Yes, this exquisite contemporary designed to showcase truly stunning views of Downtown Austin and Lady Bird Lake might set you back a bit, budget-wise. Nevertheless, its purchase would provide you with one of the most gorgeous, modernist-influenced residences imaginable as well as a gracious space for entertaining. It also comes with a pedigree that includes its being a space for black-tie events attended by numerous celebrities as well as the site of fundraisers for national and state political candidates (primarily Democrats, we’ve been told) and leaders from Mexico.
Built in 2004 and meticulously remodeled by Austin’s Alterstudio in 2011, the 5,366-square-foot home has four bedrooms, four full bathrooms, and two half-bathrooms. Finishes include custom mother-of-pearl terrazzo floors, bookmatched walnut and Anigre wood panels, Calcatta marble, ebonized oak floors, and custom-cut, patterned walls of Lueders Limestone.
The home, which was previously on the market for $8 million, provides stunning views from almost every room, the roof, and the deck for the aquarium-like pool.
The home features a high-end kitchen open to the main living area as well as a caterer’s kitchen. There’s also a large, retro-yet-updated bar and recreation room just around the corner.
The master suite has exquisite built-ins and a separate study/lounge area.
The home, a series of glowing glass boxes cascading down a hillside, features views from everywhere. The roof is not a bad place to start taking them in.
• 1404 Wild Cat Hollow [Kumara Wilcoxon, Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty]