Architecture & Design of Central Texas
“Always design a thing by considering it in its next larger context – a chair in a room, a room in a house, a house in an environment, an environment in a city plan.”
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Original one-owner AD Stenger.
April 14, 2012 at 9:31 pm
This is perhaps my favorite Stenger home. It should be part of the historical register and it must be perserved.
April 14, 2012 at 9:34 pm
Ps. I just saw the realtor comment “needs a major update”. No, it needs a thoughtful restoration. Normally, I am fine with people updating homes to modern taste, but in this clutch of homes over here which make up the Stenger prototype era, thoughtful restoration should be the approach.
April 16, 2012 at 2:37 pm
Agent is trying to create a bidding frenzy (per MLS comments):
“Vintage 1 owner A.D. Stenger Mid-century Museum Piece,Beamed Ceilings, Stone Fireplace,Double French Doors to Stone Patio,Original Hard Tile,Built-ins Throughout,Greenhouse,Mature Oak Trees,Sprinkler System,2 Atrium Windows,2 Dining, M.I.L. Plan, Large Level Lot in Fantastic Location in Zilker/Barton Hills-Needs Major Update-Estate Sale-Owners Intend to allow a Prospective Buyer Time to Analyze this Unique Property; therefore, any Offers Submitted prior to April 25 will be held & considered on that date!”
May 2, 2012 at 1:56 am
I just visited the house and it’s fantastic but at that price + the needed restoration, it is totally unaffordable. In fact it would be one the most expensive in the surrounding neighborhood. It’s a real shame.
May 7, 2012 at 1:06 pm
Not sure how it would be the most expensive. The price is typical for the neighborhood if it is in livable condition. Nicely remodeled ones go for quite a bit more. I think there was one just a few doors down that listed around $700k last year.