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Austin open houses to check out this weekend

A grab bag of choices north of the river

In light of our always-overheated housing market, we thought it might be helpful to offer some open-house suggestions to narrow things down—even if you’re not looking to buy, because who doesn’t love a little real estate gawking?

This week features conveniently located central homes north of the river, including This week’s selection includes remodeled bungalows, high-rise condos, and new contemporaries.

Photo of a small wooden house exterior. It has a hip roof with an overhang and a distinctive curved roof over its small porch. There are three large, different sized windows with matching 1930s style screens. A rock walkway leads around the house and to the front door. There’s a big tree and lots plants in front. Courtesy of Compass
A room with wood floors. There’s a chair rail and a painting on the back wall. A couch and matching glass side tables with lamps face a square wood coffee table on a rug. Courtesy of Compass

Where: 1111 East 31st Street

When: Saturday, February 2, noon-3 p.m.

Specs: 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms, 936 square feet

Selling points: As noted when we featured this sweet Cherrywood home earlier this week, it has numerous original and period-style features, including hardwood floors, high ceilings, a vintage Tappan range, and small touches such as crystal doorknobs and vintage light fixtures. Built in 1936, the single-story, wood-frame home has a full dining room, a laundry room, and a pantry.

Asking price: $425,000

Where: 3504 Harmon Avenue # A

When: Saturday, February 22, 11 a.m.

Specs: 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,250 square feet

Selling points: Located near St. David’s Medical Center in Central Austin, the renovated freestanding condo is walkable to groceries, restaurants, and businesses (including WeWork) and convenient to I-35. It has engineered wood floors, new custom cabinets, and energy-saving features.

Asking price: $492,800

Where: 1204 West 29th Street

When: Sunday, February 23, 1 p.m.-3 p.m.

Specs: 3 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, 2,473 square feet

Selling points: Built in 1954 and located in Old West Austin just up the hill from North Lamar Boulevard, the one-story home has been completely remodeled by Avenue B Design Build. In addition to being basically on the Shoal Creek Hike and Bike Trail, it has a large, fenced backyard and deck.

Asking price: $1.389 million

Where: 3407 Werner Avenue

When: Saturday, February 22, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sunday, February 23, 1 p.m.-4 p.m.

Specs: 3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 2,900 square feet

Selling points: A quite large new build in/for Cherrywood, this two-story, single-family home has stylish finished, polished concrete floors, a custom spiral staircase, and a 75o-square-foot rooftop deck. There’s also a charging station for electric vehicles and low-voltage lighting.

Asking price: $1.15 million

Where: 210 Lavaca Street, #1811

When: Saturday, February 22 and Sunday, February 23, 1 p.m.-4 p.m.

Specs: 2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 1,423 square feet

Selling points: The condo-curious can drop by this luxury number in Downtown’s W Residences to see what life looks like with its big views, walnut floors, custom touches, updated bathrooms, and community amenities.

Asking price: $1.09 million

Where: 5010 Woodview Avenue

When: Saturday, February 22, 1 p.m.-3 p.m. and Sunday, February 23, noon-4 p.m.

Specs: 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,673 square feet

Selling points: The remodeled Rosedale home, built in 1947, is moderate-sized as things go these days, but it’s on a 9,000-square-foot, tree-filled lot and has an open floor plan, a new master suite addition, hardwood floors, and all new appliances and mechanical systems.

Asking price: $899,000

Where: 4802 Fern Hollow

When: Saturday, February 22, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Specs: 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, 2,565 square feet

Selling points: The remodeled 1980s Northwest Hills home offers upgrades including white oak flooring, a luxury kitchen, and a master bathroom with a glass-enclosed stand-up shower, a freestanding tub, and modern fixtures.

Asking price: $1.25 million