Even those of us most inured to the widening gyre of Austin real estate prices might give a little start at this one. It’s not the most expensive home on the market, and probably not even the most expensive one for sale in its Old West Austin neighborhood. But almost a million and a half dollars for a single-family home on a busy street a couple of blocks from Mo-Pac does seem a bit steep.
Not that it will likely have any problem selling at that price, if not more. The Colonial Revival(ish), two-story house was built in 1940 and just received a thorough remodeling, with some pretty spiffy results. The interior and exterior have been painted white, for the most part, causing ornamentation to recede and making the space feel more open and modern. Eclectic details, mostly in the form of light fixtures and cabinetry, balance out to create a healthy, modern-traditional mix.
The 3,707-square-foot house has a generous, swanky bar area as well as a kitchen with restaurant-grade appliances including a 60-inch Wolf range, two dishwashers, two ice machines, a Miele coffee maker, and, in keeping with the “double” theme, two laundry sites.
The house has four bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms, as well as a large room over the garage, which cold function as a game room, office, or guest suite. The master suite has marble floors and countertops, a soaking tub, and built-in cabinets.
The fenced backyard has a fire pit and grill, and the front fence has a solar-powered gate.
• 2519 Exposition Boulevard [Amy Reinarz, 787 Realty]