One question that always comes up when talking to people across the country is, "Why is everyone moving to Austin?" So I thought a great way to show you one of the reasons, that you can get more bang for your buck here than anywhere else, is to roll out a series much like the national network show that shows you just what you can get across the city for your money.
This post will tackle the $1,000,000 range. Just like everywhere, a million dollars is alot of money; unlike elsewhere, you can get ALOT of house for that money in Austin. You can get several thousand square feet, lots of garage space, infinity or negative edge pools and killer views. Here is a look at a few homes on the market currently for $1,000,000 to $1,050,000:
In the heart of old Tarrytown, you could purchase this mid-century remodel for exactly $1MM. It is listed by Blackburn Properties and is on one of Austin's most prestigious streets. It features a RARE fully finished basement (we just don't have many basements in Austin!) as well as a gated entry and Brazilian hardwood floors.
If you prefer a more rural hill country setting, you might like this home in Westlake's Davenport Ranch near the iconic Pennybacker Bridge over Lake Austin on Capital of Texas Highway (Loop 360, which isn't a loop at all, by the way).
It is a five bedroom home on nearly one acre of land, and is offered by Posh Properties, LLC. Exposed cedar beams and red oak hardwood floors appoint the interior, while a pool, playscape and sport court await you outside. It's current list price is $1,049,000.
Also listed at $1.049MM is this new construction classic style Texas home in Greenshores on Lake Austin with over 1,000 SF of outdoor living space and spectacular hill country views. It is a custom home from Waldrop Builders and listed by Waldrop Properties.
That's a quick look at what $1 Million Dollars will likely buy you in Austin today - here are a few examples of what has recently sold for around $1,000,000 in Austin Texas.
This little piece of history in Bouldin Creek in the popular 78704 zip code was sold recently. It was originally constructed elsewhere in 1890, but was moved to this site and completely renovated by Urban Nature, Inc. They did a great job of working with artist and designer Ivan Spaller in preserving the historic Victorian charm and detail, while optimizing the home to take advantage of the location and views of downtown. Thanks to Realty Austin for sharing this rare gem in the MLS.
Located near Davenport Village in the Westlake area is this beautiful stone home with an outdoor kitchen and living area. It sits on a 1/3 acre gated estate lot. This is a great example of what $1,000,000 will buy in the Austin TX area, and it also showcases Austin's outdoor living lifestyle.
Lastly is a unique home at Rob Roy on the Lake that was originally built in 1988, but much of that was recently torn down to the studs, renovated and new construction added on increasing the space to 4,786 SF with a beautiful pool and cabana with bar and shower. Balconies and patios lend distant hill country views, and two master suites make guest accomodations a breeze.
These are just a few examples of what $1 million dollars can buy in Austin, but the possibilities are endless. If you are in the market for a home in the Austin area, I will give you phenomenal service at any price level. Give me a call or email me, and I'll send you a current list of homes available in your price range in Austin or it's suburbs. You really can get more bang for your buck here, and have some left over to enjoy the sights, sounds and eats of Austin.