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Relocated home in South Austin asks $399K

1954 build offers clean slate in sweet neighborhood

Okay, yes, we’re trying to get as much mileage out of "stuck house," the home now famous for getting becoming stranded in the middle of East Live Oak Street as movers were trying to move it out of South Austin’s Travis Heights neighborhood and east, all the way to Lockhart. Because why not?

This cute little house took the opposite journey, kind of, and with a lot less drama. Moved from East Austin to South First Street a little past West Oltorf Street in 2009, it naturally got a lot of the things a moved house can demand: new foundation, roof, plumbing, electrical panel, and some wiring.

In 2016, according to the listing, it also got a new hot water heater, new carpet, front deck, and HVAC.

The South Austin home measures 1,200 square feet, and it has three bedrooms and two bathrooms. The interiors are unremarkable but clean and white and therefore a blank palette with few unfortunate choices to be undone, as is the case with many older homes.

It’s also on a decent-sized lot with a backyard deck, fence, and shade trees. Plus, it’s in, you know, the sweet sweet 78704. We don’t know why any house would ever want to leave.