More Than Just A Facelift

Posted by Ashley Stucki on Thursday, January 12th, 2017 at 12:41pm.

Have you ever walked into a house that says, “UPDATED!”, “UPGRADED!”, “NEW!”, “RECENTLY REDONE!”, etc. on the listing description or marketing material? Have you ever walked out of that house feeling a little more than let down by the, completely accurate, but slightly overblown rhetoric? I have – and for any other agents reading this, we’ve all felt that and are *sometimes* guilty of such bombast.

I bring your attention to 1512 Barton Creek Blvd, a pocket listing of mine that you’ve heard me mention before…only a few times. (Click here or here to find out more about this property!) One point that has to be made is that this property has gone under a total facelift – and so much more! Just like Renee Zellweger (!), this property… Just. Doesn’t. Look. The. Same!! Here are just a few shots of this AMAZING transformation:

 

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I’m sure you’re asking yourself, “Is this even the same house?”; and of course the answer is OBVIOUSLY NOT! It’s amazing what a great vision and determination can produce and I am immensely proud to be able to showchase this home’s “more than a facelift” transformation! To see the full new look of this home, click here. You can see a full list of upgrades below. Of course, seeing is believing (in person!), so call now to schedule a private showing. Talk Soon!! – Ashley

 

 

PROPERTY HIGHLIGHTS

 

  • 2.4-acre property adjacent to the Barton Creek Preserve featuring unobstructed Hill Country views
  • 6,111 square foot two-story home with four bedrooms, a powder room, and an attached three-car garage
  • Texas limestone façade with steeply pitched roofline and new copper downspouts and gutters
  • Wrought-iron gates open to a large front courtyard with a brick-paved driveway

 

CUSTOM LANDSCAPING

 

  • Landscaping features mature oak trees, cedar trees, and pomegranate trees
  • Integrated sprinkler system in front, back, and side yards includes pot-feeder system
  • Outdoor lighting in front, back, and side yards includes uplighting and lighting placed in trees and lighting of pathways to cliffside terraces
  • MCS mosquito repellant systems covering front, side, and back yards, including cliffside terraces
  • Six-foot-high wrought iron fencing around property perimeter

 

ELEGANT OUTDOOR LIVING SPACES

 

  • Speaker system throughout all outdoor living spaces
  • Loggia overlooking the Barton Creek Preserve offers lounging and dining space, a fireplace, an outdoor television, and a gas grill with a cook surface
  • Stone-paved Living & Dining Courtyard features a large rustic pergola with wisteria
  • Stone-paved Master Suite Courtyard is enclosed within a high stone wall and opens through a gate to the rear patio
  • Patio that runs the full width of the rear of the home connects the Loggia to the Living & Dining Courtyard and the Master Suite Courtyard
  • Octagonal stone-paved covered Tower Patio with Texas Limestone pillars is accessible from one of the second floor bedrooms and offers breathtaking Barton Creek Preserve and Hill Country views
  • Large limestone cliffside terrace (60’ x 30’) overlooking the Barton Creek Preserve is accessible from the home via a limestone pathway
  • Small limestone cliffside terrace connects to large cliffside terrace via granite gravel pathway

 

INTERIOR HIGHLIGHTS

 

  • Red oak hardwood and engineered hardwood floors in a rich ebony finish throughout all living areas and first floor bedrooms
  • Solid hardwood interior doors throughout the home
  • All new light fixtures throughout the home, including pendant lighting and chandeliers
  • All bathrooms have new vanities, fixtures, tubs, showers, and toilets
  • New security system

 

ENTRY GALLERY, LIVING, DINING & ENTERTAINMENT SPACES

 

  • Front portico with double glass and iron doors
  • Entry gallery features black and cream checkerboard-pattern imported Turkish marble flooring that was hand-honed in place to give an elegantly worn appearance
  • Family Room with 36-foot high vaulted ceilings, elaborately carved beams, herringbone-pattern flooring, bay window, and a fireplace with a full-height travertine mantelpiece, opens to rear patio and overlooks the Barton Creek Preserve
  • Dining Room with 18-foot beamed ceilings, oversized arched windows, a fireplace with a full-height travertine mantelpiece, and a built-in terra cotta wine storage wall
  • Living Room / Library with stone-mantel fireplace and oversized bay window overlooking the Barton Creek Preserve
  • Lounge / Recreation Room with vaulted and beamed ceilings has a glass-and-metal chandelier and a large Spitfire metal wet bar
  • Home Office with vaulted ceilings
  • Reading Room with vaulted ceilings
  • Media Room with vaulted ceilings

 

KITCHEN, BUTLER’S PANTRY & BREAKFAST ROOM

 

  • Full-height raised-panel custom wood cabinetry (some with new glass-front doors) with beveled crystal hardware
  • Granite countertops with chocolate-brown subway tile backsplashes
  • All new stainless steel Thermador appliances (gas range and hood, double-oven, French-door refrigerator, dishwasher)
  • Apron-front stainless steel sink
  • Farm-style island with a distressed oak base and a 6-inch thick Calacatta marble top
  • Breakfast bar open to Family Room
  • Walk-through Butler’s Pantry with granite countertops, custom wood cabinetry, U-Line wine refrigerator, and Scotsman ice-maker
  • Pavilion-shaped breakfast room with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the Barton Creek Preserve features a wood ceiling, an Italian wedding light fixture, and sun shades that filter light but not views
  • Walk-in pantry off of Breakfast Room
  • Windowed Laundry / Utility Room with new tiled oversized dog-wash

 

MASTER SUITE

 

  • Entry vestibule with marble-top wet bar with U-Line under-counter refrigerator
  • Bedroom with 20-foot high vaulted and beamed ceilings, sun shades that filter light but not views, fireplace with a carved travertine mantelpiece, and glass door that opens to the private, walled Master Suite Courtyard
  • Two separate walk-in closets, both with custom shelving and drawers
  • Master Bathroom
    • Two marble-top vanities with open wood bases
    • Victoria & Albert 70” freestanding deep soaking tub crafted from composite material rich in finely ground volcanic limestone
    • Glass-enclosed shower with Allure polished marble interior walls, honed Carrera marble floor, and large Hansgrohe fixed and handheld showers
    • Windows with sun shades that filter light but not views

 

 

 

 

 

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