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Stylish Holly cottage with screened porch seeks $425K

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Sweet and petite in East Austin

Living room with a kitchen and breakfast bar at the far end. It has wood floors, a vaulted ceiling, and a wall of exposed shiplap siding. An Eames-style armchair and ottoman, a couch, and a TV and stand are arranged in front.
2219 Garden Street
Via Realty Austin

In an era of tiny houses, medium-sized condos, and (still) McMansions, this home in Holly does a good job of balancing size and character (to use a slippery term for an elusive quality). Located a few blocks from the river in the Eastside Holly neighborhood on a block bordered by Metz Park, the 528-square-foot house also has the advantage of being close to the newish East Austin entertainment-and-hotel corridors and downtown but—with a petite but lush yard and a screened-in, street-facing porch still not quite of those bustling areas.

The home was built in 1932 and has recently been updated extensively. It has one bedroom and one bathroom, vaulted ceilings, cork flooring, and quartz counters and stainless appliances in its open-plan kitchen, as well as elements such as expose shiplap and wide wood window frames that reference its past. The fenced backyard contains raised garden beds and two storage buildings.

The listing agent for the home at 2219 Garden Street, Amy Bernhard at Realty Austin, is also the owner.