Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, a column that explores what one can rent or buy for a set dollar amount in various Austin neighborhoods. Is one person’s studio another person’s Shangri-la? Let’s find out! Today’s price: $450,000.
A contemporary condo in a new community with 48 townhome-style units is one of the light, bright homes on the market this week. Located in the Blackshear-Prospect Hill neighborhood on the north side of East Seventh Street, the complex provides easy access to the many pleasures of Central East Austin and East Cesar Chavez/Holly. This two-story unit has has two bedrooms and one and a half bathrooms, green features such as solar panels, and an elevated courtyard above garage parking.
Spring Condominiums, in the heart of west Downtown, are a sure shot for the urban living experience. This one-bedroom, one-bathroom unit is on the small side (698 square feet) but includes nifty views overlooking Downtown and the hills of the northwest. It has maple wood flooring, accent paint, a stackable washer and dryer, a refrigerator included, and a parking space included.
Built in 1957, this one-story, brick house has been renovated and features an open floor plan, hardwood floors, and a remodeled bathroom. It has three bedrooms and one bathroom, as well as a spacious screened porch that is accessible from the master and the office/third bedroom. Located in the South Lamar neighborhood, it also has a fully fenced backyard with mature trees, a storage shed, and a one-car carport.
A roomy condo in Mueller, this townhouse-style home is asking a little more than this week’s ideal price, but it has two stories, two bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms, and all the conveniences of its planned, central city community. It features the much-adored open-concept floor plan, modern finishes, stainless steel appliances, wood floors, and and large rooms including a flex room upstairs, as well a private balcony.
If you’re not into entertaining and generally hanging outside, you probably shouldn’t bother with this one-story, single-family home in Cherrywood. That’s not to say that the renovated home, built in 1950, isn’t appealing and adorable. Indeed, it’s small but comfortable-looking at 838 square feet wood floors, and has two bedrooms and one bathroom, as well as wood floors, a recently updated kitchen and bathroom, and a “newer” metal roof, according to the listing. But the piece de resistance is clearly the backyard, which is entertainment ready and backs to a creek—which also means no neighbors behind it.
Which $450K home would you choose?
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