This midcentury classic on is one of only a few extant local homes designed by notable architect Barton (B.D.) Riley, who helped define Austin modernism. Riley was a contemporary of local modernist A.D. Stenger, had a private practice in Austin in the 1950s and 60s, and later taught at the University of Texas.
The home has been on and off the market since we first wrote about it in April, and is now listed for $1.1 million. Situated on more than half an acre of land in the pretty Highland Park West area near Mount Bonnell, the house is rather sizable for its period: 3,608 square feet. It five bedrooms and five bathrooms, and what looks like most, if not all, of its original design intact.
With a few updates done in the spirit of the original, it features vaulted ceilings with redwood beams, floor-to-ceiling windows showcasing mature oaks, skylights, and an open kitchen. The pool, surrounded by Brazilian hardwood balconies and decks, has been updated to use salt-water filtration.
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