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Forested 1970s hideaway asks $958K

Updated West Lake home has private, lush surroundings

20 Hull Circle Drive
Via Violet Crown Properties

Some may see West Lake Hills, the small city located in what would otherwise be southwest Austin, as the land of new contemporaries and McMansions sprawling across the hills. There’s truth in that, of course, but it’s also full of homes of various periods, from a time when it was a semirural community for Hill Country outliers and Austin citizens who preferred a slightly quieter life or just more trees than they could afford in the city.

This one-story house seems like just such a home—a holdout from 1972, updated but thankfully not bulldozed, as it’s perfectly sited, nicely scaled, and especially stylish. Situated on a tree-covered lot that measures close to half an acre, the 2,450-square-foot home is reached by a wooden bridge driveway and is set back from the road, colluding with the trees to add privacy. While it’s not right on the Lake Austin waterfront, it’s close, and comes with deeded, private access. There’s a patio and backyard deck as well as a detached studio.

The remodeled home has three bedrooms and two bathrooms, with Saltillo tile floors, a sunken living area, and an arched, pass-through fireplace. It also features vaulted, beamed ceilings; built-in bookcases, and French and pocket doors. Liliane Huddleston of Violet Crown Properties holds the listing for the property, located at 20 Hull Circle Drive in West Lake Hills.

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Lake Austin Blvd, Austin, TX 78703