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**5 STAR LUXURY HOME** 7 bed | Pool | Hot Tub | Sleeps 12 | 1mi to ConvCenter!!!

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms5
Half Baths1
Space 6,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

WELCOME TO THE BOHN HOUSE

Adjacent to downtown, in the historic Pemberton Heights area of Austin and just 1 mile to downtown. The Bohn House provides a perfect luxurious backdrop for your vacation memories. With 6 bedrooms, 4 full baths and 3 half baths, this home comfortably sleeps a group of 12 people. This 6,700 square foot home is one of Austin's last remaining examples of the Art Deco period in the city, in addition to a historic landmark and city treasure. Guests will enjoy the many amenities throughout the home from the retracting wall of glass doors inviting the outside in, pool, hot tub, roof top deck overlooking downtown, koi ponds, basketball, media room and 2 separate living areas. The home's signature feature, the circular mahogany magic door separates the kitchen & living room & can be raised and lowered at the touch of a button. You will enjoy the 1930's Art Deco period's architectural details, amazing modern art, light fixtures and repeating geometric patterns. Porthole windows, sleek aluminum railings and a curving wall of glass all pay homage to the sophisticated style of the Thirties. The media room, originally built as a bomb shelter in the basement, is now affectionately referred to as "Man Land" with a sophisticated masculine approach to a media room with views into the extraordinary wine room. The home's hilltop location provides views of adjacent Pease Park, the University of Texas Campus and Tower, as well as the downtown district. You simply won't want to leave. Stay in for dinner & grill out poolside while enjoying the downtown lights and the large oak trees enveloping the back yard. Just a 5 minute drive and 1 mile to the center of downtown, you can have it all! These are vacation memories that will last a lifetime.

To view interactive floor plans & virtual tour, go to www.nestvr.com.

***City of Austin Type I STR Permit #2015-139012 OL***

AMENITIES

• Pool

• Hot Tub

• Media Room

• Basketball

• Koi Pond

• Propane Fire Pit

• Roof Top Deck Views of UT, Pease Park & Downtown

• Parking for 5 cars

• Wi-Fi

• Historical Landmark

• .38 acres

• Built in 1938, remodeled in 2014

BEDROOMS

1. King Master

2. Queen

3. Queen

4. Queen

5. Queen

6. 2 Twin Murphy Beds

NOTE: No more than 6 unrelated adults may reside in the home per City of Austin Code Ordinance 25.2.511.

ALSO PROVIDED DURING YOUR STAY:​

• High thread-count linens & plush towels

• Full size laundry room with high capacity HE washer & dryer, with laundry soap

• Stocked kitchen with everything you need to entertain

• Coffee maker & Starbucks Coffee, creamer & sugars

• Complimentary toiletries

• Starter supply of all soaps and paper products

• Luxury pillow top mattresses

• Welcome Basket with bottle of wine, wine tote, Austin Visitors Guide & House Book

• If you need us, we are available 24 hrs each day with live help

WHY THIS PROPERTY?

THE HOME'S HISTORY

This home was designed by Herbert Bohn after seeing the science fiction film, Lost Horizon in 1937. The original architect, Roy L. Thomas, whose work includes the InterContinental Stephen F Austin Hotel, Pease School and Tarrytown Methodist Church, designed a 4 bedroom, 3 bath, 3,700 square foot home that resembled Herbert Bohn's napkin drawings inspired by the film.

Built in 1938, the home's signature feature as seen in the Lost Horizon movie, is the circular mahogany magic door that separates the kitchen & living room & can be raised and lowered at the touch of a button. The influence of ocean-going transportation of the 1930's is observed throughout the home's interior. Aluminum railings, porthole windows and a curving glass wall all pay homage to this important period. Hardwood floors and trim offer the warmth in contrast to the otherwise, sleek interior. The home's original solarium has been re-imagined as a dining room with views of Austin's downtown skyline and Shoal Creek's Pease Park.

Herbert Bohn had the home built with a reinforced concrete shelter in the basement in case of bomb attack, and this area has now been redesigned into a stunning media room and wine room, more affectionately referred to as "man land" by the new homeowners. Herbert enjoyed painting as a hobby and his original paintings celebrating his favorite holiday, New Year's Eve, can be found in the media room preserved by protective glass. They celebrate 1940 & 1941 with "Happy New Year 1940" and "Happy New Year 1941".

The home's grounds include graceful terracing that feature beautiful koi ponds originally built for the purpose of easing the water pressure in the home's well. It's near the koi ponds & the rest of the grounds and upper decks that you will feel the unexpected and almost constant breeze coming off Shoal Creek.

Although Herbert Bohn died in 1967, his wife lived in the home until 2005, at the age of 100. Misty & Bill Reid were interested in the home in 2013 and began working with the city's historic preservation office and an architect before actually buying the home to better understand how the home could be both remodeled, added onto and preserved at the same time. They worked with architecture firm Dick Clark & Associates who were equally passionate about preserving the historical elements of the home, while making it very livable for a family of five. Builder James Prince of Prince Development & Rafael Acuna of Contempo Unique Homes helped make the vision a reality, finishing the home after 11 months of work in Nov of 2014. The builder, architect and new homeowners were focused on keeping the integrity of the old home in place. The builder went to extreme lengths to do just this, even going door-to-door in the neighborhood asking neighbors for old casement windows, in an effort to achieve their goal of keeping the integrity and appearance of the home.

