Enlarge Slideshow The Floating Box House is a whopping 11,833 square feet and encompasses more than 4 acres.Photo by Paul FinkelThe bottom tier is underground with a sloped hill that connects the courtyard with the living area.Photo by Paul FinkelThe home was designed by Peter Gluck and Partners in 2005.Photo by Paul FinkelThe modern kitchen is a dream for the home chef.Photo by Paul FinkelThere are a total of eight bedrooms included in the property.Photo by Paul FinkelBoxy designs are featured throughout the home to tie into the exterior's architecture.Photo by Paul FinkelWorking from home today? We wouldn't mind this underwater pool view in the office.Photo by Paul FinkelOne of the six living areas can be utilized as a playroom, library, or workout facility.Photo by Paul FinkelNow this is a bar we could spend our Saturday evening in.Photo by Paul FinkelOr perhaps you prefer the sauna?Photo by Paul FinkelThe gorgeous pool provides expansive views of the surrounding Hill Country.Photo by Paul FinkelOutdoor entertainment awaits on the home's courtyard.Photo by Paul Finkel
From first glance, you might think this omnipotent home is an office building because of its shape and enormity. The one-of-a-kind architecture may not appeal to everyone — not even those that can afford it — but we couldn't help but gawk at this Austin home's stunning design and unique features.
Known as the Floating Box House, the property unfolds with one surprise after another. Designed by Peter Gluck and Partners and built in 2005, the West Lake Hills home is a whopping 11,833 square feet and encompasses over 4 acres.
With 200 Live Oak trees surrounding the abode, floor-to-ceiling glass windows are a major highlight, providing endless views of both the Hill Country and the downtown Austin skyline.
The main house — yes, there’s more than one — boasts seven bedrooms, eight full bathrooms, two half bathrooms, six living areas, and a state-of-the-art kitchen. The third level is underground with a sloped grass hill that connects the courtyard with the living area at the bottom tier (what normal people call a basement). The guesthouse adds another two bedrooms and one bath to the mix.
The property is among Austin's most expensive homes currently on the market. Listed with Laura Gottesman of Gottesman Residential Real Estate, the Floating Box House at 900 Live Oak Circle can be yours ... if you happen to have $16.5 million laying around.
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