Centrally located off Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in the Chestnut neighborhood of East Austin, this vintage cottage is an excellent example of a charming sort of eclectic remodel commonly found in houses of its ilk. Shiplap is exposed, sometimes painted; walls are removed and space opened up. Industrial and modern elements add contrast to the cabin-like feel, and space is craftily reapportioned for contemporary functionality. The location of a stacked washer/dryer in the open kitchen/living/dining area aside, the renovation here has applied those practices, with engaging results.
The 1,126-square-foot home has two bedrooms and one bathroom and features its original wood floors, a vintage cast iron tub, high ceilings, and bright, open spaces. In addition to those acts of preservation, the owner updated the foundation, electrical and plumbing systems, and the roof. The one-story, wood-frame home also features a sweet, if small, front porch and a covered patio in back.
• 1806 Ulit Avenue [Realty Austin]