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In 1990, I purchased my home in Travis Heights, one of the great neighborhoods of central vintage Austin. I fell in love with the storybook cottage lines of its 1930’s construction...even though it had been unoccupied for over a year, and needed everything! My friends called it "Chateau DePress!" Six months later, it had been transformed into a dreamy and nostalgic cozy little nest which I adore.
My specialty is central vintage Austin, a niche totally different from suburban residential real estate. For buyers, it requires patient diligence from a knowledgeable, experienced, and hardworking real esate agent. Accessibility and availablility are extremely important; regardless of credentials, if your agent cannot respond quickly, you will find yourself having to choose from the picked over homes. Your agent must also do the legwork in advance—not just provide you with addresses. This means previewing those new listings immediately as they become available and getting you to the right ones first!
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Candidate for major rehab or new build. Well located across the street from Stacy pool and park and a short walk to South Congress. House sits near the back of the lot behind large trees and landscaping, providing for privacy and reduced street noise.
Sweet location! Quiet street across from Stacy Park, Blunn Creek, and greenbelt. Woodsy and private lot has potential city views. Cozy, comfortable home with true 78704 character. All within walking distance to all the delights of South Congress.
Prime Location of this 1930’s craftsman backing directly to the park. Classic lines include teardrop siding, front porch, and super sweet 200 square foot screened porch with views. Multiple decks; great outdoor living! Excellent floorplan with open kitchen/dining. Third bedroom has built-in office/studio/second living area. Wood floors, tile baths, glass doorknobs, lots of windows. Alley access with automatic gate for oversized garage. Magnificent live oaks!
True mid-century modern on .32 acre wooded lot, designed by famed architect Leonard Lundgren, with original house plans from 1956. Sweeping views from floor to ceiling windows in living/dining/kitchen and master bedroom. Sensitive updates include Milgard energy efficient windows, white oak hardwood floors. Roof replaced 2010, recent paint, Hardie siding. Wood burning fireplace, natural stone entry. Insulated garage appropriate for office, studio, or workout room. Two backyard decks. Near pristine condition; fabulous treehouse living in this urban location.
Access from either Travis Heights or Rosedale Terrace: Prime location on .21 acre lot and ready for remodel or rebuild. Plenty of room to expand, add a pool, or possibly a second dwelling. Original 1938 exterior is cut limestone; interior has some vintage elements including a pretty mock fireplace, door hardware, and wide trim work. Lovingly maintained cottage garden with native and other water wise plants change with the seasons; a National Wildlife Federation Certified Wildlife Habitat.
Dreamy four sides stone construction with matching two car garage. Spacious private upstairs master suite has a full bath, huge closet, and built-in bookcases. Original interior details include hardwoods, wide trim, glass door knobs, black and white basket weave bathroom flooring, wainscoting, big windows, and living room built-ins. Light, bright interior. Prime location near playground and community pool at Ramsey Park, restaurants on Burnet Road, Central Market, other services.
Architect designed stand-alone home is one of only two condominium units with separate yards. Expansive balcony off living/dining/kitchen with downtown views, as well as views from bedrooms. Bright interior includes big windows, wood floors, modern finishes. Two car garage. Low HOA fees of only $21 a month includes common area insurance. Stainless refrigerator and washer/dryer included. Excellent location in hidden, hilly pocket of the neighborhood. Great price for these features in Travis Heights!
Outstanding vintage home, beautifully landscaped and maintained, built in 1938. Excellent open floorplan with wonderful windows and light-filled interior. Hardwood floors, archway between living and dining areas, fireplace with classic mantle. Spacious master has extra closet space and adjacent bath with clawfoot tub. Back yard is an extended living area with big patio and outdoor kitchen. All masonry exterior, sweet front porch with swing, rare two car garage. Among the best!
Excellent vintage home with teardrop siding built in 1937, beautifully maintained. Interior details include hardwood floors, arches, faux fireplace with lovely mantle, glass doorknobs with old back plates, wide trim work, old phone shelf, solid original door with peephole. Bright interior has big windows throughout. Two dining areas: Sweet breakfast nook with beadboard walls plus a spacious formal dining room. Original bathroom black and white basket weave tile flooring. Recent updates include an added utility room, foundation replacement, electrical and plumbing updates, security system, exterior and some interior paint, recessed lighting, backyard fencing, Brazilian teakwood deck. Big 7,000 square foot corner lot (50x140) goes all the way to the back alley. All appliances included.
Architect renovation of 1930’s construction beautifully blends original vintage details of this Tudor Revival with recent sophisticated updates. Sunny interior features large windows, rich wood floors, fireplace, and excellent floorplan. French doors open to patio and big back yard. Low maintenance all masonry exterior. Premier location on The Boulevard on a 7,000 square foot landscaped lot with alley access and plenty of room for any desired additions. Home improvements of approximately $100,000 completed by current owner. High end custom furnishings are also offered for purchase.
Spacious three bedroom, two bath bungalow with open kitchen/dining/living and stainless appliances, upgraded baths, long-leaf and oak floors, and high ceilings, plus a cute attached efficiency with separate entrance. Separate laundry facilities for each and 4 off-street parking spaces. Many possibilities including rental income, home studio/office, and more.
Classic cut stone vintage construction (built in 1940) with three bedrooms and two baths retains much of its original charm with hardwood floors, working fireplace, and large multi-pane windows. Updated kitchen has stainless Jenn-Air appliances, granite counter tops, and a prep area with sink and wine refrigerator. Attached 2 car garage. One of only two condo units, well separated for privacy. Great price opportunity for these features and location!
Prime location across the street from Stacy Park: Main residence is two bedroom, one bath 1940's construction retaining many vintage details including hardwood floors, working fireplace framed by built-in bookcases with glass fronts, wonderful divided lite windows, spacious rooms, wainscoting. Excellent detached multi-purpose guest house has bath and kitchenette. Oversized lot with magnificent live oaks. Wide front porch and back yard deck. Walk to pool, South Congress. Charming, immaculate, maintained.
