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Take a sneak peek at midcentury modern Starlight Village

New development based on popular design movement takes shape

Sarah Free

Starlight Village, the planned community that features only newly built, midcentury-style buildings is nearing completion and is already experiencing robust presales—not a huge surprise, since there are so many diehard fans of the influential architectural period.

Located in the Austin suburb of Leander, a few miles north of downtown, the development features homes designed with the tropes of the popular movement, modified proportionally to suit contemporary lifestyle preferences (i.e., bigger, especially the bathrooms).

House styles with names such as the Palm Springs, Cocoa Beach, and the Telstar carry out the motif, and floor-plan names including the Gemini, the Apollo, the Atlas keep things thematically consistent.

The first phase of the project consists 30 or so KLM Design Build single-family homes. When the development was announced in spring of 2016, prices were expected to start in the $200,000 range.

The price range has since been revised upward and is now set at $315,000 to $600,000. Despite the price hike, numerous completed and future units have already sold, with some styles already sold out.

modern-era-looking brick home with angle roofs Sarah Free
Kyle Jones
Kyle Jones
Kyle Jones
Sarah Free
Sarah Free
Sarah Free
Sarah Free
Kyle Jones
Kyle Jones
Kyle Jones

The “Gemini”