REVEALED - 1930s East Austin Bungalow - RARE

We are so pleased with this amazing bungalow transformation.  Built in 1930, this home was in utter disrepair when Making Modern Home bought it.  Instead of tearing the home down like many other developers, we saw the potential!  We saved the old wood trim work including the doors and old archway.  Link to Listing HERE: http://www.austinhomesearch.com/homes-for-sale/1237-Eleanor-St-Austin-TX-78721-189754905

Fully Restored 1930 East Austin bungalow with painted front porch, added vintage corbles, blue siding with yellow front door.   New black windows from Plygem are 3 over 1 traditional style. The modern mission style house numbers are one of my favorite features and came from a local hardware store (Breed and Co)

Fully Restored 1930 East Austin bungalow with painted front porch, added vintage corbles, blue siding with yellow front door.   New black windows from Plygem are 3 over 1 traditional style. The modern mission style house numbers are one of my favorite features and came from a local hardware store (Breed and Co)

The incredible kitchen was made by combining 2 rooms. The sliding door leads to the back yard. The Spanish tile / Cementi style tile is actually under $4 a square foot! We vaulted the ceilings and added reused shiplap from the house remodel. Honed black granite countertops, a custom farmhouse teal island with walnut butcher block top, matte black faucet and hardware, floating shelves compliment the Ikea Grimslov shaker style cabinets. The bar to the right is an Ikea shoe shelf which is low profile. Above it is a World Market mirror. We love the kitchen's warmth and personality especially with the original dark wood trim!

The incredible kitchen was made by combining 2 rooms. The sliding door leads to the back yard. The Spanish tile / Cementi style tile is actually under $4 a square foot! We vaulted the ceilings and added reused shiplap from the house remodel. Honed black granite countertops, a custom farmhouse teal island with walnut butcher block top, matte black faucet and hardware, floating shelves compliment the Ikea Grimslov shaker style cabinets. The bar to the right is an Ikea shoe shelf which is low profile. Above it is a World Market mirror. We love the kitchen's warmth and personality especially with the original dark wood trim!

Another view of the kitchen towards the open dining room. Notice the vault and shiplap continues. 

Another view of the kitchen towards the open dining room. Notice the vault and shiplap continues. 

Another view of the bar and teal farmhouse island with walnut butcher block. The yellow barstools stand out and tie into the front door color and gold accents. 

Another view of the bar and teal farmhouse island with walnut butcher block. The yellow barstools stand out and tie into the front door color and gold accents. 

The hall bathroom has so much character using Spanish tile patterned floor tiles, white subway tiles with black grout, an ikea vanity, and a gold mirror. But what really makes the bathroom interesting is the original wood shiplap ceiling.  It was exposed since the drywall had fallen down.

The hall bathroom has so much character using Spanish tile patterned floor tiles, white subway tiles with black grout, an ikea vanity, and a gold mirror. But what really makes the bathroom interesting is the original wood shiplap ceiling.  It was exposed since the drywall had fallen down.

The sophisticated master bathroom is actually all new since we added a second bathroom in the existing house footprint.  We stole some room from the hall bath and the master bedroom. The banana leaf wallpaper is a bold statement, but it works so well with black hex floor tiles and original dark wood trim and doors (salvaged from the house).  Carrera marble and gold fixtures make the bathroom even more luxurious. 

The sophisticated master bathroom is actually all new since we added a second bathroom in the existing house footprint.  We stole some room from the hall bath and the master bedroom. The banana leaf wallpaper is a bold statement, but it works so well with black hex floor tiles and original dark wood trim and doors (salvaged from the house).  Carrera marble and gold fixtures make the bathroom even more luxurious. 

Another view of the master bathroom in this amazing bungalow.

Another view of the master bathroom in this amazing bungalow.

Traditional bungalow porch with thoughtful detailing and the American flag. This bungalow is an American Craftsman classic now!

Traditional bungalow porch with thoughtful detailing and the American flag. This bungalow is an American Craftsman classic now!

