What little was left of Rainey Street's residential housing is now for sale.
A "for sale" sign was spotted Sunday in front of 71 Rainey St., the last remaining single-family home on the historic street.
Last residential house on Rainey st. was officially listed on the market yesterday.#EndOfAnEra#ATXpic.twitter.com/D9G5YgTtZ3— Kristen Cabrera (@MsKCabrera)June 2, 2019
FOR SALE: The last remaining residential home on Rainey Street officially has a “FOR SALE” sign out front and is on the market. The home was first built in 1910. It is listed online for $2.6 million.pic.twitter.com/5tUqb00GX4— Jay Wallis (@KVUEJayWallis)June 3, 2019
As KUT reports, owner and musician John Contreras first moved into the house in 1989, and told the radio station he intended to "live out the rest of his days in the home." The house was built in 1910 and purchased by his grandparents in the 1940s.
The 1,146-square-foot home is priced at $2.65 million, according to its listing. A description included in the listing touches on the likelihood that the home will become a business like the houses surrounding it and reads:
"Built in 1910 this is the last remaining residential home on Rainey St. A treasure in time ready to pass this Austin gem over to the next steward to create their own legacy with a piece of Downtown Austin. These properties rarely go to market and awaiting your next concept, whether it be a Restaurant, Bar, Hotel or Music Venue, the options are endless with the CBD zoning."
Read KUT's full profile of Contreras here.