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.