Charming 1930's cottage on quiet street within steps of Stacy Park and South Congress. Gleaming wood floors, high ceilings, lots of natural light throughout. Lovely archway from living to dining area and open kitchen with glass fronted cabinets. Separate master bedroom and bath with vintage accents. Backyard features a screened-in porch, peaceful pond and fountain. Outdoor storage. Established native landscaping and sweet front porch give great street appeal.
Creme de la creme of the owner-occupied duplex in a superb location. Main residence is recently remodeled three bedroom, two bath with hardwood floors, tile baths, open kitchen/dining/living areas. Charming two bedroom, one bath apartment has vintage details and is suitable for office/studio/super hot rental. Or: High-end rental for both units with cash flow in high-demand neighborhood.
First floor end unit in this small, quiet, and rarely available complex across from the park and overlooking the creek. Beautifully maintained with wood floors, spacious bedrooms, granite counters, and crown molding. Appliances convey with the sale, including stackable washer/dryer. Two assigned parking spaces (one covered; one uncovered). In-ground pool, stone walkways, multi-level decks with awesome creek views.
1930's construction with 3 original bedrooms, big vintage kitchen with
generous cabinetry and breakfast area, formal dining, faux fireplace, wood floors, good floorplan, metal roof. Arches and built-ins. Great street appeal; excellent corner lot within easy walking distance to South Congress.
Magnificent vintage construction on two lots with partial city/water views. Spectacular location above the Waterfront Promenade of the new boardwalk, easily accessed just steps away. Built in 1936 with many original details including wood floors and spacious formal living and formal dining with art deco light fixture. Four bedrooms, three baths, and about 2990 square feet. Rooftop deck with sweeping views. Rarely available and special enclave of this great old Austin neighborhood minutes from downtown.
Outstanding high-end recent remodel and expansion of this 1920's two bedroom, two bath 1920's clapboard. Architect-designed master bath and kitchen with quartz counters, breakfast bar, generous cabinetry, and built-ins. Upgrades include foundation replacement, electrical, plumbing, insulation, and energy improvements. Detached 96 square foot studio with power. Big front porch; flagstone patio. Excellent location a half block to Stacy Park and around the corner from Stacy Pool. Charming and immaculate.
The best of both worlds in Travis Heights: 1930's bungalow with recent major remodel, beautifully expanded to include 4-5 bedrooms, 3 baths, multiple living areas, and about 2791 square feet. Open, light-filled floorplan includes vintage details plus amenities for modern living in minimalist styling. Standing metal seam roof, wood floors, pocket doors, built-ins, cook's kitchen. Awesome private master treehouse suite, generous storage, charm, and class.
Prime location just 2 blocks from South Congress restaurants, shopping, and music venues and 3 blocks from Stacey Park with year-round pool. Three bedroom, two bath with major street appeal has big front porch, ancient live oak trees, and outdoor lighting. Sophisticated interior includes separate master suite, open floor plan, recessed lighting, pocket doors, built-ins, wood floors, plantation shutters, and wood-burning fireplace. Private back yard with extensive decking and water feature. Landscaped, sprinkler and security system. Many recent improvements.
Sold prior to listing in MLS; three bedroom, two bath with 1978 square feet built in 1961 on .28 acre private hillside lot. Mid-century style; major cosmetics needed but excellent potential.
Excellent contemporary designed by architect as a personal home on a heavily wooded .4 acre foot lot and Certified Wildlife Habitat. 2115 square feet with three bedrooms, two baths, two living areas, and a study with built-in shelving. Open kitchen/living/dining, high ceilings, wood and hard tile floors, metal roof, back deck. Wonderful big windows with treehouse views, privacy.
Sweet 2 bedroom, 1 bath built in 1938 with 864 square feet plus recent studio/efficiency. Improvements include windows, insulation, and most plumbing and electrical. Utility room; landscaped corner lot with off-street parking. Cute efficiency has bamboo floors and lots of windows; estimated potential rent: $500 - $600. A monthly rental of $500 supports $100,000 of the mortgage principal and interest, based on a 30 year amortization at 3.875%. Great location.
Maximum charm with ultimate liveability in a prime location just a half block to the park and within historic moon tower lighting. Exceptional remodel retains original character of this adorable stone home. Beautifully designed and extensive decking and rock patio includes an outdoor mosquito misting system for summer living. Quiet, low-traffic street and an easy walk to dining, shopping, and music venues of South Congress.
Rare 1920’s Spanish Colonial Revival with great presence on The Boulevard. Two bedrooms, two baths, and two living areas with 1640 square feet. Hardwood floors, wood-burning fireplace, french doors, and charming sunny breakfast area. Large lot with alley access for off-street parking. Front porch and backyard flagstone patio. Great livin’ in 78704!
Adorable! Travis Heights at a rarely available price; remodeled 1950’s two bedroom, one bath with charming original vintage details and snappy newer features. Built-ins, covered front porch, side patio, big outdoor storage space, landscaping. Low traffic street.
Excellent location just a half block to the park, with neighborhood pool, trails, playground and tennis courts. Sweet 1930's construction with front porch and classic lines; interior includes rich longleaf pine and oak floors, recently refinished, and high ceilings. Welcome spring on the sunny screened porch with year-round outdoor living space. Floorplan allows spacious downstairs study to function as office, studio, or third bedroom. Recent heating and air conditioning units and other improvements. Quiet street.
Quiet location just a block and a half to Lake Austin among some of the city's finest properties. Lovely, pristine Cape Cod Revival on a .20 acre lot with alley access to garage has wood floors and abundant interior natural light and has been beautifully updated with granite counters, plantation shutters, stainless appliances, and more. Two spacious living areas plus a bonus room currently used as an office; large indoor utility room and generous storage. Family room overlooks wonderful 470 square foot Saltillo tile patio. Roof and exterior paint in 2012; many additional upgrades. Walking distance to Mozart's and Reed Park, with playground, trails, and pool. Exemplary Casis Elementary.
