It's time again for the High & the Low, a Curbed Austin column chronicling the most and least expensive homes sold in Austin in the last seven days. (Sales information gathered from Zillow, Redfin, and Realtor.) How far did the pendulum swing this week, and what did it hit?
↑ 2611 Westlake Drive, 9,604-square-foot home, six bedrooms, eight bathrooms. In some circles, a house biger than 8,000 square feet is called a “mansion.” The Austin property that garnered the highest price in the past seven days, however, seems to be more about the location: Nearly 1.5 acres on Lake Austin, with about 100 feet of waterfront and a boat dock with two slips. If that’s not enough water recreation, there’s a pond with a fountain, a heated pool, a spa, and a pool changing room/bathroom.
There’s also a patio with a grill and an upstairs terrace. There’s an inside, too, though it doesn’t seem to be as celebrated. It has high ceilings, an open kitchen, fireplaces, a private theater, game rooms, a study, a guest suite, and a wine cellar.
The lakeside home went on the market for $10 million in September and sold Nov. 14 (today) for $9 million.
↑ 1840 Burton Drive, 464-square-foot condo, one bedroom, one bathroom. On the other end of the scale is a condo that has appeared a few times on some of our “least expensive condo” and “smallest home” lists. It’s sparse but renovated nicely, in a cute sort of IKEA way. The kitchen has a glass backsplash, new countertops, and stainless steel appliances. The place also has updated flooring and bathroom, with a subway tile surround and vanity, as well as new fixtures and lighting. Its South Austin complex features a pool and Google Fiber, and it’s in a fairly central, convenient location.
The condo hit the market in August at an asking price of $95,000 and sold November 10 for $90,500.