While Clarksville might not have won the dubious honor of being Austin’s first million-dollar neighborhood, the Old West Austin historic district where it’s located is apparently not too far behind. If one must spend something close to the neighborhood’s median price, this vintage Craftsman property with two existing living units and room to add more (in theory) might be be a good choice.
Built in 1920, the residence has retained its charming character over the years in addition to such period features as wood floors, a fireplace, high ceilings, window and door trim, cabinetry, and beadboard. The main home has two bedrooms and one bathroom, as well as a one-bedroom, one-bathroom guest quarters/apartment with a full kitchen in the back, on the ground level of the sloping lot. Altogether, the home measures 1,549 square feet.
The house is located on a rather large lot, especially for the downtown-adjacent neighborhood (10,150 square feet), has alley access, and is, according to the listing properly zoned for (and definitely has room for) a second, alley-flat-type residence.
• 613 West Lynn Street [Austin Home Seekers]