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Updated midcentury home in Travis Heights asks $850K

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Built in 1958, house has new and original features

Living room of remodeled midcentury house
1505 Betty Jo Drive
Via Realty Austin

This vintage home in Travis Heights has many ranch-style characteristics, but it was built in 1958 and has the big windows and indoor-outdoor aspects of a midcentury modern (plus, it’s staged with a real or replica Eames lounge chair), so let’s split the difference and call it a modern rancher.

Appellation aside, the two-bedroom, two-bathroom home looks to have be redone, top to bottom, in the general spirit of its time. The original terrazzo floors remain throughout the kitchen and living room, which has wall-sized and clerestory windows bringing the outdoor greenery in, as well as fireplace wall that extends the exterior stacked-stone walls inside.

The kitchen layout is appropriate for the home style and includes new custom wood cabinetry, skylights, Bosch Appliances, and an eat-in island.

The dining room has a built-in bar and custom light fixtures, which can be found throughout the 1,319-square-foot house.

Back on the ranch-style side, the home has an attached, two-car garage and a wood-trimmed front wall.

The open living room and kitchen-dining area features an indoor-outdoor fireplace wall, a vaulted and beamed ceiling, tons of light, and that sweet, sweet original terrazzo.

Bathrooms and bedrooms are also light-filled, with one bedroom harvesting light through clerestory windows and glass doors that open on to a back deck.

1505 Betty Jo Drive [Realty Austin]