Secluded central Austin neighborhood with rare availability on a magnificent park-like half acre backing to Waller Creek; a superior lot in an enclave that includes million dollar properties. One owner home has wood floors and wonderful views of land to creek with many varieties of trees. Excellent remodel candidate with fabulous potential. Close-in location convenient to The University and downtown and walking distance to historic Hancock Golf Course.
Fieldstone exterior three bedroom, two bath built in 1961 on a lush quarter acre lot backing to a branch of Tannehill Creek. Beautifully updated with commercial grade wood laminate floors, open living/kitchen/dining, mahogany front door, Pella french doors to back patio. Kitchen includes black Silestone countertops and Energy Star stainless appliances. Full sprinkler system, security system, large utility room, recent carpet and interior and exterior paint. Great close-in location: Mueller, shops, restaurants.
Two blocks to Stacy Park, pool, and Blunn Creek Greenbelt on a non-through street with great neighbors. 1930's clapboard has been in same family since prior to construction and retains exterior classic lines, with wood floors under all bedrooms and living areas. Two bedrooms, two baths, and indoor utilities with 1144 square feet per tax records. Oversized two car garage. This is a candidate for remodel, with excellent potential, at a rarely available entry price into the neighborhood.
Three bedroom, two bath home built in 1939 in prime location on one of the most desirable streets in the neighborhood just a block from Big Stacy Park and around the corner from year-round Stacy Pool. Vintage details include refinished hardwood floors, lovely archway separating living and kitchen/dining areas, old phone shelf, and original door hardware with glass knobs. Recent improvements include foundation, attic insulation, interior and exterior paint. Natural, drought-hardy landscape includes many varieties of trees and plants with pecan, jasmine, mountain laurel, loquat, and persimmon.
Rare opportunity to acquire one of the old 1930’s masonry homes on this beautiful street in Barton Heights. Quarter acre lot; fossilized stone exterior with matching 576 square foot garage with many possibilities for conversion to additional living space. Wood floors, four fabulous art deco light fixtures, lovely curving staircase to upper level. Much interior work needed and sold as is. 1502 square feet per tax records. Incredible potential to again be one of the finest homes in the neighborhood.
Architect's home: Classy four bedroom, 3 bath remodel with 2125 square feet on a low traffic street. Bamboo floors, open floor plan, wonderful ipai screened-in porch, vaulted ceilings, large utility room, and metal roof. Master suite includes custom cabinetry and luxurious European style shower/tub. Kitchen has durable, low maintenance Lueders limestone countertops, generous cabinetry, and stainless appliances. Front flagstone covered patio.
Main residence is adorable two bedroom, one bath built in 1946 with hardwood floors, working fireplace with lovely mantle, big divided lite windows, built-in china cabinet and fully remodeled bath and kitchen. Multi-level decks; fabulous deep lot (50 x 145 square feet). Bonus: Foundation has been prepared for addition of second story if desired by new owner. Outstanding two story craftsman style studio/apartment built in 2000 includes private yard, deck, and rooftop viewing area. Deep lot (50 x 145 square feet). Total square footage about 1910 per tax records. Excellent condition and beautifully maintained!
Excellent location beside historic Stacy home on a big 7280 square foot lot with a peek of downtown buildings from front yard. Few sweeter than this cozy vintage with wood floors, wood-burning fireplace, remodeled bath with clawfoot tub. Charming updated kitchen has glass-front cabinets and metal countertops. Utility room, newer windows, tankless water heater. Front porch and covered back deck. So much opportunity in this prime location to add on or build new with potential city views!
Excellent two bedroom, one bath 1156 square foot home built in 1949 with recent updates including architectural kitchen addition and generous cabinetry. Open living/kitchen/dining with lots of light. Remodeled tile bath. Partially refinished basement (320 square feet per tax records) has washer/dryer connections and great storage. Big 7371 square foot lot; back deck overlooks deep back yard. Two car detached garage.
Wonderful character in this eclectic 1930's construction with interesting history built as a memorial to World War I veteran A.J. Barter. Two bedrooms and one bath with two spacious living areas and about 1286 square feet; high ceilings, renovated bath and kitchen, wood floors, big windows, working fireplace, and a 7500 square foot lot. Many recent major updates including ductless energy efficient Mitsubishi heating/cooling at a cost of $11,000 in 2010, with Energy Star home performance improvements certified by Austin Energy. Tons of personality here!
One of Crestview's best streets! Adorable 4 sides masonry two bedroom, one bath home built in 1952 on big 60' x 144' lot with fruit trees. Wood floors, black and white tile bath, vintage kitchen with white tile countertops and red trim. Short sale.
Sweet clapboard cottage built in 1939 just a half block from Big Stacy Park and a short walk to Stacy Pool. Wood floors, glass doorknobs, french doors, glass-front cabinets. Adorable vintage bath with clawfoot tub. Huge deck overlooks shady back yard with giant pecan tree. Metal roof in 2010 and attractive recent landscaping. Security and sprinkler systems. An excellent entry price into one of central Austin's favorite neighborhoods.
Three bedroom, two bath home built in 1938 with income-producing studio apartment. Wood floors, tile baths, storage, stone patio, huge live oak trees. Apartment needs work but has treehouse charm and was recently rented for $525.00 a month. Rental income at $525.00 supports about $100,000 of the principal and interest of the mortgage based on 30 years at 5%!
Outstanding 1950's three bedroom, two bath home on a quiet, friendly street in one of Austin's favorite central neighborhoods. Excellent bright and open interior includes wood floors; U-shaped floorplan creates well separated space with private master suite with access to deck. Beautifully landscaped and big back yard with deck. Blue Ribbon rated Highland Park Elementary.
Extremely fine example of classic 1920's architecture, pristinely maintained and sensitively restored. Picturesque cottage design with waterfall exterior siding, high roof lines, traditional front porch, and window screens custom built to match the originals. Wonderful light-filled interior includes long leaf pine floors, original door hardware, and a large wood-burning fireplace. Charming vintage bathroom with original blue and white tile. Large renovated kitchen has glass front cabinets, breakfast area, center island workspace with sink, and a fabulous O'Keefe and Merritt range. Major recent improvements include foundation replacement (2010), air conditioning and heating, wood floor refinishing, and exterior and interior paint. Architectural plans available for addition of second bath.
