Even though mid century modern architect A.D. Stenger designed and built over 100 homes in the Austin area, it's still fairly rare to see one for sale. This particularly one looks extra delightful, and the Barton Hills location is in my mind, ideal. Built in 1950 (one of his earliest works) this home features a low slung roof line typical of Stenger homes, use of clerestory windows, as well as the use of local building materials like limestone. The interior courtyard, along with the extensive interior skylights, are two of the most striking features of the home. Both of them contribute to the light filled airy feeling in the home.
The interior has been thoughtfully updated by MJ Neal in a down to the studs remodel. The project won them a citation of honor at the AIA, Austin 2010 Design Awards. Rightfully so too. This one is a perfect example of how we should honor, restore and enjoy mid century modern architecture.
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Details: 1,933 sq/ft, 3 Bed, 2 Bath
Listing and photos courtesy of DEN property group