1106 Bluebonnet Lane Austin, TX 78704 – Priced at $1,295,000
Classic A.D. Stenger, mid century modern home located in the ultra desirable Zilker neighborhood.
This incredible home was built in 1955 by reknown Austin architect A.D. Stenger. The home was updated in 2006 with an addition and all Stenger design aspects were kept in tact and original. The home is located one block away from the back entrance of Barton Springs. A brief history of A.D. Stenger can be found at http://www.stenger.rileytriggs.com/man.html
The home is 3,693 square feet in size and features 4 bedrooms (2 Master Suites), 3 bathrooms, 3 living areas, a formal dining area and an office. The upper level has full length wall sized windows in the living area and formal dining area giving the owner a tree house feel. Clerestory windows line the east entry wall and southern living room wall providing tons of natural light. Formal living area has a nice open layout with bamboo flooring and a stone fireplace to keep the room warm and cozy during the cold winter nights. Formal dining room is accessible from the living room and kitchen allowing a continuous flow for entertaining and easy access to all rooms for the host and chef. Tongue and groove wood panelling on the walls and ceilings retain the mid 50’s Stenger design. Easy access to the large outside patio from the living area.
The master bedroom is its own sanctuary. High window placement gives tons of natural light yet retains privacy without any window shading needed. Wide plank, hand scraped, hardwood flooring in the main master bedroom and sitting area. The original built in closets and drawers provide tons of storage without taking away from bedroom space. Large sitting room off master gives the owner the opportunity to relax and read a book, gaze out upon the backyard, or access the top outside patio courtesy of a full wall sized sliding glass door. The master bathroom features travertine flooring and a sandstone dual vanity sink. There is a large travertine walk in shower room with multiple shower heads and built in bench and a jetted garden tub for yet another bathing option. Office is accessible from sitting area and also has a continuous wall of windows looking out into the tree tops in the back yard.
The kitchen retains the original, distinctive mid century cabinetry with frosted glass panels, yet has been fully updated with granite countertops and a breakfast bar. In keeping with the design of the home, full sized kitchen windows allow ample light and a view into the front yard. Walk in pantry is great for dry food storage and keeping all the cooking appliances in one place without having to fill up the kitchen cabinets. The utility room, located off the kitchen, has full sized upper cabinetry for any detergent/cleaning supply storage and a long countertop over the washer and dryer.
Both Guest rooms continue the mid century modern design with the high window placement, built in closets and drawers and carpeting. The guest bathroom has travertine flooring, a pedestal sink, and a combination shower/bathtub lined with tile.
Walk downstairs and you will find a large studio/media room, an additional living area that could be converted to a rental room, and the second master suite that has its own stone fireplace. The large studio/media room could be set up as a home theater or a music/art studio and it has glass block windows that provide ample light with privacy. The lower living area is a tiled room with kitchenette that has access to the lower outdoor patio. Perfect for entertaining or the room could potentially be turned into a short term rental area. The second master suite takes you back to 1955 when Stenger built the home with the very warm ranch house bedroom feel complements of the original tongue and groove wood paneling and stone fireplace. Also present is the built in wall of closets and slide out drawers. Master bathroom has retained its original tile, enclosed shower and shelving
The home backs to a large wooded area with a wet weather creek at the property line. With some creative landscaping the new home owner could have multiple backyard levels or a pool.
Exterior updating includes exterior siding, a metal/membrane roof, and Marvin windows through out the house with the exception of three original pull down clerestory windows in the living area. Large workshop located on the lower northwest corner of the home is great for storage or the handyman who is good with woodworking and power tools. Even more storage available in lower living area closet.
Do I need to mention the incredible location ??? Yes I do !!!! You are one block away from the crown jewel of Austin, Barton Springs and Zilker Park! Imagine being able to take a 3 minute walk down to barton Springs to take a swim, or go to the Kite Festival, Blues on the Green, or the ACL festival. Lets not forget a picnic in the park or a relaxing stroll around the Zilker botanical gardens. Downtown Austin is only 2 miles away! All the classic restaurants on Barton Springs Rd and all the new restaurants and entertainment on South Lamar are within a very short distance. Lady Bird Lake, Auditorium Shores, and the South Congress district are within a mile or two. Highly ranked Zilker elementary school.
Owner will finance up to 50%, perhaps more, if need be, as long as there is a substantial down payment of $500,000 or more.
Don’t miss out on your opportunity to own this incredibly rare, historic, home in one of the best locations in Austin!
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