9 Homes that will Warm You Up this Winter
Fireside chats during the winter are some of the most precious moments with family and friends. With Austin seeing cooler weather than normal, and with no sign of that slowing down anytime soon, these eight luxurious homes have fireplaces and fire-pits that will keep you cozy while creating the perfect environment for quality time with those you care about most.
Perched on a hilltop, this fabulous home offers views for miles and more than one way to raise your body temperature. Through the double front doors lies an elegant living room with an opulent fireplace, amazing views, and access to the balcony and a cool breeze if the flames get to be too much. The heart of the home though, the great room, boasts an even larger fireplace and plenty of room to snuggle up on the couch with a blanket and the latest best-selling novel. Or head to the master bedroom with its private fireplace and relax to the crackling sounds and dance of flames. Thoughtfully planned down to every last detail, this fabulous estate will be the perfect place to enjoy the upcoming frigid weather.
This Brian Bailey/Cornerstone Architects home is primly situated in sought-after Cortona Drive and features two stunning fireplaces. One in the well-appointed study and the other in the living room overlooking a verdant and level backyard with its luxuriant pool complete with a waterfall, beach, pool bath and additional relaxation areas that all enjoy privacy from the neighbors. Boasting a wisely designed floor plan, this residence provides a game room with a fully equipped bar, high tech theater room and a large family room all on its main level for ease of access from the kitchen and for ease of use for hosting large parties or small family gatherings.
When you think of an estate sitting on the shores of a lake, you might imagine a dampness and chill in the air. Just because your home is on the water and the temperatures are dipping though doesn’t mean that you have to freeze as well. This pristine estate features multiple fire features throughout the 11,000 square foot home and over two acre grounds. Inside, whether lounging next to the fireplace in the family room or taking a short siesta in the master bedroom that features its own separate fireplace, staying warm and comfortable is an easy feat. The backyard oasis, though exposed to the weather, is an ideal place to sit and enjoy the sunset or sunrise. With the sprawling covered patio featuring 2 fireplaces surrounding the dining area and a fire pit with room for a large group located next to the pool, you don’t have to worry what season it is. This unique home, with 5 fireplaces and a fire pit, is a personal paradise right on Lake Travis.
This one-of-a-kind custom home was a true collaborative effort by renowned architect Edward Frierson, Master Builder Frederick Fuentes, Designer Betty Shaw and the owners who wanted to create an elegant hacienda experience for themselves and guests. The home was designed to take advantage of the towering oak trees as well as Hill Country and Lake Travis views. The main house boasts everything needed to host large or intimate gatherings, including an inviting fireplace in the living room. In the winter, the fireplace in the master bedroom offers a cozy place to retreat until spring returns. The main house and guest house open to an outdoor veranda complete with a pool, spa, kitchen, tv and fireplace.
This mid-century home in Balcones Park recently underwent a brilliant remodel and reconfiguration to fit today’s lifestyle. Updated finishes stay in-line with the original time period of the home while giving the homeowners modern day conveniences and design touches such a Viking appliances, quartz countertops, dual finish custom cabinets, walnut and high gloss acrylic. The living room is accompanied by a large fireplace that features a sleek design and built-in shelves that are a piece of art all on their own.
5205 Cuesta Verde I $1,775,000 I Kathleen Bucher
This resort style home has the backyard of your dreams. An amazing outdoor cabana features soaring roof lines atop a large stone fireplace. The outdoor kitchen includes designer countertops, large sinks, bar fridge, gas grill, and the perfect spot for your very own Green Egg smoker. A dedicated space for a TV and a built-in dining table finishes out the space that is ideal for endless hours of time in the fresh air.
This ultra-modern home raises the bar with superior construction and features cutting-edge German “Passivhaus” energy standards. Located the heart of Bouldin in Austin’s hottest and trendiest zip code, 78704, the clean lines and sophisticated simplicity are evident everywhere you look. The serene and light-filled family room offers warmth with its sleek fireplace. Surrounded by mature trees on a private lot, the holidays here are sure to be cozy.
Enjoy scenic views every day from this Tuscan home on one of Northwest Hills most prestigious streets. One step onto the patio and you’ll overlook the Upper Bull Creek Park with views of treetops for miles. The spacious floor plan features an open kitchen with double islands and chef’s appliances, and beautiful ceiling beams. During cooler weather, a two-sided fireplace will warm up the living room and dining room! A separate office and media room, as well as a wet bar, allows for a great work/life balance in the comfort of your own home.
This gorgeous one story home is located in sought-after Rollingwood. A rare pocket listing, it was completely renovated in 2017 and sits on a gorgeous .61 acre lot. The design team kept the original exterior and blended in a fresh modern feel to this 4 bedroom 3 full bath home. The space entertains beautifully with three living areas that all open out to a lush, flat backyard with a beautiful outdoor kitchen, fire pit, garden and batting cage. The main family space features a freestanding fireplace; just another example of the design details included in this home that add to its overall charm and character.
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