1600 Rio Grande Street
Austin, TX 78701



Full + 1 Half Baths








Onsite Parking Spaces

More Info

A Rare Opportunity: Downtown Austin Historic Property

Here is your chance to own a piece of Austin’s past; the Austin Historic Landmark Ruggles-Smith House on Judge’s Hill. This lovingly-restored circa-1896 home has all the grandeur of the Gilded Age while also being modernized and ready for today’s lifestyles. The property sits at the crest of Rio Grande Street with sweeping views over Downtown Austin; adding an already-approved roof deck to the back would allow for gazing over Pease Park as well. Spectacularly convenient location with the Capitol, University and downtown restaurants and entertainment just a few minutes’ walk in any direction. Click here for virtual tour.

Faithful Renovations Blend Old and New

The renovation faithfully represents the original Victorian character from the wrap-around porch through to the interior of the home. Original oak hardwoods, detailed moldings and pressed-tin ceilings hearken to an earlier time while the large, remodeled kitchen and updated baths blend old-world style effortlessly with modern conveniences. Charming period elements are in evidence throughout the house including crystal chandeliers, antique mirrors and two functional fireplaces. The outdoor living spaces are expertly-landscaped and feature a bubbling fountain, fire pit, gazebo and several shady sitting areas.

A Stately Home or Statement Office

The property would be charming as a residential home, a statement office space, or a bed and breakfast. Four large bedrooms could easily be used as offices and the kitchen could serve as a family gathering spot or catering resource for elegant business entertaining. A three-car garage tandem with an upstairs garage apartment concept could also be used for a private office is in design. Commercial specs on all mechanicals and ample four-car parking allow for easy conversion to business use if desired.

Eric Moreland
Broker Associate

3825 Lake Austin Blvd. Suite 501
Austin, TX 78703

512.480.0848 x192



Contact Us