It’s probably obvious to even the most casual Austin real-estate watcher that a substantial makeover is going to be in order if one is going to sell a tastefully nondescript, upscale family home built in 1984 for top price—even one in sought-after Old West Austin. Still, there’s something unexpectedly compelling about the results of going at it whole hog, which is what appears to have happened here.
Somehow marrying the trend of stark, darkly painted rooms and exteriors and a sort of Calabasas 2018 joie de vivre expressed in whites, golds, pinks, and sassy stock art photos, the one-story, mostly brick home is now worlds away from the ode to greige it once was—and could have continued to be.
It’s also not that large, as this kind of urban-suburban build goes—2,672 square feet—but packs in a family room and a large game room in addition to a living room, three bedrooms, and two and a half bathrooms. It has marble and wood floors, built-ins, and a fireplace as well as the Subzero and the Vikings and the other requisite kitchen fancies.
Its gated and fenced backyard are adjacent to a large, park-like lot owned by the city. A water fountain, a circular drive, and an attached garage are also part of the exterior milieu. The listing at 2506 Hartford Road is held by owner/agent Debbie Pruitt with Coldwell Banker Realty. It’s on the market for $1,450,000.