UNDER CONTRACT: Retro-Chic Ranch-Style Home in Northwest Hills
Steeped in tradition, but also of the moment, this stylish home in Austin's Northwest Hills neighborhood seamlessly blends contemporary design elements with original architectural details for a cool, retro-chic vibe. Building on its ranch-style roots, the home has been lightly updated in all the right ways. You’ll love the traditional design with its timeless updates.
The home distinguishes itself from its neighbors with a crisp, white brick exterior accented with black shutters that hint that this is not your standard 1970s ranch. Surrounded by a vibrant green lawn and punctuated with tasteful xeriscaping, the home is nestled under the shade of sprawling oak trees. The expansive front porch is the perfect vantage point for visiting with neighbors or watching the local white tail deer stroll by.
Step through the front door and you’ll immediately notice subtle improvements like the wide-plank Portico hickory wood floors underfoot and the on-trend amber globe light overhead. The front living area awaits guests just off the front door. Large windows framed by plantation shutters bathe the space in soft natural light, while a golden chandelier adds warmth and elegance.
Large enough to accommodate both a living area and formal dining space in one room, this is the ideal spot to welcome guests and catch-up over cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. This versatile entertaining space adjoins the kitchen, allowing you to effortlessly step into the kitchen to grab more refreshments as needed.
A second living area is situated at the rear of the house. Soaring vaulted ceilings with wood beams are anchored by a well-placed brick fireplace with built-in wood bookshelves on either side. Sliding glass doors overlooking the backyard enhance the light and airy feel of the room. Whether you’re entertaining or casually binge-watching your favorite TV show, you’ll feel right at home in this comfortable space.
This second living space flows seamlessly to the informal dining room and adjoining kitchen. This casual dining space is full of personality, and you can’t beat the view. Watch the squirrels play in the trees as you enjoy your morning coffee under the twinkling light of the starburst chandelier.
The kitchen is a modern revival of traditional 1970s design. A skylight overhead immerses the room in filtered sunlight, highlighting the contrast between the earthy clay tile floors, original wood cabinets, and the crisp white counters and tile backsplash. Updated with modern pulls, a contemporary stainless steel sink installed in 2022, and stainless steel appliances, the kitchen exudes warmth and familiar hospitality, with a contemporary twist. The double ovens, reach-in pantry, and new vent hood will accommodate your most ambitious culinary creations.
This 2,192 square foot home also features four bedrooms, three of which are located on the east side of the house. The primary bedroom features well-placed horizontal sliding picture windows allowing for privacy while still creating a light-filled refuge. This peaceful bedroom at the back of the home can easily accommodate a king size bed with room for additional furniture or even a seating area. There is also a walk-in closet and en suite bathroom with combination shower/tub.
The front secondary bedroom is bright and light with a window on each of the two exterior walls. The reach-in closet in this front room has been outfitted with a desk that you can tuck away out of sight when not at use, ideal for working at home.
A third bedroom down the hall is warm and inviting with dramatic blue walls accented by light hickory wood floors and a large horizontal sliding window. A reach-in closet provides ample storage space, and the room is capped with an on-trend globe light fixture. Whether used as an office or bedroom, this serene space is full of possibility.
These two secondary bedrooms have access to a full-size bathroom in the hall. An expansive vanity and large linen closet offer plenty of room for sharing. A handmade, raw brass light fixture and Amerock cabinet pulls lend this bathroom a fresh feel.
On the opposite side of the home is a fourth bedroom with a sliding picture window overlooking the backyard. With its own full-size en suite bathroom, walk-in closet, and proximity to the garage entrance, this room easily accommodates guests or family members desiring more privacy.
A detached studio in the backyard further expands your living space. Outfitted with a new mini split air conditioner, this space would make an ideal home office or gym. Sliding glass doors let in ample light, while patterned tile from Clay Imports installed in 2021 adds a graphic punch underfoot. With two living areas, four bedrooms, and a detached studio, this home will easily adapt to meet your needs.
The studio is part of a thoughtfully designed outdoor space that you’ll love just as much as the home itself. The spacious back deck, installed 2021, is roomy enough for separate dining and lounge areas. Established walking paths, tasteful xeriscaping, raised plant beds, and a fountain add form and character. Play, unwind, or entertain under a canopy of trees.
Additionally, the home has ample storage to ensure that everything has its place. The spacious laundry room features generous cabinets and a utility sink, creating an effortless laundering experience. The bedroom hallway also has several storage closets ideal for storing coats and linens. The two-car garage also includes built-in cabinets and a dedicated storage area for a second refrigerator, workshop, or other purpose.
Not only does the home have abundant style, all upgrades were carefully considered for peak performance. For example, the new front door installed in 2022 is finished in four coats of marine-grade varnish. The front door and all interior doors feature solid brass Baldwin hardware that was installed in 2018, and the closets feature Emtek solid brass hardware. Eight of the windows were replaced in 2020 (dining, three bedrooms, one bath). The home is also tech-forward with a Nest thermostat and Ring doorbell.
On top of its high ‘cool factor,’ this home's Northwest Hills location is outstanding. You’ll find easy access to MoPac and Highway 183, with a quick commute to Downtown Austin, the Arboretum, or the Domain. Plus, the Mopac Express lanes have entrance and exit ramps that are convenient to the neighborhood.
You’ll love living so close to coffee shops, restaurants, and grocery shopping. Torchy’s Tacos, Galaxy Café and Another Broken Egg Café are all just minutes away from this home. Head to Epoch Coffee and then hit the books at the Old Quarry Branch of the Austin Public Library. Enjoy a workout at Mo’s Fitness, try biking or running the hills, swim laps at the community pool, or head to nearby Stillhouse Hollow Nature Preserve for a more scenic hike. This home is also zoned to the newly built Doss Elementary School, Murchison Middle School, and Anderson High; each campus is 5 minutes away.
You’ll become a regular at these popular spots:
Epoch Coffee (1 mile or a 3 minute drive)
Murchison Neighborhood Pool (1.3 miles or a 4 minute drive)
Austin Public Library – Old Quarry Branch (1.6 miles or a 5 minute drive)
Starbucks (1 mile or a 4 minute drive)
Torchy’s Tacos (1 mile or a 3 minute drive)
Galaxy Café (.6 miles or a 2 minute drive)
Bull Creek District Park and Greenbelt (3.4 miles or a 7 minute drive)
Daily Juice Café (1.3 miles or a 4 minute drive)
Dell Jewish Community Center (1.1 miles or a 4 minute drive)
A variety of schools are also nearby:
Anderson High school (.9 miles or a 3 minute drive)
Doss Elementary (1.1 miles or a 4 minute drive)
Magellan International School (1 mile or a 3 minute drive)
Murchison Middle School (1.3 miles or a 4 minute drive)
And you can get your daily tasks completed with ease:
Austin Regional Clinic (1.8 miles or a 6 minute drive)
HEB (1.6 miles or a 5 minute drive)
Randall’s Grocery (.5 miles or a 1 minute drive)
U.S. Post Office (1.5 miles or a 4 minute drive)
There’s so much to love about 4103 Paint Rock Drive. Are you ready to make it yours?
This is a fantastic opportunity to become part of one of Austin's most sought after neighborhoods, Northwest Hills. To learn more about this home or to schedule a private showing, kindly reach out to Paul Reddam, Associated Broker.
See it for yourself at the open house
This home will hit the market on Thursday, August 25th. We will be hosting open houses on from 4 - 6 on Friday, August 26th, and 1 - 3 pm on both Saturday, August 27th and Sunday, August 28th. Grab a friend or neighbor and come see this Northwest Hills home for yourself!
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