October 01, 2021

This tiny house in Lavaca is 131 years old and comes with something rare for SA: a cellar

A 988-square-foot house that recently went on the market in one of San Antonio's oldest neighborhoods boasts a well-restored interior that celebrates its 1890 roots, including its long-leaf pine floors and original windows.

But one of the most intriguing things about the Lavaca-area property is its 300-square-foot basement, accessible from outside cellar doors set into the ground. Let's face it, basements are rarities in SA — especially ones with such an old-timey way to access them.

Hearkening back to a time before refrigeration, the cellar's original brick floors and walls might make someone feel like they're stepping back in time to fetch a jar of vegetables canned for the winter months.

The house, which appears on the city’s vacant houses list, has undergone plenty of renovations, including new appliances, countertops and modernized bathrooms under several owners — mostly investor groups — over the past few years. It's on the market for $450,000.

This home is listed Aaron Jistel with Listing Spark.

All photos and listing info via Realtor.com.
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This tiny house in Lavaca is 131 years old and comes with something rare for SA: a cellar
This tiny house in Lavaca is 131 years old and comes with something rare for SA: a cellar
This tiny house in Lavaca is 131 years old and comes with something rare for SA: a cellar
This tiny house in Lavaca is 131 years old and comes with something rare for SA: a cellar
This tiny house in Lavaca is 131 years old and comes with something rare for SA: a cellar
This tiny house in Lavaca is 131 years old and comes with something rare for SA: a cellar
This tiny house in Lavaca is 131 years old and comes with something rare for SA: a cellar
This tiny house in Lavaca is 131 years old and comes with something rare for SA: a cellar
This tiny house in Lavaca is 131 years old and comes with something rare for SA: a cellar
This tiny house in Lavaca is 131 years old and comes with something rare for SA: a cellar