Location: 215 Bella Riva Drive, Austin, TX

Square Footage: 9,760

Bedrooms & Bathrooms: 8 bedrooms & 9 bathrooms

Price: $12,500,000

Villa Rotunda is a gorgeous Italian inspired waterfront mansion located at 215 Bella Riva Drive in Austin, TX. It is situated on a 16 acre peninsula with 1200 feet of water frontage and 270 degree views of Lake Travis. Built in 2004, the Palazzo style home features approximately 9,760 of living space with 8 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms,   stunning rotunda foyer with double staircase and domed ceiling, formal living and dining rooms, gourmet kitchen, media room, two 2-car semi-detached garages on either side of the home and more. Exterior features include numerous terraces and covered patios, swimming pool and a boathouse.

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  • Daniel

    At first glance, I thought it was gorgeous. But alas, the proportions are off in my eyes. I would have made the spacing of the upper windows on the front facade above the door the same as the arches for the covered entry. In the rear, the two towers are too tall, especially with the narrow living room portion between it. Had the towers been 2-2 1/2 stories AND the center section a bit wider, I think it would have been more successful. Example:

    http://bridgesmarsharchitects.com/images/photo_images/cla_03.jpg

    The interior could be nice, but round rooms look like they aren’t fun to decorate. Maybe the dining room works with a round design, but the great room looks off. Hard to hang significant works of art on a round wall as well. Overall, an admirable attempt but it’s just…off.




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    • Teddi

      You’re right, at first glance I thought “promising” and then I clicked on the pics and went through them and things were just off. I didn’t bother to dissect what was off, just realized something was wrong. Didn’t like the back, but I think that might just be a personal preference that I would prefer the middle to be the highest point and not look like it was squooshed down. As for the interior, I dislike everything.




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  • Grrrowler

    I was so hoping it would be something inspired by La Rotonda in Vicenza. But, I should have known better and was disappointed when I looked at the pics. I must concur with the previous posts saying that something is simply “off”.




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