When last we saw this classic midcentury modern home, designed by and the personal residence of Austin architect Herbert Crume, it was August, and the asking price was $1.4 million.
We’re not sure if it ever really left the market, but now it’s popped up in the listings for $1.25 million, a substantially friendlier price if you’re already looking in that range.
The 1,920-square-foot home was inspired by the California case-study movement and designed and built in 1953 by Austin architect Herbert Crume for his family.
Crume was a University of Texas graduate; he studied in Chicago before joining Austin’s high-profile Fehr and Granger firm, which was responsible for many of Austin’s midcentury gems. He later became a partner at Jessen Associates.
The three bedroom, two-bathroom home is sited on nearly three-quarters of an acre in a cul-de-sac located above Shoal Creek, just inside the Allandale neighborhood boundary on West 45th Street.
The owners have preserved the exposed steel frame, old-growth redwood ceilings and extensive areas of brick, as well as the glass walls and doors that open on to the expansive backyard and pool.
• 2603 La Ronde Street [Estately]