Friday means it's time for the High & the Low, a Curbed Austin column chronicling the most and least expensive homes sold in Austin in the last seven days. So who got what this week, and how much (or little) did they get it for?
The top seller this week is a real palace, or at least aspirationally so. A Florentine-inspired mansion overlooking Lake Travis and the Hill Country, it features an abundance of the kinds of design details and and materials that signify wealth and abundance (and perhaps some of the excesses that inspired the Bonfire of the Vanities in its inspiration city): hand-painted frescoes, stained-glass windows, iron railings, massive beams, and many, many vaulted ceilings festooned with giant chandeliers and swag fixtures.
The 6,473-square-foot, two-story home on .87 acres has two covered terraces with Lake Travis views, four bedrooms, and five bathrooms. The first-floor master bedroom opens to terrace and pool and spa. It also has a wine room, theatre-style media room, a dock, and a boat slip. It’s located on much water front in the Marshall Ford area of Lake Travis.
It was listed for $2,699,000 in March and sold for $2,400,000 on August 22.
The week’s most economical deal is a Northwesterly condo on Metric Boulevard. Measuring 516 square feet, it’s a first-floor unit with one bedroom and one bathroom in a complex that has a swimming pool and hot tub, fitness center, tennis court, and basketball court.
It was listed for $68,000 on July 29 and sold about a month later, on August 23, for $66,000.