Although the highly sought-after Spanish Revival style is not common in Austin, there are a few great examples, including this one in the Central Austin neighborhood, just north of the University of Texas.
The style was popularized after the Panama-California Exposition, held in San Diego in 1915 to celebrate the opening of the Panama Canal, and in the United States is found primarily in California, Florida, and Hawaii. Locally, however, UT School of Architecture founder Hugo Kuehne worked in this style in the convenient Central Austin area, designing two homes on the corner of Duval and 32nd streets for wealthy Austinites of his day.
Built in 1929 and completely remodeled in 2010, with additional updates in 2015, the 1,201-square-foot home stays true to its original style, featuring a welcoming, arched portico entry and has a cathedral ceiling in the living room, as well as an overall layout, that gives the home a spacious feel.
The one-story, stucco home has three bedrooms and two full bathrooms with bathtubs. It features hardwood floors, refurbished windows and screens, and original doors and hardware, including crystal door knobs.
This year, the home received a complete interior paint job that includes all trim and all cabinetry.
In back of the house is a 1920’s building, meant to be a garage, that could be rebuilt or reinforced for a studio or other outbuilding (or even a garage?). The extra-long driveway and a gravel area can fit four parked cars.
• 3103 Walling Drive [The Gill Agency]