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709 Rio Grande St

Austin, TX 78701
  • $3,990,000
  • STATUS: Active
  • ID#: 3399959
UPDATED: 77 min ago
$3,990,000
  • 7
    BEDS
  • 0.19
    ACRES
  • 6
    BATHS
  • 0
    1/2 BATHS
  • 6,872
    SQFT
  • $581
    $/SQFT
Neighborhood:
Type:
Single-Family Home
Built:
1905
County:
Area:

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Property listed by Justine Smith of Allure Real Estate: (512) 518-0008.

Description

This 118-year-old historic residence was once the private home of Gov. Joseph and Orline Walter Sayers now known as the Sayers House. As envisioned by Page Brothers Architects, this architectural masterpiece is a testament to a bygone era: original fireplaces, windows, flooring and woodwork preserve the touch of Orline Walter Sayers, noted hostess of Austin, while discreet updates offer modern convenience. Beyond its historical allure, this property's mixed-use zoning opens a world of potential uses. The 6,872-square-foot property is currently converted into separate apartments. The first floor is wheelchair accessible with two full bathrooms, ensuring ADA compliance if public use is desired. In the attic apartment, a unique piece of history awaits, with a fireplace designed in Masonic iconographya legacy of Gov. Joseph Sayers' association with the Masons. Imagine the many possible uses of this historic and flexible space, from boutique art gallery to an intimate bed-and-breakfast, or even a unique event space that combines historical charm with modern convenience in Downtown Austin. Nearby amenities include the Texas Capitol, Travis County Court House, Whole Foods, Trader Joe's, Lady Bird Lake Trails, and the vibrant W 6th entertainment district. Come visit this exceptional residence where history, updates and unique features converge, and where mixed-use zoning offers opportunities for your vision to flourish.

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709 Rio Grande St Austin, TX 78701

  • Price: $3,990,000
  • Status: Active
  • On Site: Days
  • Updated: 77 min ago
  • ID#: 3399959
7
Beds
6
Baths
0
½ Baths
0.19
Acres
6,872
SQFT
$581
$/SQFT
1905
Built
Neighborhood:
Block 078 Original City
County:
Travis
Area:
Austin
Elementary School:
Mathews
Middle School:
O Henry
High School:
Austin
School District:
Austin ISD
Property Description
This 118-year-old historic residence was once the private home of Gov. Joseph and Orline Walter Sayers now known as the Sayers House. As envisioned by Page Brothers Architects, this architectural masterpiece is a testament to a bygone era: original fireplaces, windows, flooring and woodwork preserve the touch of Orline Walter Sayers, noted hostess of Austin, while discreet updates offer modern convenience. Beyond its historical allure, this property's mixed-use zoning opens a world of potential uses. The 6,872-square-foot property is currently converted into separate apartments. The first floor is wheelchair accessible with two full bathrooms, ensuring ADA compliance if public use is desired. In the attic apartment, a unique piece of history awaits, with a fireplace designed in Masonic iconographya legacy of Gov. Joseph Sayers' association with the Masons. Imagine the many possible uses of this historic and flexible space, from boutique art gallery to an intimate bed-and-breakfast, or even a unique event space that combines historical charm with modern convenience in Downtown Austin. Nearby amenities include the Texas Capitol, Travis County Court House, Whole Foods, Trader Joe's, Lady Bird Lake Trails, and the vibrant W 6th entertainment district. Come visit this exceptional residence where history, updates and unique features converge, and where mixed-use zoning offers opportunities for your vision to flourish.
Exterior Features

Attached Garage YN No Covered Spaces 0 Direction Faces West Exterior Features BalconyExterior Steps Fencing None Foundation Details Pillar/Post/Pier Garage YN No Levels Three Or More Lot Features Corner Lot Other Structures None Parking Features Additional ParkingDrivewayGravelOff Street Patio And Porch Features Front PorchPatioTerrace Roof Metal View CityPanoramic Waterfront Features None Waterfront YN No

Interior Features

Appliances DishwasherDisposalGas RangeFree-Standing Refrigerator Cooling Central AirWall/Window Unit(s) Fireplace Features BedroomDining RoomLiving Room Fireplaces Total 5 Flooring TileWood Heating CentralFireplace(s) Interior Features Built-in FeaturesHigh CeilingsFrench DoorsHigh Speed InternetInterior StepsMultiple Living AreasNatural WoodworkPrimary Bedroom on Main Laundry Location Main Level Main Level Bedrooms 2 Num Dining 2 Num Living 4 Num Other Level Beds 5 Rooms Primary Bedroom (Main Level Full BathNatural Woodwork) Kitchen (Main Level Eat In KitchenGourmet KitchenHigh CeilingsNatural WoodworkPantry) Primary Bathroom (Main Level Walk-in Shower) Window Features ShuttersWood Frames

Property Features

Accessibility Features Adaptable Bathroom WallsAccessible Approach with RampCentral Living AreaCustomized Wheelchair AccessibleAccessible EntranceSee Remarks Additional Parcels YN No Association YN No Community Features None Estimated Taxes 53890 Fema Flood Plain No Horse YN No Listing Terms CashConventional New Construction YN No Pool Features None Pool Private YN No Property Condition Historic Design Property Sub Type Single Family Residence Sewer Public Sewer Special Listing Conditions Estate Tax Annual Amount 53890 Utilities Cable ConnectedInternet-FiberNatural Gas ConnectedPhone ConnectedSewer ConnectedWater Connected Water Source Public



© 2024 Austin Board of REALTORS® (alternatively, from ACTRIS). All information provided is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed and should be independently verified. The Austin Board of REALTORS®, ACTRIS and their affiliates provide the MLS and all content therein “AS IS” and without any warranty, express or implied.The information provided is for consumers' personal, non-commercial use and may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties consumers may be interested in purchasing. Data last updated: 2024-06-19T22:03:23.69.

MLS Grid  logoBased on information submitted to the MLS GRID as of 2024-06-19T22:03:23.69 (date and time MLS GRID Data was obtained). All data is obtained from various sources and may not have been verified by broker or MLS GRID. Supplied Open House Information is subject to change without notice. All information should be independently reviewed and verified for accuracy. Properties may or may not be listed by the office/agent presenting the information. Click here for MLS GRID DMCA Notice
 
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Property listed by Justine Smith of Allure Real Estate: (512) 518-0008.