Up for sale is this incredible A.D. Stenger Midcentury Modern Home located in the ultra desirable Barton Hills neighborhood. This 1240 square feet, 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom home was built in 1955 and is a unique bungalow with a tree house like setting. Stroll down the genty sloped path to the stone patio and step up the stone landing to enter your the home at ground level. Upon walking through the front door into the living area you immediately look out the wall of windows and find yourself up in the trees!
The cool ‘L’ shaped design of the home leads for very efficient living quarters and use of space. Entering the front door you are in the main living area surround by windows in front of you, windows behind you, and windows above you! The clerestory windows located at the top edge of the vaulted ceiling give the home the classic mid century modern design with great natural indirect lighting. The living room has a built in fireplace on the end stone facade wall. The living room allow enougn room for a good sized round or rectangular dining table.
In the other direction you will find the kitchen positioned in the corner with maximum counter space, cabinetry, and a conveniently built in breakfast bar. There are three sides of cabinets great for storing all your dishes, utensils and appliances. The U shaped countertop has a double stainless sink, gas top range, and dish washer. On the opposite side, the breakfast bar can seat 3-4 people. You will also find a corner shelving nook allowing for more storage of durable goods or appliances.
Head down the hallway of the opposing side of the home and you will first find the bathroom decked out in original black tile with a walk in shower and lime green sink. It doesn’t get any more retro 50’s than this! The guest bedroom is spacious and accomodates a queen size bed, and has built in closets, drawers and cabinetry. Large wall of windows gives you maximum light. Heading down the end of the hallway you enter the master bedroom. With windows on three sides you feel like you are in the yard. The master bedroom can easily accomodate a king size bed. Their is also a built in closet with drawers. The hallway has built in closets with drawers for plenty of storage.
The front yard and entry way features a sunken stone patio with raised stone bed. This area is great for entertaining in your front yard and in the past has been used as a natural amphitheater for acoustic music performances. Off the kitchen there is an entry to the back deck. Hang out back here with the birds at tree top level, look down on to the back yard and catch the sunset. Yet again another great entertaining area for you and your guests.
Do I have to mention the location ??? You are right on the Barton Hills/Zilker boundary. A close 1/2 mile walk down La Casa to South Lamar and all the restaurants and nightlife! Maria’s breakfast tacos anyone??? You are a short one mile walk to Austin’s crown jewel Barton Springs and Zilker Park. Great access to the hike and bike trail and all the popular festivals; ACL, Blues On The Green, Kite Festival and the Trail of Lights. House is within the AISD school district with Barton Hills as the elementary, O’Henry as the middle school and Austin Highschool.
Don’t miss out on this rare opportunity to own a home designed and built by Austin’s version of Joseph Eichler. For an interesting backstory on A.D. Stenger, why he was such an Austin legend and why his homes are so rare and sought after, check out the following website: A.D. Stenger
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