4511 Balcones Drive, Austin, TX 78731

$3,950,000
5
BD
9
BA
7,013
SqFt
List Price
$3,950,000
Status
ACTIVE
MLS#
2910016
Days on Market
25
Bedrooms
5
Bathrooms
9
Living Area
7,013
Area
Austin - Central, Austin - Northwest

Property Description

Lovers of vintage Mid-Century Modern must not miss this fabulous home. Sky Crest, located at 4511 Balcones Drive, was designed by Austin architect Charles Granger of Fehr & Granger and built for Dr. and Mrs. Byron Smith (Irene) and their four sons in 1963. Fehr & Granger is perhaps best known for its design of the Robert Mueller Airport, built in 1960, with its iconic air control tower that still stands as a tribute to the former airport. The architectural firm is also noted for the design of the Austin National Bank Building, Westwood Country Club, Saint Stephen’s Church, Villa Capri Hotel and about 500 other homes, churches and businesses in Austin and surrounding areas. Due to a complete remodeling of the house in 1985, the original interiors were lost. Obtaining a copy of the original, pencil-drawn, blue prints from the Austin History Center, an extensive restoration was undertaken by the fifth and current owners. The couple named the house Sky Crest in honor of the graceful air control tower at Mueller and took the house’s blue color scheme from the tower as well. At first desiring simply to replace the paint and carpet and move in, once the owners obtained the original 1963 blueprints, they soon embarked on a complete renovation to return the home back to its original 1963 aesthetics. Living space Square Footage measured by Floor Plan Graphics, LLC.

Additional Information

Taxes
$12,853
Tax Year
2020
Year Built
1963
Garage Spaces
2
Exterior Features
Balcony, ExteriorSteps, Lighting, Outdoor Grill, Private Entrance, Private Yard, Rain Gutters
Interior Features
Wet Bar, Built-in Features, Chandelier, Dumbwaiter, Entrance Foyer, Elevator, His and Hers Closets, High Speed Internet, InteriorSteps, Kitchen Island, Laminate Counters, Low Flow Plumbing Fixtures, MultipleLivingAreas, MainLevelMaster, MultipleMasterSuites, MultipleClosets, Open Floorplan, Stone Counters, Recessed Lighting, Sound System, Storage
Appliances
Built-In Electric Oven, Built-In Gas Range, Bar Fridge, Double Oven, Dishwasher, ENERGY STAR Qualified Appliances, Exhaust Fan, Freezer, Disposal, Gas Water Heater, Ice Maker, Self Cleaning Oven, Stainless Steel Appliance(s), Tankless Water Heater, Vented Exhaust Fan, Water Purifier
Construction
Masonry
Num Fireplaces
2
Region
Austin - Central, Austin - Northwest
View
No View
School District
Austin ISD
Elementary School
Highland Park
High School
McCallum
Middle School
Lamar (Austin ISD)
Sewer
Public Sewer
Street Name
Balcones Drive
Street Number
4511
Neighborhood
Balcones Park Add Sec 05
Acres
0.66
County
Travis
Floor
Carpet, Laminate, Tile, Wood
Heating
Central, Natural Gas, Radiant Floor
Lot Description
Back Yard, Front Yard, Landscaped, SprinklersInGround, TreesLargeSize, TreesMediumSize
Pool
Yes

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