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: $400,000.
A cute and updated single-family home in Windsor Park will set you back around $400,000 right now. Built in 1955, it has three bedrooms and two bathrooms (including one with always popular blue MCM-era tile) in 1,080 square feet. There’s a fully fenced, private backyard, a patio, a two-car carport, and an abundance of curb appeal.
Heading west, we find this Tarrytown condo in a 1960s building, asking $407,000 and presenting a stylistic departure from new builds in the central city. Measuring 1,385 square feet, the one-story unit has three bedrooms and two bathrooms. It has one carport space and two additional reserved lot spaces. HOA dues are $290/month.
A charming if small house on the edge of Cherrywood, this one-story, single-family home is asking the bargainistic price of $375,00. It bears a resemblance to some of the beloved postwar duplexes and other homes in nearby Maplewood in that it was built in 1949 and is made of concrete blocks. The home measures 944 square feet and has two bedrooms and one bathroom.
Wildly convenient to Downtown, the lake, and Barton Springs, this one-bedroom, one-bathroom condo is large and well-appointed for its location and price (asking $409,000 plus HOA fees of $286/month). It measures 806 square feet and has an open kitchen/living area and modern finishes in the kitchen and bathroom. Community amenities in its Zilker neighborhood building include a pool over looking the park, a large fitness center, and a club room.
With a $409,900 price tag, this two-story, detached condo is a new build in East Austin’s Govalle neighborhood, which has seen quite a bit of development in the past few years. The 985-square-foot home has one bedroom and two bathrooms (a tad unusual, but it makes sense for a one-bedroom with a full master suite). It also has a small second-story deck above the one-car garage. There are no HOA dues.
Which $400,000 Austin home would you choose?
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