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SOLD: Light & airy 1938 cottage in East Austin

Paul Reddam

Paul leverages his 25 years of experience in the Austin market to provide individuals with an unparalleled level of personal attention and responsive ...

Paul leverages his 25 years of experience in the Austin market to provide individuals with an unparalleled level of personal attention and responsive ...

Jun 13 4 minutes read

Nestled behind an Asian-inspired fence accented with Austin-friendly landscaping, this 1938 cottage is perfectly situated within walking distance to the Lady Bird Lake Hike and Bike Trail, dining hot spots, and the local flavor of East Austin.

This three bedroom, 1 bathroom home is filled with beautiful natural light that creates an airy and peaceful setting to call home.   The interior spaces easily flow into each other.  The kitchen and living room (currently used as a book binding studio) create a great room for entertaining, while two secondary rooms provide a more private retreat.  In addition to 1,100 square feet of living space, the home also includes a fully functional basement – a rarity in Austin.

This home embraces its history and celebrates the beauty of its natural imperfections.  You’ll find the Wabi-Sabi aesthetic in the warm patina and texture of the original shiplap walls, the chipped paint of the open kitchen cabinets, and the Dutch-style front door.   The neutral palette and natural tones are refreshing in their simplicity and don’t overwhelm the inherent beauty of the home.

The primary bedroom has large windows that make up most of the walls, allowing bright light to soak into the room, while the original wood shiplap walls add depth.  A sliding wood barn door provides privacy.  Head upstairs where the attic has been converted to a third loft-style bedroom with angular ceilings, a large window, and ample storage.

The bathroom includes crisp white walls, wood shiplap accents, a pedestal sink and a clawfoot tub ideal for long soaks or a quick shower.  The bathroom also serves as the laundry hub with space for a stackable washer and dryer.

Located in a quiet neighborhood at the top of a hill, you can enjoy the East Austin vibe from your front stoop as you kick off your day.  The private patio in the backyard is the perfect place to wind down over an al fresco dinner.  Either way, joggers, neighbors, and pedicabs make for great people watching.

When you’re ready to venture out, you can spend your weekends eating and drinking in East Austin hot spotlike LaunderetteKemuri Tatsu-Ya, La Barbecue, or Juan in a Million.  From coffee to cocktails, you can get your fix at Cuvee Coffee, Stay Gold, Flat Track Coffee, or enjoy a craft cocktail at Weather Up.   You’ll love living within walking distance of the best of Austin.

Just one block away from the Lady Bird Lake Hike and Bike Trail, you can follow the river front all the way to Downtown Austin or Rainey Street.  Plus, the home is near the Festival Beach Park.  With private parking and a prime location on a bike path, you can easily get around by foot, bike or car.

This Zen cottage at 42 Robert T. Martinez Jr. Street offers the best of East Austin living.  Grab a friend and come see it for yourself at the listing launch party on Saturday, May 11th from 11 – 1 or on Sunday, May 12th from 1 – 3 pm.  This home is listed for sale for $500,000.  Please reach out to Joshua Swan of the Homesville Realty Group at Compass with any inquiries.  

This property is sold.  Please contact us if you'd like to see similar homes for sale.

Paul Reddam, Associated Broker

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