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1007 Willow St - MLS# 2043906
  • $895,000
  • Active
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  • MLS® #: 2043906 
  • M K And T
  • 1007 Willow St
  • Austin, TX 78702
  •   3 BD 2 BA 1722 Sq Ft 0.15 AC
  • Residential
Office: Realty Austin
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414 Florence St - MLS# 5523731
  • $595,000
  • Active
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  • MLS® #: 5523731 
  • Castroville Range
  • 414 Florence St
  • Other, TX 78009
  •   3 BD 3 BA 2442 Sq Ft 1 AC
  • Residential
Office: Realty Austin
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705 Baylor St - MLS# 3040741
  • $3,100,000
  • Active
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  • MLS® #: 3040741 
  • Raymond
  • 705 Baylor St
  • Austin, TX 78703
  •   7 BD 5 BA 4561 Sq Ft 0.17 AC
  • Residential
Office: Bat City Realty
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708 Patterson Ave - MLS# 7827877
  • $2,700,000
  • Active
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  • MLS® #: 7827877 
  • West End Heights
  • 708 Patterson Ave
  • Austin, TX 78703
  •   4 BD 4 BA 4916 Sq Ft 0.31 AC
  • Residential
Office: Outlaw Realty
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1600 Rio Grande St - MLS# 1110653
  • $2,600,000
  • Active
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  • MLS® #: 1110653 
  • Division E
  • 1600 Rio Grande St
  • Austin, TX 78701
  •   4 BD 4 BA 3195 Sq Ft 0.25 AC
  • Residential
Office: Moreland Properties
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2109 E 4th - MLS# 1567244
  • $2,500,000
  • Active
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  • MLS® #: 1567244 
  • Allison Add
  • 2109 E 4th
  • Taylor, TX 76574
  •   8 BD 9 BA 12132 Sq Ft 51.67 AC
  • Residential
Office: Coldwell Banker United REALTOR
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535 N Lee St - MLS# 9293215
  • $1,749,000
  • Active
  •  
  • MLS® #: 9293215 
  • None
  • 535 N Lee St
  • Fredericksburg, TX 78624
  •   2 BD 3 BA 2274 Sq Ft 8.22 AC
  • Residential
Office: Fredericksburg Realty LLC
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908 E University Ave - MLS# 6968535
  • $1,700,000
  • Active
  •  
  • MLS® #: 6968535 
  • Snyder Add
  • 908 E University Ave
  • Georgetown, TX 78626
  •   4 BD 5 BA 4615 Sq Ft 0.8 AC
  • Residential
Office: Century 21 Hellmann Stribling
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108 N Acorn St - MLS# 6874960
  • $1,575,000
  • Active
  •  
  • MLS® #: 6874960 
  • None
  • 108 N Acorn St
  • Fredericksburg, TX 78624
  •   2 BD 3 BA 4161 Sq Ft 0.42 AC
  • Residential
Office: Fredericksburg Realty LLC
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803 S College St - MLS# 5971268
  • $1,250,000
  • Active
  •  
  • MLS® #: 5971268 
  • Clamps Add
  • 803 S College St
  • Georgetown, TX 78626
  •   5 BD 6 BA 6411 Sq Ft 0.37 AC
  • Residential
Office: Cavalier Real Estate
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4005 Avenue B - MLS# 1110355
  • $949,500
  • Active
  •  
  • MLS® #: 1110355 
  • Hyde Park Add
  • 4005 Avenue B
  • Austin, TX 78751
  •   3 BD 3 BA 2160 Sq Ft 0.19 AC
  • Residential
Office: SEED Property Group
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507 E 41st St - MLS# 9694913
  • $849,900
  • Active
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  • MLS® #: 9694913 
  • Oaklawn Add
  • 507 E 41st St
  • Austin, TX 78751
  •   2 BD 3 BA 2347 Sq Ft 0.17 AC
  • Residential
Office: Century 21 Hellmann Stribling
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710 Jefferson St - MLS# 1114268
  • $685,000
  • Active
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  • MLS® #: 1114268 
