An innovative way property developers have been keeping homes to scale in older neighborhoods is to utilize and remodel what's already there. That approach works especially well when there are already two houses on the lot, which was the case with this Heritage neighborhood property on the market for $975,000.
Redesigned and updated by Austin architect Jay Farrell, the one-bedroom, one bathroom-house at 621 West 30th Street has a sleek, modern look inside its 1903 exterior.
A two-bedroom, one bathroom guest house with the address 2916 Rio Grande Street offers flexibility and could be sleeping quarters, a home office, caretaker's cottage, or rental. Both homes have kitchens, utilities, and off-street parking.
The two houses total 1,928 square feet.