Even among the many pricey homes in the aptly named Old West Austin neighborhood, this stately manse stands out. That’s partly because it’s on the upper end of size (11,653 square feet) and asking price for not only the area but for Austin in general.
Named the Long Estate (at least in its listing), it was also designed by one of the cities most venerated and oldest architecture firms: Page Southerland Page (now called simple Page) in 1940. Located on a notable street the especially refined Old Enfield area of its neighborhood, it has a long history as a social hot-spot for elite guests from all fields and has been sold only once since it was built.
The two-story, brick house has eight bedrooms and 11 bathrooms as well as four fireplaces and loads of historic features, including high ceilings with crown molding, French doors, built-in bookcases, a butler’s pantry, cedar closets, and some exquisite wrought-iron stair railings. There’s also an elevator that might or might not be historic. In addition, the home has four living areas, two dining areas, a study, and an exercise room.
The house is located on more than half an acre of land and surrounded by towering, mature trees. The home has attached guest quarters with a second entrance and a private backyard, a front balcony with more nifty wrought-iron railings spanning the width of the house, and a three-car garage (or perhaps three garages—it’s hard to tell from the photos).
• 2308 Woodlawn Boulevard [KW-Austin Portfolio Real Estate]