Located on a large, narrow lot in East Austin, this house-and-a-half has throwback appeal. Its odd layout, current decor (including some built-in features), and suitability for outdoor living and entertaining all hark back to Old Austin, bohemian-ish group houses and frequent parties of all kinds.
The price? Maybe not so much, although it is close to Austin’s current median—and, taken together with its character, makes sense for the location: An area of the Govalle neighborhood that has seen the steady rise of creative/artistic industry and its offshoots (Canopy art complex, Sa-Ten Cafe, Austin Bouldering Project), as well as being home to some longtime, low-key Austin treasures (Boggy Creek Farm). The listing calls it “East Austin’s Art District.”
Built in 1950, the one-story, frame home has two bedrooms and one bathroom and measures 672 square feet. A 400-square-foot deck connects the main home to a roomy-looking bonus room/studio/office/what have you. There are two off-street parking spaces and a fenced, private yard that features, appropriately enough, a mural by artist Efren Rebugio.
• 1008 Tillery Street [Redfin]