As with all things involving real estate, fixer-uppers are either a royal pain or a magical opportunity, depending on your point of view, your constructions skills, and your ability to deal with surprises. Austin has plenty of opportunities for all of that, and we mapped eight of them for you as part of Curbed's Renovation Week.Read More
8 Austin Fixer-Uppers on the Market
2802 Cherry Lane
Asking price: $899,000This Tarrytown two-story was built in 1940, but it’s hard to see that underneath all of the not-great wood paneling, miles of wallpaper, and general clutter inside. The current owner has lived there for 60 years, if that tells you anything. It looks to have great bones and includes a guest cottage with kitchen and bath. Plus: location.
722 Patterson Avenue
Asking price: $869,00This Clarksville cottage has obviously been enjoyed by lovers of color and life—the bright scheme continues inside and includes a painted-purple dining set. It was built in 1941 and has original features; at 2,161 square feet, four bedrooms, and two and a half baths, it’s roomy and on a private-looking, foliage-filled lot in a highly desirable neighborhood.
4701 Gonzales Street
Asking price: $395,000You want Central East, you have to pay—even for a fixer. Three bedrooms, three bathrooms, 1,368 square feet. The home was built in 1950 and is in the transitioning area near East Seventh where a number of urban farms are located.
2205 Chestnut Avenue
Asking price: $430,000Why yes, that is the asking price for this two-bedroom, one-bathroom, 970-square-foot house, built in 1930. Remember the thing about paying for Central East? It is on a fairly big lot (9,457); the street is busy at times, but there are lots of restaurants and such springing up close by.
4214 Wilshire Parkway
Asking price: $658,000This large 1947 home (3,197 square feet, three bedrooms, three bathrooms) looks like a find as much as a fixer, but we don’t know the structural details. It’s a 1947 build with some fantastic design features (stone-faced partition walls, fireplace, sunken rooms, apparent lack of any trim or molding) in the lovely, central Wilshire Wood neighborhood.
2103 Haskell Street
Asking price: $600,000If you’ve ever wanted to fix up and live in a church, here’s your chance—though it’s possible you had something more ornate in mind. This 1,221-sqare-foot house has 0 bedrooms (because: church) on a fair-sized lot. It’s spitting distance to Holly Street and the northeast lakeshore that’s going to explode with development in the next few years. Whether that’s good or bad depends on your point of view, of course.
1105 Colony North Drive
Asking price: $200,000Built in 1966, this three-bedroom, two-bathroom house is in the Georgian Acres neighborhood in North Austin, currently largely a rental community due to still-reasonable rents. It’s 1,040 square feet of space, and there are no interior photos in the listing.
6006 Eureka Drive
Asking price: $299,000The rare South Austin fixer-upper, this 1,988-square-foot-structure has three bedrooms and two bathrooms. Again, no interior photos. Bonuses: electric car charger, solar water heater (though the latter could be just a black plastic bag with a hose on the roof, caveat emptor).