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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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1104 Belmont Parkway

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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.

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2301 Island Wood Road

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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.

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1929 Cueva de Oro Cove

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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.

5010 Timberline Drive

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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.

13413 Shore Vista Drive

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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.

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1008 Meriden Lane

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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.

509 Furlong Drive

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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.

8720 Chalk Knoll Drive

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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.

3005 Pescadero Cove

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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.

1716 Valeria Street

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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.

1104 Belmont Parkway

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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.

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2301 Island Wood Road

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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.

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1929 Cueva de Oro Cove

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.

5010 Timberline Drive

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.

13413 Shore Vista Drive

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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.

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1008 Meriden Lane

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.

509 Furlong Drive

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.

8720 Chalk Knoll Drive

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.

3005 Pescadero Cove

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.

1716 Valeria Street

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.