Sneak Peek at One of Austin's Modern Homes

Thanks to a 1980's remodel, this 1960's ranch once had an indoor Grecian pool with Doric columns and enough gold fixtures to make King Midas giddy. Now this sprawling ranch home is part of Austin's Modern Home tour after a 2009 renovation that transformed it into a contemporary showplace.

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2900 Willowbridge Circle is located in posh and historic Tarrytown in Austin, which is home to vintage cottages, graceful old homes and mid-century architecture. This house is rather plain on the outside, but when you walk in the front door the entire space opens up to reveal over-sized rooms and floor to ceiling windows. BUILDING, a design + build construction company, incorporated a variety of textures from the wood and concrete floors to the brick and plaster walls. Another element of interest is the fabricated steel fireplace that sets off the steel windows and doors. There are also beautiful built-in cabinets, shelves and credenzas (made from pecan and vertical grain wide oak) throughout the house.

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The impressive wood beams in the main living area were part of the first remodel and soared over the Grecian pool. The paint was sandblasted off to reveal the natural wood tone. The light brick throughout the house was also original and was purposely reused due to its historic significance. Although difficult to prove, the story is that the brick was once part of the Main Building at the University of Texas and was claimed by a former UT chancellor for his home. Presently, this beautiful home is on the market waiting for someone who has plenty of furniture and a full circle of friends to entertain. Stop by during the Austin Modern Home Tour, take a stroll through the house and just imagine how you would decorate just under 6,000 square feet of luxurious space.

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