Travel Back in Time
Live and breathe the MCM lifestyle in Starlight Village.
The Space Age vision, MCM dream homes and a community pool called The Lido. It all sounds like a dream neighborhood from 60 years ago, but this Texas development is being built right now.
IMAGINE A WORLD FULL OF CUSTOMIZABLE MIDCENTURY-STYLE HOMES
built in a community of retro enthusiasts. Good news— this dream is a reality. Starlight Village consists of 29 detached homes situated near Austin, Texas. Eight different models, varying from 1,300 to 3,000 square feet, embrace all aspects of mid-mod living. And the neighbors? Expect them to be fans of midcentury design.
Developers Theresa and Michael Kopecky envisioned this community and put it into play in 2016. Kopecky says, “We are now well into Phase II building, and have several families living in their MCM dream homes. Among our Starlight neighbors, we’ve got everything from sleek Danish Modern, to ‘50s flair and ‘villain lair.’ We also created personal garden spaces for each home, which have been visualized by our residents as a koi pond, a sun deck and even a living plant wall,” Theresa explains.
“The Lido” is the neighborhood pool and pavilion. Like the rest of the planned community, its style is iconic and unmistakably midcentury. But perhaps the most intriguing part about Starlight Village is the “lock and walk” idea. These homes were built with the mindset that anyone can lock up and leave for a month and the community will take care of the exterior of the home; perfect for on-the-go living and a jet set lifestyle.
Each home is “technically a condo unit, tended and cared for by the HOA,” explains Theresa. “Yet, it was important to us that people relate to this project as their personal home.”
Even though the homes have 21st century amenities and floor plans, there are many nods to classic midcentury style. In each home, one can find accents such as custom cabinets, light fixtures and backsplashes that are appropriate to the Space Age vision. Custom décor pieces have been specially sourced by the Kopeckys. “Starlight uses local builders and suppliers, extensively researching and sourcing authentic MCM details to create beauty around every corner,” Theresa says.
Along with the stunning features of this community comes the close proximity to downtown Austin. That might mean a night out for dinner and live music, or for canines, there’s a half-acre off-leash private park and a scenic trail to be enjoyed very close to Starlight. Starlight is a midcentury dream community, remade for today.
THE TELSTAR MODEL BRINGS GLASS, STONE AND DRAMATIC ANGLES INTO THE MIX. AN ICONIC ORANGE DOOR TAKES THE HOME TO THE NEXT LEVEL AND THE HAND-PAINTED FENCE PANEL IS ITSELF A WORK OF ART.
4 4: THE PALM SPRINGS MODEL STAYS TRUE TO ITS NAME. THE LOW ROOFLINE AND BREEZEBLOCK WALL ARE RECOGNIZABLE CALIFORNIA MIDCENTURY ESSENTIALS, STRAIGHT FROM THE STATE’S FAVORITE DESERT OASIS.
3 3: THE APOLLO LAYOUT COMES EQUIPPED WITH LARGE WINDOWS LEADING TO HIGH CEILINGS FOR PLENTY OF NATURAL LIGHT AND IMPRESSIVE VIEWS.
1: THE APOLLO IS 2,066 SQUARE FEET OF MIDCENTURY MANIA. VERTICAL AND HORIZONTAL LINES AND PLANES INTERSECT WITH TEXTURE AND COLOR FOR STUNNING CURB APPEAL. THE BOLD BLUE DOOR, AS BRIGHT AS THE TEXAS SKY, ACTS AS THE EXTERIOR’S HIGHLIGHT. 2: COZY COMES TO MIND WITH THESE WARM AND NEUTRAL TONES AND DREAMY PLATFORM BED IN THE MIX. 2 1