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Listing ID: 14812188
Price: $1,095,000
Address: 704 W. Live Oak Street
City: Austin
State: Texas
Postal Code: 78704
Bedrooms: 3
Total Baths: 3
Full Baths: 2
Partial Baths: 1
SqFt: 2,245
MJ Neal, FAIA Architect : : The Ramp House, 2002. A study in time and movement, the architect’s award-winning former home in Bouldin Creek playfully distorts the fourth dimension, with a gracefully sloped interior walkway intentionally designed to slow down the pace of life throughout the house. The ramp is at once both a clever piece of sculpture, hand-crafted of structural steel and Brazilian hardwood, and a functional element providing vertical circulation, spatial delineation, and a massive shelf system for books and prized possessions – a modern objet d’arte. The plan is inverted, like a beach house, with bedrooms and bathrooms below, and living areas above, with a capacious roof deck on top with commanding views. Literally everything in the house is bespoke, custom made to the architect’s exacting specifications, with every detail clearly thought out. Walls of glass fold at the top to become skylights, flooding the interior with natural light, and full-height sliding doors open to exterior courtyards. Sophisticated finishes complete the aesthetic experience: polished concrete floors, exotic hardwoods, black quartz and limestone countertops, handmade tile, stainless appliances, European fixtures throughout. Sensitive to the sale and proportions of the old Austin neighborhood, yet revolutionary in its impact, this urban intervention has withstood the test of time, and remains one of the finest examples of this masterful architect’s work.

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Remarks: MJ Neal, FAIA Architect : : The Ramp House, 2002. A study in time and movement, the architect’s award-winning former home in Bouldin Creek playfully distorts the fourth dimension, with a gracefully sloped interior walkway intentionally designed to slow down the pace of life throughout the house. The ramp is at once both a clever piece of sculpture, hand-crafted of structural steel and Brazilian hardwood, and a functional element providing vertical circulation, spatial delineation, and a massive shelf system for books and prized possessions – a modern objet d’arte. The plan is inverted, like a beach house, with bedrooms and bathrooms below, and living areas above, with a capacious roof deck on top with commanding views. Literally everything in the house is bespoke, custom made to the architect’s exacting specifications, with every detail clearly thought out. Walls of glass fold at the top to become skylights, flooding the interior with natural light, and full-height sliding doors open to exterior courtyards. Sophisticated finishes complete the aesthetic experience: polished concrete floors, exotic hardwoods, black quartz and limestone countertops, handmade tile, stainless appliances, European fixtures throughout. Sensitive to the sale and proportions of the old Austin neighborhood, yet revolutionary in its impact, this urban intervention has withstood the test of time, and remains one of the finest examples of this masterful architect’s work.

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Address: 704 W. Live Oak Street
Bedrooms: 3
City: Austin
Full Baths: 2
Partial Baths: 1
Listing Price: $1,095,000
Postal Code: 78704
SqFt: 2,245
State: Texas
Street Direction: W.
Street Name: Live Oak Street
Street Number: 704
Total Baths: 3
Year Built: 2002

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