8 Austin Homes that Prove Luxury is in the Details

In the world of luxury real estate, it’s not enough to simply have an enormous home in a trendy and prominent neighborhood. It’s all of the unique details and extravagant features from breathtaking views and over-the-top amenities to state-of-the-art home automation systems and dedicated wine grottos that truly make a luxury home stand out among the rest. This collection of homes from Austin Portfolio Real Estate showcase features that add an extra luxurious touch that is sure to amaze you.

213 Costa Bella Drive | Listed at $7,350,000 | Kathleen Bucher

Located in the exclusive gated waterfront community of Costa Bella on the south shore of Lake Travis, this beautiful 7 bedroom, 8 ½ bath home boasts numerous exceptional details. The home boasts a private bar with copper top and sink, 1,600 bottle wine cellar, and stunning custom kitchen with island, 6 burner range, 2 dishwashers, Subzero fridge and breakfast bar. Extensive wood detailing can be found throughout the two-story study with a staircase leading to the art or music room. The grand outdoor space provides two pools with a slide and waterfall, spa, cabana, sports court and boat dock.

211 Bella Riva Drive | Listed at $4,850,000 | Jeannette Spinelli 

This magnificent waterfront estate sits on an extraordinary 2.8 acres overlooking the broad beauty of Lake Travis. An abundance of natural light combined with the white modern interior rooms create a peaceful and inviting environment for friends and family. The terrace provides panoramic sunset views across the negative-edged pool and lawn. At the waters edge sits a private boat dock with lift and room for 2 jet skis.

600 N Tumbleweed Trail | Listed at $3,250,000 | Desmond Milvenan and Ronda Prothro 

If you’ve dreamed about having your own ranch-like property but haven’t wanted to be too far from the city, then this may be the place for you! Located in Eanes ISD and just minutes from eateries and the Hill Country Galleria, serenity meets nature as you enter this gated, 12.95-acre estate. The long driveway leads through impeccably maintained grounds with beautiful landscaping and outdoor lighting. Truckloads of stone were brought on site and hand placed to create extensive retaining walls and water feature. The majority of the cedar trees have already been cleared, creating a focus on majestic oak trees and natural back acreage ready for additions or to enjoy as-is. Two wells, a 40,000-gallon water storage tank, and solar panels are already on site, making monthly utility costs low.

The property reflects the owner’s attention to detail everywhere you look. A beautiful 5,300+ sqft home, extensively remodeled in 2010, opens to a covered patio and beautiful backyard pool, spa, and fire pit. Adjacent to the garage is a large, covered carport that provides another outdoor entertainment area, and nearby is a potential guest house, currently used as an exercise studio. The backyard continues through natural acreage, including a seasonal waterfall, and ends in the middle of a creek which ensures additional privacy and provides a barrier from any other property.

This incredible estate is perfect if you’re looking for privacy, a business retreat, or a place to host family and friends while still being close to central Austin. Horses are even welcome!

1226 Travis Bluff Way | Listed at $3,200,000 | Francie Little 

Located in a small enclave of homes near the award-winning Barton Creek Lakeside golf course lies this breathtaking waterfront estate. Thoughtfully designed with entertaining in mind, this magnificent lake retreat features panoramic views of Lake Travis and the surrounding hill country, top end finishes and appliances, abundant outdoor living spaces and motorized tram access to the dock. What will undoubtedly be the center of many conversations though is the dining room light fixture made exclusively of glass mosaic tiles. Specifically commissioned for the home, Celia Berry, an acclaimed mosaic artist, made the piece known as Stargazer Lily. The lights can be changed to different colors behind the actual sculpture and at the tips of the stamens. It is truly a remarkable chandelier!

101 Yaupon Road | Listed at $2,300,000 | Desmond Milvenan 

This home situated on 7.5 acres of Lake Travis waterfront is truly one-of-a-kind. As you step through the impressive wrought iron front door, you immediately begin noticing custom features and touches such as the hand-crafted light fixtures, custom-designed floor and tiles, and the wrought iron accents and railings. Enjoy taking in the views from the outdoor veranda with a pool and spa, as well as a summer kitchen and outdoor living area with fireplace and TV. Taking a stroll down the groomed path will lead you to your personal boat dock and over 178 ft of prime waterfront. This is a unique property for anyone wanting an exceptional Hill Country experience.

1308 Old 19th St #1 | Listed at $1,695,000 | Eric Copper 

Hollywood Hills meets Austin in this stunning, highly customized and ultra-modern home designed by Alterstudio Architecture and built by Risher Martin Fine Home Builders. Dramatic views of the Austin skyline are breathtaking while the location offers ultimate privacy. A truly unique feature of the home is the mini bar that you can either hide or showcase.

703 Bouldin Avenue | Listed at $1,395,000 | Eric Copper 

This ultra-modern home raises the bar with superior construction and features cutting-edge German Passivhaus energy standards. Located in Austin’s trendiest zip codes, this home offers ample light from the oversized windows, custom-designed mosaic waterfall, as well as solar and rainwater collection. Other one-of-a-kind features include a dumbwaiter, alcohol burning fireplace, and lap pool with built-in swim jet.

21609 Serendipity Place | Listed at $849,000 | Desmond Milvenan 

Unparalleled quality and finishes are visible everywhere. Enjoy stunning panoramic views of the surrounding Hill Country from nearly every room or bring the outside in with the sliding wall of windows in the living area that overlook the covered patio and infinity edge pool. Other unique features include custom barn doors and a see-through fireplace between the family room and master suite.

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