Midcentury modern home by Austin architect Charles Granger for rent

Note: This post was originally published on August 8th. It has been corrected to reflect the lower rent that is now being charged on the apartment.

Charles Granger was half of the mid-century Austin juggernaut Fehr and Granger, the company that architecturally ran that town from about 1946 through the mid-1960s. It designed the old Robert Mueller Airport, Westwood Country Club, Saint Stephen’s Episcopal School Chapel, and many other significant commercial and residential buildings, including its own offices on Waller Creek.

Before joining this whirlwind, Granger made it his business to study with some of the great masters of the modern era. During his studies at the University of Texas, the architect worked as a summer intern for Fehr. After graduating in 1936, he worked for the influential modernist architect Richard Neutra in Los Angeles. He then earned a Masters degree from Cranbrook Academy in Michigan, where he worked as a designer for the famous Eero Saarinen.

Then he returned to Austin, joined the company, and built a house. The perch is now viewed as an extra living unit behind the house that Granger eventually built for his family (the recently restored Granger House). Located at 805-1 / 2 West 16th Street on Judge’s Hill, northeast of North Lamar Boulevard and West 15th Street, it is listed by architecture value. It is currently available to rent for $ 1,950 per month.

Some of our recent curbed comparisons can take a look at the $ 2,000 and $ 2,500 available for rent in different neighborhoods. But if you’re a modern design lover looking for somewhere around $ 2,000 to stay, this is what you should check out.

Jeff Harper courtesy of TVOA

Jeff Harper courtesy of TVOA

Upstairs apartment interior with hardwood floors and porthole door, lit in filtered sunlight.

Jeff Harper courtesy of TVOA

Built in 1941, the Persch is surrounded by windows on all sides like a tree house and has hardwood floors, new appliances, a renovated bathroom, vintage fixtures, original fixtures and other authentic details. “The ribbon window system, the embedded structural columns, the aluminum color, the open space and the functional core (kitchen, bathroom, cupboards in a box in the heart of the composition)”, so the list, “reminds of Neutra’s well-known Strathmore Apartments and other works. “(The house is a historic landmark for the city, state, and National Register.)

Jeff Harper courtesy of TVOA

The block in the middle contains the kitchen, bathroom and some nifty pull-out storage nooks and appliances.

Finished plywood wall with matching vanity, small door, mirror.

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The closet's sliding door opened to reveal built-in pull-out drawers.

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White porcelain sink from the 1950s with white tiles and backsplash and rollout windows above.

Jeff Harper courtesy of TVOA

North Lamar Boulevard, TX

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