This hidden gem located right on 6th street gives you and your group an amazing launch pad to see all that downtown Austin has to offer. You can't beat this location. While staying here, you are surrounded by Austin's best restaurants, bars, activities, the Convention Center, State Capitol and so much more. Walkable Score: 94.
And WOW does this home have a story . . .
This residential home, with the feel of a small boutique hotel, is located right in the heart of the Famed 6th Street Entertainment District and is protected as an Austin Historic Landmark. In the late 1960s this 19th century building was carefully restored into a Mid-Century Modern Home by renowned Austin architect David Graeber. Graeber had a tremendous impact on the Austin that everyone enjoys today, pioneering the concept of living downtown when he moved his family here in the late 60s.
The first incarnation of this two-story stone structure was a popular 19th century watering hole owned by an Irish immigrant and called the Shamrock Saloon. This tavern served the growing young city for many years while the Texas State Capitol was being built just a few blocks away. Eventually, as the city modernized and people and business gravitated outside of the central downtown area, the building, like many 19th century structures, fell into disrepair. Many of these original 6th Street stone buildings were abandoned and forgotten by the 1950s.