701 W Live Oak, affectionately known as the Bouldin Sapphire, is an architectural masterpiece born of award-winning Danze & Davis Architects. Designed for elevated essentialism, this modern farmhouse has a pool, two-car garage, and first-floor master. The Control4 smart home automation system is fully integrated with Google Fiber, Sonos, AppleTV, and Nest. Vaulted ceilings throughout this two-story home are naturally lit by clerestory windows. Dual rain-showers, Moroccan encaustic cement tile, and roomy, fully-customizable Elfa closets offer style and versatility. Rustic, wide plank European white oak floors add warmth to the mid-century modern farmhouse design.
This home was holistically designed as an eco-friendly homestead. On the inside, a 3-zone HVAC system and thermally-improved insulation, windows, and doors use less energy. The exterior is beautifully finished with materials built to last, including architectural shingles and James Hardie fiber-cement wallboard. UV pool filtration and an in-floor self-cleaning system require fewer chemicals and less maintenance. The home’s pecan trees and native landscape design seamlessly blend with two separate indoor/outdoor living areas. Interior dining space connects with an exterior alfresco dining area plumbed for a natural gas grill. The gas fire pit uses lava rock and has built-in seating with a Texas limestone surround. Extensive landscape lighting and irrigation adds to the enjoyment and appeal of this one-of-a-kind corner lot.
The commercial grade kitchen is outfitted with Austin Wood Works custom cabinetry and a built-in pantry. It has built-in professional Thermador appliances, including a 48” dual-fuel double-oven/range. Another patio area lies between the kitchen and the pool. This patio is plumbed for a full outdoor-kitchen. Built-in workspace, storage and custom-fit appliances complete the laundry room. The flow of this home creates stunning architectural views with floating stairs that lead to a light-filled loft and upper-level balcony. The bottom floor has one bedroom and living area while there is a second living area and two additional bedrooms upstairs. Alley access serves the detached 2.5 car garage. Exterior stairs lead to an above-garage gym with private entry and water/wastewater available.
With everything you need and nothing you don't, Bouldin Sapphire is the epitome of modern luxury. Located in Bouldin Creek, this home is within one mile of Ladybird Lake, the Alamo Drafthouse, and the South Congress shopping district