Architectural Gem with Panoramic Hill Country View featured on the cover of LHM Austin and the Hill Country issue 11.3

Hill Country Views, Austin, Texas
Hill Country Views, Austin, Texas

Austin, TX – June 19, 2023

Daring, modern features invite you to explore the Vista Residence in Balcones Park, West Austin. Nestled in nature, this architectural gem on more than half an acre, is meant to be discovered. The three-bedroom, four-bath, 6,374 sq. ft. home was designed by award-winning Miró Rivera Architects. Their approach was to cleverly reveal the residence’s spectacular panoramic views of Hill Country and Austin’s downtown skyline. 

The low-slung facade and the use of form board and concrete walls create a composition of lines drawing you closer. Rectangular forms, including the exposed concrete, and metal are surrounded and offset by natural elements. Steel rod custom fencing complements the modern design and adds privacy. Dramatic concrete walls define several outdoor garden spaces, ready to enjoy.  Yet, it is the distinct profile of the cantilevered roof that guides your eyes, providing direction to the views beyond. 

Step into the foyer. The interior of the residence unfolds revealing an amazing space, perfect for large families or entertaining. In keeping with its modern, streamlined look, the house minimizes adornments but uses shapes and materials for contrast. This is definitely a showplace! The three-story plate steel staircase is a dramatic focal point. Rooms and hallways fall away from the staircase that seems to float. The many floor-to-ceiling windows let light and brightness in, offering a sweeping vista of Lake Austin. At night, the Austin City skyline shines bright. 

The expansive walls and windows provide airy spaces that work with the open floor plan. The beautiful wood floors add a throughline and texture. The core of the house is a two-story courtyard opening to an oculus that provides natural light. The courtyard acts as a buffer to the primary bedroom en suite located on the main floor. The en suite bathroom, with built-in cabinetry, is enclosed on three sides, accentuating the captivating view. The spa-like bath with a soaking tub looks out at private gardens. The main floor, planned for large gatherings, also includes the kitchen, formal dining, and living spaces. The living rooms’ acoustic wood ceiling panels enhance the sound quality while providing warmth. The open kitchen includes a casual dining breakfast nook and barstool seating. The kitchen’s design uses a combination of warm white oak millwork with white solid surface accents. The results are clean and crisp but inviting. 

Downstairs you’ll find two bedrooms that share a full bath. This level is meant for a casual private family getaway with a living/media room and game room/gym area. The lowest level of the residence features a pet room. The pet room is accessible to the outside shower, explicitly for pets, and the backyard with beautiful mature trees.  

The upper level of the Vista Residence is an office and covered patio. Here above the treetops, the exploration of the Vista Residence reaches a pinnacle. The panoramic views of Hill Country and downtown Austin are breathtaking. With its spectacular location and modern design, emphasizing nature, this home is instantly recognizable as a masterpiece. 

In addition to the residence’s design, the home accentuates function. The home was constructed by J. Pinnelli Company, a leader in green building. It is a Smart Home, of course, with automated active monitoring and surveillance management for security. The system also controls solar, AV equipment, HVAC systems and recessed shades, the two-car garage, sprinkler, and front door systems.  
To experience this sleek, modern beauty of a home, contact the Keenan Property Group of Realty Austin. The Vista Residence is situated at 3407 Monte Vista Drive, Balcones Park, West Austin, Texas, and is listed at $7,800,000.

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