Sometimes, you’re not necessarily looking for more unusual/eye-catching/imaginative stuff in your world. You want a place to rest your eyes, catch your breath, and contemplate the subtler things in life. Of course, you can get those things in a lot of places, including public gardens, secluded mountaintops, and isolation chambers. But sometimes you want your home to be that kind of retreat.
Home buyers who fall into that category could be mighty impressed with this not-so-little number, assuming they have the wads of cash needed to afford it. Located on a little over a quarter of an acre in the Pemberton Heights section of Old West Austin, the 4,420-square-foot house was built in 1934 and remodeled top to bottom in 2016. It has five bedrooms and five and a half bathrooms and includes a nanny’s quarters above the garage (where there’s also room for two cars and storage space.
The home has an open living/kitchen area, tall ceilings, wide hallways, and hardwood floors throughout, and the formal living room has a fireplace.
The chef’s kitchen has a built-in refrigerator as well as a wine refrigerator and opens up to the family room.
The copious private areas in the two-story house include six bedrooms—one of them a nanny’s suite above the garage—and study/office space.
The backyard has a large covered patio and flat terrain with room for pool. The driveway has an automatic gate, and the detached garage holds two cars.
• 1513 Northwood Drive [Realty Austin]