It’s getting difficult to find this kind of sweet, small home on the Austin market—even tucked away in Govalle, an East Side neighborhood that has managed to maintain a decent mix of small residences, small industry, urban farms, creative spaces, and green space, even as the city expands in its direction.
Built in 1958, this one-story home sits on a relative large lot with shaded by large pecan trees and features a shaded back deck and fire pit its backyard. The spacious yard is also set up with gardening beds and a chicken yard and coop, making it perfect for the kind of family-scaled agriculture that was once essential and is still common in the area.
The 780-square-foot home has two bedrooms and one bathroom. It was extensively updated in 2017 and features a metal roof; polished concrete floors; custom local, reclaimed wood finish-outs in the kitchen, bathroom, and utility room; concrete countertops; a tankless water heater; and energy-efficient windows, and insulation.
• 4608 Govalle Street [Realty Austin]