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These were the week’s most and least expensive home sales

The High & the Low

Woods at dusk with Downtown Austin in the background
View from 511 Barton Boulevard
Via Redfin

It’s time again for the High & the Low, a Curbed Austin column chronicling the most and least expensive homes sold in Austin in the last seven days. (Sales information gathered from Zillow, Redfin, and Realtor.) Let’s see what buyers and sellers bought and paid for this week!

Excitingly, last week’s highest home sale had a couple of unique aspects (okay, we’re easily excited). First, it was sold via auction rather than the traditional method—a practice that’s becoming more common for luxury properties. Second, it’s located on a hill overlooking Barton Springs Road in the Zilker neighborhood—so, basically Downtown. That means it could be offered for its residence as well as its “commercial potential,” as the listing put it.

Nevertheless, it is still currently a residence—a very cute one, built in 1937 and set back behind a low stone wall. It measures 2,421 square feet and has three bedrooms and three bathrooms.

511 Barton Boulevard. The property was listed on July 24 for $4.5 million. On October 26, it was placed up for auction through Concierge Properties to sell at or above $1 million to the highest bidder. The sale closed on June 1 for $4.3 million.

15313 Mimebark Way. The most affordable residential sale this week was of the rare single-family home, and a cute one that looks like it’s in good shape at that. The one-story, 867-square-foot home has two bedrooms and one bathroom. and features a large living room, lots of counter space in the kitchen, and a patio in the fenced backyard.

Located in the Forest Bluff development just east of Austin, the property was listed for $140,000 on April 17 and sold for the asking price on May 31.