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Here’s what $800K buys around Austin

Home shopping in Bouldin Creek, Clarksville, Downtown, Highland Park West, and Travis Heights

Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, a column that explores what one can rent or buy for a set dollar amount in various Austin neighborhoods. Is one person’s studio another person’s townhouse? Let’s find out! Today’s price: $800,000.

These Bouldin Creek townhouses look a little odd from the street, but since that’s due to the flat roofs with solar panels over its rooftop patio/balconies, we’ll take it. This 2,000-square-foot unit’s three stories contain three bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms and feature commercial-grade steel and concrete construction, an upgraded kitchen, roller shades throughout, solar panels, and a fourth-story rooftop deck overlooking downtown. It’s asking $799,000 plus HOA dues of $395/month.

The brick exterior on this 1925 home is a little unusual for its historic Clarksville neighborhood, which tends to wood-frame houses with wood siding or stucco. The 1,848-square-foot interior is more in line with the area, with wood floors, a brick fireplace, paneled doors, and that sort of thing. The five-bedroom, two-bathroom home includes guest quarters on a lower floor or possibly a basement. All this (or perhaps just a place to demolish and rebuild) can be yours for $785,000.

Located in the Seaholm Residences, this Downtown condo is one of the many for which sellers boast great views. Depending on what your definitions of “great” and “view” are, the 990-square-foot corner unit looks to hold up to the hype—or at least gives the resident some directional options. For $799,900 (at least that’s what it’s asking) plus HOA fees of $550/month, you get two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a wraparound balcony, and top-of-the-line amenities in both the space and the community.

Fans of midcentury, single-family homes will likely find promise in this refurbished 1955 house on a hillside in Highland Park West—especially if they can envision the absence of the midlevel-hotel-lobby furniture in the living area. The 1,829-square-foot house has two bedrooms and two bathrooms (one of which features some quite intense, emerald-green tile) as well as a small patio that leads to a nifty, elevated backyard space with mature landscaping and shade trees, all asking $799,900.

Built in 1996, this two-story, single-family home departs from styles more typical of its Travis Heights neighborhood. Tucked away in a secluded spot, it nevertheless offers that area’s much-touted amenities, including a location one block from the Town Lake boardwalk and two blocks from South Congress, as well as seasonal views of downtown. It’s sized similarly to the other homes in this week’s roundup—1,841 square feet—and has three bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms. It’s asking $799,000.


Which $800,000 Austin home would you choose?

This poll is closed

  • 31%
    Bouldin Creek
    (21 votes)
  • 7%
    (5 votes)
  • 13%
    (9 votes)
  • 10%
    Highland Park West
    (7 votes)
  • 37%
    Travis Heights
    (25 votes)
67 votes total Vote Now