This sizable home, set back from the street by a big expanse of lawn and surrounded by oaks, makes its impression without being imposing. A two-story traditional located in the old-school-tony Pemberton Heights section of Old West Austin and built in 1940, it was recently redesigned by local firm Ryan Street Architects but retains its classic design and feel.
The home’s wood, marble, and tile floors, along with its three fireplaces (one up, two down), French doors, formal rooms, period (or period-style) windows, wainscoting, and crown molding capture the original architecture. Trims have been painted the same color as the walls throughout the house, which brings it a cleaner look, but features such as original or reproduced bathroom tile and the occasional marble-floored room reference and play up its original design as well.
The 5,500-square-foot home has four bedrooms and five and a half bathrooms. Behind its private gate, it features Land West landscaping, a seriously groovy, Moroccan-style pool cabana, and an oversized pool in back.