Yes, this contemporary home in South Austin’s Zilker neighborhood features an open-plan common area, lots of big windows, large glass doors, blond wood cabinetry, brushed oak floors, a standalone tub, and high-end finishes and appliances.
There are a few things, however, that make it a little more appealing than other homes with similar features. For one, local design/build firm F|I|A makes the indoor-outdoor living thing more real than most; many of the rooms open to little garden/patio areas that seem particularly suited for just that space.
The way the exterior of the home opens up to the neighborhood is also an exception to the South Austin contemporary rule. Where many larger new homes seem wedged into their lots and walled off from their neighbors, this one has a large, open porch, and fences, though they do exist, are low and even inviting-looking.
The multi-leveled new build has four bedrooms and three bathrooms. It measures 2,100 square feet.
• 1716 Valeria Street [Realty Austin]