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TLC ‘Four Houses’ winner in East César Chavez is on the market for $650K

Imaginative remodel for home show mixes materials to impressive effect

Small house behind row of midsized Italian cypress trees
64 Comal Street
Via The Agency Austin

A few years ago, Austin architect Alan Gonzalez entered, and won, a contest on TLC’s Four Houses show with his creative remodel of a home in the East César Chavez/Holly neighborhood. (For those unfamiliar with the show, it pit four people in the same city against one another to judge whose home was best, based mostly on style-related factors.)

Now that home is on the market, asking a little more than the median home price—which, it should be noted, has risen dramatically since Gonzalez’s 2012 appearance—in the popular, downtown-adjacent neighborhood.

The 1,650-square-foot home is indeed stylish and fun, with a high-low mix of materials and features that include Career marble counters, an amber-quartz walk-in shower, compressed plywood, and whitewashed knotty pine floors.

The house, built in 1960, has two bedrooms and two bathrooms and an open-style kitchen and living area. It’s nestled but not hidden under a metal roof and behind its inventive, low-maintenance landscaping.

A modern kitchen features granite/marble counters and stainless appliance and cabinet and drawer fronts.

The home’s two bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms feature a more variety of materials, including wallpaper that covers the windows in one bedroom.

The fenced back yard has a generous deck and shade trees.

64 Comal Street [The Agency Austin]