A sprawling, stone-walled compound monikered Villa Artique is likely to be one-of-a-kind, embodying its original owners’s influences and passions. If anything, this large property at 3612 Pearce Road, located in the Hill Country on the edge of Emma Long Park and not far from Lake Austin, exceeds expectations on that front.
Blending Mayan-influenced and modern styles, it features large expanses of white walls suitable for displaying a vast art collection, as well as 3-foot-thick limestone walls and soaring skylights designed to reference more ancient structural forms, one supposes.
Set on a forested, 6.11-acre lot, the 6,665-square-foot villa has four bedrooms and four bathrooms as well as groin-vault ceilings, polished concrete floors, and six fireplaces.
There’s also a detached guest casita and (the real prize?) a separate studio with more than 5,700 square feet of creative and flex space, a recording studio, a pool, an open-air pavilion with a stage and a dance floor, multicar parking, a koi pond, cactus gardens, native landscaping, and a wet-weather creek. Stephanie Nick at Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty holds the listing.