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Castle in the Woods



  • status


  • price


  • type of listing

    Single Family

  • style of listing


  • year built


  • living area

    16,722 sq/ft

  • land/garden


  • beds/baths

    7 bed/5.5 bath


Enter into one of the most exclusive and pristine neighborhoods in the Austin area… Barton Creek is situated on 5.4 square miles of wooded Hill Country, just minutes from downtown Austin on the edge of the Texas Hill Country. Home to the famed Barton Creek Resort and Club, it contains a number of world class amenities including multiple golf courses, tennis courts, swimming pools, a spa and fine dining. Conveniently located nearby are many of Austin's superb private schools. Barton Creek is nothing short of exceptional. As you approach this approximately 16,722 square foot Moorish pointed architecture style home, you will be awe-struck by the elegance, grandeur and refinement of this mansion. Images of European stately castles come to mind as you pull into the patterned brick circular driveway and get your first glimpse of the solid copper domes, faceted towers and the finest, most expensive clay flat tile roof in the world manufactured by Ludowici. There is an abundance of striking medieval lancet arched windows with True Divided Light iconic craftsmanship constructed by Zeluck, the world leader in custom mahogany windows.The impressive receiving area is illuminated with an immense 8 and a half by 10 and a half foot fireplace emphasized with grandiose niches and inspiring columns for statuary or artwork. Throughout this entire notable home are hand glazed plaster walls and ceilings, sealed limestone floors, designer plush carpet and hand scraped exotic hardwood flooring. Directly to the right of the entry is the handsome library that is created to inspire a chapel feel with stacked 10 foot mahogany wood panels and cabinets. Enter the dramatic great room that is open to the epicurean kitchen. The significant beams are set in a majestic pattern on the over 20 foot sweeping ceilings. High-end furniture quality built-ins house the big screen television and all audio-visual equipment. The masterfully designed kitchen provides all of the appointments and chef's features you would expect in a home of this magnitude. Hosting a dinner party or event has never been so picture perfect. After stepping through the dramatic rotunda right off of the kitchen, enter into the wine cellar fitted with shelves for cases and individual slots for 1500 bottles of wine. Harmony of style continues seamlessly in the extravagantly detailed formal dining room designed to comfortably seat a very large dinner party. Highly detailed carved niches and ceiling, a spectacular hutch and remarkable fireplace bring a feel of unimaginable luxury. The opulent master suite encourages relaxation and rejuvenation as you lounge by the roaring fireplace, sink into the jetted tub or step out through French doors to the bubbling private spa and terrace. The remarkable main floor notably is highlighted by a combination game and media room that is large enough for several seating groups and activities. Conducting business has never been more enjoyable than in the two his and hers office masterpieces on the main floor. Set amidst the over 4 acres of lush landscaping is the unparalleled luxuriant outdoor entertaining area. Splash in the refreshing beach entry swimming pool that has a negative edge feature on the side nearest to the 6th hole on the golf course. Sink into the warm and inviting spa or unwind on a lounge chair on one of the multiple decks. Detached cabana, roaring fireplace and outdoor kitchen, too. Storage space for vehicles, decorations and non-utilized items is accessible in the 7 car garage. An independent well-equipped shop of full-scale gymnasium is located below the sizeable 2 bedroom staff or guest apartment, which is detached from the main home and has a separate entrance. The apartment is appointed with a full bath, granite counters and upgrade appliance package in the kitchen and large pantry. The open concept floor plan incorporates the family room and kitchen. Live your own fairy tale story in this one of a kind home!


Gym, guest apartment.


Moorish architecture in Austin ... who knew?

  • • Another house we spotted for our Domaine Home piece on Halloween, but there's something about it that's sort of interesting. Could it be the Moorish architecture in Austin, Texas? Or maybe it's the creature comforts of living in a castle on a golf course? Whatever the case may be, here it is!

For more information contact...


    Gary Dolch, Gibson Sotheby's International Realty