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Hyde Park Craftsman asks $749.5K

Bungalow captures neighborhood history

Craftsman bungalow with staggered peaked roofs over porch and house, wood, beige-light brown with lighter trim
3905 Duval Street
All photos courtesy of SEED Property Group

There are many reasons the Hyde Park neighborhood north of the UT campus has maintained so many of its unique qualities. One is an active and vocal neighborhood group, and another (related to the former) has been the willingness and ability to preserve its many lovely bungalows, built between the early 1900s and the 1930s in what was Austin’s first suburb. There are larger Victorian homes to be found there, but for the most part, Hyde Park is bungalows, and bungalows are Hyde Park.

This particular home, currently on the market, was built in 1919. It features many hallmarks of the original style, including the deep, covered front porch, generous ceiling heights, and original wood floors, windows, and interior doors.

The 1,690-square-foot home has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a home office with a built-in desk and a separate entrance. The combined living and formal dining areas feature a fireplace, built-in bookcases, and period-style lighting.

Spacious kitchen offers excellent storage and room for breakfast nook. Private back covered patio overlooks landscaped garden and leads to the 2-car garage with workshop. Oversized .17 acre lot with alley access provides privacy and allows opportunity for adding on to the property one day.

The spacious kitchen has ample storage that includes a butler’s pantry.

The master suite has two closets and access to a private, covered back deck. There’s a double vanity and a walk-in closet in the master bathroom.

The property has a two-car, detached garage equipped with automatic entry and a workshop space featuring storage, a workbench, and a utility sink. The professionally landscaped, .17-acre lot has an automatic irrigation system, and, according to the listing, room for possible expansion or another unit.

3905 Duval Street [SEED Property Group]