Name: Carol Stall Thomas, freelance writer and jewelry artist, and husband Phil Thomas, Account Tech for the City of Austin
Location: East Side; Austin, Texas
Size: 985 square feet
Years lived in: 1.5 years; Owned
Carol and Phil relocated to Austin's East Side from another popular Austin neighborhood when they found a dark, cramped 1930s house for sale. It was a mess when they bought it, but Carol and Phil saw potential. They rented the house next door while they dived into a remodel, with the goal of opening the house up for more light while respecting the home's history. They've preserved many of the home's authentic details and elements, all while infusing it with their own personalities. The result is a charming couple residing in an equally charming cottage.