Okay, it’s not that rare to find a lovely historic mansion in the lovely historic Hancock neighborhood, north of the UT campus and east of Hyde Park. However, this one’s pretty special.
It is, first of all, a City of Austin historic landmark, named the Cox-Craddock House. Second, it has almost of of its original features intact. Third, it was designed in 1928 by the notable Austin architect Hugo Kuehne.
In addition to private homes, Kuehne designed significant commercial projects that stretch across several decades of Austin history, including the Austin Public Library (now the Austin History Center), the Ritz Theater (1929), the Steck Building (1932), the Commodore Perry Hotel (1950), the International Life Building (1952), the American National Bank, and the Texas Department of Public Safety building (1952).
The Cox-Craddock house is on a 3/4-acres lot on Waller Creek surrounded by mature live oaks. The has almost all original features intact. The 3,416-square-fiit house has four bedrooms, two and a half baths, spacious living and dining rooms, a library, and two sun porches measuring 800 square feet total (a former owner enclosed them, but one—a piazza—has been restored to its original open, railed design.
A garage under the house connects with a full basement and bath for possible creation of an apartment or guest suite. The adjoining lot at 722 East 32nd Street is included in the sale.
• 720 East 32nd Street [Landmark Properties]