This spacious, sunny, comfortable, eclectic & super stylish home is sure to be your perfect headquarters for SXSW. It features a large dining room which is perfect for meetings and great AV systems. The home was recently featured in Austin Home Magazine & scouted for use in a number of films. Joel Mozersky, who has designed many Austin landmarks including The Highball, Uchi, La Condessa and the Dixie chicks tour bus :) helped with the interior design.
The home is located in lovely Hemphill Park area just north of UT Campus - with charming remodeled 1920s and 1930s homes, wide streets, sidewalks, large oaks and a park running through the center of the neighborhood. It has a terrific central location - walking distance to numerous restaurants, shops, Central Market, and the U.T. campus, and just 5 minutes drive to capitol, downtown, and the hip East Side, and less than 10 minutes drive to South Congress (SOCO).
This 1920's home is set back on a hill on a gracious half acre double lot with large oak trees. It has a stunning front facade, with a spacious front porch covered with a striped awning and 2 couches for seating - terrific for sunset or late night chatting.
The home was completely remodeled in 2010. All rooms are sunny and spacious with large windows. Throughout you will find an interesting art collection, art/ design and other books to peruse, and unique touches throughout like the framed collection of 16 vintage Beatles album covers in the great room.
The ground floor includes an entry and a striking living room with fireplace, two couches with additional seating, a game table and french doors opening onto the front porch. The large custom dining table in the dining room seats 10 and also serves as a ping pong table! Feel free to leave the net up for playing or easily remove and use as a dining table.
Off the dining and living areas is a beautiful office/garden/sitting room with tiled floor and windows and doors that open to the outdoors, if desired. The downstairs also includes a bar area with mini fridge, walk in pantry, vestibule and 1/2 bath.
The great room is at the back of the home and includes the kitchen, a dining area, and a large living area. The great room features a grand piano and a 60' flat screen TV. It has a large, comfortable sectional sofa and plenty of additional seating.
The kitchen features top of the line appliances, 2 sinks, an ice maker and an island with seating for 3. The kitchen & bar are fully stocked with everything needed for cooking, serving and entertaining. Adjacent to the kitchen island is the breakfast table with seating for 6. Off the great room is a mudroom which contains ample additional counter space for entertaining, a laundry area, a sink and second full size fridge.
The upstairs opens onto a landing. The master suite to the left includes a large multi use - dressing/sitting/TV - room (the heart of the upstairs), a remodeled bath and sleeping room with queen bed and chaise surrounded by windows which gives a lovely view of the large oaks on the property, giving it a 'tree-house' feel. It also has a high definition television mounted on a swivel. There are two more bedrooms, a guest room with queen bed and sitting area and a third bedroom with a spacious twin daybed with trundle.These two bedrooms share a remodeled bath with shower/tub. All bedrooms have pillow top mattresses of the highest quality and window shades on all windows for privacy or blocking out the morning sun, if desired. For additional sleeping, the couches in the sitting/dressing room and guest room make for comfortable sleeping.
The outdoor area is lush and green with large oaks, lighted basketball hoop/area and plenty of room to play touch football in the 'field' on this spacious double lot. In addition to the covered front porch, there are two other chic outdoor areas. One is a stone patio on the side of the home with a seating area with 2 couches, chair, and dining table with seating for 6. The second at the back of the home has a covered awning, grill and table and benches with seating for 10.
This home would work well for up to 6 adults (unless 2 others are willing to camp on the two comfy upstairs couches) or 1 to 2 couples or families with kiddos. It would work equally well as a restful retreat or a great place to entertain small or large groups.