1012 E 8th StAustin, TX

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    .22 acre
Introducing the Historical Landmark, The George A. Peterson House in downtown E Austin. A Victorian masterpiece now available for purchase. A showcasing and award-winning architectural work of art. Winner of National, State and City historical designations, the house tells a rich narrative of its history. This impressive legacy, so creatively added to and enjoyed by the current owners, is now ready to be passed along to its next featured owners in its classic story. Home is where the art is!

Built circa 1904, this Victorian house seamlessly blends historical features with contemporary designs. The T-Plan framing showcases Victorian architecture with elaborate hand-crafted Queen Ann mill-work throughout. Storytelling original and reclaimed long-leaf pine heart wood floors, wainscoting, and period wood detail at every turn. An architecturally authentic addition in 2010 enhanced the home’s aesthetics and living areas - mindfully blending modern open concepts while respecting its soulful heritage. The kitchen was transformed into a culinary showpiece.

Adding to the heart of the home is a second living family room with 11 ft ceilings, period mill-work, reclaimed long-leaf pine heart wood floors, and built-ins framing the fireplace. Custom walls of windows and French doors illuminate integrated living, while connecting active lifestyles to the patio courtyard shouldered by the impressive .22 outdoor acreage.

A new primary suite maintains the home’s T Plan symmetry, featuring a Victorian spa with the original clawfoot soaking tub and a 21st century walk-in shower, blending yesteryear and today.

In 2017, a Carriage House was added, providing an apartment with private access on the second level and a 3-car garage underneath.

If Mr. Peterson were to see his circa 1904 Victorian home today, he would surely recognize its heart. He would undoubtedly take pride in the historical landmark awards it has received. And as a successful businessman, he would cheer enthusiastically at the substantial tax savings that come with maintaining this legacy. Home is where the art is!