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Midcentury modern masterpiece gets $300K price chop

1964 home designed by architecture luminary R. Gommel Roessner now asking $2.2M

Two-story brick 1964 modern home with large, two-story windows, trees in front
7 Green Lane
All photos courtesy of Spinelli Residential Group

It seemed like this classic midcentury modern home would get snapped up pretty fast after it was listed for $2.5 million just a couple of weeks ago. After all, that’s not an outrageous price for a large home in Old West Austin, and local love for midcentury style is strong.

It hasn’t been on the market that long, but the asking price was just dropped $300,000, to $2.2 million.

Designed by University of Texas School of Architecture professor and local architect R. Gommel Roessner, the home was built in 1964 and featured in Architectural Digest in 1968, according to the listing. A richness of materials is sustained throughout the 6,003-square-foot home with the distinctive use of redwood, tinted glass, handmade brick, and copper. Roessner’s knack for designing open-plan spaces that also provide privacy is also apparent.

The two-story house has four living rooms and two dining rooms, with 18-foot ceilings and generous windows facing lush foliage outside. Each room has a balcony or terrace, and the home is arranged around courtyards and outdoor spaces. The 6,003-square-foot home has four bedrooms and five bathrooms.

Here are a few photos of the home; you can see many more here.

7 Green Lane [Jeannette Spinelli, KW-Austin Portfolio Real Estate]