Chef Tyson Cole became a household name in Austin when he opened his award-winning Japanese fine-dining establishment Uchi in 2003. Cole's footprint is now felt across Texas, with Uchiko in Austin, Uchi Houston and the forthcoming Uchi Dallas.
Tucked away in the Old Westlake neighborhood of Austin, Cole's home is surrounded by lush greenery and trees yet maintains a pristine view of the downtown skyline. Built in 1974, the home has been updated recently for maximum entertainment.
The 4,000-square-foot house, which sits on a half-acre of land, has four bedrooms, four bathrooms, four living areas and a screened-in porch. There is also a one-bedroom guest apartment on the premises.
The kitchen features a large eat-in island with seating for six, so guests can watch the chef prepare his meal. Elements like Saltillo tile, checkered hardwood floors and rustic chandeliers add to the home's understated charm and casual feel.
Purchased by Cole in 2008, the home is currently listed by Nicole Kessler of Gottesman Residential Real Estate for $1,595,000.