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Crystal Olenbush

512-344-6000
  • 4511 Balcones Drive

  • $3,950,000
  • 5 Beds, 9 Bath, 7013 SQ. Feet, 0.66 Acres Residential Austin, TX 78731

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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Essential Information

  • MLS® #2910016
  • Price$3,950,000
  • Bedrooms5
  • Bathrooms9.00
  • Full Baths6
  • Half Baths3
  • Square Footage7,013
  • Acres0.66
  • Year Built1963
  • TypeResidential
  • Sub-TypeSingle Family Residence
  • StatusActive

Community Information

  • Address4511 Balcones Drive
  • SubdivisionBalcones Park Add Sec 05
  • CityAustin
  • CountyTravis
  • StateTX
  • Zip Code78731

Amenities

  • FeaturesStreet Lights
  • # of Garages2
  • ViewNone
  • WaterfrontNone
  • Has PoolYes

Utilities

Cable Connected, Electricity Connected, Natural Gas Connected, Sewer Connected, Water Connected

Parking

Circular Driveway, Carport, Electric Gate, Garage, Gated, Private, Secured, Electric Vehicle Charging Station(s), Paver Block

Interior

  • InteriorCarpet, Laminate, Tile, Wood
  • FireplaceYes
  • # of Fireplaces2
  • StoriesTwo

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

Heating

Central, Natural Gas, Radiant Floor

Cooling

Central Air, Electric, Multi Units

Fireplaces

Bedroom, Gas Starter, Living Room, Masonry, Master Bedroom, Wood Burning

Exterior

  • RoofBuilt-Up
  • ConstructionMasonry
  • FoundationSlab

Exterior Features

Balcony, Exterior Steps, Lighting, Outdoor Grill, Private Entrance, Private Yard, Rain Gutters

Lot Description

Back Yard, Front Yard, Landscaped, Sprinklers In Ground, Trees Large Size, Trees Medium Size

Windows

Blinds, Double Pane Windows, Skylight(s)

School Information

  • DistrictAustin ISD
  • ElementaryHighland Park
  • MiddleLamar (Austin ISD)
  • HighMcCallum

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Property Listed by: Rebecca Realty, Llc

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