Classic 1962 MCM on big lot with city views – needs numerous updates, but GREAT, GREAT bones!!
Virtual Tour HERE
Truly a stunner. For good reason, this has become one of the most famous homes in Austin. It was listed a couple of times in recent years. The architect, John Watson, was a protege of Frank Lloyd Wright.
Austin based Miró Rivera architects designed a modern vision of a necropolis. The Yarauvi is envisioned for the Dead Sea, though it is not intended to actually be built. Perhaps inspired by ancient Dakhma structures, this is one of the most inspiring designs I’ve seen in a long while: elegant, symbolic, respectful.
From the Miró Rivera site: “Yarauvi is a place where any person—regardless of nationality, race, religion, age or affluence—can be laid to rest.”
The monolithic-concrete dome works like this:
Step 1: inflate balloon
Step 2: cover in lightweight concrete
Step 3: remove balloon
Step 4: fire sale your rectangular furniture, or curse this forlorn structure for eternity because it has no corners.
Step 5: get high fives from FEMA, ‘cuz this baby is rated “near-absolute perfection” against earthquakes, tornados, and hurricanes.
There’s a great podcast, 99% Invisible, with an episode on “Bubble Houses. I’ve never seen these structures as more than a curiosity, but it’s easy to admire the design and innovation of the building.
Clifford Street and the MLK TOD have really matured in recent years. This one sits on a large lot [for the east side] and backs up to Metro stop.
Hrmm…looks like it could be a MetroHouse design, especially since it’s on Woodrow. Can’t quite tell.
This is likely a Fehr & Granger home for sale, but the listing doesn’t have many details about the home’s history. It’s been in the same family since 1952. Highgrove Terrace (off of Winsted) in the Deep Eddy neighborhood is a cul-de-sac with some cool MCM homes.
Property info (thanks Eric!)
Warning: paywall (argh!)
Designed by Burton Baldridge. Baldridge also designed the Kimber Modern, and was featured in last year’s AIA tour (1518 Mohle Drive).
Not what you would expect in this part of the world. SAGO has done some nice work, including the Tree House in East Austin.
700 County Glen – Property Info
Here is a stunning design by Dick Clark Architecture, but the listing indicates this home needs work and is being sold “as-is”. Looks like a great start though. Anyone know the story?
Some of you might have seen this around the interwebs, but wanted to share it just in case. Hilarious… and somewhat true.