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Adorable East Austin cottage asks $215K

Small home in East MLK neighborhood with new updates

Small gray wooden home with white trim
1950 cottage at 3706 Commerce Street
Via Realty Austin

This diminutive home in the East MLK neighborhood makes up for its size—492 square feet—with charm and some great updates. Built in 1950, it retains some original features—such as a small built-in bookcase, possibly originally a phone nook, and beadboard on the porch ceiling—and its extensive remodel maintains the style and feel of a simple home of its vintage.

The house has two bedrooms and one bathroom, the latter updated in lovely fashion with subway and hexagonal floor tile. Some of the home’s windows have been updated, but most have original or period-appropriate trim; the same is true of doors and baseboards in the wood frame-and-clapboard house.

In addition to the bathroom renovation and foundation repair, recent updates include the installation of a tankless hot water heater, new windows, insulation, tile and hardwood flooring, central air, and exterior skirting. The washer, dryer, and refrigerator will convey to the buyer, as does the storage shed on the property.

3706 Commerce Street [Realty Austin]