Spacious three bedroom, two bath built in 1937 with 2017 square feet plus detached office/studio with 259 square feet. Beautifully renovated with attention to detail and integration with original architectural features. Vintage components include interesting exposed beams, big windows, hardwood floors, and wood-burning fireplace, plus modern amenities in the remodeled kitchen, baths,
and master suite. Three car garage with alley access. Great location on The Boulevard within a short walk to year-round Stacy Pool.
Adorable three bedroom, two bath built in 1939 with charming cottage lines on a double corner lot with detached office, studio, and two car garage. Hardwood floors, arched doorway between living and dining areas, butler's pantry, classic tile baths, lovely faux fireplace. Spacious, light-filled rooms with wonderful divided lite windows. Kitchen thoughtfully remodeled to blend with original construction era. This home has had only one previous owner since 1939 and has been beautifully maintained.
Beautiful Wilshire Wood and among the best of the neighborhood! Cut stone three bedroom, two bath home with two car garage built in 1949 on landscaped .26 acre lot. Wonderful original architectural details include hardwood floors, light-filled interior, large master with sitting area, and one of the most fabulous vintage baths in central Austin. Absolutely charming with dynamite street appeal.
Clapboard bungalow built in 1925 with excellent remodel potential or live in as is. Oversized 50 x 150 square foot lot on a quiet street. Pine floors, high ceilings, original wood windows, detached office with floor to ceiling bookcases and storage. Ancient oak and fruit trees. Sweet front porch for sitting' and visitin.'
Historic old pecan grove estate with picturesque stone and brick home built in 1938. Almost 2 private acres with 48 pecan trees. Sweeping views of park-like grounds from every room. Main house has 2 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms; studio is 668 square feet with 2 rooms, bath, and separate entrance with option to convert to apartment. Hardwoods, vintage tile bath, interesting windows, fireplace, built-ins. Multiple outdoor living areas: Huge deck, patio, gazebo. Fully fenced with gated entry. O. Henry Elementary/Zilker Middle School/Austin High. Serenely beautiful setting and a rare opportunity for quiet, private country living in the city with many possibilities for your ideas and fantasies.
Major remodel and expansion of 1930’s bungalow by Cantu-McGarrahan, Architects with construction by Saldana Homes (Mueller Development builder) in 2005. Improvements include electrical, plumbing, roof, windows, central air and heating system, insulation in walls and subfloor and much more. Bungalow style retained; condition is quality newer construction with an excellent open floorplan. Four bedrooms, three baths, and two living areas with 2606 square feet. Great location one block to Stacy Park and pool.
Dreamy updated 1930’s three bedroom, two bath home in one of the most desirably located neighborhoods in central Austin. Multiple outdoor living areas include magical, low maintenance gardens landscaped by Big Red Sun. Inside, an open and sunny floorplan with lush exterior views from every room. Fabulous gourmet kitchen with Viking range, Bosch dishwasher, and breakfast bar; separate master suite wing. Great flow for entertaining. A serenely private and romantic escape within the very heart of the city.
One block from Stacy Park: Clapboard cottage surrounded by wonderful gardens landscaped by Mark Word Design, landscaper for San Jose Hotel. Big windows take advantage of the views, bringing the outside in. Multiple decks and patio for additional living areas. Wood floors, large master with 2 closets, utility room. Architect’s plans for addition available. Washer, dryer, refrigerator, and range included. Great character and charm in a dynamite location at this price.
1950’s two bedroom, one bath home with just-replaced roof, hardwood floors, classic tile bath, dine-in kitchen and large living/formal dining area.
Spacious master has fabulous tiger wood flooring, skylight, two closets, and access to hot tub and deck. Excellent two car garage. Attractively landscaped and well-maintained in an great central location.
Travis Heights mid-century two bedroom, two bath on a near quarter acre lot. For the nature lover and gardener: Privacy, perennial gardens, raised beds, plus inground pool and patio for summer sun and entertaining. Wood floors, sunny and spacious rooms, much updating throughout including stainless appliances in kitchen and many recent upgrades. Beautifully maintained and ready for your personal touch. Walk to SoCo, Stacy Park, or enjoy your own paradise.
Half a block to Stacy Park; four blocks to the pool: Sweet two bedroom, one bath clapboard cottage built in 1930 in prime location. Beautiful hardwood floors, big kitchen with breakfast area, high ceilings, wood windows. Huge pecan trees! Refrigerator, range, washer/dryer, and dishwasher are included in the sale.
Exceptional value in popular neighborhood just steps from historic Grant Park. Extensively remodeled three bedroom, two bath home with well-designed floorplan. Spacious kitchen has stainless appliances, custom cabinetry, and butcher block counters. Bamboo flooring, large master suite, and separate utility room. Major improvements include framing, siding, roof, foundation, electrical, plumbing, 16 SEER HVAC, windows and more.
Great location in Fairview Park, Austin’s oldest subdivision south of the Colorado River, with an eclectic mix of Victorian mansions, historic cottages, and 20th century bungalows. Fairview Park is a highly desirable neighborhood just a mile and a half to downtown and only three blocks to South Congress shops, dining, and entertainment. Three bedrooms and one bath with wood floors, high ceilings, tall windows, and welcoming front porch. Recent updates include electrical, plumbing, furnace, and paint. Wonderful big backyard with garden shed and ancient live oak trees. Excellent condition and totally charming.
Travis Heights storybook stone cottage with classic lines built in 1935 on deep lot with alley access. Original details include hardwood floors, black and white tile bathroom, wood-burning fireplace with mosaic tile hearth, phone shelf, high ceilings, and glass-front kitchen cabinets. Just-replaced dishwasher, gas cooktop, vent hood, and water heater. Antique light fixtures. Two bedrooms and one bath with sunny second living area appropriate for office or guest. Attic with headroom has great possibilities for expansion or simply plenty of storage. Two car garage with automatic door. An exceptional vintage home.
