If you're not a student, it's easy to forget about the tiny residential area just northeast of the University of Texas Campus, across from its law school. On several of the short streets around lush, robust Eastwoods Park is a clutch of modest-sized, mostly older homes that remind one of those in the adjacent Hyde Park neighborhood, but on even quieter, more peaceful streets.
This 1930 home is a great example of how houses in the area help maintain that feel, even as they are remodeled and expanded. Featured in the AIA Austin Architects Tour, the original cottage was updated by architects Lina Husodo and James Linville of Studio H+L.
The 2,156-square-foot home has four bedrooms and two bathrooms, with interiors updated with clean, contemporary style. The two-story addition is in back and completely hidden from the street. It features a huge screened-in porch downstairs and a small upstairs balcony from which to gaze upon the numerous shade trees and lansdcaped yard.
The best part? The short street ends in a footbridge to Eastwoods Park.
• 804 Leonard Street [Denver Dunlap Real Estate]