This sweet, not-at-all-small home in the Chestnut neighborhood of East Austin didn’t start its life at that location. It was relocated in the 1930s by the ever-expanding University of Texas (yes, it expanded even during the Depression). Since that’s when the university built along Speedway between Dean Keeton Boulevard and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, we’re guessing that’s where it came from, though more research is probably in order.
It was also featured in ApartmentTherapy in more recent times, which will come as no surprise after one looks at the photos; it’s decor has a funky, folksy, eclectic mix that’s right up that publication’s alley. It’s been extensively remodeled, but retains some of its original features (such as long-leaf pine floors and ceilings), supplemented by reclaimed wood and other vintage items, including light fixtures.
Other features that add to the period feel are smooth wall finishes, which mimic plaster, and a fireplace with cement/plaster surround.
The opened-up living-kitchen area of the 1,492-square-foot house has contemporary and industrial accents and fixtures that suit the home’s original features.
The house has three bedrooms and two bathrooms, including one with more subway tile and a clawfoot tup.
A nifty laundry/work area that appears to be set up for sewing leads to glass doors, which open on to a deck and fenced backyard.
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