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What $800,000 buys in Austin

Which home 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. Today’s price: $800,000 (or thereabouts). Vote for your favorite below.


If a high-rise condo in Four Seasons Residences Downtown sounds divine, this 1,060-square-foot unit can be had for $789,000 (or maybe less—nothing wrong with trying to bargain—but that’s what it’s asking). The condo has one bedroom and one bathroom, a large corner living room and recessed balcony, a master bathroom with soaking tub and separate shower, wood floors, and automatic shades. Community facilities include a rooftop pool, a fitness center, and meeting and party rooms overlooking the city.

Northwest Hills

Via Compass

4802 Fern Drive

A 1980s home in Northwest Hills has a lot to offer for an asking price of $799,900. Some of those things include a nifty recent makeover, lots of room (3,565 square feet), three bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms (one with a freestanding tub), white oak flooring, modern fixtures, a luxury kitchen, and a bonus room.

South Menchaca

Via Realty Austin

914 B Philco Dr #B

A home designed by local firm Moore Tate in South Austin’s 78745 ZIP is on the market for $815,000. The two-story, 2,179-square-foot house was built in 2016 and has four bedrooms and four bathrooms. It’s under a canopy of mature oaks and has a detached studio with multiple potential uses.


A unit in a one-story Tarrytown condo asking $765,000 (with no HOAs!) is in a rear location on a large lot and has a large yard. The remodeled home has an open floor plan and updated elements including wood floors, a contemporary kitchen, a large master suite and closet, a soaking tub, and a separate, walk-in shower.

Travis Heights

Austin’s Davey McEathron Architecture has been designing these Scandinavian-influenced modern farmhouses for builds around South Austin, mostly as detached condos, by Urban ATX. These are new ones, built in 2019, are located in Travis Heights and are asking $799,900. The two-story unit (you get only one for that price) has three bedrooms and three bathrooms in 1,916 square feet. There are high-quality and high-end finishes and materials throughout, as well as decks, patios, a large backyard, and a garage.


Which $800K Austin home would you choose?

This poll is closed

  • 10%
    (24 votes)
  • 19%
    Northwest Hills
    (44 votes)
  • 5%
    South Menchaca
    (12 votes)
  • 7%
    (17 votes)
  • 57%
    Travis Heights
    (132 votes)
229 votes total Vote Now