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Ultramodern new build in Bryker Woods ‘offers no excuses’

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Stylish contemporary asks $1.4M

The last line of the listing for this newly built home on the edge of West Austin’s Bryker Woods neighborhood reads as follows: “THIS HOME OFFERS NO EXCUSES AND OFFERS NO SECOND GUESSES.” Which, frankly, seems a tad defensive. Other than the fact that it’s situated very close to a MoPac frontage road—presumably not a deal-breaker for everyone—it looks innovative and stylish.

Architecturally speaking, its suspended foundation—which originates with a concrete slab and transitions into a pier-and-beam situation—is interesting both structurally and visually. The low, horizontal lines and large windows that both reflect and connect to the outdoors ground it pretty firmly in late-modern style.

The one-story, 2,750-square-foot home is clad in concrete and steel and has three bedrooms and three bathrooms. It has an open-plan kitchen/living area, polished concrete floors, and all the modern conveniences and sleek, wooden cabinetry one could ask for. Listed by Austin Stowell with Compass, it’s located at 1790 Northwood Road.