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High & Low: The most and least expensive homes of the week

An student co-op, a rendering with some land, and a condo

Rendering of big contemporary house with blocky wood upstairs and purple something downstairs
1004 Meriden Lane (rendering)
KW-Austin Portfolio Real Estate

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.) Let’s see what buyers and sellers bought and paid for this week!

Unfortunately, the home that went for the highest price isn’t yet built, and, as such, is not all that visually interesting.

↑ The listing says that “every aspect of architecture & design has been brilliantly executed with extensive detailing & quality craftsmanship” in this (again, unbuilt) “oversized” Deep Eddy home, surrounded by mature trees and backed by a creek. It’s planned for 4,100 square feet, with five bedrooms, five and a half bathrooms, a media room, a craft room, a game room, and a covered outdoor living space. It was listed in March for $1.8 million and sold Dec. 6 for $1.87 million.

↑ Happily, the second highest price went to a place that is both more colorful and has a more colorful history. The West Campus house, built in 1915, was until recently Deutsches Haus/German House Co-op, populated by international students attending the University of Texas. It has two stories measuring 7,178 square feet, 16 bedrooms, and four bathrooms. Despite its history and style, it was most likely marketed as a teardown—or maybe as a major renovation, but whatever it is is not likely to be as funky. It was listed on Sept. 16 for $1.6 million and sold on Dec. 17 for $1.7 million.

↑ The home at the low end of the price scale this week at least offered a few more photos in the listing, although they kind of all look the same. The 516-square-foot, one-bedroom, one-bathroom condominium is located on Metric Boulevard, in the far north, central tech corridor. It went on the market at the end of October for $69,500 and sold Dec. 9 for $68,250.