It’s easy to be charmed by the long front porch on this ranch-style home in the heart of the Highland Park West neighborhood. Built in 1950 with the original wood floors throughout most of the rooms, this home has an old Austin feel without sacrificing modern updates.

This 1,200+ square foot home includes two living areas.  A large picture window washes the primary living area in natural light, and the space includes crown molding accents. An adjacent secondary living room makes for a comfortable area to unwind. Each of these communal areas are upgraded with crown molding.

The kitchen opens to both the formal and informal living areas, and the built-in bar is ideal for entertaining guests. The wood cabinets and tile counters and backsplash in the kitchen provide a neutral backdrop. The kitchen has a functional layout and plenty of counter space for preparing meals. 

At the opposite end of the house you'll find three full bedrooms and two bathrooms. The rooms are all nicely sized. A guest bath with shower serves two of the bedrooms. Further down the hall, the third room has a light and airy feel thanks to an impressive wood vaulted ceiling and windows on two sides. This room includes a full, private bathroom with a combination shower and tub. Both bathrooms are updated and feature stylish paint. 

Mature hedges and wood fencing add privacy to this corner lot so that you can enjoy the outdoor spaces. A mature pecan tree provides shade and growing oak trees add interest to the landscaping. You'll want to take advantage of the nicely sized backyard from the comfort of the large back porch. Just add a grill and you'll be set for hosting game-day cookouts! 

The home features an attached one-car garage and there is ample additional off-street parking in the paved driveway. A storage building tucked in the corner of the lot provides extra storage. 

Situated on a corner lot at the intersection of Hancock and Balcones Drive, the home has an attractive exterior featuring a stone sidewalk, mature landscaping, and updated facade. This is a home you will be proud to return to at the end of the day. 

And once you're home, you can take full advantage of this convenient location. You can literally walk to Randall's for groceries, have some frozen yogurt at Berry Austin, grab a smoothie at JuiceLand, and enjoy other nearby eateries. Don't want to cook breakfast? Walk on over to Russell's Bakery to enjoy some of their delicious muffins or danishes. Nearby Chez Zee is a perfect brunch or dinner spot; it even made our personal list of 15 favorite Austin restaurants. Highland Park Elementary and Perry Playground are also a short walk away. And you can enjoy the modern art installation by Contemporary Austin; it's a museum without walls. 

We are pleased to offer 5101 Balcones Drive for sale for $500,000. At this price, it's a great opportunity to move into the Highland Park West neighborhood or build to suit. 

Come see for yourself during the listing launch party from 2 - 4 pm on Saturday, November 10th. If you'd like to see this home sooner, please reach out to Paul Reddam at 512-789-0869 to arrange an in-person showing.