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
warning: auto-playing music, flash website.
Kelly R Shannon says
April 23, 2010 at 6:29 am
Well-done modern update – attractive and mostly true to the period without some of the cheeky touches many try to do. Neutral w/o being bland. A good backdrop for someone to come-in and give it the final modern touches it needs. Though it’s a busy street, it’s a GREAT neighborhood.
Carport conversion “family room” needs some additional work to not look so…converted, imho.
Michael Scheffe says
April 23, 2010 at 12:14 pm
gorgeous floors! can’t tell… is it terrazzo or cork? also love the kitchen! check out the kitchen at this home for sale in Bouldin Creek… http://www.1103monroe.com . It’s stunning too!
April 28, 2010 at 6:26 pm
Looks like this went pending. I ditto Kelly’s comments. Nice job, nice house, busy street. Interested to see where it closes.
The kitchen countertops look nice, but I’ve heard regrets from folks who did the same. Allegedly they stain and scratch.
April 29, 2010 at 6:13 pm
Hi ???, I noticed you said “interested to see where it closes.” Is there a site to find out exactly how much a house actually ends up selling for?
April 29, 2010 at 6:49 pm
I usually ask around as I live in the hood. Can’t swing a dead cat around here without hitting an agent, so somebody knows. 😉 Seriously, the only way you know for sure is if you are an agent and have access to their ACRIS (?) data base.
May 3, 2010 at 3:23 am
Wow…so now an Eichler-inspired house in Austin sells for more than an actual Eichler in beautiful San Jose? Which itself sold for almost 100K more than it did eight months before?
And what is with the furniture in these homes? It never fails there’s some Tuscan-tinged thing going on.
May 3, 2010 at 8:48 pm
Oh believe me, Blongfellow, I’ve been bitchin’ about the whole CA-prices-in-Texas thing for months now, particularly on ANYTHING even remotely “mod.” I’m guessing it’s maybe Californian’s moving to Austin, wanting a Lik-Eichler, and of course, Austin having a shortage of this type of housing, driving up the prices on Austin MCM in general? Well, I really can’t blame the California transplants, they’re just an easy target, but in general I think it’s the breed of transplants flocking to Austin, hip, moneyed, listening to Yo La Tengo and MGMT on their iPods, bearing subscriptions to Dwell, Atomic Ranch, and Modernism. I’m almost to the point of throwing in the towel on ever finding a decent (and somewhat affordable) MCM in Austin. Rant over.
jimmy c says
May 10, 2010 at 12:41 pm
nothing wrong with yo la tengo, that’s for sure. and it was bought by a texan btw.
May 10, 2010 at 3:44 pm
I myself dig Yo La Tengo (AND have a sub to all the above mags), it was just a sweeping generalization on Austin hipsterdom and who it attracts, etc., along with my untested theory as to why all the MCM’s in Austin sell so quickly and for mucho dinero. I could be way off, I don’t think I am though; makes sense, basically a bunch of folks with the same taste fighting for the few mods in town, and the highest bidders seem to come from out-of-state more often than not (I just like to pick on the Californian’s).