We came upon the listing for this cozy-looking home via the website of realtor Creede Fitch, who listed it the last time it was sold. Fitch informs us that the home—the front unit of a shared lot with a larger, newer home in back—was remodeled by local architect Alan Gonzalez Garcia’s Aguacate Studios, which has worked on Mohawk and a number of East Austin residences as well as restaurants.
Built in 1923, the one-bedroom, one-bathroom house (really more of studio, with the bedroom area separated by curtains rather than a wall and a lofted second sleeping space) blends its original materials with modern updates and quirky architectural and style choices, such as the vaulted kitchen roof with bamboo-covered ceiling cutouts and a bathroom wall with exposed framing and other raw materials.
The home’s square footage is a spooky 666, which suits its gothy, dark-gray exterior and its Munsters-evoking address. It’s completely separated from the other unit on the lot by a stylish wooden fence and has a private backyard with alley access and off-street parking as well as a couple of pleasant sitting/entertainment areas. The listing for the home at 1313 Comal Street #A is now held by Outlaw Realty.