Pristinely set in Austin’s historic Aldridge Place, the beloved “Hackett House” was once home to four generations of the Hackett Family from the time it was built in 1923 through the time it was finally sold 2010. This two-story, Prairie-style home is a carefully curated blend of the stunning original craftsmanship and the modern conveniences of today. Set just down the street from the University of Texas campus, the quiet, tree-lined street beckons for a casual stroll over to Hemphill Park while the hustle and bustle of the city is just around the corner. It can be argued that Hackett House and its surroundings are the very best location that Austin has to offer. Hackett House was restored to full glory from 2010-2011 by famed Austin designer Kimberly Renner. While adding a kitchen, primary bedroom and bath, porte-cochère, and back porch, Renner worked tirelessly to keep the home’s original features such as the front porch terrazzo, the living room light fixture, the oak and long-leaf pine flooring, and the fireplace intact. Her efforts resulted in a seamless merriment of old and new that made Hackett House the gem of Preservation Austin’s 2013 Tour. One of the neatest features of this home may be the dining room wallpaper. Taken as pages from the Great Drawings from the Louvre Museum, the paper is installed in the order in which the art is viewed in the museum itself. This jaw-dropping level of detail and restoration is present throughout the home in places like the original dining room doors, the reclaimed kitchen island complete with soapstone countertop, the functioning pulley and rope windows, and the remodeled library. Hackett House was further enhanced in 2018 when its current owners added a two bedroom, one bath guest house complete with living, kitchen, laundry, and a fully private entrance off of 34th Street. The guest house is attached to a one-car garage, a storage room, and an outdoor shower making it the perfect setup for guests or renters alike.
Listing courtesy of Realty Austin.
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