Floating Box House The Property Unfolds With One Surprise After Another Designed By Peter Gluck And

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You'll need $16.5 million to snag this unbelievable Austin abode

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Austin home Floating Box House 900 Live Oak Circle West Lake Hills 78746 April 2016 exterior back poolThe Floating Box House is a whopping 11,833 square feet and encompasses more than 4 acres.Photo by Paul FinkelAustin home Floating Box House 900 Live Oak Circle West Lake Hills 78746 April 2016 exterior back side nightThe bottom tier is underground with a sloped hill that connects the courtyard with the living area.Photo by Paul FinkelAustin home Floating Box House 900 Live Oak Circle West Lake Hills 78746 April 2016 formal livingThe home was designed by Peter Gluck and Partners in 2005.Photo by Paul FinkelAustin home Floating Box House 900 Live Oak Circle West Lake Hills 78746 April 2016 upstairs kitchenThe modern kitchen is a dream for the home chef.Photo by Paul FinkelAustin home Floating Box House 900 Live Oak Circle West Lake Hills 78746 April 2016 master bedroomThere are a total of eight bedrooms included in the property.Photo by Paul FinkelAustin home Floating Box House 900 Live Oak Circle West Lake Hills 78746 April 2016 master bathroomBoxy designs are featured throughout the home to tie into the exterior's architecture.Photo by Paul FinkelAustin home Floating Box House 900 Live Oak Circle West Lake Hills 78746 April 2016 exterior back poolWorking from home today? We wouldn't mind this underwater pool view in the office.Photo by Paul FinkelAustin home Floating Box House 900 Live Oak Circle West Lake Hills 78746 April 2016 playroomOne of the six living areas can be utilized as a playroom, library, or workout facility.Photo by Paul FinkelAustin home Floating Box House 900 Live Oak Circle West Lake Hills 78746 April 2016 bar pool table billiards roomNow this is a bar we could spend our Saturday evening in.Photo by Paul FinkelAustin home Floating Box House 900 Live Oak Circle West Lake Hills 78746 April 2016 saunaOr perhaps you prefer the sauna?Photo by Paul FinkelAustin home Floating Box House 900 Live Oak Circle West Lake Hills 78746 April 2016 poolThe gorgeous pool provides expansive views of the surrounding Hill Country.Photo by Paul FinkelAustin home Floating Box House 900 Live Oak Circle West Lake Hills 78746 April 2016 patio ground levelOutdoor entertainment awaits on the home's courtyard.Photo by Paul FinkelAustin home Floating Box House 900 Live Oak Circle West Lake Hills 78746 April 2016 exterior back poolAustin home Floating Box House 900 Live Oak Circle West Lake Hills 78746 April 2016 exterior back side nightAustin home Floating Box House 900 Live Oak Circle West Lake Hills 78746 April 2016 formal livingAustin home Floating Box House 900 Live Oak Circle West Lake Hills 78746 April 2016 upstairs kitchenAustin home Floating Box House 900 Live Oak Circle West Lake Hills 78746 April 2016 master bedroomAustin home Floating Box House 900 Live Oak Circle West Lake Hills 78746 April 2016 master bathroomAustin home Floating Box House 900 Live Oak Circle West Lake Hills 78746 April 2016 exterior back poolAustin home Floating Box House 900 Live Oak Circle West Lake Hills 78746 April 2016 playroomAustin home Floating Box House 900 Live Oak Circle West Lake Hills 78746 April 2016 bar pool table billiards roomAustin home Floating Box House 900 Live Oak Circle West Lake Hills 78746 April 2016 saunaAustin home Floating Box House 900 Live Oak Circle West Lake Hills 78746 April 2016 poolAustin home Floating Box House 900 Live Oak Circle West Lake Hills 78746 April 2016 patio ground level

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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