The essence of the 1948 home in South Austin remains—as do traces of its original structure and style—but it has been thoroughly remodeled in contemporary fashion, stylish but suitably casual for its Travis Heights neighborhood.
Focused around a central pool, the multi-level home offers looks good for easy entertaining and outdoor life. In addition to the pool, there’s a casita, sport court, and a large, lush backyard.
The interior of the 2,556-square-foot home is surrounded by greenery and opens onto a deck wrapped around a heritage oak. The home has three bedrooms and two bathrooms, as well as lots of light-filled, open living areas.
The nifty skylights, clerestory windows, and private entrances to some bedrooms add interest and light. The decor is varied, smart, and unintimidating; as far as a description of the style, the art that reads “California” and the LBJ wallpaper is a combination that just might say it all.
Rustic wooden stairs lead to the top floor loft and rooftop deck.
A large dressing area with built-in oak storage and vanity leads to the master bath, where a mix of concrete, tile, and oak were used to create a warm but stylish feel. The second and third bedrooms have kicky, custom checkerboard custom wood floors.
The house features a number of entertainment areas, inside and out, with a smooth transition between the two.
• 1117 Gillespie Place [Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty]