This sprawling, unique home and grounds look like they offer the best of both worlds: The privacy, natural beauty, and views of a hilltop country home with the convenience of living in Travis Heights, one of the city's central neighborhoods, within easy access to East Austin and Downtown as well as as to its fellow South Austin areas.
Built in 1949 and located on .535 acre, heavily treed hilltop, the home was updated extensively this year. It has five bedrooms, three bathrooms, an office, and lots of indoor and outdoor living areas in its multileveled structure.
Surrounded by greenery, the house boasts several balconies and decks as well as a freestanding play/study room, workshop, and treehouse. And at nighttime, it turns into a glowing wonderland, apparently.
• 1102 Gillespie Place [Redfin]