People tend to have a lot of feelings about Hyde Park, the historic central neighborhood that started life in the 1890s and as all-white residential enclave and is considered Austin’s first suburb. Whether they come to praise or bury the neighborhood (sorry, just missed the Ides of March), both urbanist detractors and quaint-home lovers tend to focus on such things as the predominance of (adorable, vintage) single-family homes with leafy (often high-maintenance) yards.
A single-story, 1920s frame home at 3905 Avenue B in some ways embodies that depiction, although it’s hard to see from here what’s not to love. Even the asking price, while much higher than the Austin median home sales price, is less than that wanted for similar properties in a number of central neighborhoods. It’s not perfect, but it seems like it would be mean to beat up on its tiny, cute presence in the city.
The 978-square-foot home has two bedrooms and one bathroom. It has wood floors and original double-hung windows throughout the front of the home and features vintage details including tall baseboards, interior trim, and original doorknobs and hardware.
Not reflected in the square footage is an enclosed sunroom that looks as if caught mid-renovation. The decent-sized lot features large oaks, native and tropical plants, and fruit trees. It also has a detached garage/storage structure of some sort and alley access—but since it’s walkable to good groceries, restaurants, bars, and other entertainment and retail establishments, will you really need a car?
The home is not on the MLS and is represented by SEED Property Group.