Active

709 Rio Grande ST

Austin TX, 78701

$3,990,000


$580.62 per sqft

Active

6,872 sqft

Commercial

Built in 1905

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.

1434966

MLS ID

March 26, 2024

Listed

July 4, 2024

Updated

Map

709 Rio Grande ST
Austin TX, 78701

Interior Features

Floor Description

Tile, Wood


Fireplace

No


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


Sewer

Public Sewer

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

Listing History

Date

Event

Price

5/30/2024

Price Change

$3,990,000

-12%

4/13/2024

Price Change

$4,500,000

-6%

Courtesy of Allure Real Estate

Listing Contact: (512) 518-0008

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