Tucked away amongst mature trees on a quiet street in the coveted Balcones neighborhood, this authentic mid-century modern home has been impeccably maintained and cherished by the same owners since 1979. The palpable love and pride for this home permeate every corner, emanating a haven that stands testament to meticulous care and a commitment to quality living, blending mid-century roots with the comforts of contemporary living.
This expansive yet cozy home boasts original hardwood flooring in the living and dining areas, new carpet in the bedrooms, beamed vaulted ceilings, all new pella windows and doors, and a ChargePoint electric vehicle charger in the garage!
The exterior features xeriscaping, along with jasmine to reduce reliance on the traditional lawn, complemented by a lush native greenery with aged tall trees that offer shade and privacy, making it a peaceful retreat from the city’s hustle and bustle. This nearly ½ acre lot is a haven for wildlife and provides super serenity just minutes to downtown Austin.
Various improvements have been made to maintain the lush landscape and safeguard the property against the elements like, installing a user-friendly remote-controlled lawn sprinkler system, adding stone walls and French drains, replacing the front stairs and balcony decking with durable red cedar wood, planting a 30-gallon Monterrey oak in the front yard, and pruning Spanish oaks for stability.
The interior entails a genuine mid-century modern design, reflected in the fine workmanship and architecture, with clean lines, walls of windows, and open spaces that invite natural light in. This gem features unique design elements characteristic of the era, such as vaulted ceilings, exposed beams, and a connection to the outdoors with multiple sliding glass doors and walls paneled in cedar.
The well-designed floor plan features four generously sized bedrooms, two full bathrooms, and one half bathroom, sprawled out on one side of the family room, with the kitchen and shared living spaces on the opposing side, fostering a cohesive flow within the various spaces in the home.
The elongated entry opens up to the light and bright kitchen and charming breakfast nook. The fully equipped kitchen includes appliances such as a new stainless steel refrigerator that will convey, a stove top range, microwave, and dishwasher. The updated cabinetry modernizes the space and also provides an abundance of room for all of your storage needs! The kitchen is open to both the breakfast nook and the adjacent dining area.
Also off the elongated entry is the expansive living area with soaring high vaulted beamed ceilings, a full wall of large windows overlooking the front yard, and a thoughtfully placed modern fireplace. Being open to the dining area makes it ideal for entertaining and hosting family and friends!
The dining room extends off the living area, carrying the vaulted ceiling, wooden beams and natural light through, offering an intimate yet airy atmosphere. Having sliding glass doors in the living and dining area, as well as the kitchen and breakfast nook, allow natural light to grace the space and integrate the indoors with the outdoors.
Adjacent to the breakfast nook is a family room that perfectly bridges the bedrooms and the shared living spaces. Three beautiful skylights and big windows light up the room showcasing the continued high vaulted ceilings. There’s a nicely sized half bathroom as well as a spacious mudroom off this second living space, each intentionally located for convenient use.
At the far end of the hall, the spacious primary bedroom ensures privacy and peace, with sky high ceilings and large windows that perfectly frame views of the trees. There are two walk-in closets with built-in shelves to satisfy all of your storage and organizational needs. The ensuite bathroom has been tastefully renovated and now features a sizable walk-in shower, dual vanities, and custom-built cabinetry for bonus storage space.
Located near the second living space are three impressively spacious secondary bedrooms, each featuring large walk-in closets and ample natural light.They collectively share a recently renovated full bathroom, featuring modern updates and upgrades, including a soaking tub and shower. Ample storage is provided by numerous cabinets, and the extended countertop ensures there is plenty of space for everyone to share.
The enormous back deck is a dreamy place to relax and entertain, with multiple seating areas that allow you to immerse yourself in the outdoors and take in the peaceful retreat! Nature truly comes alive with the harmonious presence of wildlife, towering trees, and vibrant plant life. Enjoy the expansive views and connect with nature, creating the perfect setting to unwind.
In the garage on the bottom level is a recently installed ChargePoint electric vehicle charger and a huge crawl space for tons of additional storage.
This mid-century modern gem is not just a house; it’s a cherished, beloved home with a rich history, offering a unique blend of classic design and modern comfort in a tranquil and beloved community, in the heart of vibrant Austin.
Highland Park Elementary School
Lamar Middle School
McCallum High School
Ideally located in Central Austin, with quick and easy access to MoPac/Loop1, providing unparalleled convenience getting around the city, making it only 8 mins from downtown Austin and 10 mins from the Domain.
Residents of the Balcones neighborhood enjoy easy access to doctors, groceries, coffee shops, dining, banks, post offices, and more—all while staying connected to Austin’s vibrant attractions and natural beauty!
Zoned to highly rated, award winning schools within the Austin Independent School district. Enjoy quick and easy access to MoPac/Loop1 providing unparalleled convenience getting around the city!
For outdoor enthusiasts, Austin’s Balcones neighborhood seamlessly combines natural charm with a variety of recreational options. Explore the nearby Perry Park, Mayfield Park and Nature Preserve, or climb the 70 stairs of Mt Bonnell Park and marvel at the breathtaking panoramic views of Austin!
Downtown Austin – 6 miles
Austin Bergstrom Airport – 18.5 miles
Mt Bonnell – 1.2 miles
Bright Leaf Preserve – 1.8 miles
H-E-B Supermarket – 2.2 miles
Chez Zee American Bistro – >1 mile
Seton Medical Center – 3.1 miles
Lions Municipal Golf Course – 4.2 miles
Ridge Oak Triangle Park – >1 mile
Domain – 7 miles
University of Texas – 5.2 miles
Costco – 5.9 miles
360 Bridge – 5.6 miles