Built in 1934, this charming home in South Austin’s central Travis Heights neighborhood has preserved many of its era’s features, but it’s also been updated in a manner that evokes the South Austin persona of more recent vintage (say, the mid-1970s through the early 1990s). While parts of the house convey the light-bright, airy feel that has seen sustained popularity over the past few years, other rooms have walls painted with strong, dusky colors and are staged with patterned rugs, curtains, and accessories, seemingly meant to confer some personality on the home’s modernized interiors.
The 2,047-square-foot house home sits on a tree-covered lot a little back from the curb, making it seem like almost like a hideaway discovered in the woods—albeit one only a few blocks from the heart of South Congress Avenue. Windows and skylights bring an abundance of light into the home, making for a pleasant and surprising contrast with the shade-filled lot.
There are hardwood floors throughout the house, as well as wooden trim and accents in most of the rooms.
The house has three bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms, as well as a fourth bedroom/flex room in an upstairs loft.
In back is a screened-in porch, more foliage, and a storage shed.
• 511 East Mary Street [Gottesman Residential Real Estate]