Austin, TX 78701 709 Rio Grande St

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Presented By: Allure Real Estate; (512) 518-0008
  • MLS# 3399959
  • 09/14/2023
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  • Beds • 7
  • Baths • 6
  • SQFT • 6,872
  • Year Built • 1905

Home Details

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.
Presented By: Allure Real Estate; (512) 518-0008

Interior Features for 709 Rio Grande St

Bedrooms

Main Level Bedrooms2
Total Bedrooms7

Bathrooms

Full Baths6
Half Baths
Total Baths6

Other Interior Features

Fireplace FeaturesBedroom, Dining Room, Living Room
FlooringTile, Wood
LivingAreaSourcePublic Records
Street SuffixST
Total Fireplaces5
Window FeaturesShutters, Wood Frames

General for 709 Rio Grande St

AccessibilityAdaptable Bathroom Walls, Accessible Approach with Ramp, Central Living Area, Customized Wheelchair Accessible, Accessible Entrance, See Remarks
Additional Parcels Y/NNo
AppliancesDishwasher, Disposal, Gas Range, Free-Standing Refrigerator
Association Y/NNo
CityAustin
Community FeaturesNone
Construction MaterialsBrick
CoolingCentral Air, Wall/Window Unit(s)
CountyTravis
DirectionsHome is at the corner of 8th and Rio Grande
DisclosuresNone
Elementary SchoolMathews
Energy EfficientNone
Exterior FeaturesBalcony, Exterior Steps
Facing DirectionWest
Garage Spaces
Green SustainabilityNone
HeatingCentral, Fireplace(s)
High SchoolAustin
Interior FeaturesBuilt-in Features, High Ceilings, French Doors, High Speed Internet, Interior Steps, Multiple Living Areas, Natural Woodwork, Primary Bedroom on Main
LevelsThree Or More
Lot Size Square Feet8206.7
MLS AreaDT
Middle/Junior High SchoolO Henry
New ConstructionNo
Other StructuresNone
Patio/Porch FeaturesFront Porch, Patio, Terrace
Pool FeaturesNone
Property ConditionHistoric Design
Property SubTypeSingle Family Residence
Property TypeResidential
RoofMetal
SewerPublic Sewer
Standard StatusActive
StatusActive
Street NameRio Grande
Subdivision NameBlock 078 Original City
Tax Annual Amount53890
Tax Assessed Value2480658
Tax Year2023
UtilitiesCable Connected, High Speed Internet, Natural Gas Connected, Phone Connected, Sewer Connected, Water Connected
ViewCity, Panoramic
Virtual TourClick here
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Waterfront FeaturesNone
Waterfront Y/NNo
Year Built1905
Year Built SourcePublic Records

Exterior for 709 Rio Grande St

Covered Spaces
FencingNone
Foundation DetailsPillar/Post/Pier
Horse Amenities None
Horse Y/NNo
Lot FeaturesCorner Lot
Lot Size Acres0.1884
Parking FeaturesAdditional Parking, Driveway, Gravel, Off Street
Total Parking6
Water SourcePublic

Additional Details

Price History

Schools

High School Austin High School
Middle School O Henry Middle School
Elementary School Mathews Elementary School

Kacey Taylor

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Price $5,000,000
MLS#3399959
List Date 09/14/2023
Property Type Single Family
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