The master bedroom can accommodate a king size bed. The vaulted ceiling, chandelier, walnut floors, and dark wood trim add so much character and warmth to this amazing room.

The master bedroom can accommodate a king size bed. The vaulted ceiling, chandelier, walnut floors, and dark wood trim add so much character and warmth to this amazing room.

Another view of the master bedroom.  Elite Austin Staging provided the perfect staging for the exceptional room.  Notice the window bank with dark wood trim.

Another view of the master bedroom.  Elite Austin Staging provided the perfect staging for the exceptional room.  Notice the window bank with dark wood trim.

This room shows the beauty of the dark wood trim, new windows, walnut floors, original bronze hardware with (new) crystal door knobs, and natural light. 

This room shows the beauty of the dark wood trim, new windows, walnut floors, original bronze hardware with (new) crystal door knobs, and natural light. 

One of my favorite views from the living room into the open dining room and kitchen  showcasing the orgiinal wood arch.  Looking through the window, you will see the house Making Modern Home remodeled a few months ago. Check out the light fixture above the dining room table. It's from Pottery Barn Teen and I got from the outlet for just $70!  Elite Austin Staging did an amazing job perfectly capturing the feel of the home. 

One of my favorite views from the living room into the open dining room and kitchen  showcasing the orgiinal wood arch.  Looking through the window, you will see the house Making Modern Home remodeled a few months ago. Check out the light fixture above the dining room table. It's from Pottery Barn Teen and I got from the outlet for just $70!  Elite Austin Staging did an amazing job perfectly capturing the feel of the home. 

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Another view of the original wood archway. Notice the yellow front door and coat rack behind it.  The coat rack was made out of a piece ship lap and the mismatched door knobs (ceramic and metal) from the house originally.

Another view of the original wood archway. Notice the yellow front door and coat rack behind it.  The coat rack was made out of a piece ship lap and the mismatched door knobs (ceramic and metal) from the house originally.

The old door plates were reused, but the crystal knobs are new. We refinished the old doors. The banana leaf wallpaper is hand printed. 

The old door plates were reused, but the crystal knobs are new. We refinished the old doors. The banana leaf wallpaper is hand printed. 

The hallway is one of the most interesting areas of the Austin bungalow. The original shiplap and trim is showcased. My favorite flea market painting hangs in the hallway and brings all the colors together. 

The hallway is one of the most interesting areas of the Austin bungalow. The original shiplap and trim is showcased. My favorite flea market painting hangs in the hallway and brings all the colors together. 

One last picture of the happy front porch!

One last picture of the happy front porch!

This before pictures doesn't quite show the extremely poor condition of this "Tear Down".  The roof had sagged in many spot and trees limbs were sticking into the attic!

This before pictures doesn't quite show the extremely poor condition of this "Tear Down".  The roof had sagged in many spot and trees limbs were sticking into the attic!

The bathroom before was in terrible shape, but it was large enough that another bathroom could be added in the same approximate footprint by stealing a bit of space from the master bedroom.

The bathroom before was in terrible shape, but it was large enough that another bathroom could be added in the same approximate footprint by stealing a bit of space from the master bedroom.

So, yes it's a total wreck before, but could you see the potential?  I decided right then and there I would buy this house.  I wasn't going to let another developer tear it down.  Even though, admittedly it was all but falling down. 

So, yes it's a total wreck before, but could you see the potential?  I decided right then and there I would buy this house.  I wasn't going to let another developer tear it down.  Even though, admittedly it was all but falling down. 

The kitchen just needed a little paint right? 

The kitchen just needed a little paint right? 

The only good thing I could say about the master bedroom is that was just large enough that we could add a walk-in closet and 2nd bathroom when combined with some room we stole from the kitchen and hall bathroom.

The only good thing I could say about the master bedroom is that was just large enough that we could add a walk-in closet and 2nd bathroom when combined with some room we stole from the kitchen and hall bathroom.