A house built in 1946 in the Craftsman style, this home was updated in 2006 in a way that works for a contemporary family. Located within walking distance to walking distance to Reed Park, Lake Austin, and Mozart’s Coffee Roasters, the multilevel house incorporates architectural features both historic and new, including wood floors, vaulted ceilings, light-harvesting clerestory windows, and detailed crown molding.
In addition, there are paneled doors, shutters, built-in bookcases, and a beautiful, long hallway that centers the design.
The home has four bedrooms and four bathrooms, including what the listing calls a "generously proportioned master retreat" with a step-in shower and separate, jetted tub. There is a also a den with a Murphy bed on the main level and a downstairs guest suite that features a private entrance.
The stucco-and-masonry house measures 3,652 square feet and has a private back yard with deck, covered and uncovered patios, storage structures, and an enclosed porch, in addition to the unique, open porch in front.
• 3215 Gilbert Street [Chelsea Kumlar, Engel & Volkers]