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Modern minimalism surprises in Rosedale

Transformed 1947 home asks $839K

Yard with sleek light wood deck and two-story home with metal bar facade
4000 Sinclair Avenue
Courtesy of Adrienne Newman, KW Realty

Austin’s central-north Rosedale neighborhood is known for its close community and its modest-sized homes, built from the 1930s through the 1950s when the area was developed. To find this clean-lined, modern beauty in the neighborhood is slightly surprising, though less so when one knows it was originally one of those modest homes, built in 1947. Situated on a corner lot, it’s tucked behind mature trees and a weathered wood facade that blends in with the greenery and helps it blend in with the surrounding homes.

The original, single-story home received an extensive renovation, designed by San Antonio’s Isunza Studios and completed in 2014. The 2,134-square-foot home is now two stories tall, with high ceilings, lots of light, white oak floors and oak walls, and gorgeous built-in cabinetry and furniture—all centered around a large deck shaded by a giant oak tree. It has as study in addition to its three bedrooms and three bathrooms.

The unique kitchen island, with its library-like shelving underneath, is appealing, as are its pro-grade stainless appliances, walk-in pantry, and counter appliance closet.

The master suite loft is on the second story and features a built-in king-sized bed. The downstairs bedrooms are separated from living spaces by a paneled corridor.

4000 Sinclair Avenue [Adrienne Newman, Keller Williams Realty]