Own a rare piece of historic Austin with this magnificent home built in 1895 by Robert Stanley. Mr. Stanley, who had a long and revered history in the city, was a freeman who settled in South Austin with his family. He opened one of the first general stores along South Congress, where the shop Herb Bar is now located. Mr. Stanley, a skilled stonemason, transported the limestone used to build the property by horse and wagon from newly built St. Edward's University. The current owner purchased the Stanley House 20 years ago and has put meticulous detail into restoring the home back to its former glory days. The Stanley House is two stories and includes a basement that keeps cool in Austin's hot summer months. This 2,800 square foot, the traditional farmhouse is constructed with sturdy limestone on all 4 sides and features 2 bedrooms in the basement, 1 bedroom on the 1st floor, and a large master suite on the 2nd. Each floor has a full bath. Located under a 200-year-old Heritage Oak sits a shed. The charming shed was built with the same stone as the main house. This exceptional property offers a tasteful mix of classic style from different centuries which makes it's residents feel like they are in the Wild West while simultaneously being in the heart one of Texas' most trendy districts. South Congress is an area full of delicious restaurants, vintage boutiques, and upscale shops. The Stanley House is perfect for a family seeking the full Austin experience. The property currently operates as an Airbnb with Superhost ratings. (Buyer wanting to continue operating as Airbnb needs to verify due diligence with the city of Austin for transfer of Airbnb license).