Tuesday, November 23, 2010

1211 E 13th vs 5507 Jim Hogg Ave

so I have two homes to show you today.

because I can't decide between the two which one I fancy more.

I'd love to hear your input.

meet 1211 East 13th St:

drool-worthy points:

old courthouse relocated to austin
built around 1890
original hardwoods
14ft ceilings with beadboard
ship lap walls
original moldings
clawfoot tub
huge bathroom with two windows
great natural light 
fabulous front porch and curb appeal (minus the ugly over grown plants and fence)












all images courtesy Austin Home Search

located in a nicer pocket of the "Eastside" (an up and coming area)
2 bed and 1 bath
asking $335,000

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now may I introduce you to 5507 Jim Hogg Ave:

drool-worthy points:
built in the early 1900s
relocated "school house" from a small town nearby
original wood floors
original molding and trim (including exterior front door and fireplace)
arched doorway to dining from living
original fireplace with marble surround and detailed molding
original period bathroom
original kitchen
original doors and windows
large laundry room with fold out ironing board
fabulous lighting from windows















all images courtesy Austin Home Search

located in central Austin in a small so-so neighborhood (not great, not terrible)
2 bed and 1 bath
asking $279,000

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both obviously will need TLC
but I'd keep as much original charm as I could.

which would you choose??






6 comments:

dedeetsyshop said...

Wow! Both are so unique! I love the big rooms in the first one and the second ones, doorways and fireplace are amazing! And the floors in both?! I can't choose!

Bren said...

I don't know that I could. Love the wide open feel to the first and it has it's own great features but the second has a more..elegant feel but more closed in. Fun tour!

I Love Pretty Little Things said...

I love both of them for their simplicity. All of that history and character...Love It!

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I hope that you have a Warm & Cozy Thanksgiving,
Joyce

Megan @ Polish The Stars.com said...

I am loving the first one. The big porch, open floor plan, and the bathroom is amazing!

Martina said...

I'd choose the second one, although both look good! Must be fun to choose all furniture and decorations!

erin jane / atlantic treefox said...

the second one is beautiful. the kitchen is actually killing me.