4511 Balcones Drive, Austin, TX


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About 4511 Balcones Drive

Lovers of vintage Mid-Century Modern must not miss this fabulous home. Recent $1,700,000 "from the studs" renovation. New Plumbing, New Electrical, New Whole House Generator, 4 New HAVAC systems, 3 New Tankless Water Heaters...and much, much more. Sky Crest, located at 4511 Balcones Drive, was designed by Austin architect Charles Granger of Fehr & Granger and built for Dr. and Mrs. Byron Smith (Irene) and their four sons in 1963. Fehr & Granger is perhaps best known for its design of the Robert Mueller Airport, built in 1960, with its iconic air control tower that still stands as a tribute to the former airport. The architectural firm is also noted for the design of the Austin National Bank Building, Westwood Country Club, Saint Stephen’s Church, Villa Capri Hotel and about 500 other homes, churches and businesses in Austin and surrounding areas. Due to a complete remodeling of the house in 1985, the original interiors were lost. Obtaining a copy of the original, pencil-drawn, blue prints from the Austin History Center, an extensive restoration was undertaken by the fifth and current owners. The couple named the house Sky Crest in honor of the graceful air control tower at Mueller and took the house’s blue color scheme from the tower as well. At first desiring simply to replace the paint and carpet and move in, once the owners obtained the original 1963 blueprints, they soon embarked on a complete renovation to return the home back to its original 1963 aesthetics. Living space Square Footage measured by Floor Plan Graphics, LLC.

Features of 4511 Balcones Drive

MLS® # 2910016
Price $3,950,000
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms 9.00
Full Baths 6
Half Baths 3
Square Footage 7,013
Acres 0.66
Year Built 1963
Type Residential
Sub-Type Single Family Residence
Status Active Under Contract

Community Information

Address 4511 Balcones Drive
Area 1B
Subdivision Balcones Park Add Sec 05
City Austin
County Travis
State TX
Zip Code 78731


Utilities Cable Connected, Electricity Connected, Natural Gas Connected, Sewer Connected, Water Connected
Features Street Lights
Parking Garage, Carport, Circular Driveway, Electric Gate, Electric Vehicle Charging Station(s), Gated, Paver Block, Private, Secured
Garage Spaces 2
View None
Is Waterfront No
Waterfront None
Has Pool Yes


Interior Carpet, Laminate, Tile, Wood
Appliances Built-In Gas Range, Dishwasher, Disposal, Bar Fridge, Built-In Electric Oven, Double Oven, ENERGY STAR Qualified Appliances, Exhaust Fan, Freezer, Gas Water Heater, Ice Maker, Self Cleaning Oven, Stainless Steel Appliance(s), Tankless Water Heater, Vented Exhaust Fan, Water Purifier
Heating Central, Natural Gas, Radiant Floor
Fireplace Yes
# of Fireplaces 2
Fireplaces Bedroom, Gas Starter, Living Room, Masonry, Master Bedroom, Wood Burning
# of Stories 2
Stories Two


Exterior Features Balcony, Exterior Steps, Lighting, Outdoor Grill, Private Entrance, Private Yard, Rain Gutters
Lot Description Back Yard, Front Yard, Landscaped, Sprinklers In Ground, Trees Large Size, Trees Medium Size
Roof Built-Up
Construction Masonry
Foundation Slab

School Information

District Austin ISD
Elementary Highland Park
Middle Lamar (Austin ISD)
High McCallum

Additional Information

Date Listed February 8th, 2021
Days on Market 245
Foreclosure No
Short Sale No
RE / Bank Owned No

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