This East Austin home, with its stone facade and arched porch walls, has always intrigued those familiar with it. Most of the homes that surround it are frame, brick, or some combination, and it looks like it has some South Texas influences, as well.
But it was, in fact, built in 1885, in the heart of Central East Austin, and has been remodeled and refurbished in a way that either restores its original rustic features or references those of the homes around it.
The 2,103-square-foot home has original, repurposed, long-leaf pine floors, 12-foot beadboard ceilings, transom windows, and classic five-panel doors. The house has three-bedrooms and three bathrooms, the latter being updated with antique clawfoot tubs, sinks, and cabinets.
Sliding barn doors that separate areas are another nice touch, as is the fireplace centering the main room—which looks original, if possibly not operable. There is also a small, private back yard and, rare in this area, a basement that could offer more transformative possibilities.
• 1800 East 13th Street [Estately]