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Darling small home with mod remodel asks $259K

University Hills 1962 build is bright, light, and priced right

Photo of small midcentury-style home
6709 Bryn Mawr Drive
Via Realty Austin

The furniture and staging in this home is a bit confusing (part mod, part traditional, part generic), but behind some questionable, removable choices is a sweet little remodeled mod.

Built in 1962, the home was “part of architect's thesis,” according to the listing. We don’t know what that means, either, but it probably has something to do with the cheerful bright kitchen and other elements of the remodeling that has clearly taken place. An bright indoor-outdoor space (either an addition or a converted garage/carport) that includes a patio and a storage area with interesting angles and Japanese influences has a rather “architecture thesis” aesthetic as well.

While there are some generic-looking rooms and features inside the house, there are also vivid points of interest that make up for it. At 972 square feet, with two bedrooms and one bathroom, it also holds some appeal for small-home enthusiasts.

Located in East Austin’s University Hills neighborhood, the home is convenient to parks, hiking, and burgeoning Mueller commerce.

The home has all hard-surfaced flooring (i.e., no carpet). The roomy kitchen has tile counters and plenty of cabinets, including the nice, bright yellow ones as well as upper storage with glass doors.

The two bedrooms and bathroom feature updated, natural materials.

Glass doors lead to a large backyard with big, mature pecan trees. There’s also a nifty covered patio and storage space that somehow enhances the home’s appearance—not a common quality of such spaces.

6709 Bryn Mawr Drive [Realty Austin]