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What $1 million buys you in Austin right now

A variety of homes for big spenders

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 townhouse? Let’s find out! Today’s price: One. Million. Dollars! ($1 million)

4712 Highland Terrace, four-bedroom, five-bathroom house, 3,403 square feet, asking $1.185 million. An updated single-family home built in 1949, this house is located on a tree-filled lot in Highland Park West. It has a large backyard with a covered patio, a pool, and a spa. It has two offices and a room with a separate entrance and kitchenette for the mother-in-law or, you know, the live-in nanny.

W Residences, 210 Lavaca Street #2010, two-bedroom, three-bathroom condo, 1,423 square feet, asking $1.01 million. A luxury condo in Downtown’s West Second Street District, this high-rise unit has a contemporary floor plan with floor-to-ceiling windows and panoramic views. It has all the expected high-end finishes, fixtures, and appliances, as well as community amenities including two rooftop, resort-style lap pools and a 4,000-square-foot fitness facility.

2012 Arpdale Street #A , four-bedroom, three-bathroom freestanding condo, 2,006 square feet, asking $1.5 million. We recently featured this home designed by Hugh Randolph Available because of its unique take on modernism and its unusual residential classification: technically, it’s a freestanding condo, or garden home, which means it shares the lot with one or more separate homes. In this case, though, it can be looked at as a “main house” with a second, smaller house behind it, though they are being sold separately. The Zilker neighborhood two-story has granite/marble kitchen counters, concrete and wood floors, and a screened-in porch and sunroom off the master bedroom.

707 Norwalk Lane, four-bedroom, three-bathroom house, 2,540 square feet, asking $999,900. This two-story Craftsman home was built in 1941 and has been completely updated but retains such period features as wood floors and Craftsman-style windows and doors. Located in the central west Deep Eddy neighborhood, it has an open floor plan, two living rooms, and a deep backyard with a deck.

1216 Wilderness Drive, five-bedroom, five-bathroom house, 3,888 square feet, asking $1 million. This two-story, Tudor-style single family home in Bee Cave Woods is on a lot measuring more than a quarter of an acre and features wood flooring, a fireplace, bay windows in the dining room, and an upstairs office/library that opens to the living room below.


Which $1 million Austin home would you choose?

This poll is closed

  • 27%
    Deep Eddy
    (27 votes)
  • 18%
    Highland Park West
    (18 votes)
  • 16%
    (16 votes)
  • 21%
    Bee Cave Woods
    (21 votes)
  • 15%
    (15 votes)
97 votes total Vote Now