Farmhouse touches are popular in home design, but what if the country-chic elements had real history behind them? That's the case for 708 Split Rail Trail, an estate in the Westlake neighborhood of Austin that used to be part of the Bulian dairy farm.
The 2,957-square-foot home has of course been updated, but it still retains hints of its rustic past. A huge, stone, double-sided fireplace in the sunken living room rises two stories to the wood-paneled, vaulted ceiling (now painted white). The ceiling treatment continues into the dining area and some of the bedrooms, while the stone can be seen again on the home's front facade.
Tasteful improvements have been made to the large kitchen, which is flooded with light from the abundance of windows and includes new custom cabinets, cherry hardwood floors, a Dacor range with six burners, and a separate Dacor oven for the enthusiastic home baker. The two full bathrooms and one powder room also received a remodel, with slate tiles and plenty of counter space.
Two spacious guest rooms are matched by a master bedroom that opens onto its own private deck, and also has a roomy attached bonus area that's ideally suited for an office or reading room.
Even though it's just minutes from downtown Austin and part of the exemplary Eanes school district, the home's heavily wooded and extremely private 1.9-acre lot makes it feel worlds away. There's an original well sited on the property, still in perfect working condition and used for landscaping irrigation.
Cindy Goldrick, broker and owner at Wilson & Goldrick Realtors, and Realtor Sheila Paynter share the home's listing, which is priced at $2,500,000. Contact Cindy Goldrick or Sheila Paynter directly for more details or to set up a showing.