Located the a tucked-away Foster Heights neighborhood not far from East 12th Street, this small 1940s cottage has been updated and refreshed in a way that takes full advantage of its vintage design with a large, breeze-attracting porch along one side of the home—once a standard feature (whether on the front, back, or side of the house) in homes of the area.
The 716 square-foot-home has been refreshed with a focus on the outdoors more generally. Perched on a small rise near the back of the lot, it’s positioned to take advantage of mature trees as well introducing drought-resistant landscaping. Painted white, the one-story frame home—which has a second covered porch in front—seems half-hidden in the green enclave surrounding it.
Built in 1945, the home has two bedrooms and one bathroom as well as a loft bed that is not included in the official square footage. All have been completely renovated, and there are high-ceilings and wood-like, laminate floors throughout the house.
The updated kitchen features custom wood paneling, a subway-tile backsplash, wood cabinets, granite counter tops, and stainless-steel appliances.
The home has a loft sleeping space as well as two bedrooms, one of which opens on to the large side porch.
In addition to the front and side porches, there is a small backyard with a patio and an off-street parking space for one car.
• 2101 New York Avenue [Realty Austin]