The area of Central East Austin just east of Huston-Tillotson University is a pocket of charming, sometimes affordable, single-family homes surrounded convenient to both students and the people who work in the increasingly varied businesses that operate in nearby commercial corridors—not to mention its proximity to downtown and the University of Texas.
While somewhat wee, this in a fourplex at 1139-1/2 Poquito Street is really at perfectly scaled for the area, with charms born of need and patina. The 445-square-foot unit is in a renovated structure built in 1950. It has tile and hardwood floors, a nifty barn door that creates more usable space in the bedroom, a walk-in closet (somehow), and a small, fenced backyard. It also has a somewhat inexplicable interior mural, but maybe Chris Sackett at Grassroots Realty, who holds the listing, can explain it.