  • Building Blk
  • 710 Jefferson St
  • Bastrop, TX 78602
  •   6 BD 6 BA 4344 Sq Ft 0.68 AC
  • Residential
Office: George Reinemund Real Estate
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723 Saint James St - MLS# 9182290
  • $600,000
  • Active
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  • MLS® #: 9182290 
  • Gonzales Blocks Homestead
  • 723 Saint James St
  • Gonzales, TX 78629
  •   6 BD 8 BA 7234 Sq Ft 0.92 AC
  • Residential
Office: Broker Network Realty, Inc.
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550 Fm 1209 - MLS# 5514569
  • $600,000
  • Active
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  • MLS® #: 5514569 
  • N/a
  • 550 Fm 1209
  • Bastrop, TX 78602
  •   1 BD 1 BA 725 Sq Ft 16.5 AC
  • Residential
Office: TX REAL ESTATE PEOPLE, LLC
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502 Silver Maple St - MLS# 3456971
  • $599,000
  • Active
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  • MLS® #: 3456971 
  • Walch Terrace
  • 502 Silver Maple St
  • Fredericksburg, TX 78624
  •   4 BD 3 BA 2339 Sq Ft 0.28 AC
  • Residential
Office: Keller Williams Realty
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1002 W San Antonio St - MLS# 4437351
  • $589,000
  • Active
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  • MLS® #: 4437351 
  • J M Cape
  • 1002 W San Antonio St
  • San Marcos, TX 78666
  •   3 BD 2 BA 2660 Sq Ft 0.37 AC
  • Residential
Office: Mcnabb & Co. Real Estate Serv
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1709 Willow St - MLS# 5326056
  • $585,000
  • Active
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  • MLS® #: 5326056 
  • Riverside
  • 1709 Willow St
  • Austin, TX 78702
  •   2 BD 1 BA 804 Sq Ft 0.16 AC
  • Residential
Office: Saddle Realty
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904 Burleson St - MLS# 4555951
  • $535,500
  • Active
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  • MLS® #: 4555951 
  • Farm Lt
  • 904 Burleson St
  • San Marcos, TX 78666
  •   4 BD 3 BA 2952 Sq Ft 0.45 AC
  • Residential
Office: The Damron Group Realtors
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515 E 8th St - MLS# 9697947
  • $525,000
  • Active
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  • MLS® #: 9697947 
  • Glasscock Add
  • 515 E 8th St
  • Georgetown, TX 78626
  •   3 BD 2 BA 2189 Sq Ft 0.43 AC
  • Residential
Office: All City Real Estate Ltd. Co
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1902 S Church St - MLS# 1198888
  • $499,900
  • Active
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  • MLS® #: 1198888 
  • Eubank Add
  • 1902 S Church St
  • Georgetown, TX 78626
  •   4 BD 3 BA 2720 Sq Ft 0.25 AC
  • Residential
Office: Kuper Sotheby's Itl Rlty
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401 W 4th St - MLS# 8770429
  • $425,500
  • Active
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  • MLS® #: 8770429 
  • L S C 1st
  • 401 W 4th St
  • Lampasas, TX 76550
  •   5 BD 6 BA 4390 Sq Ft 0.41 AC
  • Residential
Office: The Kuker Company
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1708 S Main St - MLS# 6174766
  • $415,000
  • Active
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  • MLS® #: 6174766 
  • Montgomery Add
  • 1708 S Main St
  • Georgetown, TX 78626
  •   3 BD 2 BA 1741 Sq Ft 0.19 AC
  • Residential
Office: Century 21 Hellmann Stribling
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301 East St - MLS# 6046798
  • $400,000
  • Active
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  • MLS® #: 6046798 
  • Railroad
  • 301 East St
  • Hutto, TX 78634
  •   4 BD 3 BA 4044 Sq Ft 0.6 AC
  • Residential
Office: Keller Williams Realty
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Market Statistics for Historic Home Styles

