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Midcentury modern in Balcones Park asks $1.15M

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Updated home built in 1954 near Bright Leaf Preserve

Front deck of a 1954 midcentury style home with flat roof, big picture window row, stacked stone wall
4502 Spanish Oak Trail
Courtesy of Eileen Gill, Compass Real Estate

People in Austin love their midcentury modern—with good reason—even with (or sometimes because) contemporary updates, as long as the bones are intact. There’s something special about many of those to be found near Lake Austin, under towering oaks and related so closely to the landscape of the nearby Bright Leaf Nature Preserve.

And so we return to Balcones Park, where a week ago we marveled at a house by influential Austin architect David Graeber, to check out a renovated midcentury-modern classic that just hit the market.

Built in 1954, one-story home has a stacked-stone wall in front and a pool in back. In between is 2,7247 square feet of nicely updated living space, featuring wood and hard-tiled floors, built-in bookcases, skylights, and a fireplace. The home has four bedrooms and three bathrooms, as well as a two-car carport, fenced yard, and generous front and back decks. The home is listed with Eileen Gill of the Gill Agency at Compass Real Estate.

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Lake Austin Blvd, Austin, TX 78703