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Modern made stylish contemporary seeks $1.52M

Large hillside home located in Austin’s often overlooked Beverly Hills enclave

Large, open living and dining room with white walls, modern furniture, big windows in back, colorful art on wall
5000 Westview Drive
Courtesy of Natalie Kopp, Gottesman Residential Real Estate,

The road to real estate seems to keep leading us northwest this week. A sprawling, two-story house takes us farther north than did yesterday’s listing—a sweet midcentury modern in Balcones Park—but only a little, and two have more than their hilly, tree-lined neighborhoods in common.

A newly listed home in the area, by Natalie Kopp of Gottesman Residential Real Estate, also started life midcentury (1953, to be exact), but the 3,237-square-foot house has been reborn as a sleek-and-airy contemporary. The home’s original exterior lines largely remain, as do its hickory floors, but most of the interior has been updated in luxurious if restrained style.

The kitchen, instance, features custom white-oak cabinetry, black soapstone countertops, and stainless steel appliance. Bathrooms have glazed, handmade Saltillo and marble tiles, brass fixtures, black accents, and stained walnut cabinets. The combination of neutral tones with interesting textures, patterns, and some color here and there creates a visual unity throughout the home, which has four bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms.

The home is situated on a hillside, corner lot in the tiny Beverly Hills neighborhood, a few blocks from the Bright Leaf nature preserve. In addition to a completely renovated interior, it has a backyard with a covered back patio and a two-car carport that, while also updated to fit the home’s new style, serves as a nod to its midcentury roots.