A Barton Hills home built in the 1950s or 1960s can be a thing of beauty. The neighborhood is rife with classic ranch-style and midcentury-modern homes—including many of the latter built by legendary Austin architect-developer A.D. Stenger, who build a large portion of his residences in Barton Hills and the adjacent Zilker neighborhood.
This particular midcentury home in Barton Hills is an updated classic, refreshed in the spirit of its original times but not meant to look like a time capsule. Located on a cul-de-sac and in possession of an unassuming, if pleasant, street presence, the home was built in 1959. The one-story, brick house measures 2,135 square feet and features three bedrooms and two bathrooms, as well as a fireplace in the living area and a large, private studio (which apparently has space for many, many guitars).
The private, fenced backyard features a lovely-looking, contemporary pool and terraced landscaping on the hillside.
• 2401 Rock Terrace Circle [Derrik Davis, The Davis Agency]