Imagine waking up every day and looking out through a wall of windows onto a sea of seemingly unending greenery. This was architect Leonard Lundgren’s peaceful, progressive vision when he designed this home for sale in Travis Heights, a neighborhood just 10 minutes from downtown Austin, TX, in the late 1950s.
Lundgren was a disciple of the Mid-Century Modern style and is best known for his award-winning hotel designs. But he first focused on residential projects like this one on Bonham Terrace. The two-bedroom, one-bathroom, family-friendly home packs in plenty of design savvy, including two decks that extend the entire length of the 1,489-square-foot home, a nice amenity in a city where temperatures can average 60 degrees in January.
The home’s treehouse feel fits in perfectly with the Travis Heights neighborhood (and, really, Austin itself). The neighborhood’s miles of biking and jogging trails, its parks, and even bordering Lady Bird Lake underscore the home’s prime location among mature foliage. But it’s not an oasis in solitude — the home is just minutes from trendy South Congress Avenue, where you can eat, hang out, and enjoy Austin’s vibe.