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Modernist masterpiece gets whopping price chop

Highland Park West home built in 1964 drops price to $3M

Large white modern home with flat roofs, white
5204 Ridge Oak Drive
Courtesy of Drew Marye, the Marye Company

People play pretty fast and loose with the term “modernism”—especially when it comes to residential architecture. Rest assured, then, that this sprawling home in leafy Highland Park West embodies some of the form’s most identifiable aspects—and does so in stunning fashion.

When the home hit the market in September, it was priced at an ambitious $3.25 million . Now it’s back, this time asking $2,999,000—a drop of more than $250,000—but just as stunning as ever.

Somehow both grand and restrained, the two-story house was built in 1964. It has numerous classic features typical of the modernist period, including long, horizontal lines, flat roofs, original poured terrazzo floors, and multiple living areas. Wide hallways, wall-sized windows, and patterned, partial room dividers contribute to the open look and feel as well as evoking its signature style.

Icing on the cake—or maybe the topper—is a floating addition designed by Stan Haas, the architect behind the transformation of Austin’s Lester E. Palmer Auditorium into the dazzling Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long Center for the Performing Arts, a wonder of reinvented modernism and a truly iconic space.

Haas’s second-story structure does indeed seem to float and is incorporated beautifully with the original structure, opening on to a balcony that overlooks the backyard and pool. A covered patio leads back into the 5,676-square-foot house, which has four bedrooms, four full bathrooms, a powder room, and a two-car garage. Located at 5204 Ridge Oak Drive, the home is listed by Drew Marye at The Marye Company.