This Energy-Star certified high-performance luxury home has 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths with a custom-built eco-friendly design. Its hillside location and Frank Lloyd Wright-themed design with Craftsman details creates a stunning experience. The remarkable panoramic views of Lake Travis and the surrounding Texas Hill Country bring the beauty of the natural world to your doorstep.
Inside the Home
Inside this gorgeous home you’ll find living areas on two floors with large windows. There’s a gourmet kitchen with modern Energy-Star appliances, dual sinks, self-closing drawers, drawers for pots and pans, pull-outs for garbage and recyclables, granite countertops, and a large walk-in pantry. The great room has a 12 ft ceiling, large windows , light ledge, and 7.1 surround sound speakers with concealed wiring, remote IR control for both the TV and stereo. The sellers built the home with many healthy living elements like Venetian plaster to discourage mold and mildew in the bathrooms, low-VC paint, linoleum (Marmoleum) and bamboo flooring. The alcohol-burning fireplace does not use wood or natural gas.
Outdoors, there are over 600 sq. ft. of decks for your enjoyment, most of them covered – great for both bird-watching and stargazing. They come with outdoor speakers and ceiling fans already installed. A 7’x6′ greenhouse is ready for protecting your plants all year round. The property includes 0.88 acres on 2 lots with extra parking, a two-car detached garage, and second driveway. It’s even possible to build a second house on the additional lot. There is a 12′x 8′ non-chlorine swim spa that uses Agrisept-L, a natural product to replace the toxic chlorine in the treatment of water.
Energy Production & Conservation
A ground-mounted 3 Kilowatt grid-tied photovoltaic solar panel array provides electricity to the home. An 80-gallon solar hot water heater w/electric backup helps conserve energy. Wiring for a future wind generator has been installed through the roof cupola, and extra switches to prevent vampire energy use by the TV and dishwasher.
The passive solar design uses the home’s architecture to reduce energy consumption with a roof overhang to shade all the south-facing glass. Insulation includes a spray foam fully sealed envelope and low-e double pane windows. The bathroom fans are on timers.
Rainwater Collection & Conservation
The rainwater collection system stores 8500 gallons with city water for backup. Multiple carbon filters and UV treatment purify the water. A standing seam metal roof on house and garage, an on-demand pump with pressurized tank, and extra wide gutters assist in rainwater collection. Low-flow faucets, showers, and toilets help conserve water along with water-wise landscaping.
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