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Century-old Hyde Park fixer asks $800K

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Vintage 1919 home with potential

White wood frame house with large covered porch, shot from bottom of front stairs
4312 Red River Street
Via Realty Austin

Does this adorable, wood-frame home, built in 1919, have some drawbacks? Of course it does. Even at an asking price of $800,000, a fetching bungalow with loads of character in the desirable bougie-boho Hyde Park neighborhood is going to have its flaws.

In the case of this 1,842-square-foot, one-story house, the most obvious drawbacks are its obvious need of renovation and updating and its corner location facing a convenient but busy street that already hosts a mix of commercial and residential properties.

For some, though, the location is a plus—especially since it has zoning that could allow multifamily or commercial uses and is truly walkable to real grocery stores, restaurants, bars, and other fundamental businesses. It’s also set back from the street, surrounded by moderate foliage, and in possession of a large, covered porch that befits its vintage and creates a privacy buffer.

Inside are two bedrooms, two bedrooms, and impressive array of distinctive period features, including built-ins, Deco-style windows, paneling, pocket doors, window and door frames, light fixtures, and a fireplace.

4312 Red River Street [Realty Austin]