This small frame-and-stone house looks quite adorable, though it also looks like it could use some fixing. And some trees. But the asking price—quite low for the area, or at least its potential growth in value—seems to have built in those considerations.
Located on a corner lot in the North Loop neighborhood, not far from the evolving Airport Boulevard corridor and the Highland Austin Community College campus, the cottage was built in 1941 in a sort of semi-Craftsman style, with a fairly generous front porch.
The home has wood and linoleum flooring (mostly the former), with a vintage black-and-white linoleum floor that matches kitchen countertops in the kitchen. It also appears to have quite a few original (or at least vintage) windows, doors, and frames—a mixed bag, in terms of quality.
The 668-square-foot house has one bedroom and one bathroom, though there’s kind of an odd, pass-through situation going on between living area and bedroom that makes the space more open and light but might compromise privacy if not altered.
We’re also not sure what’s going on with an exterior door that seems to have been secured with a two-by-for nailed across the middle, but the backyard garden looks quite lovely.
• 924 East 45th Street [Jill Hamlin, Keller Williams Realty]