Architecture

4605 Laurel Canyon – Fehr & Granger – $839k

Property info (pre-MLS virtual tour)


7301 Ava Lane (Agave)

One of a kind design in Agave by Travis Young of Studio Momentum.  2495/sf on cul de sac lot of nearly 1 acre with custom storage shed by Craftsman Shed and pool, hardscape and landscaping work by Rain Lily Designs (and Becca Cely now of Somos Laandscapes).

Virtual Tour HERE

Listing info HERE


606 W. Mary – $899k

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604 W Live Oak – $559k

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Frank De Groot MCM in Rosedale – $679,000

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4802 Broken Bow Pass – South Austin MCM – $375k

MCM in South Austin.  Great lot, nearly an acre with a dry creek.

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5911 North West Place – $1.395MM

North West Place has always intrigued me – an enclave of density in the middle of Cat Mountain.   The lots are smaller compared to the rest of Cat Mountain, yielding 3 to 4-story homes sitting on slope with views of Lake Austin and Pennybacker bridge.

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116 Skyline – Amazing View – $5.5MM

Architecture crush: the entire living & dining room wall opens to this amazing view of downtown Austin.

Dick Clark design.  Property info.


Wimberley Modern, Yes Please!

Modern beauty sitting on 11+ acres.  Swoon.

You may recall that MA featured this property back in 2010.  Loved it then, too.

1400 Skyline Ridge Lookout, Wimberley, Texas.  Property info


2705 Oak Park Dr – $549,900

Barton Hills remodel.  Sophisticated and understated.

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5405 Pendleton – Fun MCM for $259k

Great to see some whimsical design in Pecan Springs.

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4506 Balcones – Roland Roessner

Beautiful MCM by Roland Roessner.

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1381 Knopp School Rd – $2.3MM

15 acres in Fredericksburg.  According to the description, the estate is built from a ”late 1800′s school house and teacher’s residence”.

1381 Knopp School Rd (property info)


Is Downtown Austin’s Westgate Tower Mid-Century Modern Enough To Be Historic?

I thought it would be timely to highlight a battle over landmarking a MCM tower in downtown Austin.

The Westgate Tower, perhaps the best example of a mid-century high-rise in Austin, has applied for Historic zoning. The Historic Landmark Commission (HLC) voted to approve their application.

The HLC is of the opinion that the Westgate “…is an excellent example of the New Formalism in the modern movement of architecture in the 1960s…”

Landmarking would cut the property tax bill by nearly 2/3. That money is supposed to be reinvested in the property to upkeep its historic nature.

Many Austinites think that’s baloney and the owners will just pocket the money.  HLC’s decision to recommend historic zoning for Westgate Tower to the City set off a public controversy.

Something that is clearly interesting here is the building’s ties to Fehr & Granger.

From the City staff report: “The Westgate Tower was designed by internationally-known New York architect Edward Durell Stone in 1962; the building was completed under the supervision of prominent local architects Fehr and Granger in 1966.”

And continues… “Ed Stone hired the prominent local architectural firm of Fehr and Granger to oversee the construction of the building. Fehr and Granger were locally known for their mid-century modern residential designs, and although Stone designed the exterior, Fehr and Granger were responsible for the details.”

The HLC’s background material is an interesting read (pdf).

 


3505 Hollywood

Exterior looks typically updated-bungalow/craftsman, still there are enough modern interior touches that make this an interesting home.  Located in French Place.

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2012 AIA Homes Tour – October 6th and 7th

7003 Shoal Creek by Webber + Studio (photography by Atelier Wong)

Checkout the 2012 AIA Homes Tour website

This year’s featured architects include:

  • AlterStudio Architects, LLP
  • Burton Baldridge Architects, Inc.
  • CG&S Design-Build
  • Clayton & Little Architects
  • Cornerstone Architects
  • FAB Architecture
  • Furman + Keil Architects
  • Rick & Cindy Black Architects
  • Heimsath Architects
  • Murray Legge, AIA / LZT Architects Inc.
  • Stephen Zagorski, Architect
  • Tim Cuppett Architects
  • Webber + Studio, Architects

2305 Newfield Ln – $799k

On the edge of Old Enfield (wiki for the interested).  This is a complete rehab that looks fantastic.

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MCM Remodel – 4205 Prickly Pear Dr (78731) $500K

Modest but neat MCM remodel – lots of original bathroom/kitchen features.  For fun, here are some BEFORE and AFTER photos:

Here’s what they started with in 2009 (BEFORE)

Today (AFTER)

2009 (BEFORE)

Today (AFTER)

Current Listing info HERE


12151 Trails End Rd – Geodesic – $370k

Geodesic on 2+ acres in Leander.  Property info


412 Ridgewood – AD Stenger – $539k

Looks like this Rollingwood Stenger, last sold in 2009, already has a contract on it after one day on the market.

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1809 Barbara – $319k

Clean in Crestview.

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Columbia and MoMA Acquire Frank Lloyd Wright Archive

Interesting video that discusses the future of Frank Lloyd Wright’s archive of work.

Also, random but interesting, a recent sale of a FLW home in Arizona brought $1.8m.


Windsor Park Mod – $379k

Very cool Michael Parkes redesign (spek).  MA featured 1317 Yorkshire (above) back in 2009 when the price was $450k.  It’s back on the market for $379k.

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Windsor Park Mod – $379k

Very cool Michael Parkes redesign (spek).  MA featured 1317 Yorkshire (above) back in 2009 when the price was $450k.  It’s back on the market for $379k.

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