In a league of its own
A massive home in Austin’s Westfield neighborhood — adjacent to Tarrytown — that bears the hallmarks of two renowned local architects just hit the market for $3.7 million.
The late Hal Box, who was dean of the University of Texas School of Architecture from 1976 to 1992, designed the home, while the late architectural legend Dick Clark designed the revamped kitchen.
“Hal Box’s passion for design — especially from his time spent in Mexico studying the culture, history, and Mayan architecture — is displayed throughout the home,” says Cathy Romano of Compass RE Texas LLC, who has the listing. “Every time I’m in there, I notice another detail of his work of art and know what made this his and his family’s favorite house of the 11 they owned in his lifetime.”
Romano says the Clark-designed “cozy, warm kitchen” — which she likens to a “quiet restaurant” — opens up to a majestic great room designed by Box. The colorfully furnished gourmet kitchen, complete with a wooden island and comfy sitting areas, overlooks the home’s pool and waterfall.
“There will be no doubt in anyone’s mind after one visit to 2111 Highgrove Terrace that only someone as brilliant and talented as the visionary and legendary Hal Box could create such a masterpiece for some lucky new owner to cherish,” Romano says.
The 5,286-square-foot home, built in 1983 on a 1.2-acre site, features five bedrooms and six-and-a-half bathrooms. Amenities include:
- Master suite with a deck overlooking the grounds and a dry creek
- Four living areas
- Hidden bar and stone fireplace in main room
- 30-foot ceilings
- Huge windows
The property is peaceful and private, Romano says, “and in a league of its own,” thanks to the size of the lot and house, and the design flairs of Box and Clark.
“In these days of sheltering in place and isolation, this would be the perfect house to be ‘stuck’ in,” Romano says.