Some call it Tarrytown. Fearing the wrath of neighborhood sticklers, though, we’re simply going to locate this attractive bungalow in West Austin, just north of Lake Austin Boulevard, and near all the more interesting delights of the aforementioned neighborhood, including Deep Eddy Pool, Deep Eddy Cabaret, the river/hike-and-bike trail, Lions Muny golf course, Redbud Isle, and a Magnolia Cafe.
Built in 1922, the stylish Craftsman has some characteristic period features, including a fair-sized, covered front porch with beadboard ceiling and a front door that looks historically appropriate.
The clapboard home also has wood floors, some nifty mint-green kitchen tile and possibly original cabinets, built-in shelving, original-looking trim and baseboards, and stained-glass windows.
Built on an generous corner lot, the 1,686-square-foot home features not only two bedrooms and one bathroom in the front house, but a full studio garage apartment in the backyard—one that departs quite significantly from the main home, stylistically speaking.
In addition to the guest house, the fenced backyard has a large patio and other space for entertaining, as well as a small storage shed.
Located above a garage with even more storage, the guest house has wood floors and large windows, as well as a mod-industrial style that contrasts with the home in front.
• 601 Deep Eddy Avenue [Realty Austin]