Updated ranch-style homes built in the 1960s are standard-issue in the once-suburban development of Allandale, which is now solidly and conveniently part of the central city. The size, quality, and styles vary, of course, and this one showcases a great deal of what's appealing about the classic style.
The 1,725-square-foot, low-slung home also has some nifty updates that depart from the standard while working beautifully with its vintage style; the kitchen tile and recycled-glass countertops are especially beguiling.
The three-bedroom, two-bathroom home has stained concrete floors, remodeled bathrooms, updated LED lighting, home security, and—so very important for this kind of family home—a huge, fenced back yard. The location near Burnet Road and Anderson Lane, along with the price, means it likely won't be on the market long.
• 8010 Bon Air Drive [Redfin]