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 particular areas of town from week to week. This week, we’re taking a cruise through Windsor Park and University Hills homes on the market that are opening up their doors this weekend.
The adjacent neighborhoods are fairly centrally located in a northeast pocket of town that stretches approximately from just above the Mueller area along IH-35 to Highway 290, their northern borders. Manor Road forms the eastern boundary of both, with the exception of a portion of University Hills that is bordered by Highway 183.
Which one would you pick? Let us know in the comments.
↑ A one-story, brick home built in 1968 has been effectively remodeled for contemporary tastes but keeps some of the more appealing features of its original period. It’s close to major roads but on a quiet, leafy street. The property has a charming back patio and a fairly roomy back yard with large trees. The 1,352-square-foot house has three bedrooms and two bedrooms. It’s asking $359,900. 6912 Dubuque Lane. Open house Saturday, 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.
↑ Back in University Hills, we find this 2,120-square-foot, two-story home built in 1970—another style typical of the neighborhood. It has four bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms, as well as a fireplace, wood floors downstairs, and a covered back deck. It’s asking $425,000. 3005 Val Drive. Open house Sunday, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
↑ This 1967 one-story makes creative use of the stone walls that extend to the interiors and its groovy, curved fireplace. The 1,895-square-foot house has four bedrooms and two bathrooms. In addition to being located on a half-acre lot, it backs on to the Walnut Creek Greenbelt, which means a green view and no back neighbors. It’s asking $425,00. 7709 Bucknell Drive. Open house Sunday, noon to 2:30 p.m.
↑ A two-story home from the same time period as the others (built in 1969), this 1,916-square-footer isn’t updated in a style that’s quite as current as that of the others, but it looks like it’s in fine shape. It’s also asking $329,000 for four bedrooms and three bathrooms as well as a quite large backyard with a covered porch and a deck at the back of the lot. 7301 Fred Morse Drive. Open house Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.