1705 Briar Street | Realty Austin | Compass
1705 Briar Street
5,388sf lot

Introducing an ideally located, single-story home plus guest house, thoughtfully reimagined by the renowned Stuart Sampley in a classic style with modern amenities. Imagine living a low-maintenance, lock-and-leave lifestyle in a fully modernized craftsman home in the historic South Congress district. Life could not be easier with Lady Bird Lake and Austin’s most popular restaurants, festivals, and shopping at your doorstep.

Central to its appeal is the home’s self-contained casita, which includes a private entrance, plumbing for a kitchenette, and a full bathroom. This adaptable space is further enhanced by an integrated workshop, a Murphy bed, and additional storage. Stuart Sampley’s ingenious design, combined with Austin’s new land development code, could offer the new owner an opportunity for instant equity by adding a kitchenette or conditioning the home’s workshop.

The main residence and casita are connected by a 300+ square foot covered, screened-in porch, creating an expanded indoor/outdoor living space perfect for entertaining. The main house has been redesigned to feature a modernized, open floor plan and spacious primary suite. High ceilings, modern fixtures, wood floors, dual vanities, an expansive walk-in shower, and a walk-in closet make for an easy and comfortable lifestyle.

The property's impeccably restored exterior includes a new, enhanced roof and hardiplank siding, ensuring longevity while maintaining the home's historic aesthetic.

The move-in-ready home features manicured gardens that allow every inch of this property to be enjoyed. Native, low-water-use plants and an innovative rainwater collection system and rain gardens complement the neighboring Becker Green Classroom and emphasize the home's eco-friendly ethos.

Situated on the shortest street in Bouldin Creek, this 78704 hideaway is less than 1 mile from South Congress Avenue, the Lady Bird Lake hike & bike trail, and Downtown. Its proximity to the airport also makes it an ideal spot for festival-goers attending SXSW, ACL, or F1. This property isn't just a residence; it's a lifestyle choice of exceptional value, offering a perfect mix of intelligently designed living spaces and an unbeatable location for the ultimate urban living experience.

  • French Doors
  • Workshop
  • Storage
  • Gas Range
  • Dishwasher
  • Crown Molding
  • Shopping Nearby
  • Granite Counters
  • Stainless Steel Appliances
Julianna Scruggs
Data Driven Real Estate Advisor
Realty Austin | Compass
(512) 265-5025‬

1705 Briar St
Austin, TX 78704