Designed by Austin-based architect Tom Hurt, this contemporary beauty is no stranger to publicity—it’s been featured the Architecture Lab website and in Austin Monthly magazine—and for good reason. It’s impeccably and engagingly designed, with a unique approach and features that make it stand out from its glass-and-steel, contemporary peers. It also has 4-Star Green Building rating from the Austin Energy Green Building Program, due in part to such features as its roof, made of 80% recycled rubber shingles. Its no-maintenance landscaping, electric-car charging station, and siting that maximizes shade from (and views of) the property’s towering heritage trees no doubt helped as well.
The three-story, 2,860-square-foot home, located in South Austin’s Travis Heights neighborhood, also demonstrates in stunning fashion that practicality and beauty aren’t mutually exclusive. While its now-common features such as its polished concrete floors, white walls, light-colored wooden cabinets, and large windows with dark frames masterfully blend the interior and exterior spaces by emphasizing the latter, unexpected and unusual angles and shapes make the interior a lively space to explore—it’s at once peaceful and interesting.
The home has four bedrooms and three bathrooms, as well as an upstairs bonus room, a loft, and exercise and game rooms.
The home’s exterior features numerous covered and uncovered living areas, including an upstairs deck, a fenced backyard, and storage space.
• 504 East Annie Street [Redfin]