Properties that cleave, seemingly precariously, to cliffs that plunge precipitously to the waterside not only provide panoramic and meditative views but also a particular kind of thrill. These houses provide a soupcon of danger that radiates up and down the spine when standing in a room or sitting on a terrace that feels like it’s cantilevered out over the edge of the cliff.
High and Dry in Austin
On the outskirts of Austin, Texas, sits the lakeside community of Spicewood where a perfectly private cliff-top property is listed with an asking price of $399,999.
A rutted driveway winds across the flat, wooded and grassy 1+ acre property to a two-bedroom and two-bathroom house perched on the precipice of a spine tingling and booty clenching 100-foot cliff. The house features a living room with a fireplace, rustic vaulted wood beamed ceilings and saltillo tile floors and there is an additional room above the detached two-car garage for storage or stashing guests.
The living room opens to a large covered, cliff side deck with panoramic views across the lake and a second terrace hovers over the edge of the cliff like an acrophobic’s worst nightmare. By far the most extreme and unique feature of the property is a four-person elevator that descends from the top of the cliff to the water’s edge where a large dock and jetski ramp extends out into the deep water.
For additional information, contact Jay and Martha Johnson (512)626-5222 or (512)751-1705 at 5 Austin Realty in Austin, Texas.