Retro Rentals – Austin

So the rental prices in Austin are super high. But you can still find a few single family homes instead of just leasing from an apartment complex. Some of these are cute old vintage homes from the 1930s thru 1960s. Some are little garage apartments located behind big houses which are also a great way to get into nicer neighborhoods on a budget.


1108 Ruth Ave is a 2 bedroom, 1 bath house. Buildt in 1948 and still retains a charming retro kitchen. Wooden cabinets with dark hardware. Ceramic tile top which might be a replacement as the sink appears new. Hardwood floors throughout. Cute wood siding house with an adorable wood screen door on the front.


Hooray for colorful kitchens! These tiles might be new but are a pretty aqua blue with a darker teal border. Wood upper and lower cabinets appear original to this 1960 home. 4906 Gladeview Dr is a 3 bedroom, 1 bath home. One solution for non-matching appliances is painting the fridge. I believe Rustoleum makes a special appliance paint.


A very cute 3 bedroom home with 1 bathroom still retains its classic white ceramic tile. 4907 Majestic Drive was built in South Austin in 1959. Still has original wooden cabinets. The tile may be new as is the faucet I think. Kept the theme going with white tile in the bathroom and the original bathtub.


Here is a house with a super cute pale blue ceramic tile and pink trim in the bathroom. Floor tile is blue hexagon tile as well.  1500 Justin Lane was built in 1953. The kitchen also still has some original features like the wooden molding and upper cabinets. Sink look new but is a farmhouse style and it has a new penny tile backsplash. Hardwood floors throughout.



Next is a house with a charming 1920s kitchen which even has an archway into the living room. Seems to be the original wooden upper cabinets with glass insert and the wood lower cabinets with ivory ceramic tile counter top. Also has the original sink and wall mount faucet. 4211 Avenue B was buildt in 1926 and is a 2 bedroom, 1 bath. Located in historic Hyde Park neighborhood. Even still has a claw foot bathtub. Original front door and windows with wood siding.






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