709 Rio Grande Street, Austin, TX, 78701

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$3,990,000
90 Days Online

709 Rio Grande Street
Austin, TX 78701

For Sale|Commercial|Active
0
Beds
0
Full Baths
0
Partial Baths
6,872
SqFt
$581
/SqFt
1905
Built
Subdivision:
Block 078 Original City
County:
Travis

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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.

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Listing Snapshot
Price 
$3,990,000
Days Online 
90 Days
Bedrooms 
N/A
Inside Area (SqFt) 
6,872 sqft
Total Baths 
N/A
Full Baths 
N/A
Partial Baths 
N/A
Lot Size 
0.1884 Acres
Year Built 
1905
MLS® Number 
1434966
Status 
Active
Property Tax 
$53,890
HOA/Condo/Coop Fees 
N/A
Sq Ft Source 
Public Records
Friends & Family
Recent Activity
4 weeks agoListing updated with changes from the MLS®
4 weeks agoPrice changed to $3,990,000
2 months agoPrice changed to $4,500,000
3 months agoListing first seen online
General Features
Construction 
Brick
Parking 
Additional ParkingDrivewayGravelOff Street
Parking Spaces 
6
Sewer 
Public Sewer
Acreage 
0.1884
Water 
Public
Security 
None
Accessibility Features 
Adaptable Bathroom WallsCustomized Wheelchair AccessibleCentral Living AreaAccessible Approach with RampAccessible Entrance
Utilities 
Cable ConnectedNatural Gas ConnectedPhone ConnectedSewer ConnectedWater Connected
Foundation 
Pillar/ Post/ Pier
Listing Conditions 
Short Sale
Interior Features
Cooling 
Central AirWall Window Units
Heating 
CentralFireplaces
Flooring 
TileWood
Interior 
Garden Tub Roman Tub
Fireplace 
Yes
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Exterior Features
View 
CityPanoramic
Waterfront Property 
No
Other Structures 
None
Community Features
MLS Area 
DT
Security Features 
None
Listing courtesy of Allure Real Estate (512) 518-0008


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