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5010 TImberline Drive in the Zilker neighborhood
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The 10 most expensive homes sold in Austin in 2017

Starting at only $1.29M!

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5010 TImberline Drive in the Zilker neighborhood
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While 2017 overall was hardly a record-setting one for Austin real estate, luxury sales remain a subject of fascination for many. As the year comes to a close, we thought it would be a good time to check in on the state of that market. How did those multi-million, blockbuster listings fare in 2017?

For a closer look at these pricey homes, we ferreted out information from real estate website Redfin and locally focused sites for Realty Austin and Moreland Properties to compile a list of the 12 property sales in Austin that fetched top dollar this year.

Not surprisingly, all 10 are located well west of I-35 and between Hwy. 183 to the north and Hwy. 290 to the south.

This map focuses only on sold single-family homes and condos that have publicly available data—there were no doubt some private listings that sold for more than the highest listed here. Locations are listed from most to least expensive. Now go forth and ogle.

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1. 1104 Belmont Parkway

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1104 Belmont Pkwy
Austin, TX 78703

Sold price: $4.45 million

Date sold: November 16

Size: 5-bedroom, 7-bathroom, 5,359-square-foot (per county) house

Price per square foot: $830

The skinny: Modern-leaning new construction in Bryker Woods ruled led the residential sales list with a very central home on a large, cul-de-sac lot on Shoal Creek.

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2. 2301 Island Wood Road

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2301 Island Wood Rd
Austin, TX 78733

Sold price: $4.2 million

Date sold: June 7

Size: 5-bedroom, 4.5-bathroom, 5,012-square-foot (per county) house

Price per square foot: $838

The skinny: The prime lakefront location in an exclusive waterfront community of 13 homes on one-acre lots did the trick for this single-family home, built in 1983. The home showcases the Lake Austin frontage and views in the back, overlooked by a pool and lakeside deck.

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3. 1929 Cueva de Oro Cove

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1929 Cueva de Oro Cove
Austin, TX 78746

Sold price: $3.4 million

Date sold: July 5

Size: 5-bedroom, 5.5-bathroom, 6,819-square-foot (per county) house

Price per square foot: $498

The skinny: Located on the exclusive (naturally) Cueva de Oro Cove, just beyond Rollingwood and West Lake Hills, this two-story luxury home is unusual for this area in that it is “Santa Barbara style,” according to listing, rather than a traditional or Italianate McMansion. Built in 2009, it’s located on under large oaks more than an acre of land and does indeed have the stucco walls, beamed ceilings, arched doorways, and other characteristics we associated with Western and Southwestern architecture.

4. 5010 Timberline Drive

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5010 Timberline Dr
Austin, TX 78746

Sold price: $3.1 million

Date sold: July 7

Size: 5-bedroom, 6-bathroom, 4,568-square-foot house

Price per square foot: $679

The skinny: We featured this Rollingwood home in June, partly because it has an exposed, spiral laundry chute/slide running from the second floor to an area in the first-floor kitchen. The modern farmhouse-style house has a lot of other things going for it, too, including large open spaces, double-height ceilings and a family room with wall-spanning doors that open on to the pool deck.

5. 13413 Shore Vista Drive

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13413 Shore Vista Dr
Austin, TX 78732

Sold price: $2 million

Date sold: March 24

Size: 4-bedroom, 5-bathroom, 6,865-square-foot house

Price per square foot: $291

The skinny: This custom estate on 4.8 acres in the gated River Bend community of Caslano has panoramic Lake Austin and Hill Country views, coffered ceilings w/ wood beams, multiple living areas, a gym, a wine room, and master bedroom close with its own kitchenette.

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6. 1008 Meriden Lane

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1008 Meriden Ln
Austin, TX 78703

Sold price: $1.86 million

Date sold: February 13

Size: 5-bedroom, 5.2-bathroom, 4,155-square-foot house

Price per square foot: $415

The skinny: Built in 2016, this Westfield home is has a modernish/traditional style with some nice touches, as well as high ceilings, an outdoor living area with a fireplace, and an oversized lot surrounded by mature trees.

7. 509 Furlong Drive

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509 Furlong Dr
Austin, TX 78746

Sold price: $1.5 million

Date sold: May 17

Size: 5-bedroom, 4-bathroom, 5,018-square-foot (per county) house

Price per square foot: $309

The skinny: This classic West Lake home, on a 1.02-acre, tree-covered lot, fits quite nicely with the “estate” theme this list seems to be taking on. The two-story house has a large upstairs game room, high ceilings, spacious living areas, and a backyard pool and spa.

8. 8720 Chalk Knoll Drive

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8720 Chalk Knoll Dr
Austin, TX 78735

Sold price: $1.45 million

Date sold: May 17

Size: 4-bedroom, 4.5-bathroom, 4,450-square-foot house

Price per square foot: $322

The skinny: This Spanish-style house is located in a gated community in the Wimberly Creek neighborhood north of Barton Creek and backs to a wet-weather creek that provides both privacy and expansive Hill Country views.

9. 3005 Pescadero Cove

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3005 Pescadero Cove
Austin, TX 78746

Sold price: $1.35 million

Date sold: March 6

Size: 4-bedroom, 4.5-bathroom, 4,009-square-foot house

Price per square foot: $337

The skinny: A traditional two-story on a cul de sac in West Rim Estates, not far from Lake Austin, this two-story home has generous bedrooms, all with private bathrooms, a game room, and a covered outdoor living space a pool and gas grill.

10. 1716 Valeria Street

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1716 Valeria St
Austin, TX 78704

Sold price: $1.29 million

Date sold: February 24

Size: 4-bedroom, 3-bathroom, 2,800-square-foot house

Price per square foot: $463

The skinny: This modern home in South Austin’s Zilker neighborhood was built in 2016 and splits the difference between comfort and clean-lined minimalism. It has a large front porch, the expected high-end finishes, and brushed-oak hardwood floors.

