Welcome to the “Now House”— a thoroughly modern hill country retreat in the heart of Central Texas. Designed by renowned architect Mark Domiteaux, the home’s functionality is engineered to blend seamlessly with nature. The south side of the house is almost entirely lined with windows from floor to ceiling, offering incredible views of the hill country and valley below. The interior is fluid with open spaces, and sliding doors in lieu of bulky swinging doors. A state of the art rain collection system provides water to the home, as well as the outdoor shower and hot tub. For the horse-lover, a six-stall barn resides on the property, along with a corral and 2 large pastures.
The home’s interior put a premium on simple and elegant, designed to draw the eye outward to the stunning view. The ceiling is made from European beech wood and is inset with tasteful recessed lights. The custom cabinetry is made of solid bamboo, and also features a kitchen-area hide-away desk. The kitchen, designed by a professional chef, is an entertainer’s dream, with island looking out into the hill country, stainless appliances and a Wolf 6-top range oven. A blackboard door reveals a generous pantry.
The master suite features a sizable open-air walk-in closet, with the convenient feature of in-closet laundry facility. The bed faces out to stunning views of the hill country. The master bath features two wash basins and a walk-in shower with Italian-made porcelain tile. A floor to ceiling window looks out into nature from the shower. A private deck off the master bath features a hot tub and an outdoor shower.
Passing by the main living area, as well as a second full bath, you enter a large living space that could serve as an art studio or 2nd bedroom. This space becomes a bedroom-bathroom suite simply by a sliding door. A breezeway bridges the living area to the 2+ car garage, framing a perfect view of the countryside. The garage features a work bench station. The breezeway and garage could be converted to additional living spaces.
The south side of the residence has a sprawling covered patio facing the view of the hills beyond and the pastures down below. This patio also has an outdoor kitchen with refrigerator and oven. Direct TV and Wi-Fi Internet are available on the property.
The land itself is something to behold with many large mature oaks and native grasses. A short walk down to the pastures brings you to a six-stall horse barn and a horse corral with 2 seperate pastures adjoining. The barn, also has a rainwater collection system with 5000 gallons of storage . A 7+ acre pasture with stunning oaks adjoins the barn, with rock free soil that is great for horses’ hooves or would be an ideal spot to cultivate grapes.
This property has 2 options for water sources– it has a great well that pumps, and two seperate rainwater collection systems. At the home there is a 15,000 gallon rain water collection tank, and at the barn there is a 5000 gallon rainwater collection tank.
The owner currently has a wildlife tax exemption in place, that transfers to the buyer.
This modern and functional retreat can serve as a main residence–with it’s high speed internet connection and wifi it is perfect for telecommuting to work–because once you get here you’ll never want to leave ! Or, with it’s low maintenance interior and automatic drip watering system for the landscaping, it would make the perfect wine country weekend getaway.