This midcentury modern beauty in Travis Heights retains many of its original features and layout, and its updates fit perfectly with the period style. It was designed in 1956 by Leonard Lundgren, a sort of madcap but highly esteemed local architect who had offices in London and Mexico City but lived and practiced in Austin, capital of his home state.
According to a 2013 Austin American-Statesman article by Michael Barness, Lundgren designed Austin’s (now modified) cylindrical Holiday Inn on Town Lake (he planned more in other cities), as well as many other Holiday Inns throughout the country when the chain was brand-new.
Lundgren also designed the Adams Extract factory on North IH-35, a local favorite (its fans include writer/director Mike Judge), as well as the LBJ State Office Building in the Capitol Complex.
Located on a wooded, .32-acre lot, the 1,489-square-foot home features floor-to-ceiling windows in most of the house, as well as appropriate updates including energy-efficient windows and white oak hardwood floors.
The two-bedroom, one bathroom home also has a wood-burning fireplace, natural stone entry, and two backyard decks.