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). Vote for your favorite below.
A rowhouse under a condo regime, besides sounding vaguely like a PE lyric, describes this two-story, frame home in MLK, on the market for $420,000. The detached, 1,623-square-foot home has an open floor plan with stained concrete floors downstairs and granite countertops and stainless appliances in the kitchen. There are three bedrooms and three bathrooms, bamboo and slate flooring upstairs, a two-car garage, and sweet, fenced courtyard in back. HOA fees are $100 per month.
Another nifty way to enjoy a small, private outdoor space is to reside in a condo with views (of trees, and possibly downtown), such as this one in Barton Hills. Located in a Southwestern-style, stucco complex built in 1981, the 1,650-square-foot home has two stories, three bedrooms, and two bathrooms, as well as a two-story living area, a fireplace, and three of the aforementioned balconies. It’s asking $425,000 with $723 monthly HOA fees.
If you like your domicile’s outdoor component in the form of a large, fenced backyard full of possibilities, perhaps a single-family home asking $409,500 is in order. This one-story, ranch-style home with three bedrooms and two bathrooms, at 1,000 square feet, is not huge, but it has some nice vintage features (it was built in 1954), a screened-in porch, and a sizable lot.
If Downtown is your jam, this one-bedroom/studio condo in the 360 might be just the place you need for your ... downtown jamming. It might be smallish in square footage (728), but it’s big on pano views and has floor-to-ceiling windows and a balcony, wood floors, and granite counter tops. Building amenities include a rooftop pool, outdoor living space, grills, a clubhouse with a kitchen, a fitness center, and a media room. It’s on the market for $415,000 and comes with $424 per month in association fees.
A 1968 University Hills home has been renovated for all your light-bright desires but retains a bit of insouciance in its paint job. The one-story house offers room to roam inside and out, with four bedrooms and two bathrooms in 2,250 square feet on a 9,757-square-foot lot. It has a 27-panel solar system and a new AC system and insulation for much energy efficiency. There’s a large, covered patio and a fenced yard in back. It’s on the market for $425,000.
Which $420,000 Austin home would you choose?
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