Unique glass home featured on HGTV hits market in Austin for $1.2 mil

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A treehouse-like home near Austin’s Lake Travis which is been highlighted on HGTV can now be yours for $1.2 million.

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The 1,653-sq.-foot house, just south of Hudson Bend at 2803 Manitou Dr., gives two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and loads of rugged but contemporary charm. The property is in the Apace Shores neighborhood.

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Highlights of the present-day property, positioned on a 50 %-acre wooded whole lot, contain 30-foot-substantial glass partitions and 11 sets of sliding glass doors. The two-tale dwelling, created in 2003 as architect John Allen’s have residence, is just one of the number of properties in the vicinity that supply personal access to the Indian Creek mountaineering trail.

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Allen “believed that the rugged and what numerous termed ‘unbuildable’ ton was the best location to complete his eyesight of dwelling 1 with nature because of to the greenery of the adjacent mountaineering path, alongside with the solar, moon, stars, and thunderstorms as observed by glass partitions and balconies,” the listing agent, Monica Fabbio of Compass, tells CultureMap.

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Apart from being highlighted in 2007 on the HGTV series Seem What I Did, the property lately served as the most important capturing area for an upcoming film. Viewers of the film will observe that decks and patios grace all four sides of the hillside house, which is set back from a cul-de-sac. Nearby waterfalls and a spring-fed creek add to the ambiance.

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“A extraordinary rock wall and bridge entrance to the property make for awesome configurations,” the listing says.

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An adjacent second good deal, which is undeveloped, is integrated in the sale.

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Allen, who at first intended the glass-and-steel residence as his “bachelor pad” right before ultimately having hitched, offered the dwelling in 2007 to the current proprietor.

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“We read the term ‘impossible’ much more than once when it arrived to making our household,” suggests Suzanne Allen, the architect’s wife. “It’s a word that would discourage numerous folks, but for John and me, the word invigorates, motivates, and inspires. In the process of making our dwelling, we proved that with imagination, persistence, and resolution, the unachievable thought becomes an achievable actuality.”