Embraced by panoramic greenbelt views, this captivating, Juaregui-designed Italian villa is privately nestled on a 1.87 acre lot inside the premier Barton Creek gated community, Escala. Tall grid-iron Cantera doors open to reveal luscious travertine, polished marble and rich hardwood floors. Soaring arched-topped windows, broad French doors and hand-crafted stained glass mosaics scatter copious amounts of natural sunlight upon smooth walls finished in 4-stage Venetian plaster. High overhead are broad archways, open wood beams, hand-painted frescos and Romanesque groin-vaulted ceilings. The ambience here is supremely inviting and a warm, comfortable feeling of “home” still manages to seep through the grandeur.
Throughout this handsome home an impeccable attention to detail is evident. The innumerable highlights are almost impossible to list, but include formal dining, a resort-worthy master suite, a home cinema, temperature-controlled wine room, a gym with a sauna, a third-floor bonus suite, an elevator, and a tremendous game room with a full bar. Outside amenities include a covered loggia with a summer kitchen and an outside fireplace, a pool with 2 waterfalls, a fire pit, two 2-car garages, multiple outdoor living areas with incredible views, and a detached poolside casita with a kitchenette, bedroom and full bath. All of this is conveniently located to downtown Austin and everything it has to offer.