You can find quite a few landmarked historic homes around the city, and one of the best places to find them is in Travis Heights. (Old West Austin and Hyde Park are also rife with them.)
The Wilkins-Heath House, an 1890 Victorian-era Queen Anne cottage, stands out even among those special snowflakes, primarily for its meticulous restoration and the downtown views from its rooftop widow’s walk.
The 2,522-square-foot, two-story house has three bedrooms and two bathrooms, hardwood floors, original wooden trim and wainscoting, front and back porches with original trim, and many more historic details.
The kitchen and bathrooms have been updated in a more contemporary style, which some fans of historic homes don’t like, but it’s done in a mostly unobtrusive fashion. There’s a lovely-back patio area beyond the porch and mature vegetation that suits the style all around.