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Crystal Olenbush

  • 1012 E 8th Street

  • $2,378,125
  • 4 Beds, 4 Bath, 2875 SQ. Feet, 0.23 Acres Residential Austin, TX 78702

Announcing the Historical Landmark, The George A. Peterson House in downtown E Austin. A Victorian masterpiece now available for purchase. A showcasing and award-winning work of art. Winner of National, State and City historical designations, the house tells a rich narrative of its history. This impressive legacy, so creatively added to and enjoyed by the current owners, is now ready to be passed along to its next featured owners in its classic story. Home is where the art is! Built circa 1904, this Victorian house seamlessly blends historical features with contemporary designs. The T-Plan framing showcases Victorian architecture with elaborate hand-crafted Queen Ann mill-work throughout. Storytelling original and reclaimed long-leaf pine heart wood floors, wainscoting, and period wood detail at every turn. An architecturally authentic addition in 2010 enhanced the home’s living areas - blending modern open concepts while respecting its soulful heritage. The kitchen was transformed into a culinary showpiece. Adding to the heart of the home is a second living family room with 11 ft ceilings, reclaimed long-leaf pine heart wood floors, and built-ins framing the fireplace. Custom walls of windows and French doors illuminate while connecting active lifestyles to the patio courtyard shouldered by the impressive .22 outdoor acreage. A new primary suite maintains symmetry, featuring a Victorian spa with the original clawfoot soaking tub and a 21st-c walk-in shower, blending yesteryear and today. In 2017, a Carriage House was added, providing an apartment on the second level and a 3-car garage underneath. If Mr. Peterson were to see his circa 1904 Victorian home today, he would surely recognize its heart. He would undoubtedly take pride in the historical landmark awards it has received. And as a successful businessman, he would cheer enthusiastically at the substantial tax savings that come with maintaining this legacy. Home is where the art is!

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Essential Information

  • MLS® #3786462
  • Price$2,378,125
  • Bedrooms4
  • Bathrooms4.00
  • Full Baths3
  • Half Baths1
  • Square Footage2,875
  • Acres0.23
  • Year Built1904
  • TypeResidential
  • Sub-TypeSingle Family Residence
  • StatusActive

Community Information

  • Address1012 E 8th Street
  • SubdivisionRobertson George L
  • CityAustin
  • CountyTravis
  • StateTX
  • Zip Code78702


  • FeaturesNone
  • # of Garages3
  • GaragesGarage Door Opener
  • ViewNone
  • WaterfrontNone


Electricity Available, Natural Gas Available, Sewer Connected, Water Connected


Alley Access, Assigned, Door-Multi, Driveway, Detached, Garage, Garage Door Opener, Off Street


  • InteriorTile, Wood
  • HeatingCentral, Natural Gas
  • CoolingCentral Air
  • FireplaceYes
  • # of Fireplaces1
  • # of Stories1
  • StoriesOne


Dishwasher, ENERGY STAR Qualified Appliances, Free-Standing Range, Disposal, Microwave, Oven, Refrigerator, Stainless Steel Appliance(s), Tankless Water Heater, Washer


Family Room, Gas Log, Wood Burning


  • WindowsSee Remarks, Wood Frames
  • RoofMetal
  • ConstructionFrame, Wood Siding
  • FoundationPillar/Post/Pier, See Remarks

Exterior Features

Exterior Steps, Private Entrance, Private Yard

Lot Description

Alley, Interior Lot, Level, Trees Large Size, Trees Medium Size

School Information

  • DistrictAustin ISD
  • ElementaryMathews
  • MiddleO Henry
  • HighAustin

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Property Listed by: Keller Williams - Lake Travis

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