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Classic midcentury in Allandale asks $599K

1953 home has some original features and the proverbial good bones but needs work

low-slung 1953 modern home with flat roof, beige brick pattern, clerestory and picture windows
2507 Great Oaks Parkway
Realty Austin

This sweet little 1950s home happens to be on a sweet little street of mostly similar homes in the Allandale neighborhood. Not a huge surprise, as Allandale was developed in the 1950s and 60s, but something of a bonus for many fans of the styles of that time.

The exterior of the home is modest but in good shape and features some classic period details including its flat roof, low profile, and clerestory and picture windows. There’s a big, suburban-style backyard on the .31-acre lot, as well as a covered back patio that features some nice wrought-iron support columns and a hole in the roof to allow the continued growth of a quite large tree (shade bonus!).

Several original or original-looking features can be found inside the 1,450-square-foot home as well—paneling, built-ins, bathroom tile, kitchen counter layout, more period windows—but the place is clearly in need of at least some work (flooring being the most obvious thing), and some potential buyers will want to update the two-bedroom, two-bathroom house, while others will want to restore parts of it to its original style.

There’s also the teardown option, of course. But it seems like that would really upset some of your neighbors.

2507 Great Oaks Parkway [Realty Austin]