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Crystal Olenbush

  • 5242 Mccormick Mountain Drive E

  • $2,100,000
  • 5 Beds, 5 Bath, 3779 SQ. Feet, 5.97 Acres Residential Austin, TX 78734

Welcome to your waterfront sanctuary at Back of the Moon on Lake Travis. This gated community consists of 5 homes (1 is a guest house shared by the 4 properties) on 25 acres with 400' of waterfront on the lake with a private boat dock of 4 covered slips. The grounds feature a vast grassy slope of open spaces shaded by heritage oaks. In the center there is a fountain/waterfall that creates a rambling river down to a trellis seating area overlooking a pond & the lakefront. No. 5242 - lot 4 is just less than 6 acres reaching out to the Colorado River offering a 2,591 sq. ft. main house designed by world renowned architect & author - Christopher Alexander. The approach to this unique home is so warm & inviting that you start to relax the moment you get out of your vehicle. Once inside you will have a feeling of belonging to a place & structure - a special quality of "wholeness" as the architect would say. A folksy design flows throughout with the show stopper clearly being the incredible beamed ceilings in the living, dining & kitchen. The windows & trim provide an abundance of natural light adding to the richness. A favorite of most visitors is the expansive tree top deck off the primary bedroom which evokes a feeling of tree fort whimsy. In addition there is a charming 1,188 sq. ft. garage apartment with 2 beds, 1 bath & an open concept kitchen, dining & living room offering a breathtaking view of the lake. Below is a 1st story bonus room/bathroom perfect for an artist studio or an overflow entertainment space. Never run out of room with reservations at the private 3 bedroom guest house near the lake with a classic camp like vibe. Residents also enjoy a 32 acre gated park at Travis Landing with playground, picnic areas, boat ramp & dock .Come experience what the ultimate lake living environment can be with unparalleled privacy, tranquility & enjoyment. It can only be found at Back of the Moon.

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Essential Information

  • MLS® #7253729
  • Price$2,100,000
  • Bedrooms5
  • Bathrooms5.00
  • Full Baths4
  • Half Baths1
  • Square Footage3,779
  • Acres5.97
  • Year Built1995
  • TypeResidential
  • Sub-TypeSingle Family Residence
  • StatusActive Under Contract

Community Information

  • SubdivisionBack Moon Amd
  • CityAustin
  • CountyTravis
  • StateTX
  • Zip Code78734


5242 Mccormick Mountain Drive E


  • FeaturesSee Remarks
  • # of Garages2
  • GaragesGarage Door Opener
  • Is WaterfrontYes
  • WaterfrontWaterfront


Cable Available, Cable Connected, Electricity Connected, High Speed Internet Available, Propane, Phone Connected, Water Connected


Door-Multi, Driveway, Garage, Garage Door Opener, Guest, Private, Garage Faces Side, Workshop in Garage, Electric Gate, Gated, Paved, Shared Driveway, Storage


Park/Greenbelt, Hills, Lake, Trees/Woods, Water


  • InteriorTile, Wood, Concrete
  • HeatingCentral, Electric
  • FireplaceYes
  • # of Fireplaces1
  • StoriesThree Or More


Built-In Oven, Dryer, Dishwasher, Electric Water Heater, Gas Cooktop, Stainless Steel Appliance(s), Wine Refrigerator, Washer, Free-Standing Refrigerator, Freezer


Central Air, Ceiling Fan(s), Electric


Gas Starter, Dining Room, Glass Doors


  • WindowsBlinds, Wood Frames
  • RoofTile
  • FoundationSlab

Exterior Features

Balcony, Exterior Steps, Lighting, Rain Gutters, Arbor, Boat Slip, Dock, Misting System, Private Entrance

Lot Description

Back Yard, Sloped Down, Front Yard, Landscaped, Level, Many Trees, Sprinklers Automatic, Trees Large Size, Views, Gentle Sloping


Frame, Masonry, Glass, See Remarks

School Information

  • DistrictLake Travis ISD
  • ElementaryLake Travis
  • MiddleHudson Bend
  • HighLake Travis

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Property Listed by: Keller Williams - Lake Travis

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