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Extreme Makeover Turns '80s Stucco House into Dashing Contemporary Asking $2.69M

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Location: Austin, Texas
Price: $2,690,000

A remodeling project nearly a decade in the making, this handsome contemporary in an historic part of Austin, Texas is finally complete and ready for new owners. In late 2006, local photographer and designer Alexander Stross sought to begin a renovation project that would best all the ones he's overseen before and spent some time locating the perfect "ugly duckling": a salmon-colored '80s stucco home on a hilly lot. After overcoming numerous setbacks, the house has been completely transformed by local firm Dick Clark + Associates.

Though it's technically still considered a remodel (a few original bones were saved), the 2,871-square-foot house is practically all-new, offering three bedrooms, an open living/dining area, and large den. Inside, it's a materials galore featuring solid acacia flooring, white oak doors, terrazzo tile, silver travertine, and a 2,500 granite tub in the bathroom on the top floor. Below, a closer look through the home and some before-and-after shots first shared by Contemporist.
616 Oakland Avenue [official site via Contemporist]
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