Helen Thompson
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THIS COULD BE YOURS

Now for sale, this 97-year-old home in Old West Austin is a landmark for many reasons, not the least of which is that most of us have driven by it thousands of times and may not have noticed it tucked back from the street near Lamar. The stucco Spanish Colonial Revival home was built by Percy Pennybacker for his mother Anna in 1922. Pennybacker was a civil engineer who pioneered the technology for welded structures, particularly bridges. The beloved Pennybacker Bridge is named in his honor. This 3200-square foot, two-story house has only been owned by two families, and is now being sold by the founders of Jeffrey’s, the second family to live in the home. There is abundant natural light, original hardwood floors, and a large screened-in porch with brick and limestone floor. Walking distance to Clarksville (and Jeffrey’s, of course) as well as to downtown. Listed by Chloe Gatewood.

Entry with path leading to sun porch.

Living room.

Lounge just off living room.

Another view of the living room.

Dining room.

 

The kitchen is just as fun as you’d expect from people who love to cook so much that they opened the best restaurant in Austin.

 

Another view of the kitchen.

More kitchen.

Hall leading downstairs where there are more bedrooms.

Office.

Wine room.

Master bedroom, with sitting room.

Another view of the master bedroom.

Master bath.

Master bath.

Sun porch.

More sun porch.

Porte cochere on the east side of the house.

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