Built in 1959, this classic ranch-style home in South Austin might present a love/hate scenario for many buyers: Its original and period-style features—terrazzo floors, a curved breakfast bar, and a limestone fireplace, to name a few—look like they’re in excellent shape. Some of them, however, are a matter of very strong taste (see: wallpaper, paneling, finishes in general), while others (acoustic-tile ceilings and popcorn ceilings, the latter probably not original) are likely an all-around turnoff.
Most of those seem like minor quibbles for fans of midcentury-modern style and its variations. Available for the first time in more than 40 years, the 3,244-square-foot home sits on a large lot in the popular and pretty Zilker neighborhood and is more or less next-door neighbors with the Umlauf Sculpture Garden and Barton Springs Pool. It has has four bedrooms, three bathrooms, a mod pool and patio, and a separate guest house with one bedroom, one bathroom, and a shaded deck with views.
• 706 Barton Boulevard [DEN Property Group]