This grand Italian palazzo on Lake Travis, fashioned after Andrea Palladio’s famous “Villa Rotunda” in Vicenza, Italy has been listed on sale for $12,5 million. Resting on 16 private acres, the first view of this palatial estate is captured from a stone-and-grass drive, lined with ivy-covered walls. Built in 2004 by prominent Austin architect David Shiflet, the home is laid out on a symmetrical axis with archways leading to wings and loggias, staying true to Palladio’s original “Villa Rotunda” concept. It features features 8 bedrooms, 9 baths and 8 living areas.
Designed with the elegance and grandeur of a bygone era yet all the modern conveniences for grand scale entertaining and comfortable family living, this romantic palazzo features museum-quality construction, rich mahogany, imported Italian tile and Carrara marble throughout. A breathtaking landscape of manicured hedges, cypress, lemon trees, and sprawling lawns surrounds the estate. A large swimming pool sits on the foreground of Lake Travis, while the hot tub is sheltered close to the villa.
Down at the lakeside, a colossal boat dock and party deck rests along the 1,200 feet of waterfront. The lake offers fishing, sailing and water skiing, while the popular Lake Travis restaurants and attractions are just a quick, dock-to-dock boat ride away. This is a unique opportunity to own a spectacular waterfront home on one of Austin’s premier lakes and still be within minutes of Lake Travis schools and everything that is Austin. Coming home to this amazing Italian villa is like visiting Italy every day.
Listing Agent: Marilyn Hoffman of Hoffman International Properties