Alongside the Bohn House (1938) and the Red River International House (1947), the Blackshear House is one of the few remaining residences in Austin that draws on the Art Deco, Streamline Moderne and International Style movements. The Grade II listed two-story building featured on the Preservation Austin Homes Tour 2016 was built in 1950 and has a number of features that accommodate these styles, including a white stucco facade, steel-framed windows, and a flat roof.
The design of both the original part of the house and a 1955 basement extension evolved during construction. The second floor became an apartment that was originally accessed via an escape ladder, making it kind of a two-level affair. The listed house has a total of four bedrooms and three bedrooms on 2,564 square meters.
While the kitchen has been modernized, the bathrooms updated, and custom cabinetry added, the house retains its historical essence as well as a remarkable number of original features. Listed on United Real Estate Austin with Jay Billig (who owned the property in 2014, according to Preservation Austin), it is located at 806 Bouldin Avenue (Bouldin Creek, of course). It is priced at $ 1,987,000.