Aside from a few details—the regrettable sponge painting in the kitchen comes to mind—this beautifully kept residence looks like it probably did at the turn of the 20th century, when it was built.
The four-bedroom, three-bathroom home was designed by Charles Page, who in 1898 founded the Austin architecture firm that designed such local landmarks as downtown's Littlefield Building and continues to do the same today as Page Southerland Page. It's a notable, if understated fixture in its mansion-heavy Judges Hill neighborhood, located between the northwest side of the UT campus and the west side of downtown.
The 6,524-square-foot two-story limestone house contains a number of meticulously kept original features, including leaded glass, Weigel ironwork, Venetian chandeliers, and historic cut stone. A basement is currently used as a two-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment with kitchenette, and there is a one-bedroom, one-bathroom carriage house over the garage. It is a recorded Texas and city of Austin historic landmark.
• 1606 Pearl Street [Gottesman Residential Real Estate]
• Page Southerland Page, LLP of Austin [Texas Historical Commission]