The High Road Architectonic Paradise

Mid-Century Modern Gem Encompasses the Best of Austin's Landscape and Architectural Talent

Article by Maddy Hill

Photography by Steven Leggett

Originally published in Austin Lifestyle

Towering over Westlake, just 20 minutes from downtown Austin, sits The High Road, a private escape from the residents and guests. There are dramatic vistas for miles, while trees dot the lots of each perched on the sought-after street. Virtually zero through-traffic is one of the many draws of the area, which is both secluded and quiet yet walkable and full of life.

With a setting like this, it’s impossible not to fall in love with the home. Upon entry, guests will find an exquisite mix of both natural and industrial elements, striking fixtures and natural light that floods every corner of the unique abode. Sweeping greenbelt views from the living rooms, master and outdoor living spaces bring the outdoors in, allowing gorgeous native Austin landscaping and scenery to paint a backdrop. As one of the highest points in Westlake, the views make this home feel like a retreat from everyday life and extend for miles beyond the property line.

True to its modern roots, the floor plan boasts a wonderful open kitchen, dining and living area, floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace, sliding doors that fully open to the outdoors and oversized light fixtures. The unique multi-level first floor gives the space a degree of visual interest while maximizing the views experienced by owners and visitors—whether they’re enjoying a tasty dinner or relaxing by the fireplace.

Upstairs proves the ideal space to work, do homework, host guests or create a space for kids to enjoy. The mixed wood and metal banister leaves the upstairs loft open to the first-floor living space, enhancing the tall ceilings and allowing natural light in. Sleek fixtures elevate the look of the space and mingle perfectly with the mixed metals throughout the rest of the home. Just beyond the loft sit the three bedrooms—a master suite with a view, a room with sliding doors to a patio and a third bedroom that fills with natural light. 

Perhaps the most captivating space at this Austin abode is the outdoor deck, which offers multiple spaces for entertaining under the canopy of trees. Split into two long stretches of patio with larger areas for a table and chairs or chaise lounge, this is truly a backyard for the imaginative homeowner who enjoys customizing their space to the highest degree. With a private oasis such as this, guests will be delighted to spend fall evenings soaking up the last of the summer sun and watching the leaves change.

1615 The High Road | $1,435,000 | Moreland.com

Listing Agent: Clayton Bullock | 512.797.6446 | Clayton@Moreland.com


  • Beds: 3
  • Baths: 2 1/2
  • Square Feet: 2,870
  • Living Rooms: 3
  • Dining Room: 1
  • Acreage: 0.629

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