3403 Mountain Top Circle $3,490,000
3403 Mountain Top Circle is a mid-century modern gem perched atop a hill overlooking Mount Bonnell, Lake Austin and the ever-growing Austin skyline. Owned by only two families over time, this home is a textbook example of 1950’s modern architecture. Built in 1958, by W.R. Coleman, it was purchased in 1995 for two home-based business professionals with three young children. In 1996, a thoughtful second-story addition was added, designed by Jim Susman and Chris Livingston of STG Architects, and built by David Dalgleish Construction, and featured in the AIA Tour of 1997.
Sitting on one-half acre, the property was designed to take advantage of the hillside with multiple yards and areas for entertaining. Mature oaks and mountain laurels accent the yard that extends down the hill to a secondary frontage on the street below. From that vantage the viewer is rewarded with a view of the home that features simple lines, walls of windows, and broad overhangs.
The philosophy continues on the interior with classic mid-century ideas. South facing windows fill the common areas with natural light while the bedrooms face east to take advantage of morning sun. The second story, built for the owner’s studio and a new primary suite, also is the best spot to capture the stunning views of downtown, Lake Austin and the surrounding hill country.