Don’t get us wrong. We’re all for faithful, even painstaking renovations of midcentury modern homes—when the house warrants it.
When the house was built in the 1950s or 60s and possess the general style of the era but is otherwise has few distinguishing features, we’re fans of the irreverent approach of this home, which mixes new-mod, old-mod, and non-mod in an eclectic, coherent way that looks both practical and low-key fabulous.
Avenue B Development did the remodel of the ranch-style home and won a NARI (that would be the National Association of the Remodeling Industry) Austin Contractor of the Year award for it.
The 1,120-square-foot home is also reasonably priced for its location in the charming, upcoming South Manchaca neighborhood—word on the street is that 78745 is the new 78702. It has three bedrooms and one bathroom, as well as two living areas, a lovely back patio area, and an attached, one-car garage.
• 5009 Majestic Drive [Gottesman Residential Real Estate]