1708 Cromwell Hill
1708 Cromwell Hill
1708 Cromwell Hill
1708 Cromwell Hill
1708 Cromwell Hill
1708 Cromwell Hill
1708 Cromwell Hill
1708 Cromwell Hill
1708 Cromwell Hill
1708 Cromwell Hill
1708 Cromwell Hill
1708 Cromwell Hill
1708 Cromwell Hill
1708 Cromwell Hill
1708 Cromwell Hill
1708 Cromwell Hill
1708 Cromwell Hill
1708 Cromwell Hill
1708 Cromwell Hill
1708 Cromwell Hill
1708 Cromwell Hill
1708 Cromwell Hill
1708 Cromwell Hill
1708 Cromwell Hill
1708 Cromwell Hill
1708 Cromwell Hill
1708 Cromwell Hill
1708 Cromwell Hill
1708 Cromwell Hill
1708 Cromwell Hill
1708 Cromwell Hill
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1708 Cromwell Hill
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$12,995,000

1708 Cromwell Hill

5 Beds 7 Baths 7,945 Sq.Ft.

Description

Nestled at the heart of the esteemed Old Enfield neighborhood, Cromwell Hill stands as a living testament to the rich heritage and prominence that this area has long been associated with. This exceptional estate has been meticulously restored and expanded over the years, preserving its historical charm while seamlessly embracing modern sophistication.
Cromwell Hill is not just a property; it's a piece of history. Originally constructed in 1930-1932 for Eugene and Frances Tips, the son of steel magnate Walter Tips, this Norman Tudor-style compound reflects the opulence of its time. The distinctive weeping mortar and architectural elegance, influenced by Frances Tips' French heritage, are a testament to the property's grandeur. It was a residence graced by rare book sellers, Texas Supreme Court Justice Thomas Phillips, and charismatic beer baron Lowell Lebermann, who, along with the two most recent owners, have all shared a unique connection to the University of Texas as Board of Regents members.
Under Lebermann's careful stewardship, the property underwent a remarkable transformation and expansion. Collaborating with renowned builder Bo Bezdek and architect Steve Kubenka, they introduced essential elements like a spacious primary suite, a 2-car garage, an elevator, and the Moorish-inspired pool house. These additions seamlessly blend with the original structure, creating a harmonious fusion of past and present. More recent modern touches were thoughtfully incorporated under the expert guidance of architect Matt Garcia and interior designer Sara Scaglione.
The renovation in 2006-2008 was a labor of love, with Bezdek sourcing matching Detroit Steel windows and doors from upstate New York and procuring over 200,000 authentic Butler bricks to match the original 1930s brick from a San Antonio rubble yard. The attention to detail and dedication to preserving the estate's character are evident at every turn.
Stepping inside, you're greeted by a stylish gallery hall leading to a magnificent living room with a floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace. Restored exposed beams draw your eyes to the rare 18-foot-high ceiling, a true rarity for a house of this period. The kitchen is a chef's and entertainer's dream, further enhanced with modern fixtures and finishes. A second living space with an elegant fireplace awaits just around the corner, with French doors opening to a tranquil covered patio, perfect for relaxation or al fresco dining.
The expanded primary suite is a sanctuary of luxury, featuring a sitting area, coffee bar, and a study. Vaulted ceilings with beams match the open and airy feel of the living room, while an additional fireplace adds a cozy ambiance. A private covered veranda overlooks the beautiful pool and manicured grounds, creating an idyllic retreat. The primary bath is a haven of luxury and comfort, featuring a dramatic marble accent wall, an exquisite oversized steam shower, and a modern freestanding tub for peaceful relaxation.
The upper level is a haven for those of all ages, featuring a large living space, an enormous bedroom, and a cozy reading nook tucked at the top of the stairs. An adjoining outdoor terrace among the treetops provides a serene escape.
Finally, the pool house is a breathtaking retreat, with soaring ceilings and gorgeous antique steel and glass windows that create a seamless connection to the pool and the welcoming grounds beyond.
Cromwell Hill is a testament to the timeless elegance of Old Enfield, where history and modernity intertwine to create an unparalleled living experience. This is more than just a property; it's a legacy waiting to be embraced.

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Location

1708 Cromwell Hill , Austin, TX 78703

Status

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Property Amenities

Interior
Total Bedrooms: 5
Half Bathrooms: 2
Full Bathrooms: 5
Area & Lot
Lot Area 0.61 Acres
Living area 7,945 Sq.Ft.
MLS® ID 4LLQMP
Year Built 1932
Architecture Styles Historical
Type Residential
Status For Sale
Finance
Sales Price $12,995,000
Real Estate Tax $130,173 yearly

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