Views of the Neighborhood – Another House Build

We are off to view another home today. We want to look at this one because it is being built next to the runway at the Lakeway airport. It seems like a big joint, so we have to go through it. We are being catered by Tyson’s Tacos of Austin. I figured tacos are good for wandering around a construction site. Our entertainment is not available this week since YouTube is having a tough time allowing for the copying of videos.

Picture of an old time school bus
Let’s get on the bus.
So here we are. As you can see, the outside is pretty much done. A lot of stonework.
Here is another view. Notice the observation area on the second floor.
Here is the three-car garage. You can also get a better idea of the stonework. There are piles of drywall ready to be installed.
The laundry room is right off the garage.
A doggie washing area in the laundry room.
A big living room with sliders on both sides. Through the glass, you can see an outside fireplace.
A double-sided fireplace into an office.
Second bedroom with outside slider.
Out to the patio from the living room.
Big shower in the bedroom ensuite bathroom.
Large island going where all those pipes are located.
The second-floor bath with tub. Those stairs lead to the observation area.
The observation area overlooks the airport.
Second-floor bedroom.
Second-floor ensuite shower.
Well, That’s it. Enjoy the food. I hope you have a great week. If you want to watch a pretty funny video of Toby Keith’s titled “Who’s Your Daddy,” you can click on the link. Sorry, it wouldn’t embed in the post.

97 comments

  1. Dear John,
    a house so near to an airport doesn’t sound right. When one asks estate agents about calculating house prices here they say there are three factors
    location, location, location
    Wishing you a wonderful week to come
    The Fab Four of Cley
    πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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    1. Of course if you are crazy about airplanes there is no better location.. Thanks, Klausbernd.

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  2. Klausbernd brought up an interesting question. Why would someone purposely build a house so close to the airport?
    I’m having trouble waking up today, so I’ll skip the food and just have a coffee with a little Irish to spice it up!!

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    1. Given the observation tower I think it may be for a pilot. Coffee and Irish will open the eyes for sure.😁

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      1. πŸ€ͺ

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  3. Gwen M. Plano · · Reply

    Tacos sound good any time, even when walking around a construction site. The framed home looks beautiful, but I hope the owners have considered the noise. In our area, the owners of the new homes near the airport are now demanding the flight paths be changed. A little late, don’t you agree? Oh well… In our neighborhood evenings are noisy with cicadas, not much else. Hope your Sunday is perfect. 😊

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    1. We have the cicadas too. Since it is a private airport there are few take offs and landings just the right amount for a flight enthusiast. Have a great day, Gwen. Thanks. 😁

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  4. I’m with Gwen, tacos are great any time! I’m wondering if a pilot is building the house or maybe a retired pilot? Thanks for the tour, John. Enjoy your Sunday!

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    1. I can’t find any info on who the house is being built for, Jill. I think that is a good guess though. 😁

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  5. Ditto on the tacos. They’re good anytime.

    I can’t imagine living that close to an airport. To each his own, I guess. I do like that observation area.

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    1. I think it would be nice place to have a cup of coffee in the morning. Thanks, Joan.

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      1. I agree. Come to think of it, my husband would totally enjoy watching planes take off and land.

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      2. I think a lot of husbands would. 😊

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  6. Very impressive house–location not so much. Have a good Sunday!

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    1. My thought exactly, Liz.

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  7. Nice house but the airport would be a minus for me. It looks like you had fun as always.

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    1. Yes creeping around new houses is a treat for me. Thanks, Molly Shea.

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  8. Nice tour. The doggie wash is a good idea, I think.

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    1. I wish we had one. Thanks for the visit, Tim.

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  9. Tacos sound good, John, and I’d love to have a doggie wash area in our laundry room. I also love big islands in kitchens, and that observation area would be cool. Thanks for the tour. πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you for coming along, Lauren. 😁

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  10. Nice place. Not sure it’s great to be so close to the airport. Has to get pretty loud.

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    1. Small planes make it not so loud. Thanks, Charles.

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  11. The house is ginormous! Hope the airport is not terribly busy – I can’t imagine the noise level, but if the owners have plane, it’s convenient. I think I’ll have the migas! With a Dos Equis!

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    1. Good choice, Noelle. The planes are small and maybe one or two take offs a day.

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  12. That is a huge house! Beautiful, it will be, no doubt. Might be a tad noisy for my tastes but hey, to each his own, I say!

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    1. Yes. The planes are small so not too much noise. If one is a pilot then each take off and landing will be a treat. Thanks, Dale.

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      1. That’s half bad, then!

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      2. Yes only half bad. 🀣

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  13. That house is going to be nice. We live 2 miles from BDL, so the airport proximity wouldn’t really bother me. I changed my mind about three times on my way to discovering Fried Egg & Brisket – I can’t pass that up.

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    1. No you cant. Have at it. This airport is small planes only. Not too much noise.

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  14. I like the double-sided fireplace, as well as the dog washing station. Gee, that would be perfect for one little hooligan who insists his fur coat is wash-and-wear! As for being that close to an airport, well, I’m not feeling it. I can only imagine the noise … especially the rattling dishes in their cabinets! Thanks for letting me tag along, John.

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    1. Hahaha. These are small single engine planes. Not much rattle power. Thanks, Debbie.

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  15. Nice house, but near the airport seems a bit off.

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    1. Private prop planes only. Maybe three take offs a day. Landings are very quiet.

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      1. That sounds much better. Not like a fighter wing practicing.

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      2. No. There is one turbo who comes in once every other week but it is still a single engine.

