Legendary House In A Historic Austin Neighborhood

1109 Gaston Ave, Austin, TX, 78703, USA
Price Upon Request
MLS 1198GastonAve
Web code ZJHS
Status Active

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Designed by famed Texas architect Hobson Crow and featured in numerous books and design magazines for its architecturally stunning efficiency and ingenious use of space, light and materials, this legendary house in a historic Austin neighborhood is truly a masterpiece. With its five bedrooms and over 7,000 square feet, this magnificent Pemberton Heights home is the chance to live in a versatile living, breathing work of art.

The barreled American cypress ceiling in the entry—which links the front and rear outdoor terraces-- announces the home’s masterful use of historic detail and modern aesthetic and...

sets the tone for architectural excellence and interest at every turn. Three wings lead to a variety of public living areas which can be utilized for stylish entertaining or comfortable daily living. Because the home was designed for every inch to be both livable and beautiful, numerous landings, niches, and bookshelves connect all three levels, allowing for seamless luxury and functionality throughout the property.


Adjacent to the flat, grassy yard space, the lower level features a large multi-purpose room with beamed ceilings, framed windows, and stunning views, perfect for a media room, playroom, or workout space. The ground level is home to the living and dining rooms which are anchored by a master-crafted limestone fireplace and gorgeous modern wood paneling and opens to the chef’s kitchen and built-in dining banquette. The upper level houses the owner’s suite, which includes his-and-her studies in addition to a cozy sitting room nestled in among the treetops. Also on this landing is a shared kid’s study hall—perfect for the way families live life today—flanked by the home’s additional bedrooms. Over the garage connected to the main house is a fully appointed guest suite with kitchenette. This structure can be locked off if desired or utilized in any number of ways to accommodate changing lifestyle needs.


Sitting on almost an acre, this masterpiece is perched atop a ravine leading to Shoal Creek and Pease Park. The recently updated pool is hidden from the home hanging into a wooded wonderland, an experience uncommon for city living.

From the exterior which blends three exquisite stories of Texas red cedar-framed glass bay windows with limestone and sweeping Texas oaks to an interior designed to meet the needs of generational modern family living, this truly special home is a once-in-a-lifetime find, decidedly modern in its design yet ensconced in history and tradition. With downtown Austin views and in close proximity to all it has to offer for work, shopping, exercise, and entertainment, this house truly provides everything needed to live a uniquely curated lifestyle in one of America’s most desirable cities.

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