A piece of history

Historic East Austin home comes with secret backyard oasis and $2.5 million price tag

Historic East Austin home features secret oasis and $2.5 million price

1110 East 8th Street
The house was built in 1890. Photo by Trevor Smith, Vivid Image Photography
1110 East 8th Street
Many of the original features, inlcude long-leaf pine floors, remain.  Photo by Trevor Smith, Vivid Image Photography
1110 East 8th Street
The formal living room. Photo by Trevor Smith, Vivid Image Photography
1110 East 8th Street
The formal dining room. Photo by Trevor Smith, Vivid Image Photography
1110 East 8th Street
The kitchen includes modern upgrades and a breakfast nook. Photo by Trevor Smith, Vivid Image Photography
1110 Rutherford Driftwood
Master bedroom.  Photo by Trevor Smith, Vivid Image Photography
1110 East 8th Street
Master bathroom. Photo by Trevor Smith, Vivid Image Photography
1110 Rutherford Driftwood
One of the three additional bedrooms. Photo by Trevor Smith, Vivid Image Photography
1110 East 8th Street
Bathroom. Photo by Trevor Smith, Vivid Image Photography
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The guesthouse was design by award-winning architect Emily Little.  Photo by Trevor Smith, Vivid Image Photography
1110 East 8th Street
The property reportedly includes the east side's only private diving board.  Photo by Trevor Smith, Vivid Image Photography
1110 East 8th Street
The front porch comes with downtown views. Photo by Trevor Smith, Vivid Image Photography
1110 East 8th Street
1110 East 8th Street
1110 East 8th Street
1110 East 8th Street
1110 East 8th Street
1110 Rutherford Driftwood
1110 East 8th Street
1110 Rutherford Driftwood
1110 East 8th Street
1110 Rutherford Driftwood
1110 East 8th Street
1110 East 8th Street

In a neighborhood where homes and factories are increasingly been razed in favor of boxy, bland condos, it's refreshing to see a 118-year-old house still standing, let alone hit the market.

The Lindemann House, a stately historic home on East Eighth Street, was originally built in 1890. In October, the 3,522-square-foot property, situated in the Robertson Hill neighborhood, was listed in October with a very modern price tag of $2.5 million.

The four-bedroom, three-bathroom house includes classic features of the era, including long-leaf pine floors, two fireplaces, and 14-foot ceilings. Though the current owners recently renovated the 19th century building, they did so with its history in mind. 

"The integrity of the historic home has been maintained and [has added] to the grandiosity of the place," says Carol Dochen of Dochen Realtors, who is representing the seller. "The vibe and history are hard to beat."

Adding to the uniqueness of the property is a special backyard oasis complete with a pool, patio, the purported "only private diving board in East Austin," and an Emily Little-designed guesthouse. 

Perhaps the most important feature, however, is the home's location. Tucked away at 1110 E. Eighth St., the Lindemann House is just a short walk from East Sixth bars, Rosewood restaurants, and downtown attractions.

And for a couple of million dollars, it can be yours.