Though it’s hardly the tract house in a middle-class, master-planned community that midcentury developer Joseph Eichler brought to California by the thousands in the 1950s and ‘60s, this home does indeed have many of the hallmarks of the style that, according to the listing, influenced it.
Located on five acres of land in far Southwest Austin—off Highway 290 on the way to Dripping Springs—the house integrates modern design with organic materials and the surrounding environment. It has two wings, an ample garage, and a guest house, all of it low-slung, under slightly sloped roofs, and with the big windows and views saved for the back of the house.
The 3,322-square-foot main house, 640-square-foot guest house, and what the brokerbabble calls an “uncommonly well built” workshop garage are all built around a courtyard, where there’s definitely room for a pool.
The main house has four bedrooms and four bathrooms, and the one-bedroom, one-bathroom guest house has a full kitchen.
Though the home was built in 2008, standout design elements recall another era.
Indoor and outdoor fireplaces share a common chimney, a nice touch. There’s also an outdoor shower.
The detached guest house features a full kitchen as well as its own private patio.
• 13100 Trail End [Virginia Ivey, Realtor]