From the exterior, this Victorian beauty is in exquisite condition.
Built in 1892 by the Weisiger-White family, it is located in the historic Hyde Park district of Austin, Texas.
It is currently listed for sale for $2,625,000.
The listing states that the home has undergone “two major historically sensitive additions in the last twenty years, with careful attention to preserve the original portion of the home”.
Apart from the aesthetics, all the mechanical systems have been updated as well and there is a new foundation and gutters.
Does the interior deliver on the promise of the exterior?
It is perfection personified.
Although the decor is a departure from authentic high-Victorian style, it is nonetheless stunning.
House Crazy Sarah gravitates toward these light, airy colors in old Victorian homes.
Not at all historically accurate, but the airiness eliminates the heaviness of the Victorian era, while keeping the prettiness.
The kitchen is, of course, all brand new. At this price point, buyers demand no less than a designer kitchen.
House Crazy Sarah believes designer-decorated homes are actually cheating (when you hire someone to decorate your home, how can it really be you?)
However, she’ll give this one a pass because it is so damn classy.
There’s even a butler’s pantry!
The family room at the rear is a newer addition.
Let’s have a look upstairs…
There are three bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms in this home, plus an office.
The amount of windows in the house is impressive. The natural light they let in is phenomenal.
Check out the etched glass in the double doors that open to one of the bathrooms:
Ethereal AND elegant!
This home is such a visual treat to behold.
Below is the second-floor screened-in porch:
And yet another bedroom flooded with light:
The rear yard of the home features a gracious covered porch, plus several tidy eating and gathering areas.
Despite being thoroughly sanitized and modernized, this home is a designated ‘Historic Home’ in the city of Austin which, as the listing points out, means lower property taxes.
But at this price point – $2.6 mils – who cares about taxes?