An architect designed, one-of-a-kind modern home. Built to last, with sustainability as a key guiding principle and utilizing green building practices, this custom home achieves a modern yet warm aesthetic inside and out. The dramatic, structurally engineered exposed steel beams and metal roof strike a balance with handpicked natural materials such as crystal cave stone, a palette of hardwoods, and artisan applied stucco exterior. The clearly visible, high-quality construction, meticulous attention to detail, and visual aesthetics are awe-inspiring.
Nestled around a grove of mature live oaks on a large, flat, lush .91 acre lot, the quiet, semi-rural Shenandoah neighborhood provides a feeling of privacy and seclusion from the bustle of the city. Situated on the outskirts of Northwest Austin, in the ETJ of Cedar Park, commutes to northside tech centers like the Apple campus, and other tech companies located in the Domain such as Facebook and Amazon, are less than 20 mins away… and in being proximate to major thoroughfares and a metro rail transit station, Tesla, Downtown, and the Airport are easily accessible.
The heart of this home is designed for entertaining. The open floor plan kitchen, dining, and living areas boast over 1300 square foot floor space and a ceiling height that peaks out at 26 feet! A synergy of wood, stone, and metal brings a peaceful aliveness to the space. Expansive picture and clerestory windows, and an additional light well, bathe the great room’s calming variety of textures and colors in diffused natural light. The custom-designed lighting and acoustic quality of the great room set the stage for hosting the memorable evenings of food and music that the Austin lifestyle is all about.
With over 130sf of 3cm quartz composite counters and stainless-steel professional grade appliances, this intimate yet spacious exhibition kitchen will inspire. Hand-crafted maple cabinetry with architectural resin panels and walk-in pantry provide ample storage for cookware, dinnerware, and provisions. Roll out the custom Boos Block island cart from its convenient ‘parking space’ for those big events. Thermador 6 burner range and dishwasher, GE professional electric oven and microwave, and separate side by side, full depth refrigerator and freezer.
A free-flowing floor plan connects the great room to the master and guest bedroom suites, highlighted by solid walnut barn doors, exposed wood beams, walk-in closets, each with custom birch dressers. The spa-style wet room in the master bath has double Kohler showerheads and separate hand spray nozzle and jacuzzi bath big enough for two. The Toto Neorest bidet with remote control is a luxury you won’t want to live without.
The home’s 12,000-watt solar array, on-site water well, and buried 500G propane tank provide a high degree of self-sufficiency and deliver considerable savings throughout the year. The placement of the solar panels provides significant southern exposure for peak performance, supplying ample year-round power and is supported by the passive energy-saving features such as 3’ eaves and window positioning and shading. Tapping the Trinity aquifer, the well supplies 30 gallons per minute for full lawn and landscaped bed irrigation. After basic filtration, the water for the house is processed through a reverse osmosis system, ensuring that every drop out of every faucet is sparkling pure. Variable speed heat pumps, air handlers, and the oversized exposed galvalume ducting makes for quiet airflow throughout the home and garage. In addition to the consideration of on-site utilities, the latest in building science practices were followed.
The 1224sf air-conditioned garage is connected to the house by a breezeway, perfect for outdoor living with a constant airflow throughout the year. This fully finished garage is a car enthusiast’s dream with ample space for multiple vehicles and projects. Enjoy the same attention to detail and architecture as the living spaces -- Clearstory windows, enormous 9ft insulated aluminum frosted glass garage door, wooden beams, a Big Ass Fan, and commercial grade stainless dog wash/utility sink. Need room for more? The volume of space and extra thick, slab foundation will easily handle a car lift or two. Off-street parking for 14 cars.