Set amidst manicured lawns and impeccable landscaping in the Island on Westlake, one of the most sought-after subdivisions, this spectacular Italian manor stands out among the Tuscany and Santa Barbara residences. A home perfect for both family and entertaining offers an indoor-outdoor lifestyle as it exudes an ambiance of relaxed sophistication. It has been curated by skilled craftspeople, utilizing the finest materials and custom elements to bring Castello Di Casole to Austin, Texas. The magic begins at the custom wood door resembling a castle entry, leading into the foyer and expansive living room with floor-to-ceiling windows. The interior is a celebration of spaciousness and light bestowed by an abundance of Fenestration custom metal windows and doors, Old World plaster, hand-laid stone, antique oak floors, Bourgogne Limestone, with accents of reclaimed beams sourced from the midwest. As it is in any home of this stature, the culinary center is not only essential but serves as a frequent hub of camaraderie. Features a La Cornue Château 150 in Carbon Fiber, Sub-Zero 36 Refrigerator/Freezer, Wolf Warming Drawer, Scotsman Gourmet Ice machine, two Asko dishwashers, Wolf 24-inch steam oven, all surrounded by custom Kingwood Cabinets with Honed Calcutta Manhattan Marble. Here, the kitchen opens to the family room and breakfast area, which, in turn, allows access to an expansive veranda overlooking the picturesque grounds. An entire wing of the home's entry-level is devoted to the primary suite with serene views of the pool and lake. The suite transports you back to the hills of Italy, with peaked ceilings with reclaimed beams, 16th Century Re-edition Custom Fireplace made by Formations USA, and Old World Plaster throughout. This one-of-a-kind home features a primary bath that bespoke serenity and peacefulness, allowing for the utmost relaxation as you soak in your Waterworks Voltaire Freestanding Oval Cast Iron Bathtub. Enter into the primary closet, to be met with a spiral staircase, lighted island, built-ins, and an expansive second-level. A true fairytale! The home's adjacent wing bestows a sense of refinement with antique Tuscan Chandeliers, Northern Italian Antique sconces, Antique Moroccan Chandeliers, and more. An office nook with calming views of the grounds, a secondary suite with a bathroom that delights the senses with custom-designed promenade sunflower matter solid concrete tile for walls, floors, and shower surround. The second level has three comfortable guest suites, all with custom design touches that enchant your guest. The upper kitchenette allows for entertainment and convenience, with a sink, dishwasher, sub-zero 24-inch refrigerator, and ice machine. This home is a true Faberge egg, with a lower level that mesmerizes—featuring a cigar/wine room, safe room, kitchenette, control room, office, theater/stage, display area, and exercise room. The control and theater room have been meticulously hand-selected by the homeowner, incorporating the highest software level. Perfection is evident as well on the grounds. Lush flora and cascading built-in pool grotto await you outside. No expense was spared in creating this oasis of visual delight! Take the winding stone pathway down to the lake to truly appreciate this hidden gem. Come see what magic awaits at the Italian Escape on Lake Austin!