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Midcentury modern ‘treehouse’ gets $21K price chop

Beautifully redesigned Rosedale home now asking $829K

Large living room with limestone and glass walls
Living room of midcentury modern Rosedale home
Via Estately

While some of the staging and pattern choices might be a bit on the nose, this 1960 home—now priced almost $21,000 less than its original asking price—has received a top-notch remodel with features that are faithful to the ever-popular midcentury modern style.

The extensive redesign was done by well-regarded local firm A Parallel Architecture, which specializes in distinctive, contemporary residential design (although it’s also known for its design of Kuneho, originally Qui, restaurant).

The designers were careful to keep defining characteristics of early 1960s style—focusing the main living area on the limestone wall, with fireplace, that continues inside from the home’s exterior. The home also has floor-to-ceiling windows and sliding doors for classic indoor-outdoor effect. The white oak floors add to the light, minimalist-leaning effect.

Located in the popular central Rosedale neighborhood, the two-story home is built on a slight hillside overlooking Shoal Creek, which can be seen through its many back windows, as well as from tiered deck with views of the creek, including a waterfall.

The home includes a curious but appealing area off the main living room, staged here as a music room/study, that can be closed off with sliding glass doors.

The kitchen has a breakfast bar as well as a separate dining area. The home has three bedrooms and three bathrooms, and the upstairs area of the house is designed to give the feel of being in the treetops.

A tiered deck overlooks Shoal Creek.

4610 Shoal Creek Boulevard [Derrick Jones, Austin City Living]