If you love great design and want a perfectly central location, this beautifully renovated home (built in 1907) is ideal for you. In a gorgeous historic neighborhood within 1 mile of downtown, the house is located 2 tree lined blocks from the Riverwalk or lively Alamo Street. This lovingly renovated property combines historic materials with fresh design, and is perfect for those looking to bring a large group together in a unique place. Enjoy our shady porches or walk to many destinations. No parties, party like activity, or events are permitted.
The house is perfect for a family, friends, or a couple who is looking for a comfortable, intimate, beautifully-designed space to call home. The house features a mix of original and new materials, numerous windows and sliding glass doors connecting spaces to the tree filled property, and many unique architectural details. The design is definitely unique among any home you have stayed in before--we had fun with these rooms! The house has 3 different living areas, including a great room with an open kitchen (fully appointed), sitting area, and dining area that looks over an outdoor patio. Relax in the front to enjoy activity on the street, in the back for more privacy, or upstairs to look at out over the trees. The kitchen and pantry are filled with new appliances and all of the essentials, including a microwave, coffee-maker, glassware and dishes, etc. The smart television has basic television stations with Netflix and Amazon subscriptions. Multiple wifi stations allow for great connectivity throughout the 3 story house. Each bedroom has queen-sized beds with nightstands, lights, and outlets on either side of the bed. The guest bathroom has a tub with stand-up shower tiled in marble. The master bathroom is a one of a kind, contemporary design with an abundance of natural light and connection to its own private, exterior porch. All rooms have ceiling fans that will do a lot to make the space comfortable year-round, especially when combined with open windows on a lovely day. However, on hot summer days and cold winter nights, 4 separately zoned systems will do the heavy lifting to efficiently heat and cool the space. The home features 100-year-old long-leaf pine on many walls, all of which is original to this 1907 house. The hardwood floors are also original, with new oak floors in the back dining and sitting areas. New white-washed pine boards line the other walls with 3 exposed brick chimneys. The east-facing windows get beautiful morning light while the west facing windows keep the space well lit in the evening. Don't forget to enjoy the front porch--perfect for relaxing outdoors with great street/people-watching or the back patio where you can sit under the trees and connect with the back living spaces. There is also a laundry room with new washer and dryer for guests staying a number of days.
We are in the heart of the King William neighborhood, right between the main boulevard (named King William, lined with beautiful historic mansions), the river, and the bustling activity of Alamo Street. Many Southtown restaurants, bars, and retail venues are within 10 minutes walking, and the downtown activity of the famous Riverwalk begins only 15 minutes up the river. The Alamo, La Villita, Hemisfair Park, and more are within one mile. The river itself is beautiful for taking a stroll with a coffee or for going on a longer run or bike ride. Heading away from downtown, we like to run or bike on the Mission Reach, a lovely path along the river that continues for miles and connects all the Missions (the Alamo is only 1 of 5 historic Missions, all of which are beautiful to see). We take frequent late-night strolls with our dogs and have never encountered any problems in the neighborhood.
The main house and its porches are private to you during your stay. There is also a backhouse (separately rented, see our other listings) and side studio (separately rented) on the first floor of the main house that has its own porch and entrance along the driveway. If available, you can book them all to suit your needs. We ask that you respect other guests that might be staying on the property. There are two dedicated parking spaces for the main house in the back, a third parking space is dedicated to the back house. If necessary, street parking is readily available even at busy times (like First Friday), we generally find parking within a block or two of the house.