You’d be hard-pressed to find a home that better embodies the boho-eclectic style that was once par for the course in most parts of the city than this Central Austin number. It checks many boxes in that realm: two old houses on a single lot; arty, quirky updates; screened porches; informal landscaping and gardens overflowing with lush, colorful foliage and native plants. It’s surrounded by homes of its ilk and bumps up against historic sections of the central city, including Hancock and North University and is, of course, walkable or bikeable to UT, downtown, good groceries and restaurants, and all the other things nostalgic Old Austinites tend to wax on about.
The listing calls the architectural style of the front house “1930s Spanish Revival,” so let’s go with that. The stucco cottage has two bedrooms and one bathroom; formal living, dining, and breakfast rooms; a butler’s pantry; and a screened-in porch. A 2001 kitchen addition added a Viking stove, granite countertops, and a vaulted ceiling with a skylight.
A two-story building in back of the house holds two apartments/guest quarters. The square footage is listed as 1,964, but it’s not clear if that’s the total for both buildings or just the front house. Since residents are likely to spend a lot of time outside—with the perennial gardens, Koi pond, outdoor shower, potting shed, and rainwater collection tanks—maybe it doesn’t matter.
The compound of sorts is located at 704 Landon Lane. The listing is held by Suzanne Pringle of Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty.