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Stunning mod home brings Palm Springs to Austin

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A meticulously restored and maintained 1967 house invites stylish living

This midcentury beauty is not the kind you come across every day in Austin. Sitting on half an acre overlooking the skyline and Bull Creek, the 3,597-square-foot home is one of a kind.

The four-bedroom, three-bathroom house was built in 1967 with the idea of a resort living in Palm Springs and Las Vegas in the swinging ‘60s in mind. The post-and-beam structure, with soaring ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows, is dramatic but relaxed, and period materials such as lava, limestone, brick, and terrazo add to the fun, casual feel.

Overlooking the canyon wall of Bull Creek, the house also has inviting outdoor areas, which were completely overhauled in 2010 by Austin landscape architecture firm Root Design Company. Ipe and glass cantilevered decks hang over the lot for more expansive views of the canyon wall. The pool was completely redone, and secondary yards and patios continue the improvements with a koi pond and a dramatic wall of black bamboo.

If the stainless steel spa, reimagined ‘60s pool, and outdoor shower aren’t swinging enough, there’s also a wet bar—with ice!—inside.