1950s Midcentury Austin Home for Sale - 78745 and close to everything!

It's the quintessential 1950s south Austin house... with all the midcentury charm and curb appeal you dream of nestled on a tree-lined street in zip code 78745. Location location location... this Austin home is just MINUTES from everything south Austin, 78704, SoCo and South Lamar entertainment and shopping.

The owners renovated for themselves and hate to leave. The kitchen was renovated down to the studs and includes all new 42" cabinets, subway tile backsplash, center island, granite counters, pendant lights, and even a wine refrigerator.

Wide open, light, and bright... perfect room for entertaining. Owners put over $22,000 in renovation and electrical upgrades including a tankless water heater.

Photo of the renovated hall bathroom. This property is 1126 square feet with 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths. The owners have maximized storage throughout the house and also have an exterior utility room and secondary storage building.

Excellent wood deck for summer barbecues.

Listed at $242,500 - a real south Austin gem!

Hyde Park Home Renovations...part deux

This was scary... all of that wood outside? That is my HOUSE. The demolition has been "a little" more invasive than I had imagined. I remember the time I naively asked my builder if we could live in the house during the renovations. I don't know how she managed to control herself from laughing. Before - master bedroom & closet area...

and post demolition... before bathroom...
Post demo - no more bathroom and the site of my future kitchen! Check out the ceilings... sky high. The ceilings are higher than I expected, but I love them. before... living and dining. (that's my 5 year old... practicing her best moves in the wide open spaces of the empty house)

and post demo.... no more walls or ceilings. Glad we took pictures. !

Hyde Park Renovations... progress and more progress

Phew... time goes by quick.

Family is busy... work is busy... alas... my sweet little blog has been neglected. However, I have a few extra minutes this afternoon... so time for some updates.

The renovations of our Hyde Park home continue to progress quickly.

Building permits posted to the front door!

This guy showed up one morning and starting hacking away at my house... I was so excited to see work begin that I pulled out the camera. I am sure he thought I was crazy. Photo of the horrible fountain in the front yard... (the one where I could only envision my 3 year old face down) ... it's now history!

This is the new foundation going in... all this for an extra 300 square feet. yeesh.
Much to my neighbors' horror... a giant dumpster and port-a-potty in the front yard. Yikes. We have had a few comments... and all I can say is... sorry... they are working as fast as they can to get it taken away!

Before pics.

More before pics. Oddly enough... this 1300 square foot house had TWO air conditioning units, one the size of a jet engine... and still they had window units inside the house. Apparently these people (or their crop of plants) needed to keep very, very cool. Rumor has it that our house was the neighborhood "grow house" at one time during it's 75 year history.

Next up - the demo pics.