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Peek inside 3 midcentury modern gems from Austin's Historic Homes Tour


Austin home house Brentwood 1212 Romeria Dr. exterior front Preservation Austin Historic Homes Tour 2016
Photo by Brent Buford Courtesy of Preservation Austin
Austin home house Brentwood 1212 Romeria Dr. pool backyard Preservation Austin Historic Homes Tour 2016
Photo by Dave Mead
Austin home house Brentwood 1212 Romeria Dr. living room Preservation Austin Historic Homes Tour 2016
Photo by Dave Mead
Austin house home 6602 Daugherty Street Allandale Preservation Austin annual Historic Homes Tour 2016 exterior front
Photo by Whit Preston
Austin house home 6602 Daugherty Street Allandale Preservation Austin annual Historic Homes Tour 2016 backyard porch
Photo by Whit Preston
Austin house home 6602 Daugherty Street Allandale Preservation Austin annual Historic Homes Tour 2016 kitchen
Photo by Whit Preston
Austin house home Stoneway Drive Allandale Preservation Austin Historic Homes Tour 2016 front exterior
Photo by Amy Rogers
Austin house home Stoneway Drive Allandale Preservation Austin Historic Homes Tour 2016 dining room
Photo by Amy Rogers
Austin house home Stoneway Drive Allandale Preservation Austin Historic Homes Tour 2016 living room
Photo by Amy Rogers

Preservation Austin is taking us back in time to the 1940s, '50s, and '60s during the 2016 Historic Homes Tour. On Saturday, April 30, from 10 am to 4 pm, Austinites are invited to step inside eight midcentury modern abodes that exemplify the "Post-War Boom" theme.

"We've gathered a fantastic group of featured homes, all at or under 2,000 square feet and beautifully rehabbed for today's families in ways that retain their historic character. Whether you're a midcentury enthusiast or looking for ideas to update your own home, you won't want to miss it," said Kate Singleton, executive director of Preservation Austin, in a release.

For Preservation Austin, the hope is to expose Austinites to these architectural gems and motivate the city to preserve them in the face of overwhelming development.

This year marks the first time Preservation Austin is hosting the tour in the Allandale, Brentwood, and Crestview neighborhoods, so the organization is introducing something new to sweeten the deal: Burnet Road Bingo

Tickets, on sale now, are $25 for Preservation Austin members and $35 for nonmembers. Wristbands can also be purchased day of at Brentwood Elementary.

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1212 Romeria Dr.

Nestled in the quiet Brentwood neighborhood is the oldest structure on the tour, built in 1947.

1212 Romeria Dr.

The home's beautiful pool deck features a new limestone accent wall.

1212 Romeria Dr.

An open living and kitchen, combined with the interior's color palette, adds a modern feel to the abode.

6602 Daugherty St.

There's a lot to love about this Allandale home, but one of the features that immediately stands out is the bright yellow door that warmly greets guests.

6602 Daugherty St.

Built in 1954, Preservation Austin says this home was originally called "The Catalina — a Vacation at Home!"

6602 Daugherty St.

Pecan and walnut flooring from the owner's ranch has been incorporated throughout the house.

2912 Stoneway Dr.

The limestone texture of this 1964 Allandale home is the first thing that catches the eye.

2912 Stoneway Dr.

The property was updated to allow more natural light to fill the space. Large windows and fresh paint add to the home's liveliness.

2912 Stoneway Dr.

The limestone continues into the open living-dining space, complemented by the room's vaulted ceilings.

 

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