Austin, Texas — Green Home For Sale

Exceptional property, offering 4 acres of solitude w/panoramic views of the Texas hill country. A wonderful blend of sustainable/relaxed living. Design features are structural steel framing paired with adobe plastered strawbales.


Listing ID: 18740


  • Green Home
  • Healthy Home
  • Natural Home
  • Straw bale

Annual Property Tax $10,281
Annual Utility Cost $0
Home Area 3,856 sq ft
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 3
Total Property Area 4 acres
Year Built 2002

Property Description

Gorgeous Santa Fe inspired stucco & steel straw bale 2 story home situated on 4+ acres with expansive views over protected portion of Barton Creek Watershed. Grounds flourish with inner courtyard, organic gardens,pergola, stone walkways, iron gates, pavilion with saltwater lap pool and spa and outdoor kitchen. Ipe decks and covered porch with Italian style wood burning pizza oven. Lovely backyard with water feature. Standing seam metal roof to service 21,500 rain water collection system.
Abundant natural light filters through Pella wood casement windows with integrated screens. Stamped concrete and mesquite hardwood floors. Gourmet kitchen with stainless appliances included Viking stove with vented hood, Sub Zero fridge and Bosch dishwasher. Custom cherry cabinetry and butcher block counters plus walk in pantry. Large artist's retreat or studio space with 2 separate outside entrances.


What makes your home a Green or Healthy Home?

Green built non load bearing straw bale home with standing seam metal roof for 21,500 gallon rain water collection system.
Substantial use of reclaimed and locally produced materials.
Unpainted concrete stucco exterior and hand finished earth plaster interior walls for clean air exchange.
Organic gardens and landscaping.
Antique Mexican and Guatemalan doors.
Stained and stamped concrete floors and locally milled mesquite hardwoods.
Thermal chimney draws fresh air through entire house.
Minimal AC/heat usage due to thermal properties of straw bale walls.


Neighborhood Description

This home is located in Southwest Austin just 16 miles from the downtown area.Minutes from Oak Hill area. 5 minutes to Austin Waldorf School, 10 minutes to St. Gabriel's, St. Andrews HS, Regents or St. Michael's HS


Market Area

Austin, Texas


School District

Austin Independent School District


Community


Home Type or Land

Single Family - Two Story


Location of Home or Land

Suburban


Elevation of Home

Other


Building Details

Air Quality

Agriculture in Area Yes
Industry in Area No
Air Pollution in Area No
Pesticide Free Yes
Fragrance Free Yes
Cleaned with Green Products Yes

Interior Environment

Heating System Fireplace
Forced Air - Electric
Forced Air - Gas
Cooling System Conventional Forced Air - A/C
Ventilation System Part of Cooling System
Whole House Filtration None
Whole House Vacuum No

Energy & Water

Energy System Municipal Energy
Water System Rain Water Collection
Wastewater System Septic System

Construction Information

Construction Type Steel Framing
Straw bale
Exterior Finish Metal
Stucco
Interior Finish Earthen Plaster
Interior Paint Other
Floor Material Concrete
Wood - Solid
Roof Material Metal
Window Material Wood Dual Glazed
Insulation Material Other

Garage / Car Port

Garage / Carport Yes
Garage Type Detached
Number of Cars 2
Garage Area 0 sqft