709 Rio Grande ST

Austin, TX 78701 View Map $3,990,000 Schedule a Tour
Beds7
Baths6
Sq.Ft.6,872
Year1905

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Status: Active
Property Type:House
MLS #:3399959
Sq. Feet:6,872
On Site:283 Days
Lot Size:0.19 Acres
County:Travis
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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ABOUT 709 Rio Grande ST, Austin, TX 78701 - MLS 3399959

In Travis County, this property is located at 709 Rio Grande ST in the Block 078 Original City neighborhood of Austin, with a current listing price of $3,990,000. This 6872 square foot house for sale has 7 bedrooms, 6 baths, and is situated on 0.19 acres of land.

For more information about 709 Rio Grande ST, see more details below as entered by the listing brokerage, including property taxes, year built, assigned schools, type of construction, exterior and interior features, locations, views, and any neighborhood amenities in Block 078 Original City.

Call The RealFX Group to get into your Austin area dream home today! Our local agents are experts in the Austin real estate market and are committed to providing outstanding service. To tour MLS #3399959 today, connect with an agent at (512) 956-7390.


Price Change History

Date Old Price New Price Percent Change
1/13/2024$5,000,000$4,750,000-5%
4/13/2024$4,750,000$4,500,000-5.3%
5/30/2024$4,500,000$3,990,000-11.3%

Community Information

Address:709 Rio Grande ST, Austin, TX 78701
County:Travis
City:Austin
Zip Code:78701

School Information

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

Architecture

Bedrooms: 7
Bathrooms: 6
Year Built:1905
Stories:Three Or More
Roof: Metal
Foundation: Pillar/Post/Pier
Attached Garage Yes/No: No
Parking Features: Additional Parking, Driveway, Gravel, Off Street

Features / Amenities

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
Fireplace Features: Bedroom, Dining Room, Living Room
Flooring: Tile, Wood
Exterior Features: Balcony, Exterior Steps
Accessibility Features: Adaptable Bathroom Walls, Accessible Approach with Ramp, Central Living Area, Customized Wheelchair Accessible, Accessible Entrance
Patio And Porch: Front Porch, Patio, Terrace
Direction Faces: West
Window: Shutters, Wood Frames
Cooling: Central Air, Wall/Window Unit(s)
Heating: Central, Fireplace(s)

Rooms

Level
Primary BathroomMain
Primary BedroomMain
KitchenMain

Property Features

Lot Size: 0.19 Acres
Lot Features: Corner Lot
View: City, Panoramic
Utilities: Cable Connected, Internet-Fiber, Natural Gas Connected, Phone Connected, Sewer Connected, Water Connected
Sewer: Public Sewer
Water: Public
Directions:Home is at the corner of 8th and Rio Grande

Tax and Financial Info

Tax Annual Amount: $53,890
Terms: Cash, Conventional
Buyer Agency Compensation: 3.000%
Sub Agency Compensation Type: 0.000$
Possession: Close Of Escrow, Funding

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Listings courtesy of ACTRIS MLS as distributed by MLS GRID

Based on information submitted to the MLS GRID as of June 22, 2024 4:45 PM CST . All data is obtained from various sources and may not have been verified by broker or MLS GRID. Supplied Open House Information is subject to change without notice. All information should be independently reviewed and verified for accuracy. Properties may or may not be listed by the office/agent presenting the information.

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