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During such an aggressive market in a high value property like a waterfront property listed for 1.2 M Chris Kappmeyer was able to negotiate $100,000 less than asking price!

17902 Crystal Cv

1520 St. Louis Gonzales, Texas
For sale: Historic Mansion in Gonzales, Texas

Historic Mansion in Gonzales, Texas
Home of the come and take it!

 Price includes furnishings & business. Currently bringing in $35-45K in annual income as event/ STR venue. On 1 acre of natural beauty on the edge of the TX historical district. The elegant entrance opensto one of the most historic res. avenues in one of the Premier Historical Towns in TX. “Come &Take It”! Beautiful Columns, Porte-Cochere, Pool, 100+ yr. old Oak Trees. Full walk in attic &WOW check out the Speakeasy basement. Wood floors, loads of windows!



+ Built in 1912                + Five Bedroom                    +Four Bathroom
+ Hand- Hewn Hardwood Floors
+ Four Living Areas                + 11 Foot Ceilings
+ Four Fireplaces
+ Pool
+ 5,500 + Square-Foot Mansion
+ Cypress Wood Columns
+ 100 + Year Old Oak Trees
+ Speak Easy Basement
+ On One Acre of Natural Beauty
+ Full Walk In Attic              + Loads of Windows

This beautiful home came onto the tax records in 1913, but past owners believe the home was started in 1910 and probably finished in late 1912. The O.B Robertson House is the epitome of gracious living in the heart of central Texas. With its classic Greek-Revival architecture, this5,500+ square-foot mansion has been home to four families over the past 100+ years, beginning when Osborn and Susan Robertson and their eight children who moved to Gonzales early 1914 and to present day Kappmeyer/Csaszar Family who own the home for short term rental and event venues.The Gonzales Mansion, featuring elegant first floor rooms for gracious dining and entertaining, the impressive staircase leads to a large second floor seating area and several large bedrooms.As was consistent with turn of the century homes, there are four living areas, 11 foot ceilings, hand-hewn hardwood floors, and four fireplaces. The downstairs Museum Section of the home with period appropriate furnishings, marble inlay fireplaces, and functional sliding doors. The piano parlor even has the original oriental themed curtains. One of the interesting cutting edge updates of this home is evidence of having one of the first central vacuum systems in the country. One may see the circled coper attachments through most of the rooms with this feature. This estate has eight massive cypress wood columns giving this home its spender of the commonly known handsome Greek Rival look. The very quaint detached garage was once the carriage house and you can see the circle drive continuing through the Porte Cochere, which would allow the horse and buggy mobility of that time to not having to back up the carriage. The one acre estate boost 20+ huge oak trees complement this stunning property.Being planted when home was built, most are 100+ years old, while a few are over 300+ years old. In the earlier 1970s a family room was added on the back on the home, not tampering with the original street appeal. Also, at this time, a gorgeous in-ground pool with hot tub, BBQ pit and an outdoor entertaining area, was also added. In the 1990s the homes kitchen was remodeled with a French Country style.The original owner/developer of this estate, Osborn Bragg Robertson, the son of L.B.T. and Rhonda West Robertson, was born in Arkabutta, Mississippi, in 1861, ninth of 11 children.When Osborn was 14-years-old, the family moved to Waelder, Texas. He graduated from Scherrers Art and Business College in Galveston. Osborne married Susan Miller in 1887. Susan was born in 1865 in Hopkinsville, Texas, the daughter of Robert L. andSarah Hopkins Miller.Moving from Tennessee in 1842, Robert Miller settled in Hopkinsville in 1860, where he marriedSara (Hopkinsville was named after Saras family). Robert and Sara moved to Waelder, Texas in1823 where Robert opened a mercantile store.Osborn Robertson became a partner with his father-in-law in 1887, first operating a family drugstore in Waelder, but soon he turned to buying and selling land. Osborn turned his investment to the bank business into the turn of the century in Gonzales. He became a principal stockholder in Gonzales State Bank and Trust Company, originally the Miller-Sayer Bank.

In 1914, Osborn secured control of the Sunset Brick and Tile Company, built in 1889 near theGonzales power plant on the Guadalupe River. Osborn later renamed the company to TheGonzales Brick Company. Branching into the farming and lumber business, Osborn also served in the Texas Legislature from 1912 to 1914. During the market crash following the depression in the late 1920s and early 1930s, Osborne and bank partners used much of their fortunes to support their banking interests in Gonzales. They were successful in saving the financial institution, which operates today.Interesting enough, this mansion is not built out of brick from Osborns GonzalesBrickCompany, as rumor has it, he wanted brick other than what was used commonly in downtown,Gonzales. He traded his brick with his friendly competitor, DHanis Brick and Tile, in SouthTexas. Most of the buildings on the Gonzales Square are built of brick from Robertsons Gonzales Brick Company.Another interesting rumor has it that the basement of The Gonzales Mansion was used as aSpeakeasy for after-hour social parties and illegally serving alcohol during the prohibition periodTexans voted for a State prohibition amendment in 1919. Until the amendments repeal in 1935, the law kept partiers underground. When the present owner purchased the home, a bar was uncovered amongst the underground storage basement. Beautifully refurbished, the Speakeasy bar is once again in action, and the worn walls speak stories of the bootlegging days with pictures displayed from probation raids in Gonzales which was found in old newspaper archives.Another interesting fact; either by its wild reputation during this period–or just its remoteness–Gonzales was briefly visited by Bonnie and Clyde who tried holding up in the Alcade Hotel, escaping from police through a second story window.The painstakingly landscaped gardens anchor the eastern edge of the official Texas HistoricMuseum District. The Mansions elegant entrance opens onto one of the most historic residential avenues in the state of Texas here in front of The Mansion is where the start of Run-awayScrape. The Historical avenue which began the march directed bySam Houston, commander in chief on the Texas army, who ordered the town of Gonzales to vacate and start marching East away from approaching Santa Annas Mexican army, which took his troops, and the population of Gonzales to eventual victory and Texas Independence in 1836. 

The O. B. Robertson Home, a.k.a The Gonzales Mansion masterfully maintained and reinterpreted into 21st century luxury living, awaits the excitement of the next history-making century in Gonzales.

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With over 29 years of Real Estate experience in Austin and the Central Texas area, Chris Kappmeyer has the area knowledge and Unique Processes to Maximize your Real Estate sales and purchases. His personal touch and educated team will truly increase the value of your home. Give Chris 20 minutes to show you how he can make you 5 to 15% more than a traditional Realtor.


Fixer-upper-  This home was built in 2000 and needs to be taken to its next chapter. There is tons of potential, it just needs paint inside & out, new carpet, landscaping & some other updates. Own a slice of the Texas Hill Country!

Positioned on 5.47 +/- acres full of mature trees that provide shade all year long.  Mesquite hardwood floors, wood beamed ceilings, granite counters & custom rock work are just a few of the character building features of this home. With a gorgeous, wrap around front porch, a huge back porch & a patio with an outdoor fireplace, outdoor living is inspired. Enjoy peaceful mornings with a cup of coffee in your eat-in kitchen or relax in the family room that is open to the kitchen. The master, guest suite & a study are all on the main level of the home. The 2nd level has two additional bedrooms, a game room, entertainment room with wet bar & wine fridge. Great privacy, close/convenient to wonderful shops at Belterra & easy commute to Austin & Dripping Springs. Dripping Springs ISD

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With over 29 years of Real Estate experience in Austin and the Central Texas area, Chris Kappmeyer has the area knowledge and Unique Processes to Maximize your Real Estate sales and purchases. His personal touch and educated team will truly increase the value of your home. Give Chris 20 minutes to show you how he can make you 5 to 15% more than a traditional Realtor.


POTENTIAL AIRBNB! Located on .99 acres, This 100+ year old beautiful Colonial-Renaissance Mansion is surrounded by beautiful oak trees draped across the ground. This spacious mansion includes a total of 6 living areas and 3 dining areas, which are ideal spaces for entertaining. The gourmet kitchen that is equipped with new under cabinet lighting. A grand hardwood staircase leads you to the second floor with consists of 5 spacious bedrooms and 4 full bathrooms. On the third floor, you will find an additional bedroom and bathroom. The basement includes two studios, a laundry area and 2 mechanical rooms. The two-story Carriage House includes a 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom apartment on the lower level, and a 2 bedroom and 1 bath apartment on the upper level. Come to Gonzales and check out this stunning Colonial-Renaissance Mansion!

The epitome of gracious living IN in the heart of central Texas
+ 6 Bedroom
+ 7.5 Baths
+ 2 Car Garage
+ 7,234 Square Foot Main Home
+ Basement with 2 Studios
+ 6 Living Areas
+ 3 Dining Areas
+ New Roof 2017
+ Located on Approximately .99 Acre Lot
+ 880 Square Foot Basement
+ 2 Story Carriage House with 2 Guest Apartments
+ Huge Windows with Tons of Natural Light

Just as the first shot of the Texas Revolution fired in Gonzales changed history forever, St. James Inn was also anew impact on the horizon for the future of Gonzales and its history.This Colonial-RenaissanceMansion, is the epitome of gracious living in the heart of central Texas.It’s present owners began their dream in 1989 of renovating their new home to its original character-“A Bed &Breakfast” for guests’ comfort and enjoyment that was known to most in the area as the Kokernot Mansion, built in 1914. In the heart of the Eagle Ford Shale oil and gas activity, economic indicators placed Gonzales County as one of the main beneficiaries of the oil and made Gonzales one of the wealthiest rural counties during the late 1800’s and early 1900’s inTexas. With its charming 19th century storefronts, fiveTexas History museums, and avenue upon avenue of elegant historic homes. This home is one of the true“Jewels of Gonzales”and anchors the eastern edge of the official Texas Historic MuseumDistrict.Upon arrival to this quiet,Texas HistoricCommunity you will be captivated by this 100 + year oldColonial-RenaissanceHistoric Mansion located on.99acres, with beautiful oak trees draped across the grounds.You are greeted by a huge farmhouse porch that invites you to pause and enjoy the view!As you enter this spacious Mansion, you are met with the impressive quarter sawn long leaf pine & red oak floors throughout, original windows followed by its ornate ceiling wood work and the first floor that is the ideal space for entertaining which includes a veranda, 625 sf living room with large fireplace, solarium, dining room with fireplace, den with fireplace, breakfast room, gourmet kitchen equipped with new under cabinet lighting, pantry and office, 2 full bathrooms and 1 powder room.The 2nd dining room offers the perfect spot for your cozier gatherings, breathtaking picture windows with gorgeous views of the grounds.A grand hardwood staircase leads you to the second floor where you will enjoy 5 spacious bedrooms and 4 full bathrooms. The large master suite includes a huge, private living room with fireplace and covered porch to enjoy your morning coffee.You will also find a charming children’s wing which consists of 3 bedrooms with private fireplaces, 2 baths, a study/library with shelving and a quiet screened-in porch for those afternoon naps.Additionally, a guest bedroom and bathroom with another fireplace and an off-season closet completes this wing.On to the third floor, along with an abundance of natural light you will find an additional bedroom and bath as well as a spacious storage attic.The tour of the basement includes two studios, a large seasonal storage area with built in shelving, a laundry area and 2 mechanical rooms. The two-story Carriage House consists of1,863+sf and includes a 1bedroom,1bathroom apartment with a kitchen on the lower level, a 2 bedroom and 1 bath apartment on the upper level with kitchen, two car garage.Gonzales, the home of “Come and Take It” the battle cry where the first shot of the TexasRevolutionary War happened, is an irresistible, carefully planned canvas of historic homes, churches and museums, of public parklands and playgrounds, just ten minutes south of Interstate 10 on an inviting stretch of Hwy 183 as it winds its way to the Texas Coast. A short one-hour drive time toAustin and San Antonio and a little more to Houston and the Gulf Coast, Gonzales is among the most desirable locations in the state.Come for a visit and you will make this Mansion your new home.

All Hands Real Estate

With over 29 years of Real Estate experience in Austin and the Central Texas area, Chris Kappmeyer has the area knowledge and Unique Processes to Maximize your Real Estate sales and purchases. His personal touch and educated team will truly increase the value of your home. Give Chris 20 minutes to show you how he can make you 5 to 15% more than a traditional Realtor.

Westlake Area Luxury Home for Sale -2017 Surrey Hill Drive Austin, TX 78746

NEW PRICE! $1,745,000

*Priced $84,000 BELOW Recent Appraisal – INSTANT EQUITY

​+ 5 Bed | 3.5 Baths in Main home (Total, including casita 6 Beds/ 4.5 Baths)

+ 1/1 Guest Casita with Pool Access

+ 3 Car Garage

+ 4,144 SQ FT (per Appraisal)

+ Exclusive, Gated, Luxury Community of Woods of Westlake Hilltop

+ Eanes School District, Near Private Schools, Westlake High School, Forest Trail Elementary

+ Located in a Private Cul-De-Sac

+ Chemical Free Swimming Pool & Separate Hot Tub

+ Set on Top Private 5+/- Acre Lot with Breathtaking Downtown skyline views and the Hill Country.

