About 709 Rio Grande Street
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.