At first glance, it’s hard to tell that this home was built in in 1948, as the listing has it. It’s obviously gone through a major update in the interim and now features the kind of open-airy, stripped-down layout and feel that has more currency these days.
But the feel of a slower, more rural past still permeates, picked up in the generous covered porch with slatted sides, the rustic fence, and corrugated steel planters outside. Inside, exposed beadboard blends with concrete and wooden floors, glass tile, and the occasional repurposed industrial fixture. The peaceful design telegraphs "lazy afternoon" with features from many eras.
Located in the St. Edward’s area off South COngress, the home has three bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms. At 2,300 square feet, it has a bathroom in each room, upstairs game and flex rooms, with a laundry, spacious kitchen, and master suite downstairs. Double sliding doors open on to the aforementioned deck, creating a big indoor-outdoor space when desired.
• 207 Lessin Lane [Realty Austin]