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An architect-owned midcentury gem lists for $765K in East Austin

Pecan Springs-Springdale home has stone walls, a central courtyard, and stunning 1960s pool deck

A glass-walled central courtyard floods the home with natural light.
Photos by Studio 12 Austin, courtesy Malita Jones of Sky Realty

Standing on a hilltop in the East Austin community of Pecan Springs-Springdale (roughly five minutes from Mueller), this unusual midcentury ranch was built in 1964 by Leo Danze. The late architect designed many homes in the East Austin area but claimed this one as his personal residence.

“It’s 3,700 square feet on nearly half of an acre, which is unheard of for this area of town,” listing agent Malita Jones of Sky Realty tells Curbed Austin. The home is also remarkable for its unique floor plan, which includes two living rooms organized around a central courtyard garden lined with floor-to-ceiling glass. “It’s almost like two houses in one,” says Jones.

While natural stone walls, arched-shaped hearth, peaked ceilings, and oasis-like backyard pool deck offer perfect amount 60s cool, much of the five-bedroom home was brought up to modern standards: all three bathrooms, the kitchen, and flooring have been updated.

Leo Danze’s midcentury oasis hit the market this week, seeking $765,000. We have a feeling the quirky home at 6102 Cherrylawn Circle may not last long.

The home has several stone accent walls that mirror the exterior facade.
The dining room is staged with appropriately groovy mod furniture.
The kitchen has never appliances, counters, and backsplash but maintains vintage-looking cabinets.
The home’s “second” living room offers even more space for a family to spread out.
Th master bedroom has plenty of room for a king sized bed.
And this contemporary bathroom appears brand new.
The perfect setting for a swinging pool party.