The melding of a classic vintage home and a contemporary new addition is a tricky business, but this sweet South Austin number pulls it off with aplomb. The original front cottage, a one-story stone structure built in 1938, somehow conceals a new back, two-story back section from the street. The renovated house now includes two master suites and a second kitchen, which makes it flexible as a single-family home, a short- or long-term rental, or some combination of the two.
The 2,481-square-foot house has a total of three bedrooms and three bathrooms. It includes original features such as arched doorways, hardwoods, and exposed shiplap as well as contemporary features such as a modernism-influenced banquette and statement light fixtures. The front and back yards are fenced for privacy, and there is a porch, a balcony, a small yard, and other areas for entertainment in back.
• 1703 Bouldin Avenue [Goodness Realty]