Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, a column that explores what one can rent—or sometimes, as in this one, buy—for a set dollar amount in various Austin neighborhoods. Is one person’s studio another person’s townhouse? Let’s find out! Today’s price: $360,000—median price paid in the city of Austin, give or take, in November.
↑ 1170 Tillery Street, two-bedroom, one-bathroom house, 768 square feet, $360,000. This compact Govalle cottage has been recently remodeled and has a lovely exterior to match its spiffed-up inside space—including a big front porch, deep front yard, and landscaping kept lush by a drip irrigation system. It has also had several price chops in recent months, so it seems like sellers are “motivated,” as they say.
↑ Greenview, 3600 South Lamar Boulevard No. Unit 110, one-bedroom, one-and-a-half-bathroom condo, 1,040 square feet, $359,000. As the name implies, Greenview Condos on Barton Creek do indeed have views of the greenbelt, as well as downtown—at least from the building’s pool and outdoor common areas—not to mention proximity to many of the entertainment options its South Lamar neighborhood offers. This roomy unit has wood and hard-tile floors, a stackable washer/dryer, Google FIber, and a wine refrigerator. The complex is also dog-friendly and has a pet park
↑ 1210 Singleton Avenue Unit A, two-bedroom, one-bathroom house, 805 square feet, $359,000. A rather unremarkable, vinyl-sided house from the outside, this 1940s cottage has been transformed into a visually pleasing, comfortable-looking space on the interior. It features exposed shiplap and subway tile walls, stainless steel appliances and custom shelving in the kitchen, and a marble-tiled bathroom with Kohler fixtures & an antique sink. While a street view of the property doesn’t reveal a second dwelling at its location in the Chestnut area of Central East Austin, this is presumably a garden home of some sort and requires $20/month in HOA dues.
↑ 10603 Willis Loop, three-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bathroom house, 1,668 square feet, $359,000. The bang-for-buck equation increases dramatically when you head to the Far North area of Austin, almost to Cedar Park and Leander. This two-story, single-family home is brand-new and has lots of windows and big, open spaces as well as a lot shaded by several oaks. The home has features such as built-in banquette seating in the dining area and a master suite with double vanities, a large walk-in closet, and a walk-in shower.
↑ 603 Davis Street Unit 1706, one-bedroom, one-bathroom condo, 809 square feet, $360,000. A unit in The Shore, a luxury tower in Downtown’s Rainey Street area, this space offers views as well as easy access to Rainey’s entertainment scene, right outside the front door. The building features the expected high-end amenities, including a resort-style pool with lake and downtown views, a gym, and a clubhouse.
Which $360,000 Austin home would you choose?
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