillery
Hill Country Tasting Room
Driftwood Estate Winery
Desert Door Distillery
Salt Lick Cellars & BBQ

Lot Features:
2.003 acres
In-Ground Sprinkler System
12 magnificent towering majestic heritage oaks
Groves of over 50 large oaks
Numerous evergreen junipers
12 elm trees
Yaupon holly
Ornamental and native grasses
Winter rye
Granite Paths
River Rock Wet Weather Creek

For The Equestrian:
Multiple full-service boarding facility, full or partial training, lessons leasing, riding clubs & camps are nearby:
RIDING CLUB OF AUSTIN - full-service equestrian center &riding club tucked away in the tranquil hills of Southwest Austin, with quick & easy access to Mopac and Highway 290, only 1.2 miles (3 minutes) from home. All your equestrian needs are met at the Riding Club, including boarding, full or partial training, lessons, leasing & more. Riding Club is multidisciplinary, focusing on Dressage, Hunter/Jumper and Three-Day Eventing. Whether you are taking lessons for the first time or looking to compete at recognized shows, all ages & skill levels are welcome. Their dedicated, knowledgeable instructors, & visiting clinicians provide a first-class educational experience in a supportive, relaxed environment. The Riding Club strives to build a sense of community & regularly hosts on-site events & off-site adventures for all to enjoy.
Enjoy the peace and splendor of the Texas Hill Country at Riding Club of Austin. Located in a private setting surrounded by beautiful trees, Riding Club of Austin boasts the following amenities:
100′ x 230′ covered arena with mirrors
65′ x 130′ outdoor arena
Round pen
Large field for hacking set with jump course
2 outdoor wash racks
2 tack rooms
Full size refrigerator
Washer & Dryer
Indoor bathroom
On-site tack store: Barn Dog Tack
Secure, gated facility
When you board at Riding Club of Austin, your horse enjoys:
12′ x 12′ stalls with fans
Daily turnout
1-2 times a day stall cleaning
Free choice coastal hay fed twice a day
12% and senior horse grains available and included with board
Feeding of supplements and/or medications, as provided by owner
CORAGGIO EQUESTRIAN – highly rated premier boarding choice in Austin for those looking for a complete, personalized care program for you and your horse in a private, relaxed atmosphere. Situated in the beautiful hill country of Southwest Austin, only 11.6 miles from home.
Lighted 250 x 150 arena
75x75 covered arena
Dust-free sand footing
Grass/sand hacking arena
3 separate, spacious tack rooms
Hot/cold wash rack
100+ acres of shaded trails with ride out access to Jester King Brewery
Multiple wash racks and grooming areas
Covered arena viewing patio with seating
Raised and covered viewing deck
Security gate
On-site caregiver
Coraggio offers two boarding options for your horse:
Paddock Horse Boarding:
45 x 45 shaded turnouts with 3 sided run in shed
3 times daily hay
2 times daily grain
Supplements fed on request (provided by owner)
Private tack room
Covered wash rack
Grooming area with cross ties
Stall Horse Boarding
“Suite” stall available (double sized attached run)
12 x 12 stall with fan and attached run
Daily turnout into shaded 100 x 200 pasture
12 x 36 tack room
Multiple wash racks and grooming areas
Hay provided 3x daily
Grain provided 2x daily
Stall cleaned 7 days a week
Rubber mats with shavings added as needed
Winter blanketing included
Summer fans provided
Supplements fed on request
GLENDALOCH FARM - A small highly rated hunter jumper barn located just outside Austin, in beautiful hill country only 7.3 miles (14 minutes) from home. Students are taught horsemanship and Hunter/Jumper riding skills that can take them to any level. The proper fundamentals of horse riding are found there, but it is the camaraderie, challenge and delight in riding and showing that makes Glendaloch Farm so enjoyable. They attend both local shows and A-rated competitions every month.
Full Training Available
Boarding Facilities:
12 x 12 stalls with pine shavings, cleaned daily
7 days a week turnout (weather permitting)
7 hours of turnout per day
No charge for the usage of fans
Blanketing included at no additional cost
On site barn manager
Alfalfa provided for additional fee

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