The masters of midcentury architecture, as far as Austin goes, were few, but their houses seem to be on the market fairly frequently. The ever-reliable Creede FItch highlighted this one on his website recently; it’s an original by Barton RIley, a local contemporary of A.D. Stenger who designed both commercial and residential structures locally, and with no small amount of flair.
Like many of his contemporaries, Riley considered integrating a home with its site of paramount importance. This 2,396-square-foot house in the Balcones area of Northwest Hills is well-integrated with its natural environment and provides both privacy and spectacular views of UT and downtown.
The three-bedroom, three-bathroom home has received a few updates over the years, but the essential style of its 1956 design—and many of the original materials—are well intact.
• 4610 Crestway Drive [Creede Fitch]
• 4610 Crestway Drive [Redfin]