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Midcentury Prairie Style classic seeks $835K

1950 home designed by noted local architect Wolf Jessen

This classic 1950 Prairie Style home would have a lot going for it even it wasn’t designed by one of the notable Austin architects of the time, Wolf Jessen. Jessen, his brother Bubu, and other partners over the years ran an architectural firm that did both residential and commercial design, including some of the city’s most well-known buildings (Downtown’s John Henry Faulk Library was Jessen’s final design).

Wolf Jessen designed this home in the historic and central Beau Site subdivision of the Hancock neighborhood, where the Jessens designed several other homes as well. The 2,427-square-foot home fits well into the leafy enclave, which features an eclectic mix of home styles and ages.

The one-story brick, stone, and stucco home has three bedrooms and four bathrooms, the latter with vintage tiles in a variety of pastel colors. Its generous windows and back patio look out onto a lush lot and fenced yard with mature oaks and other foliage. There is a two-car carport.

836 East 37th Street [Moreland Properties]