Dreamy 1920’s two bedroom, one bath craftsman bungalow, among the best of the neighborhood. Wood floors, french doors separating living and formal dining areas, high ceilings, spacious rooms, and wood-burning fireplace. Many recent major system and structural improvements including foundation replacement, central air and heat, and electrical and plumbing updates. Sweet location on Bickler, around the corner from the footbridge over Blunn Creek and a short walk to South Congress. An exceptional vintage home.
Maximum charm in Travis Heights: Exceptionally fine two bedroom, one bath home built in 1930 and still one of the best of the original neighborhood properties. Vintage architectural features include rich oak floors, charming built-in matching dining room china cabinets and phone shelf. Wonderful ambiance in large formal dining room, open to living room with massive brick fireplace. All masonry exterior with classic lines.
Beautiful setting for this 1940’s frame construction on 7000 square foot lot on Travis Heights premier street. Two bedrooms and one bath with wood floors, divided lite windows. Large second living area appropriate for office or studio; lots of interior natural light throughout. Wonderful big front porch overlooks landscaped, terraced yard. Refrigerator, washer, dryer, range, and dishwasher included in the sale. Five minute walk (or less) to Big Stacy Park and year-round community pool!
Charming two bedroom, one bath 1940’s bungalow on a fabulous 7,250 square foot lot with multiple pecan trees. Excellent hardwood floors, open floorplan for extra spacious feel, bright interior with large wood windows throughout. Snappy black and white tile bath and adorable vintage kitchen with recent Marmoleum floor and energy-efficient appliances. Built-ins include old phone shelf, ironing board cabinet, and lovely bookshelf divider separating living and dining areas. Wonderful front porch with river rock supports and large back deck overlooking a huge yard.
Sweetest in French Place: Two bedroom, one bath constructed in 1938 with a detached living area with kitchen and bath. Charming architectural lines and many original features including wood floors, high ceilings, old phone shelf, and divided light windows. Arched doorway to formal dining has matching built-in corner china cabinets and fabulous art deco light fixture. Tile bath and vintage kitchen. Outside, a large and colorful tile patio and butterfly garden.
Park-like setting adjacent to Blunn Creek Preserve, with 40 acres of woodlands and streams supporting urban wildlife and migratory birds. Four bedroom, two bath floorplan with four sides masonry exterior, lovingly maintained by original owner. Tile baths, security system, skylights, fresh interior paint and move-in ready with all appliances included. Large kitchen/living/dining area overlooks private, woodsy backyard. Sweet and pristine.
Wonderful vintage stone construction built in 1935 with excellent detached office/studio/guest accomodations on large corner lot across from the golf course. Residence has two bedrooms, one bath and 1170 square feet with hardwood floors, high ceilings, wood-burning fireplace, built-in bookshelf, archway separating living and dining areas. Fabulous bath and kitchen remodel, the latter with glass-front cabinets, concrete counters, generous storage, and glass tile backsplash. The original stone carriage, now converted for office use, has 380 square feet, concrete floors, and bath with shower. Outside, an inviting second living area and landscaped yard with butterfly garden, organic vegetable garden, agaves, aloes, and native grasses, accented by crushed granite and Texas black basalt stones. Two car carport, with easy access off 39th Street. Beautifully maintained; great central Austin charm.
Among the best of old Travis Heights: Classic storybook cottage lines on a premier quarter acre, lot and a half corner location on The Boulevard. Main residence built in 1931 has three bedrooms and one bath and 1275 square feet, plus an absolutely exceptional vintage apartment with 747 square feet above a three car garage. Wonderful details include wood floors, faux fireplace with mosaic tile hearth, and possibly the most charming master bath ever with its original heavy lavender fixtures.
Stone construction from1939 on a high elevation lot surrounded by huge live oaks. Recently refinished hardwood floors, large wood-burning fireplace, formal dining with french doors to backyard, separate breakfast area. Landscaped front yard with limestone patio; wonderful Zen backyard includes stone benches, stone patio, wood privacy fence, and Japanese style storage area. Many recent improvements.
Sweet location just steps to Austin’s coolest restaurants and shops: Vintage three bedroom, two bath stone and frame home with beaucoup character and history. Award-winning native and low-maintenance landscaping, hardwood floors, beautifully remodeled kitchen, spacious sunroom, wonderful multiple windows for bright interior spaces. Oversized garage plus office/studio/storage on large lot with alley access.
Outstanding 1940’s three bedroom, two bath cut stone and frame home on landscaped lot on one of the prettiest tree-lined streets of the neighborhood. Hardwood floors, charming original tile baths with built-ins, vintage kitchen, lovely faux fireplace with adjacent bookshelves, multiple divided lite windows throughout. Spacious rooms and generous closet space. Attached two car garage, excellent detached office, and sprinkler system. Square footage 1540 per appraisal. A true Central Austin treasure and rare opportunity to own a very special home.
As close to perfection as exists anywhere in central Austin; dreamy 1930’s two bedroom, one bath honeymoon cottage with recent renovation completed under architectural and interior designer supervision. Meticulous attention to detail, craftsmanship, and period sensitivity throughout. Rich heart of pine and red oak floors, antique tiled fireplace, romantic bath with claw foot tub and antique sink. Fabulous kitchen, open to living area for great entertaining, includes custom cabinetry and chef quality appliances. Landscaped yard has two stone patios, sprinkler system, and large fenced backyard shaded by huge oak trees. Excellent premier street location with alley access.
Classy urban contemporary with clean architectural lines in a quietly secluded enclave at the top of a hill. Excellent open and sunny floorplan with multiple big windows; dreamy upper level master suite has separate sitting area and breezy private deck overlooking the treetops. Additional outside living areas include a screened porch, covered front porch, and rear deck. Well located within a 10 minute drive to downtown, Zilker Park and Barton Springs, and South Congress. Pristine condition.
