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Distinctive midcentury modern house in northwest Austin asks $899K

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Frank Lloyd Wright’s hexagonal designs inspired 1969 home

Open modern-style living room with wall of windows, hexagonal shape, center kitchen
8719 Tallwood Drive
Via Central Metro Realty

Tucked away in established northwest Austin neighborhood Westover Hills is a midcentury-modern-style gem that might have been overlooked by MCM fans searching in more consciously groovy parts of town. Built in 1969, the home at 8719 Tallwood Drive consists of two interlocked hexagons—a layout inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright’s Usonian-period designs.

The 2,672-square-foot home has been renovated extensively, but the modernization emphasizes the bones, spirit, and even some of the materials of the original. The house has three bedrooms and two bathrooms as well as a flex room, exterior-interior stone walls, and an open layout with a central kitchen—something Wright introduced long before designers and homeowners started removing walls from renovated houses.

Floors are concrete and tile, and the house features numerous built-ins, recessed lighting, and skylights, as well as a separate laundry room, shaded patios and decks, a fenced backyard, and a two-car garage.