Rare 2.5 acre compound in the Austin ETJ. The custom-built main home, La Lomita, main house, features 4 bedrms, 3.5 bathrms, & 2 living rooms; La Casita office/guest house adjacent the pool, is a 1 bedrm, 1 bathrm + loft with large storage walk-in attic. The property, atop a hill just off Lake Austin, features 4 outdoor seating areas, a generous irrigated lawn sloping to the pool, manicured gardens, heritage oaks, hill country views, and privacy. The property is environmentally self-sustaining, including a private well and 2 septic systems & 60 solar panels.
La Lomita offers many special architectural features such as antique mahogany double French doors that open out to the screened porch, stamped stained concrete floors, custom cabinetry, and hand-made Tavera Tile from Mexico throughout the large kitchen & bathrooms of both houses. There is also a 25x25 square foot barn, ideal for a workshop & storage + vegetable garden. There is a 60-panel solar panel system installed on the main house & casita in 2012. The sys produces kilowatt hrs that are purchased by Austin Energy monthly, resulting in significant energy savings that reduce the monthly bill up to 30%.
La Casita, which has its own utilities and washer/dryer, is managed for short-term rental by VRBO. In 2021, La Casita’s net income to owners was $21,000.
The Cuernavaca area features TWO Lake Austin waterfront parks. Commons Ford Waterfront Park is available to the public for swimming, birdwatching, and acres of dog-friendly hiking trails. The Lake Hills Association is a Voluntary HOA membership ($500/yr with waitlist) that allows access to Lake Austin with its beautiful lakeside park, swimming pool, clubhouse, boat ramp & docks, roped beach area, and several recreational amenities & community events like the family-friendly Halloween party and annual Cuerny Jam.
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