2409 Westlake Dr.
Austin, TX 78746
Neighborhood: Lake Austin
Square footage: 3,211
Baths: 2 full, 1 partial
The lowdown: Aspire on Lake Austin is a calming 10-minute drive to downtown Austin, with a design vision that embodies warm industrial finishes, re-purposed materials, a Zen minimal/coastal California vibe, and a worldly appreciation of art. All this with 180-degree Lake Austin views and connection to Mother Nature. The 100-year-old ceiling beams came from an Amish community in Pennsylvania, the upstairs flooring is over 200 years old, and the wall and floor tile throughout are mostly from Spain. The American clay walls are amazing for regulating interior temperature.
Art can be found throughout the home, from a poem on the stair wall that was custom created by a writer on a 1920s typewriter to the captivating installation of half-round pine configurations on the master bedroom's rear wall. The bath includes its own infrared sauna and hovers over Lake Austin, while another was inspired by the artist Banksy and designed by Francisco Segarra of Spain. Built strategically into the home are selenite, a stone used to cleanse surroundings; rose quartz for perpetuating prosperity; and shungite, which heals, protects, restores, and even stimulates growth.
The architecture was driven by the award-winning Vanguard Studio, which designed the unique layout with public entertaining spaces on the second floor so that the scenic views and vibrancy of Lake Austin could be enjoyed by the owners and their many visitors. The family, dining, and kitchen areas function as one continuous space for entertaining. Deep overhangs on the lake-facing master bedroom create outdoor living spaces at both levels.
This home is on the market with Tarek Morshed of Kuper Sotheby's International Realty. Click here to see more photos, details, and to contact the agent.