JUST LISTED: 3112 West Terrace in Allandale

Welcome to 3112 West Terrace in Austin’s popular Allandale neighborhood.  This 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom ranch style home was renovated by an Austin interior decorator to reflect a retro-chic vibe.  Step inside.  It’s colorful.  It’s fun.  And it’s close to everything.

Designer touches and exuberant details make this home pop.  The turquoise front door, natural wood siding, and vibrant porch ceiling are your first hints that this is no ordinary Allandale home.   Take a seat and sit a spell; the front porch is the perfect spot for relaxing and visiting with neighbors.

Just inside the front door is a spacious great room, with distinct spaces for dining, preparing meals, and chilling in front of the TV.  But the home’s soul comes from the unique design details.  A mid-century metal light fixture adds a dose of hipness to the space, while a wood fretwork screen adds textural interest.  A work space is tucked in an alcove under the stairs, lit by a sputnik chandelier that is both functional and cool.  It’s no surprise that this home was featured on Houzz.

Pops of blue just beyond the dining and living areas draw you to the heart of the home – the kitchen.  The room is anchored by custom walnut cabinets, but it’s the crisp contrast of the pure white Silestone countertops against the cobalt blue base cabinets that give the kitchen its spirit.  Here again the contrasting design elements add interest.  The raw edge of the natural wood plank at the bar is juxtaposed with old-school lantern pendant lights, and refined Ann Sacks Savoy Hive tile accents.  Stainless steel appliances and a 36” apron-front sink with commercial-grade faucet complete the space.  When it comes time for informal meals, you can cozy up in the banquete seating around the Saarinen-style table under the glow of a structural yellow pendant light.

Just down the hall you’ll find the master bedroom with a spacious walk-in closet.  A flex space nearby is perfect for a home office or nursery.  The downstairs bathroom features wall-mounted faucets and dual oval vessel sinks against a neutral backdrop of ceramic wood tile.  The gentle curves of the bathroom mirrors are a subtle nod the arabesque tile adorning the walls of the bath.

Even the staircase of the home got a dose of novelty with the addition of colorful penny-tile risers.  Two additional bedrooms with dormer windows are located upstairs, along with a second full bathroom.  Each of these spacious rooms have custom built-ins, one with a bookcase and the other with a bookcase and window seat.  The upstairs bath has on-trend subway tile set in a modern chevron pattern in tones of grey, graphite, and white.  Built-in shelves offer additional space to store toiletries and other bath items, and an Ikea vanity continues the retro-chic design seen throughout the home.

This contemporary home is situated on a spacious .28 acre lot with its own mid-century modern playhouse reminiscent of the Jetsons.  You can enjoy it all from your concrete patio just off the back door.   And when you come home from a busy day, just pull into the attached 2-car garage, drop things off in the laundry/mud room, and head inside to unwind.

Even with such a cool house, it’s good to get out and enjoy your neighborhood.  Feeling active?  The swimming pool, pond, tennis courts, basketball courts, and playscape of Northwest District Park are a short walk from the home.   The home is also within easy walking distance to award-winning Gullet Elementary School and the adjoining baseball fields.   In the mood to eat out?  The restaurants and shops along Anderson Lane and Burnet Road are just minutes away.  Enjoy breakfast tacos at Taco Deli, lunch at Twisted Root Burger, dessert at La Patisserie, and end your evening with cocktails and bowling at The Goodnight.  And so much more!  With quick access to Mopac, you can easily travel to any part of Austin.

With 1820 square feet of space, this home is offered for sale at $524,900.

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