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.
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Circular Driveway Carport Electric Gate Garage Gated Paver Block Private Secured Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
Security System Owned Closed Circuit Cameras Carbon Monoxide Detectors Fire Alarm Fenced Secured Garage Parking Smoke Detectors Security Lights
Green Energy Efficient
Appliances H V A C Insulation Thermostat
Central Air Electric Multi Units
Central Natural Gas Radiant Floor
Built In Electric Oven Built In Gas Range Bar Fridge Double Oven Dishwasher E N E R G Y S T A R Qualified Appliances Exhaust Fan Freezer Disposal Gas Water Heater Ice Maker Self Cleaning Oven Stainless Steel Appliances Tankless Water Heater Vented Exhaust Fan Water Purifier
Carpet Laminate Tile Wood
Wet Bar Builtin Features Chandelier Dumbwaiter Entrance Foyer Elevator Hisand Hers Closets High Speed Internet Interior Steps Kitchen Island Laminate Counters Low Flow Plumbing Fixtures Multiple Living Areas Main Level Master Multiple Master Suites Multiple Closets Open Floorplan Stone Counters Recessed Lighting Sound System Storage
Bedroom Gas Starter Living Room Masonry Master Bedroom Wood Burning
Washer Hookup Electric Dryer Hookup Gas Dryer Hookup
Back Yard Front Yard Landscaped Sprinklers In Ground Trees Large Size Trees Medium Size
Patio And Porch
Covered Front Porch Patio Terrace Balcony
Lamar (Austin ISD)
Listing courtesy of Rebecca Realty, LLC.
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