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Crystal Olenbush

  • 125 Upper Elgin River Road

  • $1,500,000
  • 7 Beds, 5 Bath, 5206 SQ. Feet, 3.00 Acres Residential Elgin, TX 78621

Welcome to 125 Upper Elgin River Road, a stunning property that has operated as a thriving Airbnb and wedding venue, comfortably accommodating up to 32 guests. Built in 1900, this estate showcases turn-of-the-century Victorian elegance, while featuring a heated pool, hot tub, pickleball court, arcade and putting green on three lush acres just south of downtown Elgin. William H. Rivers, a prominent founder of Elgin, established this home on a hill in 1900, offering breathtaking views of the countryside. This red brick mansion, which remained in the Rivers family for over a century, has been meticulously preserved and updated, blending historical charm with modern amenities. The home boasts original woodwork, four working fireplaces, a grand porte-cochère, and enchanting magnolia trees. The main house offers three living spaces and a formal dining room, with additional living space in the guest house. Three bedrooms in the main house feature en suite bathrooms, with two opening to the second-story wrap-around porch. The southwest-facing turret spans three stories, providing cozy reading nooks and views of downtown Austin and the Domain. The expansive unfinished attic presents an opportunity to create a primary suite, office, or additional living space with vaulted ceilings. Beyond the 5,000+ square feet of living space, this estate is an entertainer's paradise. Its location offers a serene escape with direct access to downtown Elgin, just 0.7 miles from HEB, and proximity to Manor, Bastrop, Taylor, and Austin.

Essential Information

  • MLS® #4905953
  • Price$1,500,000
  • Bedrooms7
  • Bathrooms5.00
  • Full Baths4
  • Half Baths1
  • Square Footage5,206
  • Acres3.00
  • Year Built1900
  • TypeResidential
  • Sub-TypeSingle Family Residence
  • StatusActive

Community Information

  • Address125 Upper Elgin River Road
  • SubdivisionStandifer, Elizabeth
  • CityElgin
  • CountyBastrop
  • StateTX
  • Zip Code78621


  • UtilitiesUnderground Utilities
  • FeaturesNone
  • ParkingAttached Carport
  • ViewPasture
  • WaterfrontNone
  • Has PoolYes


  • InteriorVinyl, Wood
  • HeatingCentral
  • CoolingCentral Air
  • FireplaceYes
  • # of Fireplaces3
  • FireplacesLiving Room
  • # of Stories2
  • StoriesTwo


Built-In Gas Oven, Built-In Gas Range, Dryer, Disposal, Gas Range, Refrigerator, Washer


  • Lot DescriptionLevel
  • WindowsDouble Pane Windows
  • RoofShingle
  • ConstructionBrick, Frame
  • FoundationCombination

Exterior Features

Balcony, Covered Courtyard, Private Yard, Sport Court, See Remarks

School Information

  • DistrictElgin ISD
  • ElementaryElgin
  • MiddleElgin
  • HighElgin

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Property Listed by: Compass Re Texas, Llc

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