Currently, Shiny Penny is a project in process. situated on a double lot in south central austin, this little bungalow has revealed many surprises. At about 800 square feet with an attached one car garage, shiny penny was found in borderline teardown condition. Story has it that the house was boarded up for 11 years. With a promise of bringing the house back to life, the owners jumped at the chance to let her go and see her reborn. See below for some of the fantastic treasures found at Shiny Penny.
While the footprint of the house has not changed, the one car garage will be converted to an additional bath and den space.
It always fun to find interesting things upon the demolition process. Inside of a wall, we found a cache of near mint condition pamphlets on how to survive a nuclear attack. Circa 1953.
the stove sits as it originally did in 1953.
When this photo was taken, demo work was complete, reframing was complete and the siding/paint was nearly complete. While the new front door was not found onsite, it was an amazing craigslist find. Being solid oak and very heavy, it will last long into the future.
penny (yes thats the dog's name) checks out a vintage 1950's television left in the living room.