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Location: Austin, Texas
The Skinny: A two-level boat dock with a covered observation deck, artificial pump-fed waterfalls, and elevated walkways that crisscross over a series of manmade wading ponds are just a few of the high-tech touches crammed into the feature set of this modern home in the Tarrytown neighborhood on the shores of Lake Austin. And the tech-fetishization doesn't stop there! The three-story residence is also rocking some excellent real estate listing power keywords, including "elevator," "NanaWall folding wall system," and the increasingly popular, yet always strangely generic "home automation system." Is it Nest? HomeSeer? HAL 9000? Who knows and who cares, as long it remembers to ping the Amazon Fresh delivery
drone guy to keep bringing in the bi-weekly installments of beer and barbecue fixings. Because, oh yeah, there's a steer-sized barbecue grill next to the hot tub, and the views from up there include the infinity pool and Lake Austin. There are six bedrooms, six-and-a-half bathrooms, and underneath it all there's a 10-car garage. It's asking $9.75M.