Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, a column that explores what one can rent or buy for a set dollar amount in various Austin neighborhoods. Today’s price: $500,000 (or thereabouts) per month. Vote for your favorite below.
A 853-square-foot bungalow asking exactly $500,000 can be found on a corner lot in the booming Holly neighborhood near Festival Beach in East Austin. The freestanding condo has been spruced up but retains its vintage charm with white-washed shiplap walls, longleaf pine floors, and a welcoming front porch. It has two bedrooms and one bathroom. HOA fees are $105 per year.
A second-story townhouse with a downstairs entrance looks treehouse-like as well as somewhat sophisticated. That would make sense, as it’s located in the northern reaches of Tarrytown, walkable to Mayfield Park and Mount Bonnell. The home has two bedrooms and two bathrooms and features parquet floors, crown molding, wood blinds, and a private balcony. It’s asking $500,000 plus $200 per month in HOA fees.
An open-plan, remodeled midcentury in Crestview is on the market for $539,000. Built in 1951, the 1,358-square-foot home has three bedrooms and two bathrooms, including a master-suite addition. plus a 350-square-foot, screened porch.
A Downtown condo in this price range is hardly an anomaly, but this one-bedroom/semi-studio unit measuring 801 square feet offers better views and more distinctive style than many of them. Located in the the very tall 360 building, it features wall-sized remote controlled coverings, wood floors, and a balcony, plus many building amenities. It’s asking $489,000 plus $408 per month in HOA fees.
A single-family home with a backyard studio and an extremely generic makeover can be had for around $489,000. Located in South Austin’s Galindo neighborhood, the 1,196-square-foot, single-story home was built in 1961 and has three bedrooms and one bathroom. In addition to the small studio, the large, fenced backyard features a pergola-shaded patio.
Which $500,000 Austin home would you choose?
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