Austin House Rental Photos and Description
House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)
“A delightful mix of beauty, comfort, and location.“
“A beautiful, well-kept, comfortable and cozy home perfectly nestled steps away from the best that Austin has to offer.”
Our house on Harthan Street is a delightful mix of beauty, comfort, and location. In 2010, Harthan Street became Austin's first local historic district. It is a charming, picturesque street with only 10 homes.
From the outside, you'll notice our large front porch, the small tended gardens and landscaping, and the tinkling of the stone water fountains. The house itself is a beautiful Craftsman home built in the 1920s that's been restored and is kept in excellent shape.
It has polished wooden floors, high-ceilings, a quaint fireplace, and lots of warm, natural light that shines through the many large windows. It is a beautiful, well-kept, comfortable and cozy home perfectly nestled steps away from the best that Austin has to offer.
We walk everywhere - to hike and bike, buy groceries, shop, have coffee, dine and dance - but we also have quick driving access (2-10 minutes) to the major highways (MoPac and I-35). It's a perfect downtown location in Old West Austin. In 2007, the APA voted Old West Austin as one of the 10 Greatest Neighborhoods in America!
Keywords: Downtown Austin, Clarksville Neighborhood, Old West Austin, Perfect Location, Beautiful Craftsman Home, Unique, Luxury, Bright and Sunny, Lots of Natural Light, Well Landscaped, Warm and Welcoming
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome
- non smoking only
About Chet Hornung
Sunni Brown is Chief Infodoodler of SB Ink and was named one of the “100 Most Creative People in Business” and one of the “10 Most Creative People on Twitter” by Fast Company. She is founder of a creative consultancy, an international speaker, the co-author of Gamestorming, author of The Doodle Revolution: Unlock the Power to Think Differently, and the leader of a global campaign for visual literacy. Her TED Talk on doodling has drawn more than a million views She lives in Keep Austin Weird, Texas
Chet Hornung purchased this house in 1996
Why Chet Hornung chose Austin
Our house on Harthan St is in Clarksville in Old West Austin. In 2007, the APA voted Old West Austin as one of the 10 Greatest Neighborhoods in America! Then in 2010, Harthan Street was selected to became Austin's first local historic district.
Clarksville has the best of both worlds: It’s a quaint, quiet Austin neighborhood with unique homes, diverse residents, and plenty of history, but it’s in the center of the city and only a stone’s throw from downtown’s many attractions.
Clarksville was founded in the 1870s, and due to its historic nature, the neighborhood has been preserved as well as many of the historic homes. The streets are hilly, there is plenty of greenery, and there are many restaurants and shops accessible by foot.
Clarksville is far from suburbia; it’s an eclectic urban hub in the heart of the city so it attracts people who love to be in the mix of things and is home to artists, students, professionals, and young families. If you enjoy walking, you will love strolling through Clarksville’s hilly streets. Clarksville is full of cafes, coffee shops, and restaurants.
What makes this house unique
The house is perfectly located with walking access to everything: downtown, town lake, the hike-and-bike trail, Whole Foods, Farmers market (on Saturdays), University of Texas, Sixth Street, Warehouse District, Auditorium shores, Zilker Park and much more.
Guestbook comments from the owner
We live in Huntsville, TX and LOVE to come to the "big city" of Austin when we can. Chet and Sunni's home is a special treat when we arrive. It is always so clean and warm and sometimes we use the fireplace even when it's not really cold because it makes the house feel so picturesque. My daughter and granddaughter adore the little shops close by and we all sleep like babies at night. We love our "second home" and are so glad we found it!