Active

709 Rio Grande ST

Austin TX, 78701

$4,750,000


$691.21 per sqft

Active

7 Beds

6 Baths

6,872 sqft

Residential

Built in 1905

Explore the enduring charm of this 118-year-old historic residence once the private retreat of Gov. Joseph Sayers - now called the Sayers House. Nestled along scenic Rio Grande Street, this architectural masterpiece, envisioned by Page Brothers Architects, is a testament to a bygone era, seamlessly blended with modern elements, thanks to its mixed-use zoning.
Inside this prestigious property, you'll find captivating features that would have delighted Orline Walter Sayers, renowned for her artistic talents and hosting prowess. Original fireplaces, windows, flooring and woodwork preserve the historical integrity while offering modern convenience.
This expansive 6,872-square-foot property has been ingeniously converted into separate apartments, thanks to its mixed-use zoning, offering a world of possibilities. The first floor has been designed for wheelchair accessibility, ensuring convenience.
In the attic apartment, a unique piece of history awaits, with a fireplace mantel adorned with Masonic iconography--a tribute to Gov. Joseph Sayers' association with the Masons.
Beyond its historical allure, this property's mixed-use zoning opens up a world of potential uses. Imagine the possibilities, from a boutique art gallery to an intimate bed-and-breakfast, or even a unique event space that combines historical charm with modern convenience. 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 further enhance its appeal.
Step into this exceptional residence where history and unique features converge, and where mixed-use zoning offers a world of opportunities for your vision to flourish.

3399959

MLS ID

September 14, 2023

Listed

February 15, 2024

Updated

Map

709 Rio Grande ST
Austin TX, 78701

Interior Features

Total Stories

3


Bedrooms

7 Beds


Bathrooms

6 Baths


Interior Features

Built-in Features, High Ceilings, French Doors, High Speed Internet, Interior Steps, Multiple Living Areas, Natural Woodwork, Primary Bedroom on Main


Appliances

Dishwasher, Disposal, Gas Range, Free-Standing Refrigerator


Floor Description

Tile, Wood


Fireplace

Yes


Fireplace Description

Bedroom, Dining Room, Living Room


Cooling

Yes


Cooling Description

Central Air, Wall/Window Unit(s)


Heating

Yes


Heating Description

Central, Fireplace(s)

Exterior/Building Features

Lot Size

0.19 Acres


Exterior Features

Balcony, Exterior Steps


Lot Features

Corner Lot


Roof

Metal


Sewer

Public Sewer

School Information

School District

Austin ISD


High School

Austin


Elementary School

Mathews

Other Property Details

Area Name

DT


Taxes

$53,890


Tax Frequency

Annually


Garage

No


Parking

Additional Parking, Driveway, Gravel, Off Street


View

Yes


View Description

City, Panoramic


County

Travis


Water Source

Public


Pool

No


Pool Features

None


Buyer Agency Compensation

3%

Listing History

Date

Event

Price

1/13/2024

Price Change

$4,750,000

-5%

1/13/2024

Active

11/16/2023

Under Contract

Courtesy of Allure Real Estate

Listing Contact: (512) 518-0008

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