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As we all obey directives to shelter-in-place when possible, it’s easy to get bored with the same old, same old of our immediate surrounds. Luckily a spate of area museums are offering digital tours to break up the monotony, and there’s no shortage of Austin-related movies and TV shows to stream right now. And now we’re adding another bit of eye candy to your viewing-from-home pleasure: The priciest real estate Austin has to offer. (Because hey, sometimes—like right now—it’s nice to daydream.)

While we try to feature properties in all price ranges, every once in a while, we want to check in on which homes in the local market are asking top dollar. To that end, and with the help of Estately, Redfin, Kuper-Sotheby’s, and a couple of local, luxury-oriented real estate companies, we found the properties (single-family homes and condos only—raw land and multifamily properties are not included) on the current market with the highest asking prices and mapped them.

The homes, most but not all quite large, range from $9.2 million to $45 million in asking price. They also have geography in common; all but one are located west of the river, starting around West Lake Hills and spreading northwest from there, to the Steiner Ranch and Lake Travis areas.

Finally, a caveat: There are a few private listings, including some with undisclosed prices, that are not on this list, although some of them would certainly qualify. If you have the scoop on any home that would qualify for this list, let us know in the comments section below, or hit us up on the tipline.

Properties are ordered from highest to lowest price.

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1. Lake Austin Ranch

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7400 Coldwater Canyon Dr
Austin, TX 78730

Asking price: $45 million

Size: 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,000 square feet, 65.68 acres

The lowdown: This Lake Austin ranch barely makes it past our “no raw land” rule on this list, mostly because it is the 65.68-acre property of online-gaming mogul Richard Garriott de Cayeux. It features more than 2,700 feet of lake and Coldwater Creek frontage, views of the river and the Pennybacker Bridge, a 1,000-square-foot guest house, a private marina, a carriage house, a caretaker’s office, covered parking and, of course, a replica of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. The price recently went back up after taking a $10 million dip for the winter.

Aerial shot of tree-covered land on bend in Colorado River Austin Luxury Group

2. The Four Seasons, 30th Floor Penthouse

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98 San Jacinto Blvd
Austin, TX 78701

Asking Price: $21.5M

Size: 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3 half-bathrooms, 13,000 square feet

The Lowdown: Occupying the 30th floor of the Four Seasons Hotel, this sprawling penthouse condo encompasses an eye-watering 13,000 square feet with 360-degree views over the city. The penthouse is accessible only via a direct keyed elevator, and includes other over-the-top touches like a 500-pound Taj Mahal quartzite bathroom counter, a 500-bottle wine cellar and balconies outfitted with dog-friendly charcoal-filtered turf.

Austin skyline
Austin skyline

3. 6800 Comanche Trail

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6800 Comanche Trail
Austin, TX 78732

Asking price: $13 million

Size: 6 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, 5 half-bathrooms 17,800 square feet

The lowdown: Built in 2008, this Mediterranean-style estate might be the McMansion-iest McMansion of them all. But it does have 650 feet of Lake Travis waterfront and unobstructed views over said lake’s main basin. It also touts a hot tub, a wine cellar, a movie theater, an elevator, guest suites, a catering kitchen, and an eight-car garage.

6800 Comanche Trail

4. The Summit Estate

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4433 River Garden Trail
Austin, TX 78746

Asking price: $12.9 million

Size: 7 bedrooms, 13 bathrooms, 20,708 square feet

The lowdown: On a private, three-acre hilltop, this French country estate-inspired home at the Summit at Westlake offers a spectacular panorama showcasing the curvature of Lake Austin, Mount Bonnell, and the Austin skyline. If anything, the grand house suits the view.

A castle-like McMansion photographed from front and above. There’s a river in the background and a large group of tall buildings in the distance, which is downtown Austin.
4433 River Garden Trail
Via Gottesman Residential Real Estate

5. The Nautilus

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3511 Westlake Dr
Austin, TX 78746

Asking price: $12.5 million

Size: 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 6,408 square feet

The lowdown: This eye-catching contemporary has been a fixture on Lake Austin for more than 30 years and is being offered publicly for the first time, as the designers originally built it as their family residence. It’s on almost two acres of land in Westlake. Even after a recent $2.2 million price cut, it ranks among the priciest listings on offer in town.

Photo of a large contemporary home with a circular driveway with a circular sort of gazebo in the middle that echoes the lines of the house behind it. The house has three attached vertical sections, all with angled roofs. The buildings recede slightly. There’s a one-story garage on the right, attched to the main home by a one-story, living area with a window in front.
3511 Westlake Drive
Via Moreland Properties

6. Cliff House

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2800 Stratford Dr
Austin, TX 78746

Asking price: $11.5 million

Size: Main house—4 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms; guest house—2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms; cliff house—1 bedroom, 1 bathroom

The lowdown: A contemporary villa made of glass and stone, this two-story Rollingwood home is built into a cliff overlooking Lake Austin and has a sod roof over its semicircular lookout.