The owners have paid valiant homage to the art deco period with their thoughtful interior design finish out & furnishings. Geometric patterns are seen on the entry way tile flooring, the office wall paper, the powder room, as well as the home's light fixtures. Modern and very sophisticated art drapes the walls as a focal point in many of the main living areas, again, giving a respectful nod to the art deco period this home honors so beautifully. Herbert Bohn would be very pleased that his vision in 1938 is standing strong as one of Austin's most protected treasures.

NOTE: No more than 6 unrelated adults may reside in the home per City of Austin Code Ordinance 25.2.511.

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To read more about THE BOHN HOUSE amazing history:

• http://www.statesman.com/news/lifestyles/home-garden/a-new-family-for-the-art-deco-bohn-house/nhz5p/

• http://galleries.statesman.com/gallery/historic-bohn-house-031812/

• Original Home Pictures: http://www.priceypads.com/bohn-house-1700000/

• Original Home Pictures: http://www.realtor.com/news/extraordinary-art-moderne-bohn-house-for-sale-in-texas-photos/

• Original Home Pictures: http://www.oldhousedreams.com/2012/05/10/1939-art-moderne-austin-texas/

• http://austincubed.blogspot.com/2012/03/bohn-house-for-sale.html

• http://www.modernaustin.com/bohn-house-for-sale/

More Details

Property Manager
Tracey Anderson
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
September 1, 2017

About Tracey Anderson

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Why Tracey Anderson chose Pemberton Heights

THE HOME’S HISTORY

This home was designed by Herbert Bohn after seeing the science fiction film, Lost Horizon in 1937. The original architect, Roy L Thomas, whose work includes the InterContinental Stephen F Austin Hotel, Pease School and Tarrytown Methodist Church, designed a 4 bedroom, 3 bath, 3,700 square foot home that resembled Herbert Bohn’s napkin drawings inspired by the film.

Built in 1938, the home’s signature feature as seen in the Lost Horizon movie, is the circular mahogany magic door separates the kitchen & living room & can be raised and lowered at the touch of a button. The influence of ocean-going transportation of the 1930’s is observed throughout the home’s interior. Aluminum railings, porthole windows and a curving glass wall all pay homage to this important period. Hardwood floors and trim offer the warmth in contrast to the otherwise, sleek interior. The home’s original solarium has been reimagined as a dining room with views of Austin’s downtown skyline and Shoal Creek’s Pease Park.

Herbert Bohn had the home built with a reinforced concrete shelter in the basement in case of bomb attack, and this area has now been redesigned into a stunning media room and wine room, more affectionately referred to as “man land” by the new homeowners. Herbert enjoyed painting as a hobby and his original paintings celebrating his favorite holiday, New Year’s Eve, can be found in the media room both preserved and protected by glass. The celebrate 1940 & 1941 with “Happy New Year 1940” and “Happy New Year 1941”.

The home’s grounds include graceful terracing the feature beautiful koi ponds originally built for the purpose of easing the water pressure in the home’s well. It’s near the koi ponds & the rest of the grounds and upper decks that you will feel the unexpected and almost constant breeze coming off Shoal Creek.

Although Herbert Bohn died in 1967, his wife lived in the home until she died in 2005 at the age of 100. The home was soon after sold

Amenities

Pemberton Heights House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Catering available
Floor Area:
  • 6700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Resort
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , On-Suite Bathroom
    Queen Bedroom 1 - toilet , shower , On-Suite Bathroom
    Queen Bedroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , Oversized Jack & Jill Bath
    Queen Bedroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , Oversizesd Jack & Jill Bath
    Queen Bedroom 4 - toilet , shower , On-Suite Bathroom
    2 Murphy Beds - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Upstairs Master Bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Downstairs
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Upstairs
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Upstairs
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , Upstairs
    Bedroom 6 - 1 twin/ single , 1 murphy bed , Upstairs
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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**5 STAR LUXURY HOME** 7 bed | Pool | Hot Tub | Sleeps 12 | 1mi to ConvCenter!!!
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Nashville, Tennessee
5

Unbelievable--

  • 5 of 5

Who knew the home alone would make a weekend vacation so memorable?! This home is so beyond beautiful and amazing, but also so comfortable for our family of 6. We enjoyed taking pics by the circular door & off of the 3rd floor deck overlooking the UT Tower. More than anything, we loved the tranquility of the atmosphere both inside and outside. Thank you for trusting us with your treasure of a home.

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Unforgettable!!!

  • 5 of 5

What can I say?--this home is beyond comparison to any home I have ever been in. It is exquisite. The home truly pays remarkably authentic homage to the "art-deco period" as the description says. We felt like we were in the coolest museum in NY--only it was a private tour. The pictures simply don't do it justice. We hosted our family Christmas Dinner at this home & everyone in the family was so thrilled when they arrived. their were so many spaces in the home for us to enjoy. The retractable glass doors from the kitchen to the outdoor pool area were great with the weather as balmy as it was. We all enjoyed the views of the UT Tower & Capital from the one of a kind rooftop deck. It is safe to say, because of The Bohn House, our family Christmas this year will never be forgotten. Pricey, but worth very penny.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
13 Miles
Austin Bergstrom International Airport
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Lions Municipal Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Mopac
Car: recommended

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Notes

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  • USD
  • 15% State Hotel Tax
  • 3% Booking Fee
  • $550 Cleaning Fee
  • $10,000 Refundable Damage Deposit

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