Texas History lends itself to Vintage and Historic Properties

Posted on: February 20th, 2012 by Deb Dahlberg Rowland No Comments

This area of Central Texas settled in the mid 1800′s and small towns like Bastrop and others sprang up in the area surrounding the Capitol City of Austin. During that time and in the years following many large homes were built for the pioneers, founding fathers, government officials and big business men and their families. Many of these vintage and historic homes are still standing.

Modern day choices in Vintage and Historic Luxury Homes

There is a certain appeal to living in a renovated vintage or historic home and nowadays most all of the larger remodeled homes and grounds combined are considered luxury properties. Of course renovations have blended that great “old world” with the original architectural components such as hardwood and Austin stone floors, tall ceilings with bead board walls wainscoting and chair rails , with the ever popular granite and stainless steel. Large estate kitchens have been redone to incorporate modern day features and appliances and combined with stately dining rooms are perfect for entertaining. Many of these old luxury properties have professionally landscaped theme gardens around large patio areas and pools. There are detached guest homes and carriage homes.

These gracious vintage and historic homes in Austin, Bastrop, and other towns, that have weathered the storms of time are now being utilized single family luxury homes, office buildings, bed and breakfast properties, and if you travel a bit outside of the city limits of Austin into the countryside of the surrounding counties such as Bastrop you will find homesteads and gentleman’s farms that still have barns for horses and small farm animals, smokehouses, root cellars, well and carriage houses and pastures. And even further out there are some exceptional luxury farm and ranch properties with large acreage.

If you are in the market to buy or sell a vintage or historic luxury property in the Austin area, or Bastrop, or surrounding counties, please contact me. I am here to make it happen for you! Call me at 512-743-0516

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