Listing + Barton Hills Property Tour

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Just listed- 1801 Cresthaven Dr. 1This is THAT South Austin House in one of the best pockets in Barton Hills. Open living/kitchen/dining. Vaulted ceilings in living area and master bedroom. Quarter acre flat lot. Converted garage with small loft is as a bonus space. 150 sqft insulated and wired shed/office in back. House went through a couple stages of remodel over the past 20 years. Great bones, ready to go!

We are excited to share this property with you and encourage you to click the Learn More button to see more beautiful interior / exterior photos. 

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Listing Agent- Gray Adkins, Realtor, GRI // Gray & Air Real Estate Group // Powered By HomeCity Real Estate

Home Tour: 7708 Forest Wood Rd.

Situated on over half an acre in 78745, 7708 Forest Wood Rd is a farmhouse lovers dream. Built in the ’50s, this house has lived an eventful life thus far. In 2010, an accidental fire broke out in the kitchen. Luckily, the 80-year-old owner wasn’t home at the time any d only part of the house was affected. Even so, the house went through an extensive rebuild to eliminate all traces of the fire, with attention to every single detail of the original house so that the owner could return to her home as she knew it.

The design layout, the fireplace, the hardwood floors, the front and south walls, and the carport are all original to the house. Everything else that had any fire or smoke exposure was replaced. As a result, you have a home with the charm of a 1950’s build with the modern efficiencies of a new build.

Upgrades to the home include:

  • Removed and rebuilt roof

  • Spray foam insulation in all walls and attic

  • Interior walls completely rebuilt with new wood

  • Replaced all windows with energy efficient windows

  • Soft-close cabinets and drawers

And that’s not even the coolest part. The property also contains an uncompleted back house that was built in the ’70s. With solid bones, ready-to-use plumbing, and wired for electricity, this bonus addition is a great place for a shop, studio, guest house, or office. The options are limitless!

7708 Forest Wood Rd., has been owned by the same family since it was built and has mostly remained unoccupied since the rebuild took place.

Take a look at the video above to see this unique beauty for yourself!

Listed by Gray Adkins, REALTOR®, GRI | Powered By Waterloo Realty

Cool People Doing Cool Things : Lucky Fish Designs

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We caught up with our client turned good friend, Adam Saltzer, Owner of Lucky Fish Designs – a custom furniture and woodworking business, to talk all things South Austin, carpentry and home renovation. Although we’ve known Adam for a little over a year, it seems like he has always been our South Austin neighbor. And with a career in furniture design and woodworking, we instantly hit it off.

In the beginning of 2017, after completing an intensive hand-tool woodworking program in Washington, Adam, along with his girlfriend and friend, packed up everything and headed to Austin... for the first time! It was a good decision, to say the least. After getting a feel for the 78745 and loving what he saw, Adam reached out to Gray for help establishing good ole’ Central Texas roots.

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“I met Gray through my girlfriend, Becca. She grew up with Gray and has multiple family members who used him to find their homes in South Austin. They all had great home buying experiences and had only good things to say about him. After learning he is a South Austin native, is active in the community, and dabbles in woodworking too, I knew I found my guy!”

Adam bought his property a few months ago and hasn’t looked back. He is busy building his company (from his garage), renovating his new home, and exploring all that South Austin has to offer.

“My favorite thing to do in South Austin is to go for a climb at Crux Climbing Gym and then walk over the 100 ft. to Cosmic Coffee and Beer to hang out. It’s such a cool space and such a great little community is built around that little nook off Pickle Rd.”

But Adam’s true passion is found in his work. It all started with a wood sculpture class he took back in college. He instantly fell in love with the concept of wood as an art medium, which eventually evolved into furniture design.

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“Furniture offers the chance to express oneself in nuanced ways while marrying both form and function.  At the end of the day, no matter how pretty your chair is, if it hurts to sit in it; you haven’t really made a good chair now have you?” says Adam.

The process, he continues, is all about listening to the client and getting a thorough feel for that client’s aesthetic. Adam can then take that information and turn it into a one-of-a-kind design made to suit the client’s lifestyle.

It’s this kind of personalized service and attention to detail that we love so much and that can only be found from local businesses like Lucky Fish Designs.

We think Adam put it perfectly. “There’s a profound sense of camaraderie. We’re all just here trying to find our way and have a good time doing it. We’ve got each others backs and work together to help accomplish our goals.”

Photos provided by Adam Saltzer

Check out Adam’s work and more by clicking here >>  www.luckyfishdesigns.com Instagram: @luckyfishdesigns