Seen from the street, this multileveled home in Travis Heights looks like what it started out as: a modest, if ravishingly and appropriately remodeled, bungalow built in 1949. While the essence of the original’s modernist leanings and adaptation of local vernacular architecture remain, though, it has been expanded and transformed to take superb advantage of its South Austin site and recently remodeled for added freshness.
With new interiors by Austin’s Claire Zinnecker Design, the 2,556-square-foot home features fully collapsible glass wall systems in the open kitchen-living areas, along with new floors, lighting, molding, and paint, a gas fireplace, and a renovated staircase leading to a rooftop deck/lounge. The kitchen has also been gutted and completely redone with a handmade-tile backsplash, high-end appliances, and custom cabinets and built-ins. It has two bedrooms and three bathrooms.
Back at the aforementioned foldable glass walls, the living and kitchen area open to a deck that around a huge heritage oak tree. Stairs lead down to a hill to the the pool, spa, and green space, set up for lounging and entertaining—as is the rooftop deck, which also has a fire pit.
The listing for the home, located at 1117 Gillespie Place, is held by Wade Giles. It’s on the market for $1.75 million.