The terms “Craftsman” and “bungalow” are thrown about pretty loosely these days (including, on occasion, by this esteemed publication). This sweet, unfussy home meets the qualifications of both, however, with the benefit of a renovation that retains the original style.
Located in the historic central Hyde Park neighborhood, the two-story, frame house was built in 1920. The home’s period features include high ceilings, crown molding, and cedar closets, as well as tile floors and backsplashes that fit the original era in the kitchen and bathrooms. The main home has three bedrooms and three and half bathrooms, including a second-floor master suite that has an adjoining flex/office space with vaulted ceilings and clerestory windows.
The kitchen has been updated with high-end, stainless appliances, generous counter space, and abundant storage. There’s a covered front porch and private backyard with drought-tolerant landscaping.
The home also has the considerable attraction of a detached studio/garage apartment—long the kind of bohemian dream space that has still has a hold on certain kinds of Austinites, both new and seasoned. The second-story studio has a bathroom and a full, all -new kitchen, as well as copious windows. It’s over a two-car garage, accessible from a back alley.
Located at 4303 Speedway and listed by SEED Property Group, the home measures a total of 2,466 square feet.