JUST LISTED: 3802 Tilley Street in Mueller

 

One of only eight Tilley row homes designed by iconic Austin architect Michael Hsu, this clean and modern Mueller home is a beautiful merger of purposeful design and functionality.

It’s clear as you walk up to the front door that this home is special.  The crisp lines of the concrete steps leading to the front porch contrast with the fluid shapes and bright colors of the cement tiles, while the siding tempers the modern feel with the warmth of natural wood and the trumpet vine offers subtle privacy.  The inviting front porch beckons you to sit and visit with your neighbors.

This row home in Mueller is listed for sale by Homesville Real Estate

The beautiful design details continue as you step through the entry.  An exquisite hickory covered wall conceals a powder room and two storage closets.  Meanwhile, the neutral tones of the polished concrete floor create a versatile backdrop for the open kitchen, living, and dining space.  Crisp white Caesarstone countertops and custom white ceiling-height cabinets are the perfect backdrop for the glass subway tile backsplash and Kitchen Aid appliances.  The generous island in contrasting hickory pecan wood includes room for bar stools for casual dining or a place for others to linger while you prepare meals.  The adjacent dining area is accented with a saucer bubble light by American industrial designer George Nelson.  The center piece of this downstairs living area is a 12 x 12 foot custom bookcase perfect for showcasing personal mementos, books, and more.   Backed with frosted plexiglass, the bookcase is gently backlit by the light from the adjacent staircase.

The downstairs is one great room with dedicated space for the kitchen, dining & living areas

Climb the hickory steps to the second floor where you’ll find a large master bedroom with a private balcony overlooking future park space in the neighborhood.  On-trend sliding barn doors offer privacy for this owner retreat, which includes an en suite bathroom with dual sinks, a spacious frameless glass shower with Kohler fixtures, soaking tub, and roomy walk-in closet.  The floor to ceiling Carrara marble tile in the bathing area is an elegant contrast with the vanity’s contemporary cabinetry, white Caesarstone countertop, and waterfall faucets.  The second floor also includes two additional bedrooms and a full bath with white subway tile, dual sinks, linen-style floor tile, and Caesarstone quartz counters.  Solar tubes provide abundant natural light while another built-in bookcase on the landing adds a sophisticated touch.  Hickory hardwood floors unify the upstairs space.

With a 5-Star green energy rating from the City of Austin, the current homeowners have enjoyed low electric bills in this 1800 square foot home thanks to spray foam insulation, two Nest thermostats, custom Levolor cellular shades, Minka Aire ceiling fans in all bedrooms, and a tankless water heater.  Built by the Muskin Company, the home is also pre-wired to accommodate solar panels and features Andersen casement windows.  Waterwise plants and drip irrigation keep the front landscaping looking fresh year-round.

Perfect for enjoying cocktails or grilling, a private courtyard is accessible from the living room and/or mud room. Cedar shake shingle siding adds texture and pattern to the space, while the low maintenance pea gravel, concrete pavers, and mondo grass give it a Zen-like feel.  The mud room includes a sink, custom ceiling-height cabinets with plenty of storage, space for a stackable washer and dryer, and bench seating.  A roomy 2-car garage is accessible from the back alley.  But who needs a car when you live in a master-planned community designed to reduce traffic and eliminate sprawl?

Located in the popular Mueller community, the walkable design of this mixed-use urban village means that you’ll find community retail areas where you can shop, dine, or unwind within a short walk of row houses, yard houses, apartments, condominiums, garden court houses, and live-work shop houses.  Local establishments like L’oca D’oro, Lick Ice Cream, Alamo Drafthouse, and Bribery Bakery are part of the fabric of the community, along with HEB, national restaurant chains, the Thinkery museum, and more.   The historic Browning Hangar and Mueller control tower remain as reminders of the area’s former life as a municipal airport.

Named the world’s largest LEED gold neighborhood in 2016, 140 acres of public open space weave through the neighborhood, including approximately 5 miles of bike and pedestrian trails.   Mueller residents have access to 132 community garden plots and can enjoy the native plants and edible landscape featuring fruits, nuts and herbs in the Mueller orchard along the Southwest Greenway.  Nearby John Gaines Park includes a lap swimming pool and separate children’s wading pool, as well as a playscape with climbing hills, net, and tunnels.  The sense of community is strong in Mueller.  Residents can take advantage of the ample scheduled activities like neighborhood block parties, the regular farmer’s market, food trucks, movies and music in the park, and more.

On those occasions that you want to venture out, this home’s location is ideal.  You are only 3 miles from downtown Austin, 2 miles to the University of Texas, 1 mile to the Dell Children’s Hospital, 1 block to the Morris Williams Golf Course, and a short distance to restaurant row along Manor Road.  A designated site for a future school campus is only 3 blocks away.

When describing his work on this project in the spring 2017 edition of Austin Home, architect Michael Hsu said “I think people are drawn to these townhomes because they remind us of our collective memory of a charming house shape.  Simple, cozy, clean, welcoming, ready to be lived in.”  Indeed.

This modern row home is offered for sale for $599,900.  Ready to call 3802 Tilley your new home? Call or text us to arrange a personal tour.

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