The Austin gentrifier’s dream of finding a funky fixer-upper for a ridiculously low price has, of course, become the stuff of fantasy, at least in East Cesar Chavez—a neighborhood situated too close to downtown and the river for its affordability to last in the form of single-family homes.
Thus, we must now turn our attention to the vintage houses that have long existed in the neighborhood, marvel at sales prices approaching or exceeding $1 million, and gaze at pictures of the rare homes that still sport a bit of Old Austin style.
This 2,382-square-foot home almost seems made just for that purpose. Built in 1907, the one-story, Victorian-style house has a number of original features, including its windows, 12-foot ceilings, wood floors, and wood trim, doors, and window frames, as well as built-in bookcases. Updates include a chef’s kitchen open to the living and dining rooms. The home has three bedrooms and two bathrooms.
The open-plan kitchen includes a breakfast bar and granite/marble counters.
The upstairs master suite features ample storage and a master walk-in shower.
The home’s proximity to downtown offers skyline views and walkable attractions, and its backyard comes with a fire pit.
• 1016 Willow Street [Realty Austin]
or a buyers vision, gorgeous outdoor living and fire pit area to enjoy downtown ATX!