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This Craftsman-style home was beautifully restored by renowned Chicana writer Carmen Tafolla 

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Not only is this 1918 home for sale in San Antonio's Beacon Hill neighborhood cute and meticulously restored, it's got an impressive literary pedigree.

The previous owner was Carmen Tafolla, who served as San Antonio's poet laureate from 2012 through 2014 and the Poet Laureate of Texas for 2015-16. The author of more than 30 books, Tafolla is one of the state's best-known Chicana authors.

We're not sure how much hammer swinging Tafolla did during the renovations to the three-bedroom, three-bath home, but the listing agent tells us the writer and her late husband oversaw numerous upgrades that give it a spacious and open feel.

Beyond features such large, modern kitchen and a casita in the back, the $410,000 property has an impressive wraparound porch that seems like it would be a great place to unwind on breezy evenings. Or maybe flip open your laptop and work on the great American novel.

This home is listed by Carole Tubbesing with Phyllis Browning Company.

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