This two-story, hip-roofed Foursquare house is three bays wide and double-pile with a one-story, gabled rear ell. The house has a brick foundation, aluminum siding, and two interior brick chimneys. It retains four-over-one, double-hung Craftsman-style windows throughout, though the windows in the hipped front dormer have been removed. The one-story, hip-roofed porch wraps around the west side of the house and is supported by decorative metal posts with brackets and has a metal railing and a terra cotta covered slab floor. The side porch has been enclosed. The front door is a modern replacement, but retains an original five light sidelight. A stone retaining wall extends across the front of the lot and has an integrated stone stair.
The Austin family is listed as living in this house from the mid-1920s. Louis Austin, editor of the Carolina Times, is listed as living here with his wife Stella - along with Carrie Austin and Maude Austin. Louis moved to Merrick Street briefly in 1930 (1 year,) but appears to have moved back to the house after that.