By now, we've all heard that Elon Musk is ditching California for Texas and is moving his business empire to Austin.
Although he has vowed to "own no house" ever again, at the end of the day, we all need a roof over our heads, so we've gone ahead and curated a list of Austin homes that we think he would like. Considering he's been selling all of his Los Angeles homes (totaling over $70 million), we would imagine he has the dough to buy all six homes below which range from just over $4 million to close to $13 million.
Mr. Musk - if you're reading this, we got you (and, uh... follow us back on Twitter).
Feast your eyes on this unique, modern wood home in historic Clarksville. We've never seen anything quite like it.
Highlights: Open floor plan kitchen, living, and dining area, vaulted ceilings in the great room, local graffiti wall, elevated deck off the main living area, a walk-in wet room in the master, and a fully-equipped walk-out basement with a second kitchen designed as a second outdoor dining and entertainment space.
The five-bedroom and 4.5-bathroom home has an additional one bed, one bad detached guest home.
2401 Portofino Ridge Drive is more reminiscent of a castle in the European countryside than a home in Austin, Texas.
Highlights: The 16,722 square foot, seven-bedroom, nine-bathroom Provincial masterpiece sits on 4.04 acres of lush land and manicured grounds. With a sparkling infinity pool, spa, stone pool house, a private well, organic garden, and a parking buildings with parking for up to 15 cars. Other features include solid copper domes, an elevator, custom Zeluck lancet windows, a 75+ year Ludowici tile roof, 24' thick stone walls, Venetian plaster walls, European white oak hardwood floors, one-of-a-kind European light fixtures, a dramatic stone tower, 1,500+ bottle wine cellar, full bar, La Cornue range kitchen, and much more. Good enough for Mr Musk, good enough for a real king and queen. Check out our full article on this home here.
This Driftwood estate is your very own private resort on 25 fully fenced acres.
Highlights: Just 30 minutes from downtown Austin, this castle-like home features hundreds of live oak trees, a five-horse barn and professional grade arena, two mega homes plus a small guest house, two heated and cooled garages to fill with Teslas, and some unfinished areas that Mr Musk can put his own touch on.
Both homes have wine rooms, roughed in elevator shafts, private well water supply, Anderson Windows, brand new septic systems, and countless other upgrades that create a true compound.
A one-of-a-kind, Dick Clark modern masterpiece in West Lake Hills with stunning views of the downtown Austin skyline so good it could've been custom-built for Elon Musk himself.
Highlights: This one has it all - 20kWh Tesla solar system with three Powerwalls, elevator, double office areas, a full-size gym, infinity pool and spa, game room with kitchenette, screened porch, decks and outdoor living galore only minutes from downtown. Anyone working in tech will appreciate the hardwired network, internet connected alarm system, full Sonos system, security cameras, outdoor lighting, and walk-in wiring closet. The area has all the conveniences of the city but with the feeling of living in the country.
Beautiful contemporary home awaits in Westlake on 1.2+ stunning, park-like acres plus over seven acres of conservation land surrounding the property.
Highlights: Privately gated for peace and security, the grounds are designed with outdoor living in mind - pool, spa, shady cabana, summer kitchen, dining patio, raised sun terrace, formal fenced garden, and sprawling lawn. Inside there's an airy gourmet kitchen with porcelain countertops, chef's appliances, and butler's pantry, a large family room with a fireplace, a bookcase-lined office space, a huge laundry room and a storage closet, plus a three-car garage for Tesla storage.
This home redefines opulence with panoramic views of the Fazio Foothills Golf Course and Barton Creek Resort.
Highlights: Magnificent design features throughout include art niches, domes, barrel vaulting, sculptured stair railings on marble stairs and Mariner Chandeliers not to mention the private courtyard and fountains. Your very own Versailles.
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