Austin's natural beauty is one reason the city was built here to begin with; it's also a reason people continue to move here, usually bringing personal transport with them. So it's not surprising that our smallest parks are traffic islands.
This week's top two sales were of homes we featured not too long ago, including a renovated 3,918-square-foot, 1929 stucco two-story in Old West Austin and a the former home of midcentury Austin designer Howard R. Barr on Lake Austin.
This 12.93-acre, walled estate fronts Lake Austin and is both secluded and conveniently planted in Tarrytown. The generational property features a 5,170-square-foot home that is stately, modernist, stylish, and unique under a generous canopy of oaks.
It's not uncommon for Austin homes to be staged with guitars, in a nod to that whole "Live Music Capital of the World" thing we keep harping on. This 19,782-square-foot mansion puts a super-luxury, not-at-all-casual twist on the practice.
This week's top home sales had buyers heading west, for the most part, and toward the water. There was a big gap between the most expensive home sale price those of the rest of the list, not too surprising considering the former's lakefront.
For this week's Curbed Comparisons, a column that explores what one can rent for a set amount in various Austin neighborhoods, we decided to have some fun with a price point of $5,000. That's apparently no object in some parts of town.