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 Shangri-la? Let’s find out! Today’s price: $420,000.
This one-story, single-family home, asking $415,000, offers the basic but appealing combination of a well-kept bungalow, wood floors, and an inviting backyard space. Located in the popular and central East Cesar Chavez neighborhood, the home has two bedrooms and one bathroom and measures 768 square feet.
The central north Crestview neighborhood offers this two-story detached condo at precisely this week’s price. It has two bedrooms and two a half bathrooms in 1,084 square feet and features wood floors, a living-room projector, and a small, fenced backyard and patio.
A single-family home built in 1963, this one-story, 912-square-foot house is located on a cul-de-sac and has two bedrooms and one bathroom. As is the case with many of the homes in its South Lamar neighborhood, it’s on a fairly large lot that it takes up only a small portion of—meaning lots of space for backyard fun and entertainment or development, if that’s what you fancy. It’s asking $414,500.
While the original house that became this two-story detached condo was built in 1966, it has been so completely remodeled that it looks like a contemporary new build, especially on the inside. Located in the South Manchaca neighborhood near West Stassney Lane, the home has three bedrooms and two bathrooms in 1,489 square feet and features a private yard and second-story deck off the master suite.
A 950-square-foot condo in what could be termed a “legacy building” (constructed in 2002) is on offer for this week’s asking price. Located across from Republic Square Park in the Plaza Lofts Downtown, the one-bedroom, one-bathroom unit has an open floor plan that is indeed loft-style, with concrete floors, 11-foot ceilings, and exposed pipes and vents. There’s also large balcony and floor-to-ceiling windows with views and one garage space. HOA fees are $555 per month.
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East Cesar Chavez