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Privately listed storybook home seeks $1.5M

The Tudor-style Pemberton Heights two-story was built in 1939

A photo of a two-story house with stucco walls on the first story and a small front entry with a steep gable roof over it. There’s a larger gable roof offset to the left behind it and a large and smaller hip roofs behind that. The second-story exterior walls have weathered wood-shingle siding.
2806 Wooldridge Drive
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Anyone looking for a storybook house in a storybook setting might want to get over to this two-story, Tudor-style home in Old West Austin. Built in 1939 in Pemberton Heights, one of the grandest and leafiest parts of the neighborhood, it positions its steeply angled roofs and dormers to great advantage in the forested surroundings. The second story and its weathered shingle siding in particular bestow a classic, unpretentious tone. It also has a picket fence out front.

You won’t find the property at 2806 Wooldridge Drive in the MLS; the private listing is held by Natalie Kopp at Gottesman Residential Real Estate. The 1,960-square-foot home has three bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms, as well as high-end contemporary updates that enhance its Tudor-style charm. It has a detached garage as well as a fenced backyard. The asking price is $1.5 million.

A living room with part of a fireplace mantel in the foreground on the left. There’s a multipaned window and the front door on the opposite wall. There’s an entrance to another room and a staircase on the right. A sectional couch and a modern armchair are arranged around a round double-tiered coffee table oriented toward the fireplace.
The front living area has a fireplace and wood floors.
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A kitchen with walls and backsplashes completely covered by subway tile. It has upper and lower cabinets on the right side, and the top cabinets have glass-inset doors. There’s also a dishwasher and an apron sink under a square window on the at side. On the left are a stainless refrigerator and commercial-style range, some lower cabinets and drawers, and open shelves on the wall. The floor, it is wood.
The 1930s home’s renovated galley kitchen
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A basic bedroom with wood floors partly covered by a rug on top of which rests a king-sized bed with a fabric-covered headboard and sideboards. There are matching traditional wood nightstands and contemporary table lamps on each side of the bed. There’s a double, multipaned window over the bed and a single multipaned window over a wooden storage chest on the adjacent wall. Windows are covered by slatted pull-up shades.
The master bedroom keeps it neutral
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A bedroom that looks like a child, perhaps a tweener, occupies it. It has a wood floor, and there is a bed that’s possibly a trundle bed in one corner. There’s a long set of drawers on the opposite wall and a double row of wooden bins under a row of windows on the wall next to the bed. There are curtains as well as open slatted shades on the windows.
The bedrooms maintain a restrained but casual, traditional look.
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Three multipaned windows line a wall. There’s a corder banquette with cushions behind a round table with Plexiglass chairs arranged around it. There’s a vase with four casually arranged tulips on the table.
A breakfast nook is tucked at the end of the kitchen, facing the patio.
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Photo of a small wooden deck and railing, kind of worn or broken in, with an open gate. There’s an outdoor rug and two sort of Adirondack chairs. There’s a mid-sized tree in back.
A back deck and fenced yard in Pemberton Heights
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