Welcome to the Curbed Austin’s weekly Open House Tour, because who doesn’t love a little real estate gawking?
Open houses can be a cheap source of entertainment as well as information—for most who partake, it’s usually a combination of both. Inspired by the venerable tradition of historic, architectural, and similarly themed neighborhood home tours, our Open House Tours will focus on five homes in particular areas of town or other traits in common from week to week. This week, we’re going to Tarrytown, that most liltingly named of neighborhoods.
Tarrytown is bounded by either Enfield Boulevard or Lake Austin Boulevard on the south (depending on whom you ask), West 38th Street on the north, Lake Austin on the west, and Mo-Pac on the east.
While not the most affluent neighborhood in town (that would be West Lake Hills), Tarrytown holds its own as an monied central-city enclave that dates back to 1915. While it’s near downtown, its massive canopy of oak trees gives it a quiet, inviting character that makes it seem miles away.
↑ Here we have a common Tarrytown scenario: A medium-sized, two story house (2,054 square feet), built in the 1940s, with mature trees and a traditional design, subtly modernized by Dick Clark + Associates. It’s asking $975,000 3505 Clearview Drive, Open house Sunday, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
↑ Another updated classic, this one originally a midcentury-modern home built in 1964, has a 600-square-foot master suite addition that is cantilevered over a creek (a suitably modern maneuver) and the expected leafy lot. Total square footage is 3,721, and it has four bedrooms and four bathrooms, all for a price of $1.55 million. 2709 Pecos Street. Open house Saturday, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
↑ Heading north on Pecos Street, we find a 1980s home with a maximalist vibe (at least as it’s currently staged). This two-story townhouse is one of only four in the complex. All share a heavily treed green space and pool in back. This unit has a bedroom above the garage, and folding doors provide for some room-size flexibility upstairs in the main house. Looks like a lot for $699,000, especially considering the location. 3314 Pecos Street Unit A. Open house Sunday, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
↑ On the southern end of the neighborhood, near Lions Golf Course in the Westfield area, we find the most affordable home on this week’s list. A two-story condo, it measures 802 square feet and has two bedrooms and one bathroom. It’s asking $239,500. 1404 Norwalk Lane #202. Open house Saturday, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
↑ Lake Austin proximity is always at a premium, including in this Deep Eddy house asking $1.2 million. A two-story, 1955 build, the 2,547-square-foot home has four bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms, as well as many updates and—you guessed it—lush and leafy front and back yards (the latter with large, covered patio and kids’ play area). 2400 Pruett Street. Open house Sunday, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Which homes would you like to see? Let us know in the comments!