It’s a bird, it’s a plane, no…It’s a home? Yup, that’s right- if you’re driving around Austin, Texas and happen to pass by a jaw-dropping all-glass mansion, you might notice the enormous statement-making red wings that is sure to make you look twice. And if you love the idea of living in a home that looks like a bird, you’re in luck because it’s currently on the market.
The 6,069 square foot home has won many architecture awards and will also make a cameo in the upcoming Terrance Malick film Weightless. The home on 202 Redbud is aptly named “Soaring Wings” and its spacious interior features four bedrooms, four full baths and two partial baths.From the front, you’ll first immediately notice the home’s floor-to-ceiling windows that flood the entire home with natural light yet is kept cool due to the wings’ shadows.The media room features a main seating area with a luxe white couch, a round table with plenty of chairs and a gorgeous view of the great outdoors. The kitchen boasts custom-designed cabinets covered in vertical grain Fir veneer and appliances all manufactured by Thermador. The counters are covered in Caesertstone, which is harder than granite and has a sparkling quality that shines brilliantly thanks to the natural light. The staircase’s industrial-looking design is also noteworthy and ensures that you get a beautiful view no matter where you are in the home- even if you’re simply walking to your bedroom!Soaring Wings is divided into two wings (bazinga!): private and public, separated by a two-storey, glass-and-steel bridge with stainless-steel ceilings. The master suite occupies the entire lower level of the private wing and features a sitting area, his-and-her walk-in closets and its own personal en suite. The focal point of the master bedroom’s en-suite is the spectacular bathtub carved out of a single block of granite, sitting on a bed of Mexican beach pebbles which extends to the outdoor Japanese rock garden behind. This en suite also features his and her granite vanities and a steam shower with body sprays designed by Phillipe Starck.The main media room boasts a home theater which can be converted into a private office, as it has its own private entrance. Should you decide to keep the original theater, there is a study with plenty of natural light to do some work once you get home. Besides having many balconies to choose from to get your much-needed fresh air, outdoor amenities also include a two-car garage and a large heated swimming pool in the middle of your private courtyard.For $5.4 million, you really can’t go wrong with this home!
[ Source: Sotheby’s]