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Charming 1930s home with original features

Photo of a small wooden house exterior. It has a hip roof with an overhang and a distinctive curved roof over its small porch. There are three large, different sized windows with matching 1930s style screens. A rock walkway leads around the house and to the front door. There’s a big tree and lots plants in front.
1111 East 31st Street
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Upon venturing to the centrally located east Austin neighborhood Cherrywood, you’re certain to spot a sweet, 1930s home or five—but few are this adorable or this well-maintained. Beyond and behind the porch’s “eyebrow roof” (as the listing calls it) are original features and appropriate updates galore.

That includes the big stuff—beautiful hardwood floors, high ceilings, a vintage Tappan range, and numerous double-hung windows that let in lots of light (all functioning and with screens)—as well as small touches that bring the period charm: crystal doorknobs, paneled doors, a telephone nook, a dining hutch, vintage light fixtures, and a vintage apron sink in the kitchen.

Built in 1936, the single-story, wood-frame home measures 936 square feet and has two bedrooms, both with double closets, and a bathroom with period tub and other vintage elements. There’s also a a full dining room, a laundry room, and a pantry.

The front yard has, yes, a white picket fence, while the backyard is fenced for privacy. There’s also off-street parking for at least two cars. The home is located at 1111 East 31st Street, and the listing is held by Eileen Gill at Compass. There’s an open house Saturday from noon to 3 p.m.

A room with wood floors. There’s a chair rail and a painting on the back wall. A couch and matching glass side tables with lamps face a square wood coffee table on a rug.
The front door opens into the main living area.
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A living room with a couch on the left and a rectangular rug. There’s a rustic rectangular wooden coffee table in the middle and two butterfly chairs facing the couch and the table. There’s a window and door in the wall behind them. There’s an opening into a room with chairs and a fur rug and a kitchen with a tiled backsplash behind that.
The living leads to a dining room and a kitchen.
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A room with built-in shelves and a lower cabinet with doors and wood floors. There’s a round dining table with four chairs in front and a double window with multpaned upper glass and a single one on the other side of a wood sideboard. In back is a vintage double range under a tile backsplash.
The home has a separate dining room with a built-in hutch.
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A vintage kitchen with upper and lower cabinets and lower drawers. There’s a small window above the sink with curved built-in shelves on each side.
The kitchen has vintage tile and a vintage apron sink.
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A bedroom with wood floors. It has three double-hung windows with a double bed with a wicker frame in front on one wall. There are wooden nightstands with matching curvy lamps with round shades on each side. There’s a single window on another wall and an armchair with a tall round side table in the corner.
Both bedrooms have double closets.
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A bathroom with a door that has a crystal dooknob. There’s penny tile on the floor and subway tile on the walls. There’s a rectangular pedestal sink under a wood-framed mirror in front. There’s a small double-hung window  above the toilet in back.
The bathroom has a vintage tub, storage, and sink mirror.
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