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: $420,000 (or thereabouts) per month. Vote for your favorite below.
This 1940s bungalow, asking $425,000, has a charming remodel and a bonus, 200-square-foot studio. Located in East Austin’s Govalle neighborhood, the 1,197-square-foot, wood-frame home has two bedrooms and one and a half bathrooms. It features new hardwood floors, stone countertops, and expanses of exposed shiplap throughout. There’s also a second living area with high, vaulted ceilings, a covered back porch, and a leafy backyard.
A midcentury home in Delwood (one of the more popular sections of Windsor Park) is on the market for $425,600. Built in 1954, the one-story, 1,415-square-foot house has original hardwood floors and vintage tile as well as a fully remodeled kitchen, a covered back patio, three bedrooms, and one bathroom.
A new build in Montopolis, this two-story, detached condo has an open floor plan, bamboo and concrete floors, high ceilings, and frameless windows capturing sunlight throughout. There’s a covered patio and a fenced backyard as well as a one-car garage. Asking $409,000, the 1,600-square-foot home has three bedrooms and three bathrooms.
If you’re into the South Austin condo lifestyle, it’s available for an asking price of $425,000 in this classic Barton Hills complex. The three-bedroom, two-bathroom (or two-bedroom-plus-office) unit measures 1,318 square feet and has an open floor plan, an updated kitchen with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances, and breakfast nook, and a covered balcony. HOA fees are $291 per month, and it comes with two parking spaces.
A classic Brentwood midcentury asking $405,000 beckons fans of the form, the neighborhood, and, probably of renovation. The one-story, 1,103-square-foot house has three bedroom and two bathrooms, as well as vintage tile, cabinets, and countertops. It’s located on a cul-de-sac on a large lot with mature trees and other vegetation and has had recent system and structural updates.
Which $420K Austin home would you choose?
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