When the redevelopment of Austin’s former Robert Mueller Municipal Airport kicked off around the turn of this century, the idea that the large, master-planned community would someday be referred to as an “urban village” (in marketing materials, anyway) would have raised more than a few eyebrows. To many, it seemed more like a movie set (specifically, the set of The Truman Show) more than an urban community that would develop organically over time—though to be fair, a master plan was the only realistic way to approach the project.
As with new landscaping, though, things look a lot better once they grow in for a few years. Mueller is an active and attractive place, home to variety of local businesses and community activities, and for the most part walkable/bikeable. Perhaps its biggest selling point is that, unlike many similar suburban developments, it’s centrally located.
This two-story townhome, built in 2009 and professionally maintained, is a great of example of a more “settled in” Mueller—a place with identity and individual style. The 1902-square-foot, contemporary home has three bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms, two living areas, and an office/study. Features include concrete and wood floors, built-in bookcases, and a large skylight that helps make the space bright and airy.
The open-concept first floor features stained and sealed concrete floors, high ceilings, and an island kitchen open to living and dining areas. There’s also a large study/office off the living room.
The master suite has a terrace patio and a soaking tub, separate shower, and dual vanity in the bathroom.
The home has a private courtyard and a two-car garage. The front area is maintained by the homeowner’s association.
• 4028 Berkman Drive [Eileen Gill, The Gill Agency]