4511 Balcones Drive, Austin


5 Beds
9 Baths
7,013 Sqft
.66 Acre
2 Garages

Lovers of vintage Mid-Century Modern must not miss this fabulous home.
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.

Essential Information
MLS® #2910016
Full Baths6
Half Baths3
Square Footage7,013
Year Built1963
Sub-TypeSingle Family Residence
Community Information
Address4511 Balcones Drive
SubdivisionBalcones Park Add Sec 05
Zip Code78731
FeaturesStreet Lights
Garage Spaces2
Has PoolYes

Cable Connected, Electricity Connected, Natural Gas Connected, Sewer Connected, Water Connected


Circular Driveway, Carport, Electric Gate, Garage, Gated, Private, Secured, Electric Vehicle Charging Station(s), Paver Block

InteriorCarpet, Laminate, Tile, Wood
# of Fireplaces2
Master On MainY

Built-In Electric Oven, Built-In Gas Range, Bar Fridge, Double Oven, Dishwasher, ENERGY STAR Qualified Appliances, Exhaust Fan, Freezer, Disposal, Gas Water Heater, Ice Maker, Self Cleaning Oven, Stainless Steel Appliance(s), Tankless Water Heater, Vented Exhaust Fan, Water Purifier


Central, Natural Gas, Radiant Floor


Bedroom, Gas Starter, Living Room, Masonry, Master Bedroom, Wood Burning

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

School Information
DistrictAustin ISD
ElementaryHighland Park
MiddleLamar (Austin ISD)
Additional Information
Date ListedFebruary 8th, 2021
Days on Market73
Has HOA FeesN

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Property Listed by: Rebecca Realty, LLC

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