Rollingwood – $1.195M


Listing info

Mount Baker – $1.6M – Mell Lawerance


Mell Lawerance designed home.

AD Stenger – Rollingwood – $349k


Rollingwood Stenger.  Looks like a great restoration opportunity.

Listing info.

Thanks to David for pointer.

Open House – March 7-8


Spring is here and so is the uptick in home listings and open houses.   Lots to choose from this weekend especially if you want to gawk at what you could spend if you had millions in this market.

This is also a bit of a round of places that I may not have moved to the new site or haven’t yet posted.

Saturday, March 7th
Riley Road -  Lost of money – 2 places – 1-4pm (pictured)

Sunday, March 8th
W11th – $650k – noon – 3pm (new Spek Design place)
Riley Road -  Lost of money – 2 places – 1-4pm
Poquito – $324k – 1-3pm
Balcones – $1.29MM – 2-4pm
Alta Vista – $1.26M – 2-4pm
Ledge Mountain – $569k – 2-4pm
Valley Oak – $799k – 2-5pm
Rivercrest – $599k – 2-5pm (80′s angular place)

Cedar Park – $419k


This is actually a remodel but given how extensive, pretty much a new structure and design.

Listing info + virtual tour.

Redbud – $1.4M


Mid-70s modern.


Virtual Tour.

Lakemoore (Bull Creek) – $859k


Swank place next to Bull Creek Park.

Description per realtor:

Palm Springs-style, “Googie” influenced, airplane shaped house.

  • 3502sf, single story, 4/3, 3 living, 2 car garage, exercise/yoga room, green house.
  • Kidney shaped swimming pool, plus another party patio off the kitchen with lava fireplace.
  • .52 acres adjacent to Bull Creek Park with Bull Creek Canyon Views with old growth live oaks, circular drive, cactus gardens.
  • Custom built in 1967 by eccentric NW Hills builder for his personal home.
  • Totally updated in past two years—including but not limited to: electric, tankless H2O, low flow commodes, kitchen, master bath and hall bath remodel
  • Lava and fossil walls and other features.
  • Floating lava rock fireplace.
  • Analog whole house sound.  (for the old skool set) .
  • 11 sets of sliding glass doors—west facing with Low E.   All beds are adjacent to pool for an Orbit Inn-60’s motel feel.  (But friends say it’s way better than the Hotel San Jose!)
  • Walk in closets in all bedrooms, his/hers in master.
  • Custom espresso tinted brick herringbone floors, epoxy pebble floors and terrazzo in master bath.
  • Silestone counters in master/kitchen/hall bath.
  • Recently redone hall bath with soaking tub, Rhino casement window with view from tub, penny round backsplash and Italian porcelain tub surround, Italian sconce fixtures, Kohler fixtures, custom made walnut floating vanity.
  • zoned AC (2006).
  • Organically maintained lawn.
  • Jenn Air appliance package including pro 6 burner range.  All appliances convey.
  • Featured in Austin Monthly Magazine, August 2007.

Pictures here.


Eileen Gill, Realtor, GRI
The Marye Company

Delwood – $350k


Listing info.

Fairfield – $232k


Listing info.

Deep Eddy / Spek Designed – $650k


Michael Parkes finished a new home.  Like always it looks great (though I’ve haven’t visited this one in person yet).

Listing info here.

Hyde Park – $449k


I used to live next door to this home.  It was (perhaps still is) my favorite home in Hyde Park.  Not because it is a classic modern place or a perfect example of a given style, but I just found it so simple and at ease.  I was also friends with the dog that would hang out on the porch as well so that may have influenced me.

Listing info.

Congress – $6.5M


Need a whole building downtown off Congress for your next place?   Here you go.

Open House – Feb 15th


Sunday, Feb 15th

Alta Vista -  $1.285M  -  2-4pm

Open Houses – Feb 8th


Sunday, Feb 8th

Agatha -  $244k  -  1-3pm

Garner -  $580k  -  2-4pm

Beverly Hills -  $450k  – 2-4pm

Balcones -  $1.4M  -  2-4pm

The Balcones place is the one feature in an earlier post here.

Ledge Mountain – $612k


Highland Hills / Cat Mountain area Mid-Century Modern.  Anyone know the architect?  Looks like Emerson Fehr / Fehr & Granger work but there was also a set up homes up there that were designed by Hentner & Lee built for developer Maurice Doke that have a very similar look.

Listing info.

Hunters Pass (West) – $485k


Listing info.

Lipan – $469k


Listing info.

I wented and looked at this place last summer.  It was suppose to be the first of a small sub-division, a la Agave.  Then the market crashed, etc.  I am not sure of the plans but I do know that lots were available for bring your own builder / designs.

Cuernavaca is a curious place, a mix of trailer parks, working families beach homes, and multi-million dollar estates.  These were along this road that lead to a nice little valley and there were some lots that simply lovely views.

East Austin – $339k


Listing info.

Hancock / Hyde Park – $449k


Listing info.

Balcones – Barton Riley – $1.536M


You may remember this house from the listing & photo set from last February.   At the time, there was much concern that this lovely home would be torn down due to the location (views out over the lake) and the general trend of the neighborhood.

Thankfully, Robert Williams stepped up and purchased this place with an eye towards restoration and preservation.  The home has new electric, plumbing, sheetrock, and flooring. All the baths have been updated as have the appliances and kitchen fixtures.  The artful wood used in the kitchen original cabinets was restored to their original gleaming color.

There was no floor-plan change though the master bedroom has been opened up (by removing a barrier wall) and now sports an updated bath and dressing room.

The pool was refurbished and converted to more environmentally friendly salt-water and the drive was made more friendly to enter and exit (it was pretty hazardous to the sides of your car before).

The home has a classic Palm Springs style, not something commonly found out here.  It was designed by Barton Darrell Riley and built in 1957.  Riley graduated from UT in 1950 and was a partner in Niggli & Riley until Niggli’s death in 1961.  Major works of Riley include:

  • Texas Motor Transportation Building, Austin, 1956
  • St. John’s Elementary, Austin, 1958
  • School of the Deaf, Austin, 1954-57
  • LCRVA Building, Austin, 1951

Thanks to Kevin Alter, Associate Dean of UT School of Architecture, of Alter Studios, for digging out the background.


Listing infoDana Dean, Avenue One

Virtual Tour with many more pictures

Flickr Photo Set with photos from before and after.


Westlake – $599k


Dubbed the Mushroom house (well, at least among some friends of mine), this creative place sits on a fabulous, secluded piece of land in Westlake Hills.

Listing info.

Westlake – $995k


Listing info.

Barton Hills – $580k


Listing info.

Rollingwood – Barley and Pfeiffer – $2.1MM


Listing info.

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