The listing for this set of one-story, wood-frame, 1950s homes doesn’t include a photo of the exterior, but a Google streetview reveals that’s probably because of the mature trees, foliage, and landscaping surrounding it—a feature that no doubt helps buffer it from the noise of a fairly busy stretch of Cherrywood Road.
On the other hand, it might because the interiors are so adorable, and fans of eclectic style and reclaimed materials will want to spend their precious real-estate-viewing time looking at those details. The property contains two structures, both built in the 1950s and totalling 1,500 square feet. The main/front home has two bedrooms and one and a half bathrooms, and the guest cottage in back (possibly even more charming than the main house) is studio-style, with a bathroom, a bedroom area, and an open kitchen-living room combo. Both houses retain their vintage feel with original features, including wood floors, and fitting updates.
A subway-tile backsplash complements the original-looking cabinets, windows, and range in the kitchen.
The guest cottage has a small, screened-in porch and a koi pond in front.
• 3706 Cherrywood Road [Realty Austin]