Talk about the new world meeting the old in style. This 6-bed, 8-bath modern castle perched high on a hill overlooking Lake Austin, has all the lines of a contemporary home, yet evokes the transcendent spirit of the Cistercian abbey after which it was modeled. The 12,553 square foot home, located in Austin, Texas, is built with clean, minimal lines, while textural interest is generated with rough-hewn stone. Wood and stone flooring stretch throughout the home, which includes a library, game room, gym, and gourmet kitchen.

Venture out of doors and you’ll encounter the swimming pool, cabana, and terraced gardens that complete the property. Or you can stroll the rooftop deck to enjoy views of the Texas hill country. Play a game on the indoor sport court, or if you’re the artistic type, get painting in the detached art studio. The property sprawls over 3.86 wooded acres; if you feel like visiting the lake, take the 200-foot wood and steel suspension bridge to a private boathouse on the lakeshore, designed by A.D. Top Architect, Arthur Andersson.

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