Known officially as the Hernandez-Johnson House, this two-story, frame home is registered as a state historical landmark. It’s about to go on the market, but photos are already posted, so you can get a look before it lists.
Located on a double lot across the street from the French Legation in the Guadalupe neighborhood of Central East Austin, the home was built in 1900, and many of its original features remain and are in excellent condition.
The property consists of a 2,862-square-foot main house, a 655-square-foot guest house, and a 215-square-foot cabana room next to a pool (of more recent vintage). Perched on a hill with downtown views, it has grand porches and grounds that feature mature landscaping and a heritage oak, as well as a two car garage, alley access, and a gated driveway.
The buildings have 12-foot ceilings and mesquite floors, as well as what looks like plenty of original or era-appropriate window and door trim, doors, and baseboards.
The opened-up living/dining area features exposed brick and a pass-through fireplace.
The main house four bedrooms and four bathrooms, and there is a separate one-bedroom, one-bathroom guest house.
The property has two covered parking spaces in a garage and five more spaces in a gated driveway.
• 1000 East Eighth Street [DEN Property Group]