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Sweet, small East Austin home asks $245K

1956 cottage with green renovations

This listing popped up last week in our look at asking prices in the East MLK neighborhood, a historically largely African American neighborhood that has seen rapid changes with Austin’s most recent population boom but is still within affordable range for home buyers and renters.

Since it’s not only adorable but small, we saved it for Curbed Micro Week, of course. The wood-frame home was built in 1956 and retains many characteristics of its origins, including wood floors, trim, crown molding, a deep front porch with swing, and exterior wood siding.

It’s hardly a fixer-upper, though. It’s been renovated recently with an eye toward greener living, and has an on-demand water heater, underground composting, and a flouride filter, as well as an updated bathroom and new kitchen countertops.

The one-story home measures 624 square feet and has two bedrooms and one bathroom, as well as small, fenced side and back yards.