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Award-winning architecture by alterstudio completed in late 2010 after several years of thoughtful design. A combination of elegant mid-century style with waterfront modern features and extraordinary quality. This home was constructed as two exterior wings connected by an interior courtyard, expertly situated in a way that shields the view of neighboring homes while maximizing the hillside scenery. Every detail is strategic, of the highest quality and contributes to the aura of sanctuary and tranquility. This residence is ready for an owner desiring the boating lifestyle with unique access to Lake Austin on a protected cove with an exclusive deeded boat dock + slip + boat. The boat dock and waterfront park are gated and only accessible to 18 property owners on N. Scout Island Circle. Many surprises throughout, notably the one-of-a-kind “Airplane Cabin” media room with 7 first class leather seats from Delta L-1011. The home furnishings are customized to each space and will stay with the home for the new owner, as well as the Home Theater System in the media room. The home was designed in the spirit of high-efficiency with a 5-star Austin Energy rating. Facing northeast, the home maximizes the hill country views while containing the maximum amount of glazing allowed by City of Austin building codes. Basement and attic spaces are encapsulated, insulated and conditioned with separate dehumidifiers. Utmost energy efficiency is displayed in every detail from the Aura low VOC paint throughout, Trane 18 SEER compressors with 3-zone air handling, to the south facing roof prewired for a 15kw photovoltaic panel system. A 10,000 gallon cistern collects rainwater for landscaping irrigation and the lawns are low-water Zoysia turf grass. The courtyard has stunning vertical profile ipe Brazilian Mahogany siding with horizontal ipe rainscreen. The FIberon Horizon Ipe decking has a 25 year fade warranty with a 7-person Hot Tub. Inside the home experience the Kitchen that won the National Dream Home Award. Downsview cabinets with 22 coats of hand-sanded custom-color lacquer & stainless steel. Miele Appliance package with induction cooktop and Beverage Center. Israeli blue limestone floor tile and Cambria Whitehall counters & paneling. A kitchen pantry with stainless steel counters. Many exquisite details such as tongue and groove Ipe ceiling accents and custom Cherry floating cabinets. An expert Home Automation System controls lighting, motorized window shades, security cameras and sound system. The home is 4809 SF with 4 Bedrooms, 4.5 Bathrooms and a 3-Car ventilated Garage.