Just a short walk from the bustle of SOCO’s (South Congress's) cool bars, unique restaurants, and one-of-a-kind shops, a vintage 1920s cottage-- your retreat in Central Austin-- awaits you.
Welcome to Purple Sage House, your home away from home in the heart of Central South Austin. Quiet yet minutes from everything that makes Austin unique, Purple Sage House is a perfect place to experience the city or just relax.
Located on a tree-lined street in one of Austin's most coveted neighborhoods, Purple Sage House feels world’s away from the buzz, but it’s only a short walk from SOCO (South Congress Avenue)’s quirky cool, Zilker Park, SoLa (South Lamar), Lady Bird Lake, Auditorium Shores, the Austin Convention Center, Downtown music venues, Barton Springs Pool, and all that makes Austin a traveler’s delight.
Nearby you’ll find amazing clubs that testify to why Austin has been called the “Live Music Capital of the World.” You'll also encounter eclectic dining from 4-star restaurants to unique food trailers serving up eats so delicious even the New York Times and Cooking Channel's 'Eat Street' have taken note. If you feel like cooking, Whole Foods International Headquarters and local supermarkets and specialty food stores are just minutes away.
Originally built in the 1920s in the Tudor style, Purple Sage House was remodeled by the owners with an architect’s guidance and precise attention to detail. You’ll find original oak floors and subway tile back-splashes in the kitchen and baths, oil rubbed bronze and nickel light fixtures, and an amazing kitchen with six-burner Thermidor Chef's range ready for your own culinary creations.
The house boasts a light and airy color scheme, and a subtle attention to vintage detail. There is a King sized bed in the 'Master' bedroom, a Queen in another sunny bedroom, and a twin trundle bed unit in the third, 'flex' bedroom / sitting room.
Each bedroom boasts high-quality linens for your comfort, and the home is furnished with high-quality pieces throughout; a comfortable L-shaped sectional from Restoration Hardware, leather armchair for reading, Stickley and other Mission-style furniture.
Both bathrooms (2 full) have been remodeled for modern convenience but with an attention to vintage style. White subway tile and classic fixtures including pedestal sinks throughout. Both bathrooms have shower / tub combinations and linen storage. Towels are included, including beach / swimming towels for swimmers.
Purple Sage House has a large pet-friendly fenced backyard, Texas native landscaping in the front (including the Purple Autumn Sage for which it takes its name), and a spacious 'Texas' patio in the rear yard furnished with deck furnishings and grill. What a perfect spot for enjoying a glass of wine or meal alfresco under the stars!
Or you may find yourself sitting in the bright blue porch swing hanging from the Live Oak tree in the front yard watching neighbors in this friendly neighborhood walk their dogs or bike to work. It's the owners' favorite place to watch the world go by!
Feel like staying active on your vacation or trip to Austin? Whatever your sport, Austin is likely to be a great place to be active. Are you a swimmer? Within walking distance is a spring-fed Austin city pool, Big Stacy Pool. Famous Barton Springs and Deep Eddy Pool are but a short drive away.
Runner or walker? Lady Bird / Town Lake trail is nearby for a jog or walk with loop distances from 3 miles to 10+ miles, and is home to Austin's famous Congress Avenue bat colony. Cyclists will find Austin home to a large and friendly community of cyclists and many miles of designated bike lanes.
Whether you’re booking for a weeklong work project, visiting family at University of Texas or St. Edwards' University, or looking for a more low-key weekend of relaxation, Purple Sage House is your centrally located second home in Austin.