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Colorful home in Austin’s all-mod community asks $415K

A model for its neighborhood

Blocky, two-story contemporary house painted bright blue with metal accents
7312 Annette Cove
Via Strub Residential

The Agave development in far East Austin started to take shape about 15 years ago. There were with a few goals in mind for the innovative project. Foremost among them was the creation of community of all-contemporary/modern-inspired homes that could be offered at a reasonable price.

As Austin has grown, Agave has come to seem much closer to the central city than it once was. Its prices have grown as well—although buyers still get a fair amount of stylish square footage for their bucks.

What hasn’t changed is the commitment to modern style and sustainability in what has become a close-knit community with a diverse group of residents and colorful homes with standout style. (Also: It has views!)

This two-story, frame-and-stucco house was a model home for the community when it was built in 2006, meant to showcase the progressive design, materials, and finishes that would characterize homes in the neighborhood. Those features—an open floor plan, lots of natural light, and unfussy, restrained design—have held up well and continue to look fresh.

Other attractive features of the 1,784-square-foot home include the polished concrete, bamboo, and hard-tile floors, as well as a large, open kitchen with an island and copious storage in light-colored wood cabinets with semiopaque doors.

The home has three bedrooms and three bathrooms, with views of the Austin skyline from the upstairs master’s suite. Outside are mature landscaping and garden beds, an adorable covered patio, and additional gardening and entertainment areas on both sides of its cedar fence. The bright blue home is listed by Strub Residential and is located at 7312 Annette Cove.