Palazzo Lavaca: Historic, Downtown Retreat

Listed by Palazzo Lavaca. Opulent downtown retreat fashioned after Europe’s classical boutique hotels.

Price: $2,200 +
Address: Lavaca St.
City: Austin
State: TX
ZIP: 78701
MLS #: -
Square Feet: 3700
Bedrooms: 1-3
Bathrooms: 1-3, + 2 Half Baths
Basement: -

Palazzo Lavaca

Inspired by the grandeur of Venice's Palazzo Fortuny. Austin's most unique entertainment venue near the Capitol Building. Upon entering Palazzo Lavaca, you will step back in time and discover a dreamlike retreat dripping with extraordinary antiques, fabrics from global travels, magnificent chandeliers, ethereal artwork and mysterious skeleton door keys. The luxurious space possesses intriguing old world charm combined with modern amenities.

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Palazzo Lavaca is one of Austin’s most unique treasures. Upon entering the tremendous antique double sets of doors, it seems you have been transported to an old-world Italian palace. The grand space, complete with 15’ coffered ceilings, lush velvet curtains and a breathtaking chandelier, drips with luxurious antiques and exquisite artwork.

The Grand Room boasts a dining room table for 10 as well as a parlour entertaining area. The Kitchen, while keeping its antique charm, possesses state-of-the-art appliances including a six burner gas stove and side by side refrigerator/freezer.

Palazzo Lavaca’s pièce de résistance is the Master Suite where guests will melt into the lavishness of their surroundings. It features a huge Marie Antoinette mirrored bathroom with imported marble, an antique claw-foot soaking tub and a large marble shower.

Palazzo Lavaca was built by the Masons in 1890 as Fire House Protection No. 2 where it housed the fire fighters and horse-drawn fire trucks. In the 1940′s it was purchased by the celebrated ranching and rodeo family, the Steiners of Steiner Ranch.
It was soon transformed into the family’s leather factory, Capitol Saddlery and Boots where Sears and Roebuck’s saddles were fabricated. It was also the home of one of the world’s most well known boot makers; gangsters, movie stars and musicians clamored to Austin to have Charlie Dunn make their boots.
The current owner has breathed new life into the building that had begun to lose it luster, with a two year remodel fashioned after the opulence of New York style lofts and Europe’s classical boutique hotels. It is now in its most alluring, artistic and magical incarnation yet. Palazzo Lavaca is a wholly unique space drenched in history and romance and punctuated with a designer’s eye for detail and storytelling.

This lavish location is the perfect place to call your home away from home. Only 6 blocks away from the downtown Shuttle Stop for Formula One weekend. Discreet exterior allows for added privacy and security.

Second and third bedrooms with queen beds and each with a full bath available only for F1, SXSW & ACL. This would include an additional  1½ baths, outdoor area and screening room.

  • The home is also an Event Venue, perfect for intimate celebrations for up to 75 people. For Event Venue booking, please inquire using the contact form to the right. Rental includes downstairs media/lounge area and a modern outdoor courtyard.

Also available upon request:

  • Chauffer and private chef
  • Stocked fridge and pantry
  • Daily maid service



  • Typical Pricing with $2,200/night Monday – Thursday, $2,500/night Friday- Sunday
  • Week pricing – $15,500
  • 1/2 down deposit, non refundable within 30 days of the rental dates.
  • Strict cancellation policy

Lodging Prices for event weeks and weekends:

ACL Oct 10-15 — 3 or 4 night minimum $2,500/ night

F1 Nov 12-21st $3,500/ weeknight, $5,000/ weekend night.  Five night minimum stay preferred.

Dec 19-27 not available

Dec 28th – Jan 1st – $2,500/ night 2 or 3 night minimum stay

Feb 14, 15, 16 – $2,500/night 2 night minimum stay

March 6-19th – $3,500/night 5 night minimum stay

Week pricing (not during event weeks) $12,000

Month pricing $44,000


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