7. 4104 Shimmering Cove

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4104 Shimmering Cove
Austin, TX 78731

Asking price: $10.75 million

Size: 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 7,775 square feet

The lowdown: Built in 2011 and located in the Watersedge gated community on Lake Austin, the estate has around 200 square feet of waterfront in addition to its huge Spanish-style house, an award-winning pool and spa, an outdoor kitchen, and a two-slip boat house with hydraulic lifts and two jet ski lifts.

8. The Milburn Estate

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4620 Toreador Dr
Austin, TX 78746

Asking price: $10 million

Size: 7 bedrooms, 7.5 bathrooms, 11,264 square feet

The lowdown: Built in 1998 as the family home of well-known builder Bill Milburn, the estate is being offered privately for the first time. It’s located on five acres of park-like grounds, with a private drive, English gardens, a pool, and big downtown views.

Aerial shot of a large, multistoried brick house with steep roof lines and two chimneys. It’s on a tree-covered hillside and has manicured, terraced lawns. There’s a large swimming pool to the left of the house, separated by tall Italian cypresses.
4620 Toreodor Drive
Via Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty

9. Château de Courant

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8106 Chalk Knoll Dr
Austin, TX 78735

Asking price: $9.45 million

Size: 7 bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, 13,886 square feet

The lowdown: This castle-style house sits on a 3.89-acre plot overlooking the third hole of the Barton Creek golf course. The gated-community home features such amenities as a resort-style pool, a boules court, a covered outdoor living area with a fireplace and grill, and various gardens, ponds, and a wine cellar/grotto. There are also staff quarters, because keeping up a 13,000-square-foot plus house is no small feat.

The exterior of Chateau de Courant in Austin, Texas. The facade is stone and there is a pool in the foregrounds.
8106 Chalk Knoll Drive
Kuper Sotheby's International Realty

10. Musket Rim Street

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Musket Rim St
Austin, TX 78738

Asking price: $9.2 million

Size: 6 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, 7,341 square feet

The lowdown: The setting—39.27 tree-covered acres straddling Barton Creek—is clearly the star attraction of this Northwest Travis County property. The custom-built home makes the best of its setting, with covered outdoor living areas that overlook the pool and the creek. There’s also a sport court, a spa, a guest house, a barn, fenced pasture, an ag exemption, and views of downtown and creekside cliffs.

A photo of a kidney shaped pool with a brick border and a connected hot tub with a screen of mature live oaks behind it.
1400 Musket Rim Street
Via Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty

1. Lake Austin Ranch

7400 Coldwater Canyon Dr, Austin, TX 78730
Aerial shot of tree-covered land on bend in Colorado River Austin Luxury Group

Asking price: $45 million

Size: 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,000 square feet, 65.68 acres

The lowdown: This Lake Austin ranch barely makes it past our “no raw land” rule on this list, mostly because it is the 65.68-acre property of online-gaming mogul Richard Garriott de Cayeux. It features more than 2,700 feet of lake and Coldwater Creek frontage, views of the river and the Pennybacker Bridge, a 1,000-square-foot guest house, a private marina, a carriage house, a caretaker’s office, covered parking and, of course, a replica of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. The price recently went back up after taking a $10 million dip for the winter.

7400 Coldwater Canyon Dr
Austin, TX 78730

2. The Four Seasons, 30th Floor Penthouse

98 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin, TX 78701
Austin skyline
Austin skyline

Asking Price: $21.5M

Size: 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3 half-bathrooms, 13,000 square feet

The Lowdown: Occupying the 30th floor of the Four Seasons Hotel, this sprawling penthouse condo encompasses an eye-watering 13,000 square feet with 360-degree views over the city. The penthouse is accessible only via a direct keyed elevator, and includes other over-the-top touches like a 500-pound Taj Mahal quartzite bathroom counter, a 500-bottle wine cellar and balconies outfitted with dog-friendly charcoal-filtered turf.

98 San Jacinto Blvd
Austin, TX 78701

3. 6800 Comanche Trail

6800 Comanche Trail, Austin, TX 78732
6800 Comanche Trail

Asking price: $13 million

Size: 6 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, 5 half-bathrooms 17,800 square feet

The lowdown: Built in 2008, this Mediterranean-style estate might be the McMansion-iest McMansion of them all. But it does have 650 feet of Lake Travis waterfront and unobstructed views over said lake’s main basin. It also touts a hot tub, a wine cellar, a movie theater, an elevator, guest suites, a catering kitchen, and an eight-car garage.

