Look past the size and the price tag, and you’ll find this 8,388-square-foot home to be rather restrained, especially by today’s McMansion standards. Located in the leafy Tarrytown neighborhood a few blocks from Lake Austin, it puts the emphasis on the outside and keeps the inside functional, if luxurious.
Designed in 1985 by noted Dallas architect Frank Welch, the house has four bedrooms and eight bathrooms. A modern floor plan features, in addition to the bedrooms and bathrooms, two living areas, two dining rooms, a butler's pantry, dumb waiter, four wet bars, two laundry areas, an office, storage areas, silver closet, vault, and a guest suite with private entry.
There are views from the three-story home’s rooms, decks, and balconies, and a great deal of the home’s focus is on the 3,000 square feet of outdoor living space. There’s a resort-style pool and party/pool room with an especially fetching design, as well as a spa and dry sauna.
• 2518 El Greco Cove [Estately]