It’s primarily the exterior of this renovated midcentury home that telegraphs its origins. The interiors are awash in white, but the bones are intact. Its vaulted and beamed ceilings, clerestory and floor-to-ceiling windows, built-in cabinets and drawers, and light-colored wood floors remind one of its original era and use some of its hallmarks to its best advantage.
The single-story home is clad in white brick and updated plank siding. Built in 1954, it’s centrally located in the Highland Village neighborhood, tucked between Brentwood and MoPac, with Highland Park West just on the other side. It sits on a corner lot and has a two-car carport and a backyard patio.
The 1,884-square-foot house has three bedrooms and three bathrooms. The kitchen and bathrooms have been thoroughly updated—the tile is contemporary, not vintage pink, but they’ve been transformed into relaxing spaces with select features sporting subdued colors (plus: there are two decent-sized bathtubs).
The kitchen is open to the living area and features Silestone/Corian-type counters and a breakfast bar.
There’s a small room off the main living area that could be used for many things, including an office, a study, a reading room, or a just a quiet area in which to relax.
The master suite has two closets, a full bathroom with a garden tub and a walk-in shower, and access to a backyard patio.
The home features a covered patio, a fenced backyard, and a two-car carport.
• 2809 West 50th Street [Realty Austin]