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Modern Duplexes of North Austin

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2004–2005, Travis G. Young for Metrohouse. 4905 and 6201 Woodrow Ave. and 1903 Alegria Rd.
  • (Photograph by Gerald Moorhead )

In the neighborhoods of Brentwood, Allendale, and Crestview, modest post–World War II wood-frame houses are being replaced with affordable modern duplexes that use corrugated metal, limestone, and large expanses of glass. These two-story forms are altering the traditional neighborhood but attracting young home owners drawn to the modern designs. Some of the best are by Travis Young for the builder Metrohouse.

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Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Modern Duplexes of North Austin", [Austin, Texas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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