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Nab an updated South Austin rancher for $340K

Renovated 1978 home with modern appeal

A white-brick, 1970s ranch-style house with front garage and shaded front lawn
2908 Bushnell Drive 
Courtesy of Realty Austin

Home buyers and other real-estate obsessives often think of ranch-style, 1970s homes as unchanging creatures: Either trapped in amber, complete with bright wallpaper and avocado-toned appliances (a love-or-hate thing) or remodeled in the most generic possible way in an attempt to disguise the house’s perfectly noble and righteous origins.

This South Austin home follows a third path. Located in an established neighborhood north of the Cherry Creek area, it retains the practical, family-oriented appeal of a leafy, grown-in suburb while being updated in a manner appropriate to its now fairly urban locale. Borrowing elements that refer to the midcentury period that preceded the home’s era, along with some currently popular rustic-contemporary and farmhouse touches, the house has a look that’s both current and respectful of its original design.

At 1,435 square feet, it has three bedrooms and two bathrooms and features hand-scraped hardwood floors as well as new hardware and lighting, kitchen and bathroom updates, and fresh exterior paint.

The kitchen features open shelving and farmhouse-style cabinets.

The master suite is spacious and features subway tile and marble inlays.

A large, covered deck in the fenced backyard references a Hill Country vernacular while also serving the function of being a fun place to hang out and entertain.

There will be an open house at the residence Saturday (see listing linked below for details).

2908 Bushnell Drive [Realty Austin]