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Historic Old West Austin home gets big price chop

Gorgeous home built in 1898 now asking $4.7M, down $250K

Photo of grand two-story home built in 1898
1108 West Ninth Street
All photos courtesy of Moreland Properties

When we featured this fairly stunning historic landmark in October, we thought it would be snapped up quickly by some mansion buyer or another. Perhaps its stately limestone structure and location on what is still a largely residential street near Downtown clouded our judgment; it recently reappeared in the listings asking $250,000 less than its earlier price, dropping from $4.95 million to $4.7 million.

Other than the asking price, it looks unchanged since then. Built in 1898, the three-story, Mansard-style house is a city historic landmark named the Brass-Goddard house. It has been renovated by local luminaries Paul Clayton of Clayton & Little, an architectural firm known for its renovations of historic properties, and Fern Santini of Abode Interiors.

The 5,533-square-foot, limestone home has three bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms, as well as many, many historic features—including a large, graceful front porch, a second-floor veranda, high ceilings, built-ins, original windows and doors, a grand central staircase, and a one-of-a-kind Parisian chandelier in the dining room.

Despite its grand and impressive exterior, the home has been remodeled for contemporary tastes and includes an updates to an open kitchen, a den, and a formal dining area.

The home’s intimate spaces honor its history but don’t echo the exterior grandiosty.

Updates include the addition of a backyard pool and entertainment area.

1108 West Ninth Street [Moreland Properties]