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Hot Homes: 7 historic houses to daydream in

Take a trip through Austin history with these homes, all built around 100 years ago.

A living room with large, wooden beams on the roof and heavy, carved woodwork around the windows and doors.

This home at 1201 Travis Heights Blvd. was built by the founder of the Travis Heights neighborhood in 1921.

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Imagine pouring coffee in a century-old kitchen, working at a desk in a 90-year-old office, or maintaining the lawn of a house that’s been a fixture on your block for 130 years.

Dream homes and creatively stylized homes are gorgeous, but there’s a certain charm to living in a home with history.

Do some daydreaming with these seven on-the-market historic homes in the Austin area.

1201 Travis Heights Blvd. | 3 beds, 4 bath | $2.6 million
This century-old craftsman home was built in 1921 by William H. Stacy, who helped found the Travis Heights neighborhood. The restored home features skyline views, hardwood floors, woodwork, and a 12,110-sqft lot just minutes from Lady Bird Lake.

3212 Bonnie Rd. | 3 beds, 1 1/2 bath | $1.59 million
This 1939-built Tarrytown home is just one block from the Lions Municipal Golf Course. The open floor plan leads into a renovated space, but this gem still features original hardwood flooring and fireplaces.

3306 Duval St. | 6 beds, 6 baths | $4.2 million
This grand 1907 home is perfect for entertaining or a really big family. Across 6,886 sqft, the house contains a library with a cozy fireplace, an over-sized kitchen, a wine cellar, covered porch, and three-car garage.

4814 Ave. G | 3 beds, 3 baths | $695,000
This airy Hyde Park home is lined with windows, allowing natural light to stream in. Built in 1938, the home has an enclosed front porch and is in walking distance to multiple parks and popular restaurants.

1600 Rio Grande St. | 4 beds, 4 baths | $2.99 million
This fairy tale-like Queen Anne Victorian-style home was built in the 1890s. The Judge’s Hill property’s detailed wrap-around porch and dreamy second-floor balcony pair with an interior that’s modern with a touch of yore.

4115 Ave. A | 4 beds, 2 1/2 baths | $1.35 million
The 1920s merge with the 2020s in this renovated 1927 bungalow. Don’t miss the home’s period-style wood siding, refurbished potting shed (complete with high-speed internet, heating, and cooling), and custom outdoor planters.

1000 Shelley Ave. | 5 beds, 4 baths | $4.2 million
Take it back to 1905 with this West Austin Victorian home, updated for modern comfort within a timeless layout. The corner lot property features a wrap-around porch, an independent guest house, a living room fireplace, and an outdoor kitchen with a fire pit.

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