Just in time for Saturday’s Preservation Austin tour, which takes place in Cherrywood and adjacent areas, a 1950s home that is a perfect specimen of the neighborhood has hit the market for the first time in four decades. Custom built in 1954 by a member of Austin’s Searight family (original plans convey), it’s a lovingly kept, ranch-style house on almost half an acre of lush property covered with heritage trees.
The woodsy theme and neighborhood name carry over to the 2,963-square-foot home’s interiors, which feature cherrywood walls, numerous built-ins, wood floors, and quite a few picture windows. The layout of the one-story, red-brick house provides views of the copious and varied trees from all of the common areas, and, in addition to its four bedrooms, two bathrooms, two living areas, two dining rooms, and office, it has a separate studio apartment with a full bath and kitchenette. There’s also a storm shelter/basement, which we find kind of exciting (and rare) in this part of the ... woods.
There are four bedrooms and two bathrooms in the main house, and there is an office located off the master bedroom.
The separate studio can be used as a rental, a guest house, or a residence for extended family.
The guest house and main home both have patios looking out on to the spacious, tree-covered backyard.
• 3906 Cherrywood Road [The Gill Agency]