Along with the Bohn House (1938) and the Red River International House (1947), the Blackshear House is one of the few remaining residences in Austin that draw on the Art Deco, Streamline Moderne, and International Style movements. Featured on the 2016 Preservation Austin homes tour, the landmarked, two-story structure was built in 1950 and has a number of features that incorporate those styles, including a white stucco exterior, steel-framed windows, and flat roof.
The design of both the original part of the home and a 1955 basement addition evolved as it was built. Its second story became an apartment that was originally accessed by a fire escape ladder, making it a sort of split-level affair. The landmarked house has a total of four bedrooms and three bedrooms in 2,564 square feet.
While the kitchen has been modernized, the bathrooms updated, and custom cabinetry added, the home retains its historic essence as well as a remarkable number of original features. Listed at United Real Estate Austin with Jay Billig (who owned the property in 2014, according to Preservation Austin notes), it’s located at 806 Bouldin Avenue (in Bouldin Creek, naturally). It has an asking price of $1,987,000.