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Small Eastside studio gets ‘Marfa-style’ treatment

The artfully remodeled home in Foster Heights seeks $349K

Photo of a kitchen behind an island breakfast bar. The walls are unornamented, but the ceiling is painted with wide, alternating black and white stripes. There’s a door open to the outside and another one leading to a bathroom.
1187 Coleto Street
Via Marathon Real Estate

It’s not clear if architect Alan Gonzalez Garcia specializes in distinctive, artful remodels of East Austin homes that tend to fall on the teensy side, but this is the second home with a connection to his Aguacate Studios we’ve seen in for sale in the past month.

This lovely, 526-square-foot residence has a more direct pedigree to Garcia, as he only recently restored and remodeled it. Drawing on “Marfa-style” design, according to the listing, Gonzalez completely gutted and reinvented the place (leaving the floors and plank ceilings intact), and it indeed possesses the rustic minimalism found so often in Far West Texas.

Pretty much everything inside the home is new but custom-made in a fashion that makes it seem timeless. The bathroom includes an open-air, walk-in shower, and the layout of the studio/office, kitchen, and living area is arranged with a momentum toward the back of the home, where there’s a hospitable, covered deck. Located at 1187 Coleto Street, the home is listed by Luisa Mauro of Marathon Real Estate.