Outstanding three bedroom, two bath craftsman (circa 1915), with fine vintage workmanship and meticulous major renovation. Architectural details include ten and a half foot ceilings, antique longleaf pine floors, beadboard trim, spacious rooms with large multiple windows. Gourmet kitchen with adjacent sunroom/breakfast area has pressed tin ceiling and top of line appliances, built-in shelving for cookbooks, pantry, concrete countertops and subway tile backsplash. Romantic master suite features large bath with clawfoot tub and antique pedestal sink; french doors to separate deck. Expansive ipe front porch and lush back yard. Square footage about 2102. Maximum charm throughout.
Precious stone cottage condo on Blunn Creek, in a group of only four with just two per building, on a quiet street shaded by huge live oaks. Great charm with hardwood floors, multiple large windows on three sides with lush views, built-in china cabinet in the dining area, fireplace, and vintage door hardware. Enjoy the ease of condo living with the amenities of an individual home at an unbeatable price for this prime location.
Two bedroom, one bath home built in 1947 with excellent detached office with half bath on deep lot with mature pecan trees. Beautiful hardwood floors, sweet vintage kitchen, plenty of divided lite windows for sunny interiors. Recent interior and exterior paint and landscaping. Big backyard deck and hot tub. Great location in one of central Austin’s best-loved neighborhoods. MLS 3211575.
Among the all-time best of the neighborhood; outstanding craftsman built in 1907 with strong architectural integrity and fine period details. Original features include board and batten wainscoting and square colonnade arrangement of partial height walls separating entry, living, and dining areas, with built-in bookcases in entry. Rich longleaf pine floors, fireplace, high ceilings, and original entry door with clear beveled glass in eight light style. Fabulous original windows throughout, with upper level city views. Spacious floorplan with 2543 square feet includes three bedrooms, two baths, multiple living areas, large rooms, generous storage, and a dreamy upper level porch in the treetops. Excellent location in a quiet part of the neighborhood and within a 5-minute walk to South Congress shops and restaurants. MLS 5796364.
Outstanding 1950’s four sides brick with rare original three bedroom, one bath floor plan. Vintage kitchen with yellow and white ceramic tile, wood floors, old phone shelf, extremely cool ‘50’s style bookshelf room divider. Generous storage includes walk-in master bedroom closet, multiple closets in one of the secondary bedrooms, and indoor utility with built-in cabinets. Deep park-like 60 x 196 lot with fenced back yard, deck, and excellent one car detached garage. Well maintained with recent roof. Square footage 1091 per appraiser. MLS 7326209.
Sweet 1920’s two bedroom, one bath cottage with clapboard exterior, big front porch, and metal roof. Longleaf pine floors, high ceilings, wood windows, french doors, large formal dining, and two living areas. Recently remodeled kitchen and bath; foundation replacement and sprinkler system in 2005. Excellent location within a five-minute walk to South Congress shops, restaurants, and nightlife. MLS 3948960.
This vintage 50's modern home offers an excellent floorplan, narrow slat oak floors, ample storage and high windows that create a sense of space and connection to the landscape that define mid-century modern architecture. A fab kitchen, large living area, sunny rooms and architect-designed screened-in porch provide space to entertain, or just kick-back. Outside, a deep, xeriscaped back yard, many trees, and workshop space are offset by black granite checkerboard beds. Located in a high-demand neighborhood known for its annual block party, this home is bright and serene, vintage and modern. Co-listed with Geri Joskowitz. MLS 9309745.
Spacious three bedroom, two bath home built in 1941 with front porch and metal roof, wood floors, double french doors, remodeled kitchen with travertine flooring, and bath updates. Excellent floorplan includes private master suite well separated from secondary bedrooms. Large 50 x 140 lot backing to alley has front and back sprinkler system. Big redwood deck overlooking lush lawn. Great storage building, recently replaced air conditioner, and many other upgrades.
Adorable storybook cottage lines; dreamy 1930’s vintage with maximum charm and interior renovation by acclaimed architect. Wood floors, fireplace, built-ins, french doors, arches, interesting windows. Gourmet kitchen has Jenn-Air convection downdraft range, excellent storage, walk-in pantry, and opens to informal living area. Great backyard deck and alley access. Plans available for master suite addition.
Impressive 1930’s brick two bedroom, one bath on a corner lot with excellent efficiency apartment with separate entrance and private yard over a two car garage. Wood floors, high ceilings, wood-burning fireplace with lovely mantle and adjacent built-in bookshelves, glass-front cabinets, phone shelf. Huge attic space with plenty of headroom for expansion or additional storage, in addition to a roomy basement area. At 6.875% fixed interest and a 30 year loan, rental income of $650 per month supports about $99,000 of the loan principal and interest payments.
Among the area`s finest; understated sophistication in this 1920s craftsman with antique longleaf pine floors, butler`s pantry, wood-burning fireplace, and vintage tile baths. Fabulous remodeled kitchen with concrete countertops, stainless appliances, and large pantry. Spacious formal dining area overlooks professionally landscaped gardens and fountain. Main residence has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, and 1624 sq ft per appraisal. Outstanding 2 bedroom, 1 bath apartment (641 sq ft) with separate entrance over 2 car garage includes wood floors and charming tile bath and kitchen. Timeless architecture, beautifully crafted throughout.
Outstanding 1930’s three bedroom, two bath home with 1300 square feet plus an excellent one bedroom, one bath guesthouse/office/studio, about 304 square feet. Rich wood floors with curly and heart pine, ceramic tile baths, recent foundation replacement, and many additional updates. Breezy screened porch additional living area. Great location within walking distance to South Congress shops and restaurants. Beautifully maintained with much vintage charm in one of central Austin’s most desirable neighborhoods.
Sensational combination of vintage charm, art, and whimsy in a fabulous location overlooking Stacy Park; 1930’s 4 sides brick home with classic lines and front porch complete with swing on a beautiful lot with grand old live oaks. Main house has a generous 1434 square feet per appraisal and two bedrooms, one bath with wood floors, big windows, and open floorplan. In the backyard, a one-of-a-kind work of art treehouse for grown-ups, an inspirational second living area, office, studio or guesthouse designed by Kimberly Kohlhaas. Romantic and unique, this property will stir your most delightful fantasies.
