7 Green Lanes, Austin, Texas
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4 BEDROOMS | 5 (4 full, 1 half ) BATHROOMS | 6,003 SQUARE FEET
Mid-century modern Pemberton home, published in Architectural Digest 1968 with award-winning architecture by renowned R. Gomel Roessner. The residence sits quietly tucked within the exclusive Josephine Fisher Reservation of Pemberton and highlights use of redwood, tinted glass, handmade brick and copper. The combination presents a richness of material associated with the blending of beautiful tree foliage. Roessner’s prized talent best illustrated in this property, was his ability to create spaces that preserved privacy while maintaining an openness in plan. Roessner was recognized by the Texas Society of Architects for excellence in design and received a Merit Award from the American Institute of Architects for his work at 7 Green Lanes.
The residence is of contemporary design and offers 6,000+ square feet spread across two floors with a connecting link joining the North and South zones. Four bedrooms, four-and-a-half baths, two livings, three fireplaces, a formal dining, two wet bars, an open breakfast, kitchen and huge second floor game room all accessible by two stairways on either end of the home. An intimate foyer with an overhanging balcony funnels you in from the outdoor terrace upon entry. This restricted space draws into a dramatic formal living with its 18-foot ceiling height, floor-to-ceiling windows and beautiful brick fireplace. Tinted windows surround the entire residence, thus turning the environment of the site inward. Every area is assigned one or more enclosed balconies, terraces or gardens as part of their own outside living space. From the formal living, one progresses through a sequence of glass rooms. A wet bar sits adjacent to the formal dining and living for easy entertaining. Moving into the breakfast and kitchen, one will find a second 18-foot high dynamic general assembly space with exposures toward the courtyard and garden through two-story glass. In 2010-2011, this wall was replaced with new steel and tempered glass. The bubbling of fountains, garden sculptures and palms set the stage for its extraordinary setting within the closure of a garden wall. Wood benches and exterior lights surround the wall and children’s playground for seating and added security.
The kitchen is fully-equipped with two islands, new sink features and compactor, a gas stove, double oven, room for two refrigerators and walk-in pantry. Ample storage, closets and built-ins are found throughout the home. Access to the two-car garage, more storage and a large utility room complete the main level. From their private balconies on one side to tall windows on the other, each second floor bedroom offers scenic views from every angle. The spacious master has endless balcony views that skim the city skyline and an overlook to the formal living which can be closed for privacy. A double-sided vanity, three closets, new doors, a new toilet and walk-in shower complete the re-tiled master bath. A lower level flex space offers room for temperature-controlled wine refrigeration. More recent updates include several new windows, including new thermal windows on the South wall, cable and surround sound wiring in various rooms. Fresh exterior landscaping and a sprinkler system replaced in 2012 with well water supplied irrigation.