Unlike the many historic mansions that populate Pemberton Heights and Old West Austin more generally, this one-story clapboard house doesn’t take pains to show off its vintage. Built in 1938, the house has been updated and transformed into a modern cabin in the woods, if that cabin were a 2,796-square-foot luxury home and the woods were the trees along Shoal Creek.
Huge windows throughout the house—and particularly in the high-ceilinged living area in back, which looks like a later addition—look out on the surrounding foliage and harvest indirect light, contributing to that forested feeling. The covered back deck and private front patio expand that feel into vacation-spa territory, while the original hardwood floors, built-ins, and a few casement windows bring it all back home.
The four-bedroom, three-bathroom house is listed by Realty Austin.