Austin fans of the midcentury modern style are usually familiar with the work of architect and developer A.D. Stenger. An architect and developer, he designed and built more than 100 homes in Austin—often participating hands-on in the construction process—and he developed several neighborhoods in the city, including the area of what is now West Lake Hills where this house located.
Built in 1960, the one-story, frame-and-stone home has been completely remodeled but maintains the essence of Stenger’s design and most of the original floor plan. The 1,377-square-foot house has three bedrooms and two bathrooms—modest-sized by today’s standards, but in keeping with homes of its time.
Other classic features include its vaulted ceilings, large windows, and a stacked-stone fireplace, which takes center stage of the living area and open galley kitchen.
The home also features tile and wood floors, high ceilings, built-in book cases, recessed and track lighting, custom window treatments, and new appliances.
The updated galley kitchen includes a double oven, a wine refrigerator, granite counters, and a stackable washer/dryer.
High windows and vaulted ceilings create a light and airy atmosphere in the bedrooms.
The home takes full advantage of its .21-acre lot with a big, fenced backyard and a welcoming stone patio to facilitate indoor-outdoor flow from the main living area.
• 416 Ridgewood Road [787 Realty]