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Austin Warehouse

Austin Warehouse

Home of The Real World: Austin

301-306 San Jacinto Boulevard

Austin, TX 78701

The 39,598 square foot Warehouse is located at the corner of San Jacinto Bouleard and East 3rd Street, two blocks east of Austin's Warehouse District and directly west of the Austin Convention Center. In 2000, during the height of the .com boom, it was announced that TechSpace was expected to sign a lease for the two buildings on the property. It is unclear if they ever occupied them.

An 8,000 square foot portion of the Warehouse was renovated for the filming of the series. Austin native Joel Mozersky designed the interior for the filming of the series. He reportedly developed a full concept of his idea for the Warehouse in one week. After presenting his ideas to Bunim-Murray Productions, renovations of the interior from rough space to "ready for televison" took three and a half weeks. There were 44 discretely placed cameras mounted inside the Warehouse.

After the filming of the series ended, the Warehouse was completely gutted. The west side which was renovated for the filming of the series, was leased to Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant. They've since closed and in 2010, the Vince Young Steakhouse opened in their former space. The east side of the Warehouse is leased to Thomas Reprographics and Personal Wine. The Rear Warehouse Building is leased to The Sunset Room, a gallery-style event space.

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Austin Warehouse Visit, March 2005
Alley, Southwest Corner, East 3rd Street Landscaping, East 3rd Street Sidewalk, Front, Front Door, Front Porch, Loading Dock, Parking Lot, Rear Warehouse Building

Vince Young Steakhouse

Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant
Bar, Dining Room, Front, Front Door, Patio, Signage, Southwest Corner

Post-Filming Pictures
Pool, Southwest Corner, Tumbleweed Bedroom

Pre-Renovation Pictures
Alley, Front, Front Door, Front Porch, Loading Dock , Parking Lot, Rear Warehouse Building

1st Floor
Bar, Bathroom, Confessional Room, Control Room, Dining Room, Editing Room, Foyer, Game Room, Guava Cactus Bedroom, Kitchen, Laundry Room, Living Room, Lounge, Patio, Phone Room, Pool, Thistle Bedroom, Tumbleweed Bedroom

2nd Floor
Billiard Room, Office

Floor Plan
1st Floor

Taping Dates
January 28 - Week of May 9th, 2005

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Updated - June 9, 2021