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Elegant craftsmanship elevates this Italian estate in Austin

By CultureMap Create Nov 13, 2019, 12:00 pm


424 Brandon Way Austin, TX 78733


Neighborhood: Seven Oaks Style: Mediterranean  Square footage: 7,977 Beds: 7 Baths: 7 full, 2 partial Price: $2,950,000


The lowdown: A lot of homes claim to have a high level of detail, but few are as exacting as this formal Italian estate. Built in 2006 by Mark Alkusari of Benchmark Custom Homes, it's is bursting with quality materials from corner to corner and top to bottom — both in the main home and in the guest casita.


Real marble columns, polished granite and onyx countertops, and intricately tiled floors and even stair risers are all thanks to the builder, who is affiliated with the premier stone importer Alkusari Stone. Therefore the style and detail level are exquisite throughout, and ensure that this 7,977-square-foot residence is like no other.


Located in the Seven Oaks neighborhood, the elegant home stands out due to its cut-limestone exterior and grand balustrades of carved stone. The current owner, Joseph Mansour, notes that “Seven Oaks consistently maintains the highest standards. The association has proven effective in safeguarding our properties from inappropriate development, and has managed to maintain a style for the neighborhood that allows each home to have distinction while creating a neighborhood that feels cohesive.”

After passing the two gently cascading fountains in the front yard, visitors are next treated to 22 rooms of unsurpassed craftsmanship. From the pair of limestone fireplaces to the theater room with its overhead projector to the gourmet kitchen with Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances, no element has been overlooked.


Each bedroom is ensuite and features a built-in desk and bookshelves to maximize space. In addition to the master suite downstairs, there is a junior master upstairs with three other bathrooms.

With two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a two-car garage, the guest casita is nearly as grand as the main house. With its beautiful finishes and stonework, the casita can serve as a retreat for the homeowners or as a beautiful option for family on extended stay.


The casita is separated from the main house by a gorgeous mosaic-tiled saltwater pool. Fig, Asian pear, and pomegranate trees dot the one-acre lot, which also includes a five-car garage.


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This home is on the market with Beata Burgeson Kuper Sotheby's International Realty.

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