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Calling All Austinites to This Hip $615K Hyde Park Flip

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Location: Austin, Texas
Price: $615,000
Now on the market in Austin, but surely not for very long: a 1924 craftsman whose renovation scheme hits practically every note of the hip modern flip, right on down to the lime-green doors and porch swing.

First, a short epistemological discourse on the concept of home, by way of a bit of listing poetry:

In one word "Home" would be the most suitable description offered by past owners. A magical place that promotes the sense of whimsy and delight... One thing cannot contribute to such a wonderful feeling of space. Many will offer a different opinion of what makes a home more special than another, though most would agree that 4103 Avenue A retains the desirable quality of "Home".

Hmmmmm, indeed. Also, we're given a short taste of what community looks like here in Hyde Park:

Locals enjoy quiet tree shaded streets as well as a central town center of unique businesses serving the neighborhood including cafes, coffee shops, bakery, restaurants and grocery. In Hyde Park it is not uncommon to walk to the local café for a gathering with neighbors.

Lovely, no? The nexus of these lifestyle dreams has 1,488 square feet of interior space, three bedrooms painted in cool, calming tones, and a modern kitchen with the one-two punch of pendant lights and subway-tile backsplash. All this, plus the inviting back yard, last sold in 2013 for $529,500, and is right now listed for $615,000.


· 4103 Avenue A Hyde Park [Sotheby's]