FOR SALE: Mid-century modern gem in East Austin
Character and style blend harmoniously in this chic mid-century property on a corner lot in the heart of East Austin. With a completely refreshed interior and exterior, this three bedroom, two bathroom home offers contemporary versatility while giving a nod to the modernist movement of the past.
This architectural gem is tucked behind a tasteful cedar fence for optimum privacy. Step through the gate and you’ll be impressed with the powerful combination of clean design enhanced with thoughtful landscaping. Natural limestone walls are punctuated with floor-to-ceiling windows and a solid mahogany front door that draws you inside.
An inviting entryway with Sputnik-style light fixture provides a convenient drop zone while also offering expansive views into the main living space. The vibrant living area has floor-to-ceiling windows on opposite walls that capture stunning views of both the front and back yard. Awash in gentle sunlight, you can go through the day without ever touching a light switch.
The original oak hardwood floors have been well-maintained and boast of the home’s nostalgic 1950s origin. The white-brick fireplace is an ideal focal point, welcoming cozy winter nights around the hearth. There’s even a built-in bookcase ready for your personal touch. This light and airy space is sure to be your favorite part of the home.
The living space flows seamlessly into the adjoining dining area. Windows along the dining room wall mirror those in the living room and create a sense of symmetry between the rooms. A pierced metal light fixture overhead lends soft light for intimate dinners at home. You’ll be eager to host guests for dinners and game nights alike in this polished space.
The kitchen connects to the dining space, allowing easy flow for both meal prep and serving. Crisp white cabinets are accented by white quartz countertops and matching large-scale subway tile backsplash, while LG stainless steel appliances provide a hint of shine. On trend open shelving brings warm tones to the space – it all ties together effortlessly.
With several windows throughout the room overlooking both the side yard and backyard, there is no shortage of natural light. There’s even a breakfast nook for those quick meals or your morning cup of coffee. The kitchen also opens to the covered back patio with ceiling fan so that you can effortlessly enjoy your meals al fresco.
The primary bedroom is situated near the front of the home. Substantial windows overlooking the front yard provide ample natural light. With two large closets in this main bedroom, there’s plenty of storage.
An en-suite bath with shower has been fully renovated to today’s standards. This timeless bathroom features beautiful details like a classic grey vanity topped with an oval mirror and a waterfall faucet. The bathroom is complete with tile extending halfway up the wall and accented with a marble tile border. The hexagon-shaped Carrera marble flooring brings subtle pattern to the space. This polished bathroom offers both comfort and style.
This home’s floor plan has been carefully laid out to ensure privacy where needed. On the other side of the living room and separate from the primary bedroom you’ll find two additional bedrooms and a full bath. Each bedroom features large windows and large closets, one of which has gorgeous built-ins. These spaces would be perfect as a secondary bedroom, guest room, or office. This flexible floor plan can be adapted to suit your lifestyle.
The updated hall bath features a spacious vanity with storage, a bath/shower combo, and additional open storage for linens. The on-trend dark porcelain tile floors contrast with the white tile walls, quartz countertops, and the matte black fixtures and mirror for dramatic effect. Every detail of this home has been carefully curated.
This home’s outdoor spaces are equally impressive. This mid-century treasure is surrounded by a fully enclosed U-shaped yard shaded by a large oak tree and two mature pecan trees. The landscaped yard is a thoughtful combination of soft xeriscaping for low maintenance, green grass, established plant beds, and an open-air rock patio in the side yard that awaits your dining set.
The backyard is reminiscent of a New Orleans courtyard garden thanks to the extra-tall privacy fence softened by climbing vines and the twinkling café lights overhead. Crushed granite makes yard maintenance a breeze and allows for extra outdoor hosting space – think of all the yard games you could play! There’s plenty of room for a full-size lounge set and fire bowl where you can unwind with a glass of wine at the end of the day.
The home includes an enclosed one-car garage (uncommon for homes of this era), a large driveway that can accommodate four vehicles, as well as an additional driveway on the side of the home. The garage features built-in cabinets, shelves, and the laundry zone. A shed in the backyard offers additional storage.
In addition to the exquisite finishing touches throughout the home, there are numerous other functional upgrades like a new water heater that was installed in December 2020, a new air conditioning unit was installed in summer 2019, a Nest thermostat, and two 250 gallon rain collection tanks. And while we make no promises for the future, the home was also on the same electric line as the Dell Medical School and never lost power during the snowpocalypse of February 2021.
Not only does this home offer style, it is also in a fantastic urban location near the Dell Medical School, University of Texas, and downtown Austin. Although easy access to I-35 makes getting around Austin simple, you may never want to leave the heart of the Chestnut neighborhood in East Austin. In this popular area, you’ll have endless options for food, drinks, coffee, and more.
The shops and restaurants along MLK Boulevard and Manor Road are yours to explore. Head to Bird Bird Biscuit for a quick breakfast or head to Haymaker for happy hour – it’s all just down the street. A quick drive to bustling East 6th and 11th streets ensure that there’s a great selection of fun options to choose from. With both Boggy Creek Trail and Mueller Lake Park just minutes away, you’ll have no shortage of outdoor places to soak up some sunshine. When it’s time to commute, you’ll love having the MLK train station just three blocks away for an easy trip to the Q2 Stadium or the quick 15 minute drive to Austin Bergstrom Airport.
You’ll love living close to these East Austin attractions:
- Nixta Taqueria (.3 miles or a 6 minute walk)
- Houndstooth Coffee (.4 miles or an 8 minute walk)
- Bird Bird Biscuit (.5 miles or a 12 minute walk)
- Dai Due (.5 miles or a 10 minute walk)
- Haymaker (.6 miles or a 13 minute walk)
- Sour Duck (.6 miles or a 14 minute walk)
- Zed’s Ice Cream (.7 miles or a 15 minute walk)
- Rosewood Neighborhood Park with pool and splash pad (.7 miles or a 17 minute walk)
- Delores Duffie Recreation Center (.7 miles or a 17 minute walk)
- Salty Sow (.8 miles or an 18 minute walk)
- Disch Falk Baseball Field (.9 miles or an 20 minute walk)
- Boggy Creek Greenbelt Trail (1.2 miles or a 4 minute drive)
- Dell Medical School (1.4 miles or 6 minute drive)
- Mueller Lake Park and Shopping (2.3 miles or a 7 minute drive)
- University of Texas (2.2 miles or 9 minute drive)
With views of downtown Austin, you’ll fall in love with this home before even stepping foot inside. Reach out to Paul Reddam to arrange a safe and private showing of this one-of-a-kind East Austin home.
See it in person at the open houses this weekend
We will be hosting a public open house all weekend long:
- Friday, September 17th from 5:00 - 7:00 pm
- Saturday, September 18th from 1:00 - 3:00 pm
- Sunday, September 19th from 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Grab a friend or neighbor, put on your mask, and come see this East Austin gem for yourself.
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