# Listings Average DOM Average Price Average $/SqFt Median Price Median $/SqFt Average % Reduced
Active Listings 39 109 $791,705 $280 $1,700,000 $368 4%
Pending Listings 15 49 $472,245 $298 $895,000 $1,033 -1%
Sold Last 6 Months (Unlock Sold Listings) 102 51 $528,842 $264 $765,365 $430 3%

*Historic Homes Market Stats are based on Austin MLS data as of July 15th, 2019 at 8:10pm CDT.

Historic Homes in Austin TX

People love to visit historic homes. There is something about being in the actual spot where history took place or seeing one of the earliest examples of historic architecture, which brings the past to life. Historic homes in Austin embrace the culture and craftsmanship of their time. For some, the idea of owning a historic residence captures the imagination and adds a special meaning to home ownership.

Historic Districts and Historic Homes

When considering an older property, it is important to determine the status it holds. Buyers need to know if a house is historic and if it is in a historic district. A historic home in Austin is one that exemplifies an important period in history or architecture or, is historically relevant due to an event or famous person. The US Department of Interior has determined that a building must be at least 50 years old to qualify. Age alone does not make a home historic. The National Trust for Historic Preservation provides guidance on finding a building’s history and if it qualifies for placement on the National Register of Historic Homes.

Older residences may be:

  • a historic home in a historic district
  • a historic home that is not within a designated area, or
  • a home that has little historical significance but is within the boundaries of a historic district (a home that may have been added years after the historical period or has a different architectural style)

Where to Find Historic Homes in Austin

Austin has several areas of historical significance with either local or national designation. A historic district is a geographic area where there are several structures with a shared history or architectural significance.

As Austin developed between the late 1800s to mid-1960s, the architecture of the day influenced the construction of commercial buildings, homes, and schools in neighborhoods in Hyde Park, Clarksville, and Sixth Street. Austin is a great place to find houses in the Neo-Classical Revival style, 19th Century German style, Bungalow, and American Craftsman style. These beautiful areas are treasured not only for the buildings themselves but also for the reflection of the decades in which they came to life.

The establishment of a historic district can take two pathways. A neighborhood can be designated as a local or national historic district or in some cases, hold both designations. Historic homes in Austin are in three local districts that include Castle Hill, Harthan Street, and Hyde Park. Those listed on the National Register of Historic Districts include: Congress Avenue, Sixth Street/Pecan Street, West Line, Bremond Block, Swedish Hill, Old West Austin, Hyde Park, Delwood Duplex, Wilshire, Shadowlawn, Willow-Spence, Clarksville, Rainey Street, Barton Springs, Camp Mabry, Moore’s Crossing, Santa Rita Courts, and Zilker Park.

There are also historic homes in Austin outside these districts and in surrounding towns that may not have gone through the process of designation. The National Register of Historic Places Program, governed by the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, helps owners to identify and protect their asset and guides them through the application process.

Is a Historic Home Right for You?

You don’t have to be a history lover to take advantage of the benefits of owning a historic home. Here are just a few of the advantages:

  • City Tax Abatement – designed to promote rehabilitation of older properties and to ensure proper preservation
  • Historic District Preservation – when a home is within a historic district neighbors tend to work hard to keep the overall authenticity of the area
  • Preserving Architectural Style – too often, changes made to homes during remodeling reduce the overall look and feel of the original neighborhood. Historic districts have strict regulations on changing a home's exterior. Buyers should realize that renovations such as window replacement may be more expensive to maintain the integrity of the original design. The positive side of this is that your neighbor’s home will stay much like it is when you moved into yours.
  • Preserving Neighborhood Culture – some historic districts are known for their unique cultural style. Preserving the original character of the street or section encourages tourism and can have an economic impact on the overall area.

Many Realty Austin agents have specialized training in buying and selling historic properties. If you are considering an older home constructed between the 1800s to mid-1900s, be sure to ask if this property is within a historic district and has any restrictions on changes or maintenance. There are no restrictions on a national level, but there may be some on a state or local level. These may include changing anything that alters the exterior appearance of a property such as repainting with historic colors, replacing a front door, or adding a storm or screen door, removing any original features of the house, adding to or removing landscaping, walkways or driveways and other improvements. Approval may be required and wait times may be longer than expected. But, if you love the idea of living in a house with a history, a historic home may be in your future.

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The information being provided is for consumers' personal, non-commercial use and may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties consumers may be interested in purchasing. Based on information from the Austin Board of REALTORS® (alternatively, from ACTRIS) from July 15th, 2019 at 8:10pm CDT. Neither the Board nor ACTRIS guarantees or is in any way responsible for its accuracy. The Austin Board of REALTORS®, ACTRIS and their affiliates provide the MLS and all content therein "AS IS" and without any warranty, express or implied. Data maintained by the Board or ACTRIS may not reflect all real estate activity in the market. All information provided is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed and should be independently verified.

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