Among the finest vintage homes of Travis Heights: 1930’s all-masonry two bedroom, one bath, with slate roof on an oversized lot with an excellent efficiency apartment. Original features include beautiful wood floors, lovely faux fireplace with adjacent built-in bookcases, arch to formal dining with corner cabinets. Spacious floorplan with 1429 square feet in main residence includes unusually large rooms throughout with additional expansion possibilities into the roomy attic. Multi-level backyard deck surrounds an ancient live oak tree listed in the City of Austin Tree Registry.
Classy, sophisticated, exquisite. No expense spared in this inspired transformation of a 1930’s duplex into one of the most spectacular single family residences in central Austin. Not listed in MLS.
Eclectic Travis Heights area 1930’s bungalow with artistic accents and major system updates. Primary residence has three bedrooms and one bath, wood floors, charming bath with clawfoot tub and separate shower, large indoor utility room. Renovated kitchen includes stainless counters, Roper range, and glass front cabinets. Excellent two bedroom and one bath apartment above a 3 car garage, private from the main house, has wood floors and a vintage tile bathroom. Total square footage 2323 per appraisal. At 6.25% fixed interest and a 30 year loan amortization, rental income of $1000 per month supports principal and interest payment for approximately $162,000 of the loan amount.
Early Travis Heights construction: Craftsman bungalow built in 1914 with classic lines and wide front porch overlooking Town Lake with seasonal city views. Clapboard construction with metal roof and beautifully renovated. Many original architectural details including wood floors, high ceilings, and large wood windows. Romantic bath has clawfoot tub and beadboard trim. Approximately 2086 square feet and three bedrooms, two baths, and multiple living/dining areas.
Excellent 1930’s craftsman two bedroom, one and a half bath with detached rental/studio/office. Longleaf pine floors, charming butler’s pantry, french doors, many large windows, sweet front porch with swing. Beautifully renovated with deep lot, landscaped and fenced. Main house approximately 1350 square feet; rental, about 280 square feet. Rental income of $600 per month supports approximately $100,000 of the principal and interest payments, based on a 6% interest rate!
Among all-time best of Travis Heights; exceptional 1930’s two story four bedroom, two bath with classic lines, beautifully restored and upgraded. Oversized 50 x 159 lot fronting both Kenwood Avenue and Bonham Terrace has extensive professional landscaping and old growth live oak and American elm. Lush backyard features a covered flagstone patio, pond, waterfall, greenhouse, and a 12 x 20 foot workshop/studio. Wonderful vintage details: Rich hardwood floors, wood-burning fireplace, re-enameled bathroom fixtures, arches, original door hardware with glass knobs, and more. Sunny gourmet kitchen has been extensively remodeled with antique long leaf pine ceiling and cabinets and a whimsical center island bowling alley floor surface. Treehouse atmosphere upper level master suite with sitting area and two California Closets. Generous storage throughout. This outstanding home has been featured in national TV and print advertising. Square footage 2341 per appraiser.
Timeless mid-century contemporary on private .48 acre lot; three bedrooms, two baths and two living areas with 1733 square feet per appraisal. Large windows in every room with woodsy views, Santa Fe style corner fireplace, excellent parquet floors. Great close-in location.
An excellent example of early Travis Heights construction; 1920’s clapboard bungalow with wide front porch with river rock supports. Deep lot (approximately 50 x 200) with huge live oaks on a short, low-traffic street. Wood floors, charming window details, original built-in hutch, high ceilings, fireplace. Unspoiled by poor renovation, with fabulous showplace potential.
Excellent three bedroom, one bath built in 1954 on oversized lot on one of the neighborhood’s best streets. Beautiful hardwood floors, charming built-in phone shelf, big kitchen with ceramic tile countertops and generous cabinetry. Classic 1950’s styling in tiled bathroom has built-in dressing table and large linen closet. Fenced backyard with covered brick patio includes a greenhouse and a raised and fenced garden area.
Unique local stone construction with storybook cottage lines on oversized lot, beautifully landscaped and very private. Three bedrooms, two baths, two living areas and almost 2000 square feet. Architectural details include bleached oak and marble floors, stone fireplace with adjacent built-in bookcases, french doors, glass doorknobs with original hardware, archway between living and formal dining areas, crown molding and nine foot ceilings. Spacious, sunny rooms throughout. Kitchen includes a rare black Chambers stove and plenty of cabinet space. Beautiful views of the gardens, pond, and wisteria covered pergola from the master bedroom and sunroom; two patios and a front porch. Excellent storage space with large, walk-in closets including one lined with cedar, plus a roomy attic.
Very special two bedroom, one bath vintage on lovingly landscaped lot has refinished hardwood floors, spacious bedrooms and large formal dining. Recent complete kitchen remodel and several major updates including foundation and central air and heat. Quiet street with no through traffic; excellent central location in a highly desirable neighborhood convenient to major thoroughfares and walking distance to shopping and restaurants.
Outstanding three bedroom, two bath mid-century classic on beautiful tree-lined Allandale street. Excellent open floorplan with rich hardwood floors; big windows throughout for bright interiors. Large 1950’s kitchen has tile countertops, slate floor, vintage range, and room for breakfast dining. Two working fireplaces. Charming original ceramic tile bath with built-in vanity, plus modern full bath in master suite. Huge deck and big backyard with sparkling lagoon shaped pool. Square footage 1872 per appraisal. Excellent location with rare character and charm; among the best of Allandale.
Great location just one block from Shipe Park! Three bedroom, two bath home built in 1910 has classic architectural lines with wide front porch and high roof lines on an oversized lot (75 x 125). Original architectural details include antique longleaf pine floors, french doors between living and formal dining areas, large wooden windows. Spacious rooms and excellent floorplan. Property also includes a one bedroom, one bath apartment over the two car detached garage, currently rented for $550.00 per month. Approximate square footage of home is +/- 1986; apartment, +/- 450.
Romantic arts and crafts bungalow built in 1922 with traditional front porch; original details include two fireplaces, antique longleaf pine floors, transoms, large wooden with original trim, high ceilings and spacious rooms. Big sunny kitchen with recent appliances and flooring has generous cabinetry and roomy pantry. A rare opportunity for a very special home.
