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Example of what too many Central Austin builder/designers think is modern: series of boxes with open living floor plan and acres of white drywall. *yawn* Don’t we deserve better? A low slung MCM beats this kind of design any day of the week. last week I was in an AD Stenger for sale in Barton Hills that had real character. A one owner home with almost all original finishes, it felt more livable than something like this. Too bad the agent didn’t post anything but a single crappy street view photo…it was lovely and maintained like a show house. Only $280k, already under contract.
Ben, send me the posting/login info so I can add these listings as soon as I see them.
A Stenger in Barton Hills for under $300K. Sounds like spotting a unicorn in the wild. Amazing and unbelievable!
@RobG – If BF doesn’t get back to you, send any modern listings to email@example.com and I’ll get them up ASAP.
Hey Rob, Ben, any guidance on what’s of interest and what is not? There’s a strong single-family dwelling bias that I’ve picked up on over the years, but I haven’t figured out what does/doesn’t make the cut otherwise. Any help to readers/contributors?
For me it’s all about things I come across and things that speak to my own aesthetic. I LOVE classic MCM homes, but also appreciate current modern design as well. I don’t have a rubric do help decide if it’s “worthy” of posting and I do not want one – if I find out about a a home and like it’s design, I post it. Pretty simple.
I do not regularly search multi-family home listings so that’s why I’ve been posting single family homes.
Hope this helps -
Although the listing agent didn’t post any photos of the home on Rae Dell, I snapped a few interior shots with my phone. The house on Rae Dell was owned/occupied by Dr. Jack Sunder, a professor of history at UT.
There’s a bit of confusion about the Stenger connection. The listing notes say the house was the personal residence of A.D. Stenger’s builder, Bob Cullen. When I spoke to the agent on the phone, I was told Dr. Sunder was the sole occupant since the house was built in the 1950s. I asked if the house was designed by A.D. Stenger and he said it was.
Since the house was an estate, the trustee relied on an appraiser for the valuation. The appraisal amount was used for the listing; the agent told me he wasn’t given the opportunity to price it. The agent knew of Stenger but didn’t seem aware of the premium commanded by other Stenger homes in the area. Someone is getting a very good deal on a very well maintained and beautiful little house.
Two side notes:
The agent said that Stenger was adamant that all his homes be built without central A/C. This one was no exception and has window units, but curiously has a drop ceiling in the hallway with duct runs to the rooms. There is a mechanical closet with a furnace and air filtration system (looks just like an air handler) but no central air.
And the listing agent said he knows Ben P’s dad and mentioned that he was the publisher or editor of the Westlake Picayune at some point. This came up because I suggested that he consider posting the home to this site.
Here’s the listing RobG speaks of:
Too bad there are no interior pics. Robert, if you email them to me I can post.
UNDER 300k??? There’s a taste of vomit in my mouth. UGH!
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