A King William mansion built by ice-plant magnate Charles Zilker is for sale

Built by Charles Zilker as his primary residence in 1930, the Zilker House, recently listed for just under $1.9 million, is replete with charming historic details designed by this architect, ice plant magnate and pioneer of modern cooling systems.

Located in the King William district, the property includes four separate living units, which can either be rented out long-term or as Airbnb listings, according to its listing. Units are split between the main house, carriage house and an efficiency apartment that could double as an artist studio. Each unit comes with its own bathroom or bathrooms, washer, dryer, dishwasher, range and refrigerator. 

Zilker isn’t the only architect attached to this historic house. More recently, the late Charles Schubert, known for his many King William properties and restorations, resided here and lovingly preserved the historic accents found throughout the home. Some of the most striking details include crown moldings, banisters, chandeliers, the original wood stove, built-in bookcases, sliding pocket doors, elegant baseboards and interior transoms between rooms.

“It’s an opportunity for an investor to get cash flow by renting out all fourunits or someone who is just in love with the King William lifestyle and wants to live there right across the street from the river,” said Craig Browning, the listing agent for the seven-bedroom, five-and-a-half-bath residence. 

This house is one of two once belonging to the Zilker family that are currently on the market, the other being 231 Encino Avenue, where Charles Zilker’s daughter Celestine lived.

Those who attend Austin City Limits will recognize the name: the festival ground of Zilker Park is named after Andrew Zilker, brother to Charles. Keeping it all in the family, the other Zilker house is listed by Craig’s mother, Phyllis Browning.

This home is listed by Craig Browning with Phyllis Browning Co.

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A King William mansion built by ice-plant magnate Charles Zilker is for sale
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A King William mansion built by ice-plant magnate Charles Zilker is for sale
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A King William mansion built by ice-plant magnate Charles Zilker is for sale
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A King William mansion built by ice-plant magnate Charles Zilker is for sale
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A King William mansion built by ice-plant magnate Charles Zilker is for sale
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A King William mansion built by ice-plant magnate Charles Zilker is for sale
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A King William mansion built by ice-plant magnate Charles Zilker is for sale
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A King William mansion built by ice-plant magnate Charles Zilker is for sale
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A King William mansion built by ice-plant magnate Charles Zilker is for sale
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A King William mansion built by ice-plant magnate Charles Zilker is for sale
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A King William mansion built by ice-plant magnate Charles Zilker is for sale
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A King William mansion built by ice-plant magnate Charles Zilker is for sale
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A King William mansion built by ice-plant magnate Charles Zilker is for sale
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A King William mansion built by ice-plant magnate Charles Zilker is for sale
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A King William mansion built by ice-plant magnate Charles Zilker is for sale
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A King William mansion built by ice-plant magnate Charles Zilker is for sale
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A King William mansion built by ice-plant magnate Charles Zilker is for sale
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A King William mansion built by ice-plant magnate Charles Zilker is for sale
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A King William mansion built by ice-plant magnate Charles Zilker is for sale
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A King William mansion built by ice-plant magnate Charles Zilker is for sale
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