This distinctive property was one of the first Curbed Austin posted about when we launched in February; it was at that time on the market for $795,000. The quirky modern compound—a house and studio planted on 6.13 acres in Dripping Springs—is still one of our favorites, and not just because it has almost 300 feet of Pedernales riverfront and is called Jackalope Ranch.
There's the interior library tower, a spiral of bookshelves that one can browse via some sort of trapeze contraption. This KRDB home has loads of unique features, in fact; it's a sophisticated riff on the local rural styles and makes good use of reclaimed materials and its bucolic acreage.
The property features a 3,812-square-foot, three-bedroom, two-bath main house and a 1,800-square-foot studio. In addition to the house library, there are several outdoor “reading areas,” a cook’s kitchen, a third- story observation deck, and a rainwater collection system.
• 227 Turkey Drive, Dripping Springs [Keller Williams Realty]