To state the obvious: Small, vintage homes of this sort, located right off South Congress in the heart of Travis Heights, are harder to come by than they used to be. To some, that makes them all the more charming—an antidote to, say, newer contemporaries that take up every possible square inch of their lots. This can be especially true of homes like this one, which has had numerous updates that in theory will curb some of the maintenance headaches that often come with vintage buildings.
Built in 1945, the one-story, frame house doubles up on a number of its features, with two bedrooms, two fully updated bathrooms (one with a clawfoot tub), two living rooms, and a two-car garage with alley access as well as additional off-street parking. The 1,188-square-foot house also has an open, updated floor plan with a central kitchen and hardwood floors. The shaded backyard features a large deck and a generous amount of patio space for entertaining.
• 1806 Nickerson Street [Realty Austin]