Rare availabilityAustin the way it used to be! The very best of the 1950’s in this five bedroom, three bath home on heavily treed and very private .30 acre lot. Square footage about 2350. Wonderful screened back porch with woodsy views runs the width of the home. Enjoy!
Classic bungalow; adorable clapboard built in 1931 with sweet front porch and high roof lines. Spacious three bedroom, two bath home has recently refinished wood floors and plenty of large wooden windows throughout for sunny, airy interiors. Remodeled kitchen includes breakfast bar and glass-front cabinet unit. Detached oversized garage; major renovation with slab floor, walls, roof, door and electric opener. Among the extensive updates, both inside and out, are electrical wiring, city water lines, central air and heat, leaf guard rain gutters, and more. Square footage 1459 per appraisal.
Crème de la crème of owner occupy with rental income! Magazine beautiful remodeled three bedroom, two bath with dynamite cook’s kitchen, multiple decks, luxurious baths. Near perfection hardwood floors and excellent open floorplan; secondary bedrooms separated from master suite which is situated on a higher level in the treetops. The charming vintage apartment has hardwood floors and is rented for $700 per month. Many options for additional live-in arrangements, or income toward mortgage. (At 6% interest, $700 supports approximately $115,000 of the loan amount, based on a 30 year amortization!) Square footage 2050, per TCAD.
Sold prior to listing in MLS. Excellent three bedroom, two bath on huge 78 x 156 lot with sprinkler system, landscaped front and back to the max! Shining wood floors, beautifully remodeled kitchen, one vintage bath and one luxurious master bath. Really big back deck for serious South Austin sitting and relaxin.
Charming 1920’s clapboard on rare double corner lot. Spacious square footage of 1456 (per tax records) includes 2-3 bedrooms, 2 baths, formal and breakfast dining, 2 living areas. Wood floors, arched doorway, wood windows with interesting side lights; roof replaced May, 2002. This home has been owned by the same family since 1926, and has fabulous showplace potential!
From 2002 Hyde Park Homes Tour: Exceptional 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath home blending Craftsman and farmhouse elements, designed by the architectural firm of James Dunaway and Associates in a style complimentary to the neighborhood’s varied architecture. Exterior features include a wide covered porch with river rock column bases, chimney light fixtures, and a picket fence; landscaping by Bud Twilley. Bright and airy interior has 10 foot ceilings, oak floors, and a massive rock fireplace. Spacious master offers generous closet space and a romantic bath with black and white tile flooring and a clawfoot tub. Fabulous cook’s kitchen with Arts and Crafts style cabinets, decorative tile accents and apron-front sink with old style center faucet. Square footage 2316, per tax records. Among the finest of Hyde Park.
Beautiful park-like natural setting high on the bank of Shoal Creek on one of central Austins loveliest residential streets. 1950s stone and frame 3 bedroom, 2 bath home with wood floors, charming kitchen, wonderful windows throughout for peaceful, private views of magical location. Excellent close-in neighborhood with acclaimed Highland Park Elementary.
Delwood II at its best! Immaculately maintained 1950’s frame 3 bedroom, 1 bath with near-perfect refinished hardwood floors, vintage tile bath, cozy fireplace. Large remodeled and expanded kitchen has tile flooring, plenty of cabinet space and recent appliances. Spacious floorplan and multiple roomy closets; large divided lite wood windows in every room. Lot size is 56 x 156 and includes a backyard deck, greenhouse, and garden.
1920’s 2 bedroom, 1 bath bungalow of classic lines in prime location on quiet, low traffic street just steps to South Congress shops and restaurants. Spacious floorplan with breakfast and formal dining and two large living areas; original features include hardwood floors, big wooden windows, high ceilings. Updated kitchen has black and white tile and lots of cabinets; charming tile bath with excellent storage. Sweet front porch and back deck. A fine example of timeless vintage architecture!
Precious 2 bedroom, 1 bath condobuilt possibly in the 1920sof fossilized stone with metal roof is one of only four units, with two per building. Great location on quiet street with charming bungalows next to Blunn Creek and just over the footbridge to the greenbelt. Multiple windows on 3 sides; bright interior with open floorplan. Updated bath and kitchen includes recent range, refrigerator, dishwasher and washer/dryer. Beautiful oak hardwood floors. Low condo fees of only $100 per month include outside maintenance and water. Attractive single vehicle carport with extra storage plus 1 reserved space.
Among the finest homes of Rosedale, sensitively restored/updated in the best of taste, with original charm intact. Wonderful 1930s construction with storybook cottage lines; 3 bedrooms and 2 spacious baths with excellent floorplan. Beautiful, recently refinished hardwood floors, old hallway phone shelf, fabulous big kitchen with glass-front cabinets. Two car detached garage, sprinkler system, security. Excellent location in one of central Austins most desirable neighborhoods.
This classic Tudor, built in 1936, is an exceptional find! It was constructed in pudding style with rare Austin common bricks which were made of clay taken from what is now Town Lake. These bricks were recovered from a World War I barracks, destroyed in 1929 during a tornado in Austin. Enhancing the character of the bricks is the soft pink mortar which matches the color of the Capitol. The construction of the home is mostly masonry, with very thick walls. There are three bedrooms upstairs, a study or fourth bedroom down, plus an apartment/ studio/office over the garage with its own kitchen, bath and separate entrance, currently rented out for $500 per month including utilities until August 30. The house is shaded by twelve pecan trees which line the landscaped lot. There is also a large patio for entertaining and a greenhouse.
Romantic home built in 1916 on wide lot with ancient oaks; 2 bedrooms, 1 bath with additional large room off master appropriate for study, nursery, or second living area. High ceilings, wood floors, fireplace, screened back porch, detached one car garage. Rare, special charm
it was impossible to resist including this picture taken about 1920 with the neighbor and his new car.
3 bedroom, 2 bath classic white stucco with storybook cottage lines and maximum charm. Hardwood floors, large kitchen, formal dining room with arched doorways. Beautiful oak-lined street with fine homes among the best of Travis Heights.