Built in 1912, this home in Austin’s historic Hancock neighborhood sits on a little more than a quarter acre of land and overlooks the (also historic) Hancock municipal golf course.
The leafy, tree-filled lot is surrounded by a lovely, original-looking stone-and-wrought-iron fence, and the generous porch and small balcony above speak to its historical character, as do the privacy wall, stone patio, and chicken coop in back of the house.
The interior is a different story. While it looks like the 3,083-square-foot home retains some original features—including the fireplace (or at least its location and structure) and hardwood floors—a 2001 renovation added a strong contemporary style to the mix.
The home has four bedrooms (including two masters) and three bathrooms—also updated, though the clawfoot tub, floor tile, and antique mirror do a lot of harkening to the past.
The most dramatic changes are in the kitchen, which has been remodeled to include a modernized, wood-and-metal staircase that connects to the center island and features stainless steel appliances and and a dramatic ventilation hood.
• 700 East 41st Street [Keller Williams Realty]