Wende Bungalow
Exterior & Interior Remodel

Wende Bungalow

Austin, Texas
Project scope
Exterior & Interior Remodel
Project size
​​1,340 sq ft

Set in the Zilker neighborhood, this 1936 bungalow had great potential with original details and finishes. Wood floors, trim, and windows were preserved, but the bungalow was in need of an update.

Featured on the 2019 Preservation Austin Homes Tour!

Scraps of vintage floral wallpaper were found throughout demolition. In a nod to the past, wallpaper was selected with a similar theme, but a more modern pattern.

For decades, the original door and window locations were hidden by a layer of drywall. New built-in storage nooks fill the voids and bridge the gap in the original shiplap wall finish.

A custom floor to ceiling bookcase in the library adds a midcentury element to the pre-war home.

The bungalow’s exterior charm was retained by preserving original details and restoring materials, but with a new color palette.

The existing cabinets were sturdy and refreshed with a pop of mint green paint, while new oak butcher block counters complete the look. Here, kitchenware is a design element — it’s on display and accessible, but everything has its place.

Thanks to:
Trim, Built-ins, and Cabinetry - Alan Alhades & Jeffrey Bennett of bennetthaus
Exterior & Interior Paint - DK Painting & Dennis Prestwood
Cabinetry stain - Jody’s Painting
Photography - Leonid Furmansky

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