With all the recent fuss at the Historic Landmark Commission and City Council over dated housing stock on Palma Plaza (and elsewhere), we’re not even sure what “historic” means anymore. So let’s just call this brick home, built in 1936, an Old West Austin classic, which it most certainly is.
The 1,490-square-foot house, which has been owner-occupied for 35 years, might be in need of some updating (though it has a recent roof and HVAC), but it’s not what we would deem a teardown (but what do we know?). It has three bedrooms and two bathrooms, hardwood floors, a fireplace, a formal dining room, what looks like some original bathroom tile, and a sweet, covered side porch.
It sits on a large lot with big trees, and there’s still room for a second/accessory unit, as well as there’s also a garage that has been kept up and could possibly be converted to a study or guest house.
• 1803 Palma Plaza [Bill Smith Realtors]