709 Rio Grande Street, Austin, TX

$4,500,000

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7

Beds

6

Baths

6,872

Square feet

0.19

Acres

About 709 Rio Grande Street

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 iconography—a 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.

Residential home for sale in Austin, TX at 709 Rio Grande Street. This 7 bedrooms and 6.00 bathrooms residential home is priced at $654.83/sqft

Features of 709 Rio Grande Street

MLS® # 3399959
Price $4,500,000
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms 6.00
Full Baths 6
Square Footage 6,872
Acres 0.19
Year Built 1905
Type Residential
Sub-Type Single Family Residence
Status Active

Community Information: Austin

Address 709 Rio Grande Street
Area DT
Subdivision Block 078 Original City
City Austin
County Travis
State TX
Zip Code 78701

Amenities

Utilities Fiber Optic Available, Sewer Connected, Water Connected, Cable Connected, Natural Gas Connected, Phone Connected
Features None
Parking Additional Parking, Driveway, Gravel, Off Street
View City, Panoramic
Is Waterfront No
Waterfront None
Has Pool No

Interior

Interior Tile, Wood
Appliances Dishwasher, Disposal, Free-Standing Refrigerator, Gas Range
Heating Central, Fireplace(s)
Fireplace Yes
# of Fireplaces 5
Fireplaces Bedroom, Dining Room, Living Room
Stories Three Or More

Exterior

Exterior Features Balcony, Exterior Steps
Lot Description Corner Lot
Roof Metal
Construction Brick
Foundation Pillar/Post/Pier

School Information

District Austin ISD
Elementary Mathews
Middle O Henry
High Austin

Additional Information

Date Listed September 14th, 2023
Days on Market 162
Foreclosure No
Short Sale No
RE / Bank Owned No

Listing Details

OfficeAllure Real Estate
Contact Details(512) 518-0008

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