With so much new construction in the Austin area, sometimes it's hard to see how much great design and redesign that's happening in existing homes. Whether you're looking for a home with a little history, a particular stylistic heritage, or a well-established spot, there are houses on the market in a range of neighborhoods and prices.
Westlake (4 beds, 4 baths, 2,555 square feet)—Recently renovated, this looks like a great update of a unique 1972 treehouse-style home, using a tone-on-tone color palette with accents of modern steel, concrete, and ipe wood. Asking price: $849,000.
Hyde Park (2 beds, 2.5 baths,1,572 square feet)—This two-story, 1937 home will be familiar to students and residents who frequent the dining-and-grocery strip across Duval Street. The original siding is now hardiplank, and the kitchen and bathrooms are updated, but the original layout and vibe are there. Appliances and, presumably, groovy garage-door painting convey. Asking price: $535,000.
South Austin (3 beds, 2.5 baths, 2,426 square feet)—A remodel that's true to its house's origins but not so faithful as to seem like a time capsule is a rare thing. Alterstudio Architects did an excellent job of walking that line on this home, built in 1951. With its original footprint and unfussy curb appeal, it's a refreshing, subtle redo, perfect for a classic neighborhood. Asking price: $1,050,000.
North Loop (2 beds, 2 baths, 1,222 square feet)—Built in 1918, this nicely located home has 10-foot-high ceilings, pine floors, vintage and artisan light fixtures, a bay window, and a huge lot. Asking price: $465,000.
Rollingwood (5 beds, 3 bath, 3,231 square feet)—This 1960 home was renovated just last year, and well-renovated, indeed. Tons of room, open plan, period details, and improvements that fit right in. Asking price: $1,125,000.
Central East Austin (3 beds, 2 baths, 1,325 square feet)—It's not the most imaginative reno ever (and a lot of it is behind the walls in the form of new electric, plumbing, and HVAC), but the choice to go a little lush and colorful rather than minimalist works well with the simple, classic 1954 home. Asking price: $350,000.
• 4203 Duval Street [Redfin]
• 905 The High Road [Estately]
• 2202 Montclaire Street [Redfin]
• 5304 Bennett Avenue [Estately]
• 410 Brookhaven Trail [Estately]
• 3233 East 12th Street [Estately]