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Travis Heights contemporary with downtown views asks $1.87M

Jay Corder design creates visual interest with layout and standout features

Local favorite Jay Corder Architect shows a lot of versatility in its residential designs. Though most, if not all, are contemporary, they can take the form of clever additions to traditional homes or new, sleek builds in historic neighborhoods. Even their newer builds, such as this two-story home located in the hills of South Austin’s Travis Heights neighborhood, distinguish themselves from one another with interesting takes on the familiar “Hill Country modern” tropes.

The 3,714-square-foot home, for instance, has the downtown views that are one of the reasons the area is so coveted, but the deck from which one sees them contains both an area for entertaining, complete with hot tub, but also a “study loft”—options for privacy and solitude, in other words.

Downstairs, the home has an indoor-outdoor open kitchen/living space with wall-sized sliding doors that open to a pool and yard—not that uncommon, as features go, but the living area features sets of stairs and levels that create interesting angles, as well as a floating, stainless-steel fireplace and touches of the ornate, such the marble-and-wood bar.

The chef’s kitchen features marble countertops, stainless appliances, and receding doors that allow it to become an indoor-outdoor space with pool.

The two-story home features custom railings, wenge and sapele wood cabinetry, Brazilian cherry floors, and basement/flex space that could be a recreation room, extra living area, or home theatre.

1407 Alameda Drive [Monica Fabbio, Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty]