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What $1M buys in Austin right now

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Luxury homes in five neighborhoods—which one would you choose?

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 mansion? Let’s find out! Today’s price: $1 million.

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Modernity and square footage come together in this two-story, South Austin home. Built in 2016 and weighing in at 2,454 square feet, it’s located off South First Street in the Dawson neighborhood. The mod farmhouse has three bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms and features wood floors throughout, bonus flex space, kitchen upgrades and a one-car garage. It’s asking $1 million.

Even more square footage is available if you’re willing to head away from the city center a bit more—especially if you’re looking for a fun, relaxing weekend home or don’t have to commute to central Austin. A multistoried 1982 home located on a hillside cul-de-sac in Northwest Austin’s Vista West neighborhood will throw in views and a pool for an asking price of $998,750. It has four bedrooms and four bathrooms in 4,282 square feet as well as multiple decks and fireplaces.

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This unit in W Residences is pretty groovy, as Downtown condos go. It’s in the Second Street District, if specific location matters, which means a short trip downstairs finds restaurants, retail, and other neighborhood amenities galore. Back upstairs, the buyer can enjoy panoramic city views, wood floors, chef’s kitchen, and luxurious soaking tub as well a a walk-in shower in the master bathroom. With two bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms, it’s asking $1,039,000 for 1,524 square feet.

A vaguely olden-style, two-story detached condo might not be appealing to everyone, but it could be just the thing for Game of Thrones fans or people seeking a home in a gated community just outside of Rollingwood. Built in 2007 and not in the Middle Ages, the 3,607-square-foot home is also large for a condo, with five bedrooms and four and a half bathrooms. Asking $1.1 million, it has crown moldings, hardwood floors, built-ins, and a gourmet kitchen.

This $1 million home highlights some benefits and some drawbacks of a house in central Austin. The two-story stucco, located in North University, was built in 1936 and retains a number of its elegant, distinctive historic features as well as a leafy yard with many mature trees. At 2,408 square feet, though, it’s smaller than many luxury home on a semi-busy street (drawbacks to some). The former duplex has three bedrooms and two bathrooms and has had a makeover that’s a mixed bag, stylistically, but includes a pool and retains its fireplaces and other original features.


Which $1 million Austin home would you choose?

This poll is closed

  • 28%
    (33 votes)
  • 20%
    Vista West
    (23 votes)
  • 26%
    (31 votes)
  • 7%
    Rollingwood area
    (9 votes)
  • 16%
    North University
    (19 votes)
115 votes total Vote Now