Midcentury modern homes—ones that are the real deal, designed by prominent architects in the distinctive high style of the era—have been turning up on a regular basis around here lately. The latest one we’ve spotted is this sweet Hancock neighborhood house designed by Austin-based Page architecture firm.
Page is one of the city’s oldest architecture firms; founded in 1898 as Page Southerland Page, the company designed everything from downtown’s Littlefield Building to a U.S. embassy in Mexico City. The firm remains important and active in Austin and many other cities today.
In the 1950s, though, Page principals were hanging out with people like Eero Saarinen and Richard Neutra and working on residences such as this one near the Hancock municipal golf course, designed in 1951 by Louis Southerland.
Sited on approximately half an acre along the banks of Waller Creek and surrounded by many mature oaks and elms, the home has been updated in a manner that highlights its original design. The 1,909-square-foot house has three bedrooms and two bathrooms and features oak flooring, period light fixtures, recessed lighting, views of Waller Creek, a fireplace, and abundant natural light.