A new build in Central East Austin’s tiny Guadalupe neighborhood, this traditional-style home is head-turning for a number of reasons. Most surprising is the asking price—if not a record for the area, it’s certainly in the higher realms of precedent.
In addition, it’s not a home so much as a compound (this term is used in the listing): A fully fenced, 10,150-square-foot lot (that includes an 8-foot privacy fence in back) with a 3,745-square-foot, two-story house and guest house.
Also surprising (although unusual only because it’s a new build rather than a renovation/remodel of an older structure): the contrast between the exteriors and interiors. On the other hand, one supposes that advocates of preserving the neighborhood’s “character” might appreciate the faux-historic external look of both structures, which are open and contemporary inside. (It does have “antique beams from the 1840s,” however, according to the listing.)
Another advantage of a five-bedroom, four-bathroom home that only looks historic is the ability to build in numerous energy-efficiency features rather than having to retrofit. The home also has cathedral ceilings; wood, concrete, and tile floors; a fireplace; a grassy interior courtyard; and a two-car carport with alley access in back.
• 1010 East Ninth Street [Horizon Realty]