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Midcentury time capsule in West Lake Hills wants $1.2M

1956 modern with Wild Basin views

long MCM house with dark tan brick facade, low peaked roof in middle over red door
1108 Kennan Road, West Lake Hills 
Via Estately

Okay, this West Lake Hills home isn’t literally a time capsule, of course. It’s been occupied—but is being sold for the first time since it was built, according to the listing—and looks to have changed some in its 61 years, but who hasn’t? And perhaps, unless there’s terrazzo under all that wall-to-wall carpeting, it doesn’t have the wow factor of some midcentury modern homes.

For the most part, though, it retains the essential features of the style; it’s low-slung, with vaulted, beamed ceilings, lots of paneling, what looks like the original layout, and clerestory windows, along with some wall-sized ones that might have been updated for energy-saving reasons.

Those windows overlook same majestic views over the Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve, to which the home backs and provides a generous balcony for further viewing. Located on .95 acres, it has three bedrooms and three bathrooms.

The kitchen is open to the breakfast area and connects to a formal dining room as well.

Clerestory windows and sliding glass doors let in ambient light in the bedrooms.

The home is located on a hill overlooking the Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve

1108 Kennan Road, West Lake Hills [KW-Austin Portfolio RealEstate]