It's Plantation Homes, out in Spicewood.
Actually, it was only about 20 miles from my house, maybe 30 minutes.
If this place was in Austin, it would go for a cool million, probably even 1.5
Did I mention the curved staircase that presents itself when you first enter?
When you go up the winding stairs, there's an open walkway that separates the 2 sides of the house. From that, you can see both the front living area, and into the formal dining room, and when you look over the other side, you're looking over the larger living room, that also has a fireplace.
Did I mention there's 2 fireplaces? One in the main living room, and the other in the boudoir that accessessed through double french doors from the master suite.
The master suite has the usual (yawn) shower, closed off wc, but the bathtub/jacuzzi in this one makes it stand out. It's in the corner of the room, and the huge windows are frosted, so you get all the light, but no one can see in. What I love about the tub is that there is an actual step leading into it, so you won't fall and break your neck.
Also, what I like about this particular builder, from the other houses I've worked at, is how they treat the kitchen.
Call me old fashioned, I just can't get behind having this big fancy kitchen, or any kitchen for that matter, totally in view of the rest of the house. If you had even a small mess in there, it makes the rest of the house look like crap.
While the kitchen here is not totally set off as another room, they do create a separation with some pillars, a little distance and the maybe half of the kitchen being set off around a corner. There's a doorway from the back of the kitchen into the dining room, and there is actually a great area where prep work could be done, out of sight mostly. When you turn around from the work area, there's an enclosed pantry. So if you're going to get messy, it would be back there.
heh...a couple of weeks ago shewolf and thor came over to visit me at a different builders house, one that had that really open kitchen into the living room setup. The living room was great, but if you looked to the right, you were looking at the (stainless steel) refridgerator, counters, oven etc. with only a large granite island in between.
Let me think how she said it when she walked in....It was something like..."Oh great, like I really need to have all the stuff going on in the ******* kitchen to spread into the living room."
That's exactly what would happen, especially with kids.
Let me see if I can find some pictures.