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.”
posted by MA staff
April 4, 2010 at 8:21 pm
Am I the only one who finds the “original design & integrity maintained” statement stretching it a wee bit? Was sheet metal riveted over a fireplace a common design element in the late 1940’s? Cool house though, has great bones, but the “chic mid-century” design work (“remodeled & embellished”) by “Austin’s best designers” (really?) has a peculiar/odd 1980’s NYC boho loft vibe IMHO. Has potential, but YES, I’m gonna say it AGAIN: priced way too high for square footage/condition/location, etc. Now, 650K with a new roof, electrical, plumbing, HVAC, windows, kitchen and bath(s) would seem a fair asking price, but…and I know, I know, it’s in Tarry Town, but the actual location in TT is odd in that it’s in a cul-de-sac accessable only by a busy feeder/access road – seems very isolated from the neighborhood in that location. I wouldn’t wanna raise children in that spot, not that I have any, just sayin’. Any more opinions? I KNOW I must have rabble-roused a few folks out there ;)!
April 8, 2010 at 4:02 am
eric – I agree. I’m not sure that is a fair description of what’s been done. It might appeal to the right person, but you pretty much nailed the flavor of what the designers did.