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Swim, fish and boat in the city: $4.2 million home comes with a backyard lake
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Swim, fish and boat right in your own back yard in this custom home nestled next to one of three spring-fed private lakes in the Sandalwood subdivision — all for $4.2 million.
Located in the heart of the Memorial area, the house at 30 Robinlake Lane sits on a half-acre lot at the end of a cul-de-sac. The dining room overlooks the front yard through a wall of tall windows, and the living room boasts a two-story, wood-clad ceiling with beams and trusses. A fireplace with limestone surround serves as a focal point. In fact, Austin limestone is found throughout the residence as columns and even walls.
The family room, designed at the back of the house with views of the lake, is open to the breakfast area and kitchen. The family room limestone fireplace is flanked by built-in entertainment cabinets made of wood from vertical grain fir beams from a 1900 apple warehouse in Washington. The kitchen breakfast bar features a foot rest repurposed from an old Katy Rail railroad track. Custom metalwork Texas stars shine at various locations inside and out.
The spacious kitchen offers furniture-quality cabinetry and natural stone backsplash along with state-of-the-art cooking appliances, such as full-sized SubZero refrigerator and freezer and Viking gas stove. Expansive granite countertops afford plenty of space for food preparation.
The master bedroom on the first floor has floor-to-ceiling windows providing lake vistas, cherry hardwood floors and vaulted ceiling, as well as a glass door for access to the terrace and pool. The master bath is flooded with natural light from high wall windows and includes a natural stone floor, built-in vanity and separate showers and sinks. Also on the first floor is a guest bedroom with full bath, beadboard walls and cherry hardwood floors.
Upstairs are a study, media room and game room, where French doors open to a deck overlooking the back yard and lake. All five bedrooms are large with cherry hardwood floors and tall ceilings. Two bedrooms share a Jack-and-Jill bath. In total, the house includes four full and three half-baths.
Outdoor living comes naturally at 30 Robinlake Lane, with a huge flagstone patio in back plus swimming pool and multiple areas for relaxing and entertaining among the landscaped setting. The al fresco dining room and summer kitchen are covered by a wood-plank ceiling. In addition, owners bask in the park-like setting of Robin Lake, as well enjoy full access to water activities. The two-car garage is attached.
Square footage: 6,930
Asking price: $4.2 million