The Wilkins-Heath House

MLS #: 9221510
Listing Type: For Sale
Property Type: Residential
Price: $1,350,000
Location: 1208 Newning
Texas 78704
Style: Queen Anne
Year Built: 1886
Half Bathrooms:
Lot Size (acres):
Size (square feet): 2,466
Condition: Move in ready
Additional Out Buildings:
Submission Date: 05-22-2014
Last Update: 05-22-2014
Agent Details: Nanette Labastida
Company Name: The Gill Agency
Phone Number: 5129656339
Cell Number: 5129656339
Built in 1886, the Wilkins-Heath house was lovingly restored from the studs in 2005 and is now a City of Austin Historic Landmark for its prefect representation of a Victorian era Queen Anne Cottage. No detail was left in restoring this beautiful home to its original glory, all the exterior paint is representative of not only the era but the area, in this part of Texas these were the customary colors. The wallpaper in the house was tracked down by an architectural historian, the same person who did the interiors of the Captiol building, and are period reproductions. They are not glued to the walls as in contemporary houses but lay on a form of cheesecloth as is customary. The woodwork throughout the interior has never been painted, the floors are long leaf pine and all of it was refinished by Bill Breaux. For any new windows and shutters that were needed, salvaged wood was used. Every piece of hardware from the door knobs to the transom window cranks are original and were refurbished at Cinecast in San Francisco. No doorknob is the same and they are made from anodized copper with a rare mottled finish. The home is approximately 2,466 square feet and features, two living areas, a formal dining room and two bedrooms. There is a powder room downstairs and a full master suite on the second floor. The master suite has a large sitting room, enough space for an office, reading room, yoga, or TV watching, very peaceful and serene. The backyard is a certified Backyard Wildlife Habitat and a gardeners dream. This home is a gem and a piece of art and ready for a new owner who appreciates the history and love that it represents.

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Home has historic designation

Living Room

Dining room

Detail of woodwork and hardware

a nice detail of the period reproduction wallpaper

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