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New Central East contemporary asks close to $1M

Two-story modern home by HGTV Smart Home builder in Robertson Hill

Boxy contemporary two-story home with white stucco top floor above offset, smaller steel bottom floor, wall-sized windows on part of top and bottom floors, small yard in front blue sky in back
1309 Hackberry Street
Via Compass

The particularly rapid upward trajectory of home costs in Central East Austin—including the small Robertson Hill neighborhood that lies between East 11th/Rosewood and East 12th Streets a few blocks east of IH-35. The asking price of this contemporary new build ($995,000) skirts the upper limits for the neighborhood, but it would probably be considered a steal in, say, South Austin.

Speaking of which: The two-story, single-family home also has a sort of star quality by association, as it was built by Riverside Homes, the company that also built the HGTV Smart Home—a detached condo in Zilker that was awarded to the winner of a sweepstakes contest in 2016 and back on the market for $1.19M in 2018.

This one has a similar style and touts a number of energy-efficiency (or “eco-conscious details,” as the listing puts it) features, including Nest thermostats and drought-tolerant landscaping (presumably the sod grass and newly planted trees on its relatively small lot: 4,181 square feet, including the 2,300-square-foot home on top). The three-bedroom, two-and-a-half bathroom home has stylishly executed stucco and steel exterior, with two living areas, walnut floors, colorful tile, and Viking appliances among the interior highlights. Back outside, there’s a one-car carport, a covered patio, and fenced front and back yards. The property is listed by Compass.