Mid-Century Modern Homes in Austin
Mid-century modern homes are much harder to find in Austin, Texas these days. Most of these prized homes were built in central Austin neighborhoods where the land value has exceeded the structural value. Many of these homes have been torn down. Others have been lovingly preserved or transformed into modern hybrids. These post-and-beam homes typically feature low-sloping roofs, clerestory windows, stone fireplaces, wood vaulted ceilings with exposed beams and custom cabinetry throughout. The Marye Company has an intimate knowledge of these areas and the prized gems they contain. Drew Marye, owner and broker, lived in an AD Stenger house in Zilker Park for many years. Stenger was known as the Mid-Century Maverick. His forward-thinking architectural style pushed the envelope on traditional home design in the 1950s in south Austin and Westlake Hills. His homes are truly works of art.
Austin / LA Connection
From 1952 until 1955, Harwell Hamilton Harris served as the Dean for the School of Architecture of the University of Texas
. Before arriving in Austin, Harwell studied under Frank Neutra in Los Angeles. The group of modernist architects he attracted to the faculty there came to be known as The Texas Rangers
. Harris and The Texas Rangers designed many homes in west Austin especially in Balcones Park and Highland Park West. These remaining homes are highly valued today.
A Specialty of The Marye Company
The Marye Company specializes in marketing architecturally interesting homes. Whether you have a mid-century gem or a modern masterpiece, our sellers get top dollar. We have developed a unique valuation plan that enlightens other agents, buyers and appraisers regarding architectural value. Our unique company brand bonds this plan.