This vintage Austin cutie is an example of how one can modernize and update an older home without sandblasting (metaphorically speaking, in most cases) all the character out of it. Located on a leafy street in the Bryker Woods neighborhood and surrounded by homes of a similar vintage, the 2,187-square-foot house was built in 1937. It has two three bedrooms and two bathrooms, as well as two living areas (one with a fireplace) and a formal dining room, and has been recently completely overhauled.
Some wise remodeling and staging choices have made the traditional space both contemporary and comfortable as well as visually interesting. There are Travertine, stone, tile, and wood floors in different parts of the house, as well as built-ins, crown molding, French doors, and recessed lighting. The eclectic, modern-farm-style kitchen has granite countertops and high-end appliances, and bathrooms have been remodeled with a mix of modern and period-style features.
The kitchen has Travertine floors, a Viking cook-top with a griddle, a farm sink, and pot-and-pan drawers.
The master bathroom has a double vanity and step-in shower with a glass enclosure.
The fenced back yard has a covered stone patio and small barnwood building with a full bathroom that could be used for a studio, office, or workshop.
• 1403 West 30th Street [Ken Bartlett, Keller Williams Realty]