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Century-old Heritage home asks $1.1M

Charming house in historic central neighborhood

Small frame home with chimney and enclosed porch, painted light green
5205 West Avenue
Via Redfin

While it currently contains the organized clutter to be expected in a home where (one assumes) small children live, this charming house is a classic of sorts, and exactly the kind of house those in search of a Bohemian lifestyle are drawn to.

Located in the central Heritage neighborhood, just northwest of the UT campus between Guadalupe Street and Lamar Boulevard, the house was built in 1900. The sometimes overlooked neighborhood is full of wide, leafy streets and similar, older homes that have not suffered too many unfortunate remodels or expansions. That’s at least in part because they have largely remained student or faculty homes or, as this one has, been passed down through generations (the seller of this house grew up there, for instance).

The house measures 1,528 square feet and has two bedrooms and two bathrooms. It looks to contain all sorts of original features, including the old wooden walls of an enclosed porch, doors and windows with decorative glass and designs, eccentric built-ins, and a clawfoot tub.

Original cabinetry and transoms are featured in the kitchen.

There are more transoms between the bedrooms and hallways and a clawfoot tub in one bathroom. As the home is cooled by window units at present, the fact that the home was built for good air circulation no doubt comes in handy.

The house features what look like some freestyle built-ins and original doors.

The house sits on a lot that measures a little more than one-third of an acres, which leaves room for a second structure. It also has access from streets on each side, making that perhaps an even more appealing possibility.

3205 West Avenue [Keller Williams]