Norwood House Has A Posse

We’re supporters of preserving significant properties in Austin, Texas.  After years of decay, it appears that one such property is heading down the road to recovery, thanks to some passionate Austinites.  Live in Austin long enough, and eventually you’ll notice that abandoned bungalow structure on top of a hill at I-35 and Riverside.

Located at 1012 Edgecliff Terrace (gmap), the “Norwood House” didn’t always look this way.  Perched above the dog park, this property has majestic views of downtown Austin.  In 1985 it began to suffer the cruel bureaucratic fate of cost cutting, once the City of Austin took control.

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Around this time last year, DAB reported on Posse leader, Wolf Sittler’s work to bring private funds to the aid of restoring the house for the benefit of the city.  KXAN is reporting that enough money has been raised to begin removing asbestos roof.

One [great] idea being discussed is turning this into a rentable banquet space.  PARD is certainly open to the idea, and those cash flows could help finance the renovation.  Right now that’s just optimistic thinking and the Norwood House needs your support.  For more information, you can contact Wolf Sittler via


About Jude Galligan

Jude Galligan, REALTOR, Principal of TOWERS Realty and publisher of Downtown Austin Blog (aka. "DAB"), spends his time matching remarkable people with remarkable properties in Austin’s urban core. A resident owner in downtown Austin, Jude has served on the Board of the Downtown Austin Alliance (DAA) and the City of Austin Downtown Commission. Contact Jude.


  1. Michael Raiford says

    Jude, thank you for including the info about Norwood house in your blog. While I am a huge fan of all the exciting development in Austin…. and I live downtown. I think it is important to have a sense of balance by keeping the texture, flavor and depth that historic properties and older districts can bring. I have been a follower of your blog for some time. I am now a even bigger fan.

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