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Mod home tucked away in Swede Hill asks $875K

Large, low-key contemporary blends well with historic neighborhood

Contemporary home exterior wood, stucco, metal
1011 East 15th Street
Aaron Jistel, ListingSpark

This modern, one-story home makes a good case that some designs characteristic of the early aughts—in this case, those designed and built by local firm KRDB—have held up pretty well. Located in a low-key corner of historic Swede Hill neighborhood, across the street from the (also historic) Oakwood Cemetery, the house typifies the “Texas modern” style and blends in surprisingly well with the older bungalows and cottages in the area.

The home measures 2,200 square feet, with a floor plan that surrounds a central courtyard. There are three bedrooms and three bathrooms, with interior design elements that include custom bamboo cabinets, exposed burnished concrete-block walls, cypress siding, high ceilings, skylights, commercial-grade windows, and floor-to-ceiling tiles in bathrooms.

The drought-tolerant landscaping features steel planters and native succulents and two patio/deck areas with limestone pavers. It’s topped off by a metal roof with solar panels.

There are concrete floors throughout the home, minimal trim on most windows, and Silestone counters in the kitchen.

The home is designed around a central courtyard, an update on a classic feature of houses in warmer climates.

Bathrooms feature floor-to-ceiling tile in many sections.

1011 East 15th Street [Aaron Jistel, ListingSpark]