While some home buyers are prefer their midcentury, ranch-style moderns straight up, with all-original details, there’s something very touching about seeing updates (presumably) by people who (presumably) lived in a home over the years—especially when they are mostly changeable things such as floral light covers, wallpaper, and vaguely Colonial front doors.
This one-story Allandale home, built with brick from old school house in 1959, according to the listing, has a few cosmetic features that might be a slightly bigger job to replace if one desires but also has some major period features left, including the interior brick wall with a fireplace, vaulted and beamed ceilings, and what looks like the original layout.
In addition, it looks like 2020 updates focused on some higher-ticket items, such as replacing the roof and the cast-iron plumbing under the house and adding solar panels. The large pecan and magnolia trees and landscaped beds are probably not midcentury-style, either, but can be considered original in one way or another and are a big plus. It’s not clear if the breeze-block wall on the side is part of the property, the neighbor’s, or both, but it’s a nifty touch.
Located at 7300 Shoal Creek Boulevard, the home has three bedrooms and two bathrooms in 1,815 square feet. The home is listed by Mary Jane Moran at Realty Austin and is asking $587,500.