The Rosedale neighborhood is a haven of tree-lined streets and cozy homes built between the 1930s and 1950s. It has also recently caught on as a hot spot for Austin real estate. There is so much to love about Rosedale: bike paths, community parks, great schools, restaurants and shopping all within walking distance. But what makes Rosedale such a special neighborhood is how it continues to evolve while maintaining its historic charm.
As fun as it is to live there, we also love the opportunity to build and remodel in Rosedale. Here are two of our favorite homes in the neighborhood that highlight how we bring our expertise to Rosedale builds.
Happy Hollow Lane
Happy Hollow is an adorable 1930s Rosedale bungalow remodeled to increase its spaciousness while preserving the original windows and historic style. The exterior stone and lush, tree-shaded yard reflect the home’s heritage, while the additional windows, cedar pergola and hybrid fence outside the property provide a glimpse of its modern update.
The home retains its roots with wainscoting in the dining room, crown molding and built-ins throughout the space, and a gorgeous traditional mantel fireplace in the living room. The raised ceilings, recessed lights and refinished hardwood floors give the home a modern airiness. New kitchen appliances and cabinets keep the home apace with twenty-first-century technology.
The master bathroom rebuild demonstrates how the modern aesthetic enhances classic forms. Elegant tile and glass frame the warm built-in vanity, adding a breath of fresh air to the dreamy 1930s glamour. By combining the formal beauty of the past with current trends in luxury homes, Happy Hollow is an example of the balance that Rosedale builders strive to match.
Woodview Avenue Home
Woodview is a marvelous example of how mixed material design can be used to combine the old with the new for dramatic effect in a Rosedale home. The kitchen has a granite-topped, supersize island with a painted wood molded panel base, a cool variation on the theme set by the butcher block countertops. The mix of recessed lighting and drop lights warms the room, as the modern appliances and futuristic oven hood brighten the space. The granite subway tile backsplash wall is a smoky twist on this design favorite.
The upstairs landing is another space made striking by contrast when the dark vertical bars of the steel guardrail meet the soft horizontal grain of the hardwood floors. The variance in materials is also a great way to bring out the best of each element. This is evident in the way the airy globe light fixtures accentuate the spaciousness created by the high ceilings and plentiful windows. This open space upgrades the landing from simply serving as a hallway between rooms to a potential work area with built-in desks along the window wall.
The patio demonstrates a feat of modern design, as the cut-stone fireplace supports a cedar-planked roof. Outdoor lights and a ceiling fan bring indoor comforts outdoors into the refreshing Rosedale green space. This area is perfect for stargazing around the fire or relaxing al fresco morning, noon and night.
Though Woodview follows a modern palette, commitment to detail brings surprising 1950s pops to the space, like a pebble stone vanity top, ornate faucets, mid-century drawer pulls and cabinet knobs, and molded frame mirrors that hearken back to the Rosedale of the past. This quirky combo of bygone and contemporary style is what makes Woodview an exceptional home in the unique neighborhood of Rosedale.
Whether you’re Team Happy Hollow, Team Woodview, or somewhere in between, Mangum Builders can help you build your custom home in the Rosedale neighborhood and beyond. If you are starting fresh or remodeling your current space, contact us today and let us bring your dream home to life.