Nestled in the heart of Austin’s esteemed Pemberton neighborhood, this 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home has been beautifully updated without sacrificing its 1940s character. It’s the perfect balance of timeless and sophisticated style with all the modern amenities you’d expect.
The classic exterior with its cheerful red front door and spacious front porch hints at the charming interior you’ll find inside. Its welcoming porch encourages you to pull up a chair and sit awhile and visit with your neighbors.
The home opens to a large great room with 9’ ceilings that combines the living, dining, and kitchen areas. This is the heart of the home, and ample windows bathe the space in natural sunlight. The living room features built-in bookcases and a stunning fireplace with beautiful carved detail in the wood mantel. It’s the perfect place to catch up on your latest Netflix show or just snuggle on the couch with a good book and a glass of wine.
Ideal for entertaining, guests can mingle in the living room and dining area or sit at the counter while you put the finishing touches on the meal from the adjoining kitchen. Elegant tile backsplash and Caesarstone countertops provide a soothing backdrop for meal prep. A mix of open and closed cabinetry provides a beautiful space to showcase stemware, china, or treasured objects, as does the built-in bookshelf. The sputnik-style dining room chandelier and sleek vent hood add a modern touch to the space.
The sleeping areas are located on the back side of the home for maximum privacy. Two secondary bedrooms are located off the main hallway, one of which includes built-in storage and a window seat beneath wrap-around windows. A cedar-lined storage closet provides a buffer between the two rooms.
The hall bathroom includes period-perfect details like beadboard paneling, a pedestal sink, and retro floor tile. Don’t miss the other charming 1940s details like the china cabinet in the hall with wood scrollwork, the gorgeous honey-colored wood floors, or the original glass doorknobs. Traditional crown molding accentuates each room. Even the original diamond-shaped vents in the foundation of the home add character.
The owner’s bedroom is separate from the other rooms on the back of the house. This light and bright space includes a completely remodeled in-suite bathroom with shower, vanity, and on-trend white subway tile.
With access from the living room, master bedroom, and kitchen, the large backyard is an essential part of this home’s experience. With a gracious magnolia tree in the backyard and stone patio, you’ll have beautiful blooms to adorn your dining table and an idyllic spot for al fresco happy hours with your friends.
Situated on an over-sized lot of approximately 10,350 square feet, your privacy is assured with gated entry to the backyard and a wooden privacy fence. The home also includes a two-car carport with an attached storage room. A sprinkler system in the front yard makes it easy to keep up with the Joneses.
An extensive renovation in 2013 brings this home into the modern era. No details were left out during the meticulous remodel. There are new wood windows, a flash water heater, refinished wood floors, new electric, new closet shelving, and more. The washer and dryer are discreetly behind closed doors in the hall.
Located in the heart of Central Austin, this home’s close proximity to Mopac and 35th Street make it easy to navigate to other parts of the city within minutes.
They say every house has a personality, and this one feels like an old friend that welcomes you to leave your worries at the door and relax in the comfort and safety of its walls. This charming, one story home is real gem in one of Central Austin’s most refined neighborhoods.
Not currently marketed to the public, this home will be listed for sale in the coming weeks for $900,000. Until then you can learn more or arrange a private showing by contacting Paul Reddam at 512-789-0869 or [email protected], or plan to attend the open house from 2 - 4 pm on Saturday, March 24th.