1. 1104 Belmont Parkway

1104 Belmont Pkwy, Austin, TX 78703
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Sold price: $4.45 million

Date sold: November 16

Size: 5-bedroom, 7-bathroom, 5,359-square-foot (per county) house

Price per square foot: $830

The skinny: Modern-leaning new construction in Bryker Woods ruled led the residential sales list with a very central home on a large, cul-de-sac lot on Shoal Creek.

1104 Belmont Pkwy
Austin, TX 78703

2. 2301 Island Wood Road

2301 Island Wood Rd, Austin, TX 78733
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Sold price: $4.2 million

Date sold: June 7

Size: 5-bedroom, 4.5-bathroom, 5,012-square-foot (per county) house

Price per square foot: $838

The skinny: The prime lakefront location in an exclusive waterfront community of 13 homes on one-acre lots did the trick for this single-family home, built in 1983. The home showcases the Lake Austin frontage and views in the back, overlooked by a pool and lakeside deck.

2301 Island Wood Rd
Austin, TX 78733

3. 1929 Cueva de Oro Cove

1929 Cueva de Oro Cove, Austin, TX 78746

Sold price: $3.4 million

Date sold: July 5

Size: 5-bedroom, 5.5-bathroom, 6,819-square-foot (per county) house

Price per square foot: $498

The skinny: Located on the exclusive (naturally) Cueva de Oro Cove, just beyond Rollingwood and West Lake Hills, this two-story luxury home is unusual for this area in that it is “Santa Barbara style,” according to listing, rather than a traditional or Italianate McMansion. Built in 2009, it’s located on under large oaks more than an acre of land and does indeed have the stucco walls, beamed ceilings, arched doorways, and other characteristics we associated with Western and Southwestern architecture.

1929 Cueva de Oro Cove
Austin, TX 78746

4. 5010 Timberline Drive

5010 Timberline Dr, Austin, TX 78746

Sold price: $3.1 million

Date sold: July 7

Size: 5-bedroom, 6-bathroom, 4,568-square-foot house

Price per square foot: $679

The skinny: We featured this Rollingwood home in June, partly because it has an exposed, spiral laundry chute/slide running from the second floor to an area in the first-floor kitchen. The modern farmhouse-style house has a lot of other things going for it, too, including large open spaces, double-height ceilings and a family room with wall-spanning doors that open on to the pool deck.

5010 Timberline Dr
Austin, TX 78746

5. 13413 Shore Vista Drive

13413 Shore Vista Dr, Austin, TX 78732
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Sold price: $2 million

Date sold: March 24

Size: 4-bedroom, 5-bathroom, 6,865-square-foot house

Price per square foot: $291

The skinny: This custom estate on 4.8 acres in the gated River Bend community of Caslano has panoramic Lake Austin and Hill Country views, coffered ceilings w/ wood beams, multiple living areas, a gym, a wine room, and master bedroom close with its own kitchenette.

13413 Shore Vista Dr
Austin, TX 78732

6. 1008 Meriden Lane

1008 Meriden Ln, Austin, TX 78703

Sold price: $1.86 million

Date sold: February 13

Size: 5-bedroom, 5.2-bathroom, 4,155-square-foot house

Price per square foot: $415

The skinny: Built in 2016, this Westfield home is has a modernish/traditional style with some nice touches, as well as high ceilings, an outdoor living area with a fireplace, and an oversized lot surrounded by mature trees.

1008 Meriden Ln
Austin, TX 78703

7. 509 Furlong Drive

509 Furlong Dr, Austin, TX 78746

Sold price: $1.5 million

Date sold: May 17

Size: 5-bedroom, 4-bathroom, 5,018-square-foot (per county) house

Price per square foot: $309

The skinny: This classic West Lake home, on a 1.02-acre, tree-covered lot, fits quite nicely with the “estate” theme this list seems to be taking on. The two-story house has a large upstairs game room, high ceilings, spacious living areas, and a backyard pool and spa.

509 Furlong Dr
Austin, TX 78746

8. 8720 Chalk Knoll Drive

8720 Chalk Knoll Dr, Austin, TX 78735

Sold price: $1.45 million

Date sold: May 17

Size: 4-bedroom, 4.5-bathroom, 4,450-square-foot house

Price per square foot: $322

The skinny: This Spanish-style house is located in a gated community in the Wimberly Creek neighborhood north of Barton Creek and backs to a wet-weather creek that provides both privacy and expansive Hill Country views.

8720 Chalk Knoll Dr
Austin, TX 78735

9. 3005 Pescadero Cove

3005 Pescadero Cove, Austin, TX 78746

Sold price: $1.35 million

Date sold: March 6

Size: 4-bedroom, 4.5-bathroom, 4,009-square-foot house

Price per square foot: $337

The skinny: A traditional two-story on a cul de sac in West Rim Estates, not far from Lake Austin, this two-story home has generous bedrooms, all with private bathrooms, a game room, and a covered outdoor living space a pool and gas grill.

3005 Pescadero Cove
Austin, TX 78746

10. 1716 Valeria Street

1716 Valeria St, Austin, TX 78704

Sold price: $1.29 million

Date sold: February 24

Size: 4-bedroom, 3-bathroom, 2,800-square-foot house

Price per square foot: $463

The skinny: This modern home in South Austin’s Zilker neighborhood was built in 2016 and splits the difference between comfort and clean-lined minimalism. It has a large front porch, the expected high-end finishes, and brushed-oak hardwood floors.

1716 Valeria St
Austin, TX 78704