This small, cute home in the East Austin Chestnut neighborhood possesses a great deal of the kind of old-school charm that still typifies much of the area.
Built in 1955, the home was recently renovated extensively in the past few years with a new roof, appliances, and central air and heat installation (a Nest system, seemingly requisite these days).
The clapboard home still has its wood floors (now refinished) and a nifty arched doorway that looks like it could be original. The home measures 676 square feet and has two bedrooms and one bathroom. There is an attached utility room next to kitchen as well as two detached storage sheds—one of recent vintage that has the potential to be converted to something else.
Also old-school—and lovely—is the landscaping, which includes such the palms and crape myrtle trees traditionally popular in the area. There’s a big, fenced backyard and shade-covered sitting areas in both front and back.
The renovated kitchen has new appliances as well as an attached utility room
Original wood floors have be refinished, as has the bathroom, which features subway tile in the shower/tub enclosure.
Mature trees and landscaping make the fenced backyard hospitable and relaxing.
• 1409 Walnut Avenue [Moreland Properties]