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Gorgeous new build in South Austin showcases mod urban design

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Making the most of minimalism

Contemporary living area with wall of windows, white walls, light wood built-ins, modern furniture
2211 South Second Street
Photos by Leonid Furmansky

While contemporary single-family homes have become a common form of infill in Bouldin Creek and other popular South Austin neighborhoods, a few distinguish themselves from the pack.

That’s certainly the case with this just-listed new build at 2211 South Second Street, designed by local firm Davey McEathron Architecture. Even the expected, minimalist-leaning features—open living and dining areas, walls of windows admitting copious natural light, neutral hues, and light-colored wood flooring—are made special due to the choice of materials, details, and workmanship of the designers, who often contribute hands-on, bespoke features to their projects.

The three-story home is also sited in a way that makes the most of its narrow lot while staying within the scale of the surrounding neighborhood. The 2,975-square-foot house has four bedrooms, three and a half bathrooms, and two living areas.

The kitchen is designed for entertaining and includes granite/marble counters and a central island, an oversized gas cooktop, frameless custom cabinets, and bar seating. It also features subtle but striking tile work, which can be found in the bathrooms as well.

The yard makes the most of its large trees and fresh landscaping, offering an open porch, a deck, and a private, fenced backyard. It’s asking $1.5 million.