613 W. Live Oak St.
Austin, TX 78704
Square footage: 1,715
The lowdown: Featured in Texas Architect magazine as part of the Twin Peaks Project, this modern showpiece of a home has highly sculptural elements. Designed and built by MJ Neal, the tri-level home has provided inspiration to its current owner, an internationally bestselling author. The "urban/suburban hybrid" home is an incomparably successful attempt by MJ Neal at providing residents a comfortable level of privacy while allowing an openness generally reserved for isolated homes. Light is the arbiter and animator of space in this sophisticated residential work of art. Natural light continuously changes the look and feel of the concrete, steel, and lacquer creatively positioned throughout the home. The first floor features an open living-dining-kitchen area, a very large screened-in porch, a secondary bedroom, and a bath. The second floor consists of the master suite and a library, while the third floor is an office with adjoining rooftop deck. The exterior spaces are inviting and private and include an open two-car garage with alley access and a motorized gate.
This home is on the market with Cari Clark of Kuper Sotheby's International Realty. Click here to see more photos, details, and to contact the agent.