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Moving this Fall? Plans for 1,900 sq. ft. Modern Construction in 78723

28th March 2014

Below are renderings and plans for a 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom 1,900 sq. ft. modern house in 78723 that is too be built this summer – 2014.   Address of the property is 5312 Wellington Rd.  Property is Centrally located in the very hot Windsor Park (INFO HERE).  The house is walking distance to Bartholomew Park, and the new 51st St. HEB in Mueller.  Call or email me at scott@austinmodernliving.com for more details on the project and an exact completion date.

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More New Construction in Crestview and Brentwood

19th March 2014

Several new modern construction homes will be coming available this summer in the red hot Crestview and Brentwood neighborhoods in North Central Austin.   All the houses will be priced in the high $500k to low $600k range and will feature anywhere from 2,200 – 2,800 sq. ft.   Send me an email at scott@austinmodernliving.com with any questions or interest in getting more information.

Renderings of new construction plans for one of the Crestview properties:

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Photos of previous properties in Crestview that have already sold:

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Downtown Seaholm Powerplant Renovation is Almost Complete!

6th March 2014

The first phase of the redevelopment of the old Seaholm Power Plant in downtown Austin will soon be completed.   Businesses like Aethena Health and a new restaurant called Boiler Nine Bar + Grill will be leasing out space.   There is also going to be a new public library along with 280 private condominiums  scheduled to be built.    Send me an email at scott@austinmodernliving.com if you would like more information about this project.
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City of Austin “Neighborhood Plan Combining District”

27th February 2014

CaptureIn the last year and a half, the City of Austin has created several measures to create new urban development in Central Austin, while still allowing the older residential neighborhoods of the area to maintain their natural charm and character.   In addition to the “McMansion Guidelines,” (which do not allow a single family structure to encompass more than 40% of the lot and cannot be taller than 32 ft.), the city has begun to adopt the “Neighborhood Plan Combining District.”  As you can see from the link this N.P.C.D. now encompasses not only single family homes, but corner stores, mixed-use buildings and secondary apartments.  If you have any questions about how this might affect your neighborhood, or the neighborhood you are potentially looking at moving, feel free and contact me at scott@austinmodernliving.com

 

New Renovation in Windsor Park

13th February 2014

Below is a new renovation in Windsor Park that will be completed in the next 2-3 weeks.   It will not be listed on the MLS for at least 2 weeks.   The house is walking distance to Berkman Dr., Bartholomew Park, and the new 51st St. HEB in Mueller.

The house will be priced at $415,000 and is a complete remodel down to the studs.  It features 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and is 1,571 sq. ft.   The living room and covered back porch has a vaulted ceiling.   The master bedroom also has an elevated (tray) ceiling.    Please contact me with questions or if you are interested in seeing the inside.

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Coming Soon in Allandale, Brentwood, Crestview and Tarrytown

9th February 2014

Inventory in certain neighborhoods in Central Austin is at an all time low right now.  Some areas of town have less than 1 month of inventory for sale!   (The norm is typically around 3-4 months of inventory).    As you can imagine, many of the new properties are going under contract before they even hit the MLS.    I have been working with several builders and investors this year and scouring the area for new properties, before they hit the market in order for my clients to be one step ahead of all the other buyers.   Below are just 4 of the houses that I know of that will be coming available for sale in the next 2-3 months, but are still under construction and have not ye hit the market.

 

Adelbert’s Brewery

7th February 2014

CaptureIf you happen to be driving some central Austin streets looking at houses on a Saturday afternoon, I would highly recommend checking out Adelbert’s Brewery for one of their tours (assuming you like beer, especially Belgian beer).   I went there recently, did the tour and had a great time…Saturday’s from 1-4m.    Or if you want to just buy their beer, most of the H.E.B.’s and local grocers carry them…look in the single beer section.  Adelbert’s only bottles their beers in wine bottles.

Silestone Counter-tops

5th February 2014

CaptureIf you are thinking about putting in new counter-tops for your kitchen or bathrooms, I highly recommend looking into Silestone as opposed to granite, marble, or concrete.   I recently met with the Cosentino sales rep. and toured their facility off 71 out by the Austin Bergstrom Airport.   It was very impressive.   There product is a much higher qualify – it does not have the same wear and tear/maintenance issues that other counter-top surfaces will have.   In addition, the prices is not that much different – even cheaper than a lot of high end granites and marbles.   So if your old house is Hyde Park or your 70′s ranch in Allandale are in need of kitchen or bathroom makeover, this would be the counter-tops that I would recommend.

2014 Austin Modern Home Tour

30th January 2014

The 2014 Austin Modern Home Tour is this weekend.   If you are interested in seeing some unique architecture in Central Austin, this might be worth checking out: Modern Home Tour Austin

New Listings in Northloop…

5th January 2014

Several new renovated properties will be coming on the market in the next 2-3 months in Crestview, Rosedale and Northloop – all between 2,200 and 2,600 sq. ft. and priced between $469,000 and $599,000.   All with modern open floor plans, hardwood floors and sleek Silestone counter-tops.