3607 pinnacle, westlake estate

Side view Guest Apartment guest cottage


OFFERED AT $1,550,000

After winding your way through a wooded area, you'll pass through the gates of a very private, level, and oak filled lot to discover a graceful 2-story Greek Revival-style home designed by prominent Texas architect Wayne Bell, plus 2 other buildings that include a total of 6 bedrooms and 6 baths. It’s on 1.98 acres in the heart of the Eanes school district right across the street from the Westlake Library, and so close to downtown. The property was annexed to the City of Austin in 2012 and the City is to connect it to the City water and sewer systems. At present, the complex has an operating well and septic system.

The original main house was custom built for the present and original owner in 1982 with 3,602 square feet (per tax records), with all 4 bedrooms upstairs and public rooms down. There are high ceilings throughout and 3 wood-burning fireplaces. A large (approximately 29 ft x 42 ft) master suite, including bedroom and bath, has been recently added and whose area is not included in the square footage cited above. Only the floor of this suite remains to be finished out and the City sewer hooked up for it to be counted as completed heated and air conditioned space. The screened-in porch at the rear of the main house is approximately 62 ft x 32 ft (see floor plan attached). This house has “good bones”. It’s solid, and well built and has been well maintained by the owner. It’s waiting for the right person to bring their vision to realize its full potential.

Wayne Bell, a prominent Texas architect, designed the house in a style he loved and that originally became popular in Texas during the mid-19th century. It was subsequently adopted as a classic Texas style used in many homes and other buildings during the years that followed. Mr. Bell was, among many other things, the first state restoration architect with the Texas Historical Commission; the first chairman of the Historic Landmarks Commission; the founder of the Historic Sites and Restoration branch of the Texas Department of Parks and Wildlife; and the initiator of the master's degree program in historical preservation at the UT School of Architecture.

In addition to the main house, there’s a 2-story building with a 3-car garage downstairs, now enclosed and converted to a heated and cooled interior work space, with a 1/1 apartment upstairs. This building includes approximately 906 square feet per tax records. On the other side of the main house is a third structure of 608 square feet (per tax records) with a small kitchen and a bathroom that has been used as a guest house and could easily become an efficiency apartment with little or no modification.


3607 Pinnacle Rd., No.5
Austin, TX 78746