Special Features

+ Private Access to The Barton Creek Greenbelt

+ Gourmet Kitchen, High-end Stainless Appliances | Butler’s Pantry w/ 2nd Dishwasher

+ CATV, CAT5 phone, CAT6 internet | Surround Sound in Media Room, Sound in Great Room, Upper Patio, Master & Pool Patio

+ Impressive Master Bathroom, His & Hers Vanities, Over-sized Soaking Tub and Walk-In Shower

+ Hardwoods, Travertine and Slate Floors

+ Minutes to Downtown, Barton Creek Mall, Shops & Eateries of Westlake


From curbside to poolside, this gorgeous custom home is set on a rare and private 5+ acre hilltop with breathtaking downtown Austin and Texas Hill Country views. The property borders the Barton Creek Greenbelt and Sculpture Falls is a few minutes walk. This is one the only homes with direct private access to the Barton Creek Greenbelt. This home is in a cul-de-sac located in the exclusive, gated, luxury community of Woods of Westlake Hilltop. This luxury community is part of the highly-rated Eanes ISD and is only 5 minutes to Westlake High and Forest Trail Elementary as well as being convenient to multiple private schools.

Upon arrival, you’ll be met with a spacious, storybook, garden courtyard entry where you can enjoy your morning coffee or afternoon tea. The arched iron glass double doors welcome you into a beautiful foyer. Moving through the home, the 1st thing you notice is that the great room is bathed in natural light and like most of the home, has sweeping views. There are many luxuriously subdued accents such as high-end Pella Windows, hand-crafted wrought iron, custom chandelier by local Austin Craftsman, rounded corners, art niches, arches, stone-front fireplace, Hardwoods and Honed-filled Travertine Tile floors, huge windows and extra-high ceilings throughout.

An expanse of windows and glass doors give you sweeping views of Downtown Austin and Hill Country. The glass panel wall opens the home up to the outdoor living area that has a constant light breeze off of the Greenbelt below.  When your all rested up from enjoying the views, go out to the play house and take a ride on one of 2 zip-lines or hike on your own property to the Barton Creek and hunt for fossils along the way. There is also a private sport court. This home really is like being on vacation.

On the lower-level, you will enjoy multiple living options such as a media/ playroom with surround sound with space perfect for game time or enjoying a movie with the family. There are also two bedrooms with walk-in closets on this level and a balcony that stretches the width of the lower that has access from onre of the bedrooms and media room. There is also a mud room, additional storage and access to your 3 car garage.

The private master suite with high, trey ceiling, recessed lighting and rich travertine flooring and allows for both seclusion and tranquility overlooking the Barton Creek Greenbelt. The spacious master suite contains an over-sized soaking tub, and a large walk-in shower with his and her shower heads, 2 vanities and ample storage options.

Any chef would adore the open, gourmet kitchen including the professional grade, Wolf 6 burner Range; JennAir Commercial hood/fan; Subzero Refrigerator, Bosch Dishwasher, granite counters, insta-hot water, stainless steel farm sink and much more. The Butler’s Pantry/ Utility Room is close to the kitchen is equipped with more cabinetry, large sink with disposal and a 2nd dishwasher, 2nd refrigerator. Both family and guests have plenty of room to work and play in this home.

You and your guests will love that there are two guest rooms on the main level, one has en-suite bath with double vanity, the other is across the hall.  You will also enjoy a 1/1 casita style guest bedroom with en-suite in the pool area and has access to outdoor kitchen. There also another room that can be used as an office or den on the main level.

The swimming pool is special in that it is a chemical-free pool that is solar heated. The pool area looks like it belongs in a resort and is contained in a private courtyard for added privacy. There is also a separate hot tub for relaxing on cool evenings.

This home really is an entertainer’s dream and has it all! Incredible views, private access to Barton Creek Greenbelt and Creek, playhouse, sport court, room for the whole family and guests, with easy access Downtown Austin, Barton Creek Mall, Westlake and in Eanes ISD. This home is truly a gem for anyone and is a must see.

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