“Soaring Wings” by Winn Wittman

“Soaring Wings is a sculpture, to be viewed from all angles.”  Located on Redbud Trail in Westlake Hills.  Property listing info.

7301 Hardy – 78757 – Thomas Tornbjerg

We love the notion of the “modern farmhouse”, even if it’s in the middle of the city.  Thomas Tornbjerg designed.  Reminds us of the Thaxton farmhouse (the one that got away!)

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3800 Casava – 78746 – Alterstudio

Designed by Alterstudio, sitting on 3.4 acres in Westlake.  Featured in Tribeza in 2013.  More info here.

MCM at 4015 Sierra $775K

Classic 1962 MCM on big lot with city views – needs numerous updates, but GREAT, GREAT bones!!


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John Watson – 504 Spiller – Back Again, and Gorgeous

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.

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A Modern Necropolis

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.”

(via BoingBoing)

Dome Homes

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.

1806 Clifford – KRDB

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.

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1103 Kennan Rd – West Lake Hills – MCM

2.1 acres – $1.595mm – Property info  (thanks, Dave!)

919 Cardinal Lane – 78704 – $472k

KRDB designed condo.  Property Info

2620 Crazyhorse Pass – 78734 – $519k

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10930 Long Branch – 78736 – $499k

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2013 AIA Austin Homes Tour

November 2nd & 3rd.  Tickets are $35 and can be purchased here.

694 Windsong – 78746 – $2.95mm

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800 Bouldin – Hugh Randolph – $1.8MM

To be built, but should be great when complete.  Randolph has delivered some really good designs, notably the small condo development west of the infamous Bohn house on 29th.

5006 Woodrow – $349k

Hrmm…looks like it could be a MetroHouse design, especially since it’s on Woodrow.  Can’t quite tell.

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2106 Highgrove – MCM – $565k

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!)



Leonard Lundgren Profile In Statesman

Zidell Houst in Taylor Texas by Lundgren & Mauer.  Photo by Brent Humphreys

Today’s Statesman features a profile on Leonard Lundgren.

Warning: paywall (argh!)


1103 Jewell – 78704 – $835k

Designed by Burton Baldridge.  Baldridge also designed the Kimber Modern, and was featured in last year’s AIA tour (1518 Mohle Drive).

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SAGO design in Leander – $239k

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


3415 Cascadera – MCM in Balcones – $969k

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Agave – KRDB – $239k

7401 Annette - Property info

1217 Cloverleaf – MCM in Windsor Park – $355k

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5431 Tortuga Trail – $620k – Dick Clark Fixer Upper?

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?

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