Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, a column that explores what one can rent for a set dollar amount in various Austin neighborhoods. We happened to notice that radio station KUT recently ran a cute feature based on the same idea; its (non-Curbed) comparison was aimed at the temporary housing allowance that incoming City Manager Spencer Crock will likely have at his disposal for his first six months on the job. Not ones to be beaten at our own game, we decided to take on the same price point for this week’s Curbed Comparison and hit the mark a little more closely. Today’s price, therefore: $4,500.
↑ 4011 Lewis Lane, three-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bathroom townhouse, 2,577 square feet, $4,500. Unfortunately, there aren’t a lot of photos of this Rosedale home, but the ones that are included indicate it has a clean, modern style, two floors, and pleasant-looking outdoor areas, including a deck. Pets are allowed.
↑ 1312 Tinnin Ford Road, four-bedroom, four-and-a-half-bathroom townhouse, 2,769 square feet, $4,500. A brand-new, multilevel townhouse a block from the lake in East Riverside-Oltorf, this home has lots of fancy finishes and appliances, hardwood floors, 12-foot ceilings, and a big rooftop deck.
↑ 2007 Mountain View Road, four-bedroom, three-bathroom house and garage apartment, 2,500 square feet, $3,250. The price on this Tarrytown rental seems to be largely about location, but the 1948 traditional home does have its charms, including wood floors, a big kitchen, a backyard patio and deck, and, perhaps most important, a detached apartment that is actually over a two-car garage, old-school style. Small dogs allowed.
↑ 2308 West Ninth Street B, two-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bathroom garden home, 2,085 square feet, $4,500. A custom-built, freestanding condo on a shaded Deep Eddy lot, this limestone-and-stucco home has hardwood floors, granite and travertine, Thermador stainless steel appliances, an open floor plan, and a vaguely tropical-style patio in back.
↑ 4517 Depew Avenue, six-bedroom, three-bathroom house, 2,396 square feet, $4,500. It’s more difficult than one would think to find a single-family home at this price, and this North Loop house looks like it’s aimed at student housing, a Real World revamp, or, perhaps, a large family. It has two stories, hardwood floors, stainless appliances, and a washer and dryer.
Which $4,500 Austin rental would you choose?
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