Exquisitely situated on the shores of Lake Austin, a constant level lake, is a singular opportunity to plunge into waterfront living in a low maintenance, luxurious, lock and leave environment where one only has to step outside to be lakeside and boating can happen within seconds of the desire. Because it is only a short drive to Downtown, this remarkable residence is in one of Austin’s most valued locations. The glistening waters are the focus of every major room in this 4369 square foot, 3 bedroom, 4 ½ bath condominium on prestigious Westlake Drive. With only 14 units, the residences of stucco exteriors and metal roofs preserve privacy and exclusivity with unprecedented Lake access and a beautiful pool on a private peninsula at the waters edge.
Beautiful finishes throughout this home make every room exceptional. Stone and wood floors and massive casement windows keep the atmosphere luxurious and light. Designed to provide an ideal setting for art, the scale of rooms and strategic lighting allow for large statement pieces that will only be complemented by the extraordinary presence of the lake beyond huge windows. At once grand and intimate, the dining room is open to the living but has a sense of separation as it spills down a couple of steps into the living area where a large covered patio overlooks the water.
In the kitchen, clean white cabinetry over polished stone floors give way to thick, rich, dark granite countertops with plenty of workspace for serious cooks. Appliances include a five-burner glass cooktop from Thermador, a Sub-Zero built-in refrigerator, double ovens, warming drawer, Bosch dishwasher and an icemaker. A granite bar separates the kitchen from a comfy breakfast area off the front of the home.
The office on the main floor has a recessed area for a sofa or daybed as a reading nook. The powder bath is a work of art in itself, styled by the distinctive hand of Austin designer Jeri Kunz, with a playful and attractive mix of colorful mosaics and polished metals.
Stepping down to the water level, the lower floor of the home is a double sized boat garage that has room for jet skiis too. An automated lift and newly refinished deck surround allow for immediate and easy access to be on the water at a moment’s notice. Outside the garage is the water level sun deck and inside is a full bath with a shower for rinsing off after a day on the lake. A large 2 car garage completes this floor.
The serenity of the master bedroom is enhanced by lovely, soft silk drapery framing the watery vista through windows on either side of a warm gray marble fireplace, where a covered patio is suspended over the lake. The same hues of warm gray are on marble floors, tub surround, separate steam shower and counters of the luxurious master bath. A deep, jetted tub and spacious glass shower just add to the many ways this home is designed as a sumptuous daily respite from working or playing too hard.