Travis Heights keeps putting out the hits this week, and in a variety of genres. Today’s entry is an adorable, compact, detached condo at a decent price for the close-in, still somewhat eccentric South Austin neighborhood.
Built in 1968, possibly as a single-family home, the one-story house retains its late-midcentury style on the exterior, which has been spiffed up but not significantly altered. The updated interior leans more in the currently popular, blank-palette contemporary direction, but you can still see the classic bones in the vaulted, beamed living area ceiling, as well as in the picture and clerestory windows.
The white walls and polished concrete walls combine with the generous windows to allow lots of indirect, natural light into what might originally have been a somewhat darker interior.
The 875-square-foot home has two bedrooms and one bathroom. It has been completely updated—that includes the backyard, which includes a private living space with built-in seating and a dog run.
• 1122 Gillespie Place, Unit A [Urbanspace]