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  16. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    I always enjoy seeing houses built. Thanks for the tour, John

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    1. Thank you for coming along, Denise.

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  17. I always enjoyed going inside houses during various stages of construction. This one is quite an impressive house, John. Thanks for the adventure. Hugs on the wing.

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    1. I’m glad you liked it, Teagan. 😁

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  18. I wouldn’t want to live that close to an airport, but the house looks like it’s going to be amazing. That observation area is fabulous.
    Thanks for the tour and the tacos, John!

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    1. You are welcome, Mae. The airport is a private one with no jets. Might not be too bad. 😊 Thanks for coming along.

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  19. Ahh airports and whisper jets. Or almost whisper jets. Somehow when one passes directly over the conversation pauses for 30 seconds or so. Because when E F Jettin whispers nobody can talk over the elephant in the room. We are about 2.5 miles from Cleveland Hopkins airport. I will follow GP’s example sans roasted beans. It is noon somewhere.

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    1. Three fingers of Jameson then.

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      1. Tullamore D.E.W. would be the preferred. And hold that ice. Take a sip and wait for the whisper to pass.

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      2. Okay then.Tullamore D.E.W. it is.

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  20. Ooh, I’ll have the Princess Leia and a top-shelf single malt, please! Thanks for the tour. I love the house but definitely not the location … all that noise, ugh! Have a wonderful Sunday, John and everyone πŸ™‚

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    1. These are little planes nothing big. A few take offs and landings is all. Here you go. The Macallan Sherry Oak for your pleasure,

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  21. Nice house and quite large. Air traffic probably won’t be too busy since it is the Lakewood Airport and hopefully no big jets. I like the covered observation area. Maybe someone who loves planes. Good tacos! Thanks for the tour of the house.

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    1. Thank you, Jo. I think you are right about the noise. Have a great week. 😊

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  22. Hmm, is YouTube cracking down, or breaking down. Maybe they were hacked?
    Speaking of hacks…that menu is to die….. four times.
    B is for Belchito!
    I’m trying to be funny.

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    1. You are funny. Belchito is a great word. 🀣

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      1. Oh good! πŸ˜€

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      2. That is a diminutive belch right?

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      3. Yes, bechi!

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  23. Beautiful house. You say you like airplanes, so the location is perfect.
    Tacos are the answer to everything…so-o-o-o good!

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    1. They are good and this is a good place too.

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  24. petespringerauthor · · Reply

    I see that I’m not the only one who lies wandering around inside unfinished homes and wondering about the possibilities. I have a realtor friend who told me the people he was working with wanted out of their offer after realizing the house was located near a regular flight path.

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    1. Yeah that is something you check before the offer. Surprised the agent didn’t know about that. Thanks, Pete.

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  25. Impressive house, dear John! I’m looking forward to see it completed. It will be something stunning! Thank you for your architectural digest! πŸ™‚

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    1. Hahaha. It does look like an AD post. Thanks, Maria.

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      1. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Sure!!!

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  26. I am always interested in your building posts. The construction of houses in the USA is so different from here in SA where everything is built of brick. I laughed at your extensive menu, John. If you eat like that you won’t fit on the bus [giggle].

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    1. The beauty of virtual menues. No fat, no calories. Thanks, Robbie.

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  27. I’m intrigued. Did you break in to a building site or is this a texan thing where you have some constitutional amendment that let’s you access unfinished buildings? Here some serious barriers are in your way if you want to be nosey…

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    1. New builds are always wide open until the valuable stuff goes in. Hardly any vandalism. That is basically everywhere not just Texas. 😁

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  28. A huge house by a runway?? Any kind of house by a runway beggars belief…the world is indeed a strange place. Much love to you and your girls, John. ❀ Xx

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    1. Thanks, Jane. 😁

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  29. That taco menu looks amazing, and I’m loving the look of this house – especially the size of the main bedroom shower. Odd it’s beside the airport.

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    1. This is a small airport and I’m betting the owner has an airplane,

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  30. Quite a biggish house, John. I’m always surprised that hereabout half a forest is needed to build a house.

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  31. Had trains going past our home when we first moved in, 50 yards out our back door. Got used to it fairly quckly & I imagine the airport would be the same. I’m all about that outdoor firepace! Sweet!

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    1. This is a small airport with single engine planes so not too much noise.Thank you for the visit.

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  32. Tacos and Gin, I say. Lovely house visit. The wood stain is beautiful.

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  33. It looks like it’s going to be a lovely house, but I’m not sure I’d like the noise of planes coming and going all day. The green bits of the view are quite nice though.

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    1. It is a very small airport. Maybe two or three takeoffs a day. They are single engine planes as well.

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      1. Oh, that doesn’t sound too bad. πŸ˜€ Like our airport.

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      2. Very private and the homes around it have airplane hangers.

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  34. For itself this is a very interesting house. It will become a nice one, but must it be so near by an airfield?;-) Thanks for sharing, John! xx Michael

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  35. How can you get into these new homes under construction?? You must be a BMOC or a crook. I’m guessing BMOC. πŸ™‚

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    1. Naw, Crook. 😁

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  36. A fine home, indeed. Thanks for the tacos and the tour. πŸ™‚

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    1. You are welcome, Mark. Thanks for the visit and comment.

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  37. A lot of nice features to this house, but the airport could be a problem. Thanks for sneaking the pics! Tacos sound good to me πŸ™‚

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    1. The airport is for small airplanes. Two or three take-offs a day. Might not be a problem.

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      1. That might be kind of fun, then!

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      2. I thought it might be. Thanks, Barbara.

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