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Rare midcentury home by Harwell Hamilton Harris was summer’s top sale

House by legendary architect fetches close to asking price

The top-selling house of the summer, at least as far as single-family-homes and MLS aggregators are concerned, was a prize: one of only two in Austin designed by famed midcentury modern architect Harwell Hamilton Harris, a Californian acolyte of Richard Neutra who became the first dean of the UT School of Architecture in 1951.

The house, which we profiled shortly after it was listed, was built in 1955 and called The Barrow Residence. Located on a wooded half-acre or so in Highland Park West, it shows the influence of Japanese design on Harris. The bathrooms and kitchen have been updated, but much of the fine woodwork and many of the period details remain.

The home went on the market in April for $1.29 million and sold for $1.27 million in June. You can see more pictures of The Barrow Residence in our April post here.

Rare Home by Midcentury Pioneer Offered in Exclusive Listing for $1.29M [Curbed Austin]