The option of renting a home designed by a notable mid-century Austin modern architect seems trending – when two offers are trending. Let’s call it a leading indicator.
In August, an ADU studio apartment designed by Charles Granger of prolific mid-century firm Fehr & Granger in Judge’s Hill Downtown hit the market (and then dropped the price in September). New to the rental market is a bigger, bolder proposition: an entire single family home designed and built by AD Stenger, the architect and developer who defined a generation of local modern living.
The 1,288-square-foot home sits on a leafy cul-de-sac in Barton Hills – one of the neighborhoods Stenger worked extensively in – on hilltop lot and snuggles under some other Stenger (some are more remodeled than others). It has original details in great condition, including wooden beams, a stacked stone fireplace and stone walls inside, handcrafted tiles, a spiral entrance staircase and the large casement windows in the clergy and at floor level, to name a few.
The main living area of the three bedroom, two bathroom home has a wall of windows and glass doors that lead to a curvy stone patio and wooded back yard. The 1908 Airole Way home rents for $ 3,950 per month and is listed on The Value of Architecture by Brian Linder.