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Buy a mod fixer-upper for $425K

North Shoal Creek home in the style of Stenger

The listing for this home, which has strong midcentury-modern influences, calls it “A.D. Stenger style.” That’s a reference to one of Austin’s favorite architect/developers, who designed and built more than 100 homes in the city in the 1950s and beyond, using the midcentury-modern style as a jumping-off point but often adding his own trademark touches.

It’s important to note, of course, that that doesn’t mean it was designed by Stenger himself—but the home does have an idiosyncratic take on the general style. It also looks like a bit of a fixer-upper, the upside being that it retains many of its original features. Located on a cul-de-sac in the central North Shoal Creek neighborhood, the single-story, stone house has three bedrooms and two bathrooms in 1,537 square feet. Unique and original features include a vaulted wood ceiling and a stone fireplace, full-story chimney, and skylights in the mildly sunken main living area, as well as the possession of a total of five sliding-glass doors that face a large, green backyard and Shoal Creek.

The kitchen has an island and breakfast bar as well as a built-in range and ovens.

Bedrooms have sliding-glass doors, and there is room for a master-bathroom expansion.

The back patio is surrounded by a fenced, leafy backyard and has a view of Shoal Creek. The home also has a two-car garage.

8210 Sandalwood Cove [Stanberry Realtors]