If you’re going to shell out north of $1.5 million for a Craftsman house in South Austin, this might be the one to splurge on. Built in 1940 in the much-loved Travis Heights neighborhood, the home was redesigned in 2010 by noted local firm Rick and Cindy Black Architects and was featured on the 2012 AIA Austin Homes Tour in 2012. The “compound,” as the listing calls it, sits on .31 acres that back to a creek and includes a two-bedroom, one-bathroom guest house and a salt-water pool.
The two-story main home, originally a smaller bungalow, now measures 2,778 square feet and has five bedrooms and three bathrooms. It features longleaf pine floors, a gourmet kitchen, recently installed windows, and a metal roof. In addition to the fenced yard, limestone creek with waterfall, and aforementioned pool, the property includes an ample front porch, a large backyard deck, and two-car carport with storage closets.
The kitchen balances original features with modern additions.
The home has four bedrooms, including the master suite, on the main floor, with a lofted fifth bedroom upstairs.
The guest house has concrete floors and a full kitchen, as well as a proximity to the pool.
• 1221 Bickler Road [The Marye Company]