In reference to some of the answers/responses that you've received...(and then some...)
1. I echo the idea that a pool is considered "par" at this price-point, and would add that it is a very significant savings to you to purchase a home with a pool, as the owner who installed it originally bore most of the true "cost" (the part that you don't get back dollar-for-dollar at re-sale.)
2. A more in-depth discussion about the school district and your inclination to choose private over public school is the most important decision point for you in my opinion. Proximity and how that will affect your quality of life if you opt for this vs another area are big factors to consider.
3. If you are looking for newer, upscale finish-out, and would still like a pool and have specific room requirements, you may want to consider the cost of the "dirt" in the Eanes areas. I have sold many high-end homes in Eanes, and the needs and priorities really do dictate whether you want to be a fit for it or not.
I live in the Lake Travis ISD, which is a smaller district that runs a very close second to the performance ratings in Eanes. (see http://www.greatschools.com
for more info...)
Best of luck to you in your search. Please review my Trulia profile for an explanation of my (different) approach to servicing home buyers and sellers to see if I may be of assistance to you on this purchase.
Lee Ann Linder
Brokerage and Consulting Services
I'm curious to know what your time frame is, as I have a couple of other thoughts about maximizing opportunities in the higher-than-usual inventory of high-end spec homes in Austin right now.