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Welcome to Falconhead. The single story floorplan (3,524 sq. ft. per tax records) has four bedrooms, three baths, an office, and a kitchen that chefs and wine enthusiasts will rate with high marks. There is even an extra garage for that little red sports car you have always dreamed of owning. The home is in the gated section of Falcon Head called The Heights. Only sixty homes are in this section, and they have lots that are 100-fee wide. The other Falcon Head homes are on smaller lots.
And if there is a practical side of your personality that must be satisfied before making a financial decision, consider this: recent asking prices in the area have averaged about $860,000, and the $729,000 price here is comfortably below that. There is a little-known tax benefit for those living in Falcon Head--none of which applies if you live in the surrounding neighborhoods like Lakeway or Steiner Ranch. Over a five year period the savings would be approximately $25,000 (No MUD. Call for details).
The secret to curb appeal
Just look at photograph number two above. Beautiful landscaping leads your eye to the impressive textures and surfaces cast by the expensive materials used here. For starters, a tile roof costs about $15,000 more than the regular kind, but works in unison with the rough-cut stone to add a pleasing patina to the overall palette of surfaces.
Good architects are worth it
Next is a hidden benefit of the lot. Many are sixty or seventy feet wide, but this one spans 100-feet which allowed for the free-flowing one-story design. Take a quick look at the floorplan on page two, and you will notice the ideal position of rooms. The entire right wing of the house is all master bedroom--the remaining three bedrooms are on the opposite side of the house. If you have children they will turn into teenagers who play loud music (guaranteed to annoy you), they roughhouse with their friends, and their "normal" routine means they don't go to bed 'til the wee hours of the night. With all this commotion, you will appreciate it takes place on the opposite side of the house.
Is there any chance you may need to take care of an elderly parent some day? Or do you have parents that will make extended visits? If so, the split-bedroom design affords maximum privacy for all.
The well-equipped kitchen
If you enjoy cooking, all the key components are here. Gas cooking? Check. Double oven? Check. Island work station where you can chop and mix ingredients? Yes. Try this. Count the number of kitchen cabinets and drawers where you live now. Compare them to the storage here--fifty-five cabinets and drawers. Live here, and you will have a cooking space where you can organize holiday dishes, oversized pots, bread makers and tablecloths. There is also a butler's pantry that includes a bottle rack and wine fridge.
Another surprising extra for a home in this price range is the sitting room at the end of the master bedroom. It has several potential uses--for exercise equipment, and given the view through the back window it would be perfect for a meditation room or in-home yoga space.
If you can get work done from home, there is a designated office behind a set of French doors that is big enough for a his-and-her's work space with desks, printers, files and all electronic gear like cameras, phones, chargers and supplies.
A lush setting in back
The current owners don't play golf, but you will understand why they were attracted to a home overlooking the golf course as soon as you step through the front door. From almost every room in the house, the view in back is one visual gulp of nature--rolling hills and manicured fairways. This is a welcome sight if you have been disappointed when looking at other "for sale" houses that seem fine until you step out back and realize just how close you are to all the neighbors, and you realize they can all see straight into your house. No such issues here.
Extra garage or store room
If you study the floorplan below, the wide lot allowed for the inclusion of a "flex" space. There is a small extra garage on the right side of the house. It will hold a sports car, but the current owners use it like it is an attached storage unit. You can keep lawn equipment here. Sports and camping gear. Family heirlooms, and if you are a golf fanatic, you can use it to park a golf cart.
A minor but important footnote about the current owners is this--no children or pets have ever lived in the house. Ladies and gentlemen, the home sparkles. You could film a "Mr. Clean" commercial here.
This is a rare single-story residence. The back yard is small, but it overlooks an oasis of scenery. The in-place gardens are lush and colorful. This vest-pocket section of Falcon Head is gated which means no through traffic--ideal for taking a walk with your sweetie on pleasant evenings. You could not get a better design for your long-term use, or for sharing with elders. The friendly price is well under the recent average. What are you waiting for? Please, serious inquiries only. The seller is represented by Stan Barron Properties, 512.626-4911. To see, call your agent.
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