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8500 Oveta St. Jonestown Texas 78645

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This 3-bedroom, 2.5 bath high-performance luxury home is Energy-Star certified with a custom-built environmentally friendly design. Its hilltop perch and Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired design with Craftsman details creates a uniquely dramatic experience. The gorgeous panoramic views of Lake Travis and the surrounding Texas Hill Country bring the beauty of the natural world to your doorstep.

Inside the Home

Inside this spectacular home you’ll find living areas on two floors with large windows. There’s a gourmet kitchen with modern Energy-Star appliances, dual sinks, self-closing drawers, drawers for pots and pans, pull-outs for garbage and recyclables, granite countertops, and a large walk-in pantry. The great room has a 12 ft ceiling, large windows , light ledge, and 7.1 surround sound speakers with concealed wiring, remote IR control for both the TV and stereo. The sellers built the home with many healthy living elements like Venetian plaster to discourage mold and mildew in the bathrooms, low-VC paint, linoleum (Marmoleum) and bamboo flooring. The alcohol-burning fireplace does not use wood or natural gas.

Outdoor Amenities

Outdoors, you’ll love the 600+ sq. ft. of decks, mostly covered – perfect for both bird-watching and stargazing. They include outdoor speakers and ceiling fans. There’s a 7’x6′ greenhouse for protecting plants and vegetables any time of the year. The property includes 0.88 acres on 2 lots with a two-car detached garage, extra parking, and second driveway. It would be possible to build a second house on the additional lot.  The 12′x 8′ non-chlorine swim spa uses Agrisept-L, a natural product which replaces the toxic chemical chlorine in the treatment of water.

Energy Production & Conservation

The home is equipped with ground-mounted 3 Kilowatt grid-tied photovoltaic solar panel array, an 80-gallon solar hot water heater w/electric backup, wiring for a future wind generator through the roof cupola, and extra switches to prevent vampire energy use by the TV and dishwasher.

The passive solar design uses the home’s architecture to reduce energy consumption with a roof overhang to shade all the south-facing glass. Insulation includes a spray foam fully sealed envelope  and low-e double pane windows. The bathroom fans are on timers.

Rainwater Collection & Conservation

The rainwater collection system has an 8500 gallon storage capacity with city water for backup. Multiple carbon filters and UV treatment purify the water. A standing seam metal roof on house and garage, an on-demand pump with pressurized tank, and extra wide gutters assist in rainwater collection. Low-flow faucets, showers, and toilets help conserve water along with water-wise landscaping.

Call or text Betty Saenz REALTOR® at 512-785-5050 or contact Betty here to see this delightful home or list your green built home.