Hyde Park Homes

A look inside the tiny and stunning Austin abodes from the Hyde Park Homes Tour

Inside the tiny and unique abodes from the Hyde Park Homes Tour

Historic Hyde Park Homes Tour 2015 1937 bungalow house
The adorable outdoor space for this cute bungalow is just one of our favorite features. Photo by Rice Jackson Photography
Historic Hyde Park Homes Tour 2015 1937 bungalow house interior living room
Although built in 1937, the interior boasts modern appliances and updates. Photo by Rice Jackson Photography
Historic Hyde Park Homes Tour 2015 Avenue A folk victorian cottage house
This Folk Victorian cottage was originally built in 1909 and entirely renovated in 2003. Photo by Rice Jackson Photography
Historic Hyde Park Homes Tour 2015 Avenue A folk victorian cottage house interior kitchen
The interior marries the home's old-school charm with modern, funky vibes. Photo by Rice Jackson Photography
Historic Hyde Park Homes Tour 2015 Avenue A bungalow house
It would be hard to guess that this outstanding bungalow was actually built in 1910. Photo by Rice Jackson Photography
Historic Hyde Park Homes Tour 2015 Avenue A bungalow interior house
The wood walls in the living room add more warmth to this already cozy home. Photo by Rice Jackson Photography
Historic Hyde Park Homes Tour 2015 Calcasieu Lumber Company cottage house
Note the Tudor Revival design elements on this 1937 house. Photo by Rice Jackson Photography
Historic Hyde Park Homes Tour 2015 Calcasieu Lumber Company cottage house interior dining room
This house is one of Calcasieu Lumber Company's "kit cottages." Photo by Rice Jackson Photography
Historic Hyde Park Homes Tour 2015 1937 bungalow house
Historic Hyde Park Homes Tour 2015 1937 bungalow house interior living room
Historic Hyde Park Homes Tour 2015 Avenue A folk victorian cottage house
Historic Hyde Park Homes Tour 2015 Avenue A folk victorian cottage house interior kitchen
Historic Hyde Park Homes Tour 2015 Avenue A bungalow house
Historic Hyde Park Homes Tour 2015 Avenue A bungalow interior house
Historic Hyde Park Homes Tour 2015 Calcasieu Lumber Company cottage house
Historic Hyde Park Homes Tour 2015 Calcasieu Lumber Company cottage house interior dining room

Explore one of Austin's most storied neighborhoods Sunday, November 8 during the Historic Hyde Park Homes Tour, a walkable journey through decades of home design.

This year's theme is tiny — literally. The "Celebration of Small Houses" is meant to "show that creative people can enjoy style and affordability in a Central Austin location," with homes on the tour averaging under 850 square feet.

The tour features seven abodes in a variety of styles, all built in the early to mid 19th century. Exterior design influences range from Folk Victorian to Tudor Revival, while the interiors often blend inherent charm with modern updates. Each house comes with a unique story of construction and restoration, which collectively add to the colorful, 120-year-old tapestry of Hyde Park.

The nearly four-decade-old tour doubles as a fundraiser for the Hyde Park Neighborhood Association, the organization that helps preserve the area's historic district status. Guests on this year's tour will also be treated to something new. To further emphasize the "small" theme and the spirit of restoration, some of the houses will showcase elaborate vintage dollhouses.

Tickets to the Hyde Park Homes Tour are $20 and can be purchased online. You can also swing by Lucien, Stirling & Gray Advisory Group on the day of the tour to purchase a ticket in person. Ticket holders will be given more information and the addresses of each house on the tour.