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Woodsy Bouldin fixer-upper seeks $655K

Equal parts character and potential

A two-story shingled house on top of a slight hill, behind a large oak tree and verdant lawn. It’s L-shaped and has gabled roofs on each section.
800 Columbus Street
Via Realty Austin

Without judgment or presumption, let’s just say that this South Austin home appears to need some updating. For those who enjoy that sort of challenge, though, it could offer a world of fun and potential.

Located at 800 Columbus Street in Bouldin Creek, the frame home has shingle siding—unusual for its neighborhood (and Austin as a whole) but suited to its oak-canopied site. Built in the 1950s, the 1,444-square-foot home has a split-level layout that features a two-bedroom, one-bathroom main section and an apartment with one bedroom and one bathroom on the lower level.

The house has wood and linoleum floors, built-in bookcases, and other elements of its era, as well as great downtown views from the main floor, according to the listing. It also has a patio overlooking its curvy corner lot and lawn, as well as a storage shed and gardens in back.

The listing for the home is held by Marcia Kasson at Realty Austin.

Photo of a stone patio connected a wood-shingled house with a gabled roof. There are three steps with a railing leading to the patio, where a chair and several planters are arranged. Via Realty Austin
Photo of a low-ceilinged room with light from a window shining in on one side. Two curved armchairs and modern side tables are arranged to face built-cabinets with a TV on top and some bookshelves on the wall. to the right is a wall heater. Via Realty Austin
Photo of a kitchen with wood floors and whate upper and lower cabinets and built-in shelves from the 1950s. There’s a newer stainless-steel range with a 50s vent hood on one wall at the end of the cabinets. Via Realty Austin
Photo of a bedroom being used as an office. It has a popcorn ceiling, a large expanse of wood floor, a  window air-conditioning unit installed in a lower wall, and three rollout casement windows with cafe-style curtains and swags. Via Realty Austin
Tight shot of a bathroom with vintage shower and wall tile, white fixtures, and a rollout casement window over the toilet. Via Realty Austin
Photo of partially fenced backyard with trees and large shrubs in the background and raised garden beds and potted plants on a gravel bed with a stone border in the foreground. Via Realty Austin