"Googie" style architecture, named after a landmark no-longer-existing West Hollywood cafe is described as "extreme modernist" and defined by obtuse shapes and sharp angles as well as a nod to the "space age".
This truly amazing and unique Austin home currently listed for sale on Lakemoore Drive in Northwest Hills is inspired by the Googie architectural design movement. Built in 1967 by a Northwest Hills architect for himself, the Austin home takes inspiration from the movement, but in no way is hindered by it.
The Austin home has 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a yoga room, and a green house. Total living space is 3504 square feet. The current owners have meticulously modernized and restored the home to its glory during the past few years and the result is a marvelous combination of retro and modern. Original, preserved design elements in the Austin home include lava and fossil rock walls, a floating lava rock fireplace (with seating for 12!!), a kidney bean shaped pool, a circular drive, and extensive use of metal and glass throughout.
The systems of the home have been modernized as well to include a zoned AC and tankless water heater. The Jenn-Air gourmet appliances in the kitchen also convey. For those old school audiophiles, the home has as an analog sound system throughout. Imagine the parties!
Less than 10 miles from downtown Austin, the home sits on a large private lot (more than 1/2 acre) in Northwest Hills and overlooks the canyon wall over Bull Creek.
The Austin home is listed at $859,000 by owner/agent Eileen Gill of the Marye Company. Many, many more features and updates can be found here.