Call it a mansion flip. Or something. This elegant historic home, which we profiled in May, was on the market then for $2.29 million and was purchased in June for $2.25 million. Now it’s back on the market, with a quite extensive interior remodel, asking around $300,000 more than it did a year ago.
Of course, one could argue it’s almost a different house, at least inside. Located in the prestigious Old Enfield neighborhood of West Austin, the home was built in 1929 and is a designated city historic landmark. Its distinctive design and charm remain, as do original hardwoods and the archways between many of the rooms.
Moreover, when major new elements, such as updated windows and a new garage, were in order, pains were taken to make them historically appropriate. Nonstructural updates—a remodeled kitchen and bathrooms, new paint and carpet—have transformed the home’s interiors but are traditional enough fit with its history.
The property consists of a 3,918-square-foot main house with four bedrooms, four bathrooms, four living areas, and two dining spaces.
In addition, the main house has basement apartment with a full kitchen, living room, one bedroom, one bathroom, a washer/dryer, and a separate entrance.
The estate also features a detached, 1,552-square-foot guest house, designed by Dick Clark Architecture and built in 1983, with two bedrooms and one bathroom, a large windows, a separate fenced yard, a personal parking space, and a private entrance.
• 1718 Summit View Place [Gottesman Residential Real Estate]