There's a lot of exemplary architecture in Austin but not a lot of outside interest. The largest of the 77 community areas, Austin has varied micro-neighborhoods. This section, in blocks to the north of the Austin Green Line b/w Lake and Chicago, is known as Midway Park — the historic village residential center dating to the 19th century. Frank Lloyd Wright, Frederick Schock, and others designed homes here, and many adhere to a Queen Anne or neoclassical style. It's safe to say we've set the stage for this turreted Victorian, new-to-market with an ask of $249K. The colorful home has four beds, two-and-a-half baths, antique in-laid hardwood floors, stained glass, tin ceilings, decorative fireplaces, and a jacuzzi tub. It also has a new insulation, furnace, and roof. The fenced backyard is almost solely dedicated to raised-bed vegetable gardens — or, locavore-primed were we in charge of the babble.
·Listing: 5802 W Erie St. [Weichert Realtors-Nickel Group]