If the stylishness of this contemporary home seems turned up a bit (it is), there’s a reason: It was designed by Austin’s reliably outstanding Alterstudio in 2012. Tucked into a hillside on a tiny side street off across North Lamar on the edge of West Campus, it’s centrally located, convenient, and private at the same time. It also manages to overlook Pease Park and have a great view of downtown from its covered deck.
The two-story, stucco home measures 2,768 square feet and has four bedrooms and three bathrooms. There are wood and hard tile floors throughout, as well as high ceilings and plenty of large windows for taking in views and xeriscaped landscaping that protects privacy where needed.
Located on a .21-acre lot, the house also features a secluded side yard (the address seems to indicate a condo situation, but the listing indicates there are no HOA fees, so it appears to be a single-family home on wholly owned lot). In addition, there’s a two-car garage of the ground floor.
The kitchen opens on to one of the living areas and features a casual alternative to a more formal dining area.
The master bedroom offers access to the deck and big downtown views, and the home’s bathrooms feature a large, step-in shower and a separate soaking tub.
The house has a number of energy-saving features, including LED lighting, high-efficiency appliances and home systems, insulated low-E windows, and a tankless water heater.
• 1308 Old 19th Street [Eric Copper, Keller Williams Realty]