The 1702 Pecan Street land was deeded to local County Judge Paul DeWitt Page in 1911, and the home was constructed in 1918. The home was designed by Judge Pages nephews, of CH Page & Bro Architects, known today as Page, Southland & Page, LLC. According to Texas Historical Commission, the Page Brothers were ‘prominent in the transition from late 19th Century eclecticism, through an expressive classicism of the 1910’s, to the period of modernism’. The firm specialized in public projects like schools and courthouses, including Smith County Courthouse, Littlefield Building, Hunt County Courthouse and the Travis County Courthouse. The engineering and construction were meticulous and called for all of the best building practices for its time period. Specifications for the Craftsman Style home at 1702 Pecan Street included triple brick masonry with Sequin Granite Brick veneer, Texas Rift Sawn flooring in the main house, herringbone patterned brick on porch flooring, steel plate window and door bracing, original Steuben acid etched calcite globes, double counterweight multi-panel windows, original brass, bronze and crystal hardware, high ceilings and exposed ceiling beams, and so much more.
Over the years, owners have added and thoughtfully upgraded this special home only enhancing its quality and value. Features include concrete Spanish roof tiles, artist commissioned copper vent hood, exquisite light fixtures, exceptionally upgraded kitchen and bathroom additions, and even a fabulous wine cellar outfitted with its original refurbished Lennox antique coal furnace. This well curated space creates a wonderful entertaining space! Austin’s caliber Barley|Pfeiffer Architecture designed the expansion, while local master craftsman Ray Yoder performed the exquisite finish-outs throughout the property with his attention to detail, perfectly matching the original quality architecture and character of the Craftsman Style home. Two life-sized hand painted European stained-glass panels were acquired and meticulously installed in the magnificent stair hall by Mr. Yoder. These exquisite antique art masterpieces have taken their place, with their intricate portrait details and dazzling colors, adding a special touch to this finely appointed home. This home is a true Texas treasure that resembles the character and style of the original architecture yet offers the modern-day amenities of current day living.