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Austin’s most and least expensive homes sold last week

The High and the Low

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!

This remodeled 100-year-old Victorian on the north edge of Travis Heights is practically riverfront property but at the same time and, although it backs to East Riverside Drive, has a big natural buffer between the busy road and the house, as well as being fairly distant from any through roads.

The 5,715-square-foot property has seven bedrooms and six bathrooms. Built in 1917 and surrounded by other homes of its vintage, it has been completely renovated, with eclectic contemporary interiors that include a huge game room, along with six bunkbeds and a full second kitchen on its lower level (perhaps a reprise of The Real World: Austin is in order?).

901 Edgecliff Terrace. In addition to the main house, there is a detached, private pool house with a lounge, a kitchenette, one bedroom, and one and a half bathrooms. Outdoor entertainments include a Bocce ball courtyard, a pool, a spa, and a deck.

Placed on the market for $3.15 million on Feb. 18, the home sold on Nov. 29 for $2.095 million after several price reductions.

4907 Savorey Lane. The least expensive “home” sold this week is not the expected condo, but it’s not exactly a home, either. It’s a burned-out shell on a lot in the Chateau at Onion Creek area of Far Southeast Austin. The listing says the house might be salvageable, but it was likely sold as-is because the owner didn’t want to pay for demolition. They seem to have had good instincts on that front: The property was listed for cash-only sale at $59,900 on Nov. 5 and sold for $75,000 on November 24.

3506 Basford Road. For only $10,000 more, a buyer got an at least somewhat intact home in a more central location (Cherrywood). The 1,128-square-foot-house, which has two bedrooms and one bathroom, was listed on August 29 for $290,000, removed from the market and relisted in the following two months, and sold for $85,000 on on Nov. 29. There’s no doubt a story there, and it might or might not be a teardown, but that’s a decent price for even a lot in that area at present.