Austin has its fair share of well-executed midcentury-style homes, but few are as close to a perfect specimen of the form as this late-modern dream house—even in Highland Park West, a neighborhood with no paucity of the type.
Built in 1960s, the 2,318-square-foot home has three bedrooms and three bathrooms. Designed around a huge, columned fireplace, it appears to have retained its original structure, more or less, and has beamed, vaulted wood ceilings; clerestory windows; terrazzo and cork floors; interior brick walls; and mahogany paneling. The kitchen has been updated with stainless appliances but has baby-blue and light green accents as well as cabinets and countertops that are faithful to the original style.
Also delightful—and original-looking—is the covered pool and deck, with terracotta tiles and copious rollout casement windows. While it takes up some of the home’s lot—which backs to Camp Mabry but is screened by trees—there’s still room for a back deck, raised garden beds, and a detached, two-story studio. Drew Marye of the Marye Company holds the listing.