This cute l’il bungalow on Chicon Street in Central East Austin is being marketed as an investor property, and there are some good reasons for that: Chicon is a busy street and getting busier all the time, as it’s a good way to cut through the ever-more-popular Eastside.
Still, we think this small home, built in 1920, could also be a fine place for an owner who prefers a modest-sized place, a modicum of street life, and a house with a bit of history to it. It also has a big backyard and is located on a row of similar-sized homes, so it fits the neighborhood scale.
The house measures 897 square feet and has two bedrooms and one bathroom. It looks like a bit of a fixer-upper, but it also has some great original and Craftsman-style elements, including wood floors, phone nook, built-in china cabinet, porch pillars, and window screens.
• 1403 Chicon Street [Keller Williams]