Austin’s beloved Streamline Moderne McFarland House is for rent

A well-known, popular and now a listed Streamline Moderne building in downtown Austin is back on the market – this time (or again) as a rental property. The house at 3805 Red River Street is now called McFarland House and is now rented for $ 3,500 per month.

The former family and rental home was built in 1947 and was the scene of a long zoning battle until it was classified as a landmark by the city’s Historic Landmark Commission in 2014. After being briefly launched for purchase, it was bought by Preservation Austin in 2019, the heritage nonprofit group did a relatively quick job of restoring the home and simply brought it to the rental market for $ 3,500 per month.

Located in the Hancock neighborhood, the 1,958-square-foot building is one of only three remaining houses in Austin designed in the Streamline Moderne style – an Art Deco successor influenced by industrial design, particularly the sleek look of ocean liners and Railway engines. 1930s. Like many of these buildings, the McFarland House has a flat roof with curved corners, which is reflected in horizontal elements such as the wraparound balcony on the second floor and the painted ribbon below, as well as the porthole windows and decorative elements, rounded corners and industrial-style railings all contribute to Execution of the style at. The roof extension on the first floor via a free-standing driveway and a drive-through carport add to the substantial but entertaining profile.

Preservation Austin has restored a number of the building’s original features, including colorful kitchen and bathroom tile, limestone mantelpiece, and steel casement windows. It has three bedrooms and three bathrooms, plus high ceilings, French doors and a carport for two cars. JB Goodwin’s Alyson McGee holds the rental list.

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