This lovely home was built in 2007 and designed by Ezra Wheeler, whose design-build firm is now located in Oakland, Calif., where his design-build company expands on the modern-influenced contemporary roots displayed here.
The 2,149-square-foot, two-story home is made of steel, concrete, and stucco (which we’re seeing a lot of on the resale market lately) has three bedrooms and four bedrooms. Its embrace of raw materials and modernist ideas is consistent throughout the home, which features high ceilings, recessed lighting, and polished concrete floors downstairs, with bamboo and wood floors upstairs.
Located in East Austin’s Blackshear-Prospect Hill neighborhood, about halfway between Huston-Tillotson University and the Boggy Creek Greenbelt, the home’s style departs from that of some of its neighbors, but the siting of the largest part of the house behind a modest-scaled entrance makes it fit in well with its surroundings. The modest-sized part of the structure that fronts to the street is also behind a fence of gate made of concrete blocks, wood, and CorTen-style metal.
The kitchen features a breakfast bar/center island opening on to a larger dining area, granite/marble counters, and a walk-in pantry.
The stairs and upstairs bathroom show include a clawfoot bathtub with updated, modern feet and an assortment of lovely tiles.
The gated home is set back from the street in the front, with semi-private alley access and a two-car garage in the back, as well as featuring a patio and balcony and xeriscaped landscaping.
• 2412 East Ninth Street [Keller Williams]