19544 Sandcastle Dr.
Price: USD 6,595,000
This Estate is one of the most iconic Mansions on Lake Travis and the Austin area, taking over four years in construction. It was originally designed and built with great passion, for one of Austin's most prominent Hi-Tech families. A new family has taken the home and made even more spectacular changes, to make it truly a castle built for the centuries to come.
This Estate is located n Spicewood Texas, within a very private gated community, encompassing 300 plus feet of lake travis, with forever views of the main lake.
The impressive iron gated entry, gives great privacy for this 6.77 acre home, with an expanded paver drive, motor-court and porte cache, to welcome your guests. The main home sits on just over four acres of waterfront, with an additional contiguous 2.65 acres, allowing for more waterfront and future garden-scapes, additional garages or a guest home.
This home has over 14,000 square feet of living in the main house, with an additional 1879 square feet in a guest apartment, above the 4 oversized, door entry, garage.
The estate grounds are meticulously landscaped, from the gates to the shoreline, with paver walkways, beautiful shade trees and an expansive lawn. The lakeside gazebo is nestled in a spectacular setting, perfect for to enjoy the Lake Travis sunsets.
This homes' shoreline and water frontage, will accomodate most any size or style of private dock, with easy access to the main lake for ski boats or large yacht cruiser.
The massive swimming pool, spa and outdoor verandah, was specifically designed for entertaining parties for 100 plus or your intimate get togethers, for just family and friends.
The estate has three levels, with over 3,000 feet of covered outdoor verandah, each allowing unbelievable panoramic views of Lake Travis, also known as our Texas Riviera.
As you enter through the impressive Cantera doors, you are immediately taken away by the Italian marble floors and the hand crafted wrought iron, laced with bronze, expanding through the formal living and dining rooms and continuing on to the spiral staircase. The hand distressed massive beams and floors, provide indigenous tones, making the home warm, yet elegant. Of course lake views were a priority, in planning the windows of this home and are constant throughout.
The west wing is dedicated to the owners, with 2 sets of double door entries and 2 private stairways. The grand master bath is absolutely stunning, with Italian marble throughout, from the floor and vanities, to the expansive tub and oversized shower. There are 2 enormous closets with floor to ceiling built-ins, and a separate cedar closet for your winter garments.
The owner's suite is so romantic and includes a peaceful sitting area with a fireplace and of course gorgeous lake views.
The formal living and dining will surely impress for a formal dinner party, or Holiday gathering, accommodating seating for 20 plus guests.
The main kitchen and butler's room, provides every detail for dining at home, for those who like to cook or catering services for your large dinning affairs. Complete with 10 subzero refrigeration and freezer spaces, 6 warming drawers, a commercial grade double oven and six burner gas cook top, ice makers and seven dish washers, there will not be anything lacking in accommodating your private or catered events.
All cabinets, doors and crown molding in this home are fashioned from distressed white oak imported from Canada, all handcrafted like a century piece of furniture.
The family room and breakfast area are situated as a great room with the kitchen and breakfast bar, with an expansive outdoor verandah and panoramic views of the lake through the butted glass.
The upper 3rd level of the home is privately situated almost as it's own resort, with 5 master sized bedrooms and 1 to 2 living areas. 4 of them having private baths.
The elevator provides easy access to the dining floor and the lower lake level floor.
The lower lake level of the home is dedicate for activity. The owner's suite private staircase, takes you to the fitness room, with easy access to the pool. It provides a private shower and steam room after your morning jog or workout.
There is also a private room for the ladies, dedicated for gift wrapping, floral design or as a hobby room. For the guys, it can easily become the poker and whisky room!
At the base of the floating spiral staircase, is an oversized living room, with an impressive bar and fireplace. The current owners are enjoying it as a billiard room.
The lower level also provides an impressive study and private outdoor patio.
This home was clearly designed for the musically talented family, with 2 private sound and recording rooms or they can be great for old fashioned arcade games. The Home Theater is also on the lower level and can easily provide seating for 8 to 12.
The home of course has a cooled wine room and plenty of space to add for the avid collector.
One of the most impressive aspects is the engineering of the home, allowing easy access to all of the commercial grade mechanical components, that are required to maintain this home. Giving it an efficient and lower cost capacity, for a home of this size. Like a hotel actually, which is so important in the ongoing care, allowing for a home of this magnitude to last a lifetime.
This is "The Estate" on Lake Travis!