This Highland Park West home was built in 1950, literally the middle of the 20th century. It also has a lot of the characteristics of midcentury modern style, so that all works out neatly.
As the listing points out, the traditional 1950s front porch has a cut stone facade and metal finial detailing, as well as detailed, curve-cut masonry around the windows. The original metal casement windows in the 1,455-square-foot home have been meticulously restored—rare indeed, as they are usually unceremoniously ripped out and replaced when a house that has them is being renovated.
The three-bedroom, one bathroom house also has rift-sawn hardwood floors and wall accents, a stone fireplace, and what looks like some original tile in the kitchen.
The house faces Hancock Drive, which can get busy, but less so on the west side of MoPac, where it's located. It also makes the giant backyard with huge stone patio that much more appealing.
• 3203 Hancock Drive [Keep Real Estate]