Like so many homes in the centrally located Cherrywood neighborhood, this vintage number has warm and distinctive interiors but saves its focus for the leafy outdoor spaces that surround it. Tucked under large trees and shrubbery, it’s private without being hidden, and the covered front porch space is inviting. It’s also hard to get homier than a white picket fence, even if it doubles as a driveway gate in this case.
In back, meanwhile, is a 300-square-foot, screened porch surrounded by a private backyard with a large, shaded patio, a detached office, and a one-car garage with a storage room. There’s also an irrigation system, which is no doubt helpful in keeping it green and lush.
Built in 1941, the single-story, frame house measures 1,386 square feet. It has three bedrooms and two bathrooms, as well wood floors and the historic features one seeks in a vintage house: original (or period-appropriate) doors, trim, and sash windows. Updates include exterior siding and paint, as well as recently remodeled bathrooms.
The kitchen features some stainless appliances, and there are some lovely built-in cabinets in the dining area.
Floors, including those in the bedrooms, are wood and tile throughout the house.
The large back porch opens on to a nicely landscaped backyard, which includes a detached office building and an inviting patio.
• 3214 Lafayette Avenue [KW Austin Real Estate]