6800 Comanche Trail
Austin, TX 78732

4. The Summit Estate

4433 River Garden Trail, Austin, TX 78746
A castle-like McMansion photographed from front and above. There’s a river in the background and a large group of tall buildings in the distance, which is downtown Austin.
4433 River Garden Trail
Via Gottesman Residential Real Estate

Asking price: $12.9 million

Size: 7 bedrooms, 13 bathrooms, 20,708 square feet

The lowdown: On a private, three-acre hilltop, this French country estate-inspired home at the Summit at Westlake offers a spectacular panorama showcasing the curvature of Lake Austin, Mount Bonnell, and the Austin skyline. If anything, the grand house suits the view.

4433 River Garden Trail
Austin, TX 78746

5. The Nautilus

3511 Westlake Dr, Austin, TX 78746
Photo of a large contemporary home with a circular driveway with a circular sort of gazebo in the middle that echoes the lines of the house behind it. The house has three attached vertical sections, all with angled roofs. The buildings recede slightly. There’s a one-story garage on the right, attched to the main home by a one-story, living area with a window in front.
3511 Westlake Drive
Via Moreland Properties

Asking price: $12.5 million

Size: 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 6,408 square feet

The lowdown: This eye-catching contemporary has been a fixture on Lake Austin for more than 30 years and is being offered publicly for the first time, as the designers originally built it as their family residence. It’s on almost two acres of land in Westlake. Even after a recent $2.2 million price cut, it ranks among the priciest listings on offer in town.

3511 Westlake Dr
Austin, TX 78746

6. Cliff House

2800 Stratford Dr, Austin, TX 78746

Asking price: $11.5 million

Size: Main house—4 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms; guest house—2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms; cliff house—1 bedroom, 1 bathroom

The lowdown: A contemporary villa made of glass and stone, this two-story Rollingwood home is built into a cliff overlooking Lake Austin and has a sod roof over its semicircular lookout.

2800 Stratford Dr
Austin, TX 78746

7. 4104 Shimmering Cove

4104 Shimmering Cove, Austin, TX 78731

Asking price: $10.75 million

Size: 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 7,775 square feet

The lowdown: Built in 2011 and located in the Watersedge gated community on Lake Austin, the estate has around 200 square feet of waterfront in addition to its huge Spanish-style house, an award-winning pool and spa, an outdoor kitchen, and a two-slip boat house with hydraulic lifts and two jet ski lifts.

4104 Shimmering Cove
Austin, TX 78731

8. The Milburn Estate

4620 Toreador Dr, Austin, TX 78746
Aerial shot of a large, multistoried brick house with steep roof lines and two chimneys. It’s on a tree-covered hillside and has manicured, terraced lawns. There’s a large swimming pool to the left of the house, separated by tall Italian cypresses.
4620 Toreodor Drive
Via Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty

Asking price: $10 million

Size: 7 bedrooms, 7.5 bathrooms, 11,264 square feet

The lowdown: Built in 1998 as the family home of well-known builder Bill Milburn, the estate is being offered privately for the first time. It’s located on five acres of park-like grounds, with a private drive, English gardens, a pool, and big downtown views.

4620 Toreador Dr
Austin, TX 78746

9. Château de Courant

8106 Chalk Knoll Dr, Austin, TX 78735
The exterior of Chateau de Courant in Austin, Texas. The facade is stone and there is a pool in the foregrounds.
8106 Chalk Knoll Drive
Kuper Sotheby's International Realty

Asking price: $9.45 million

Size: 7 bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, 13,886 square feet

The lowdown: This castle-style house sits on a 3.89-acre plot overlooking the third hole of the Barton Creek golf course. The gated-community home features such amenities as a resort-style pool, a boules court, a covered outdoor living area with a fireplace and grill, and various gardens, ponds, and a wine cellar/grotto. There are also staff quarters, because keeping up a 13,000-square-foot plus house is no small feat.

8106 Chalk Knoll Dr
Austin, TX 78735

10. Musket Rim Street

Musket Rim St, Austin, TX 78738
A photo of a kidney shaped pool with a brick border and a connected hot tub with a screen of mature live oaks behind it.
1400 Musket Rim Street
Via Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty

Asking price: $9.2 million

Size: 6 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, 7,341 square feet

The lowdown: The setting—39.27 tree-covered acres straddling Barton Creek—is clearly the star attraction of this Northwest Travis County property. The custom-built home makes the best of its setting, with covered outdoor living areas that overlook the pool and the creek. There’s also a sport court, a spa, a guest house, a barn, fenced pasture, an ag exemption, and views of downtown and creekside cliffs.

Musket Rim St
Austin, TX 78738