While the community is looking a lot less Truman Show now that the trees have grown in and some interesting public projects have developed there, far too many of the homes at the Mueller planned community are of a similar type—traditional styles made with materials that are probably better than older homes when it comes to cost, energy efficiency, and sustainability but that telegraph their newness all too clearly.
Thankfully, some contemporary exceptions have cropped up recently—including innovative single-family homes by award-winning Austin firm DesignHound, sweet row homes by by Michael Hsu Architecture (also local and award-winning), and this also-stylish row home, one of four and, conveniently, on the market at the moment.
The two-story, stucco abode, built in 2014, has a front-facing porch and second-floor patio, both with warm but modern wood and metal accents, as well as flat roof and rectangular wall openings that establish the home’s essential contemporary character from the outset. Interiors are consistent with the style and feature high ceilings, and open floor plan, big windows and glass doors, and wood and hard-tile floors in common areas and bathrooms.
The 2,311-square-foot home has an open-plan kitchen-dining-living room plan.
The home has three bedrooms and the bathrooms, with a balcony outside the master bedroom.
In addition to the upstairs balcony, there is a similar-sized front porch and small, fenced backyard. Maintenance of exterior common areas, home exterior, and landscaping is covered by HOA dues, which are $155 per month.
• 2212 Philomena Street [Keller Williams Realty]