Austin Green Homes

29 October

Some fun green building pointers in here, please do not build a Budweiser-themed house in Austin

Posted by Tom Bates

 

While we do not have the same design aesthetic, this guy makes some great green home building points.  And I am sure that someone will read this and decide that they also need a Budweiser-themed house, and while my preference would be Stella, if forced, I guess it’s better than a red Solo Cup-themed house.  Have fun with your green DYI building, and keep it classy Austin….

 
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12 December

Austin Modern Home Tour

Posted by Tom Bates

 

Every year we help dozens of people with different levels of production and custom home building in the greater Austin area.  By truly understanding what our client’s needs and architectural aesthetics are we help them through the process of custom home building.  Several of our clients are also builders, and so we spend an absurd amount of time hunting for good lots to build modern homes on!  But lot selection is only part of the equation, to build a custom home you need to assemble the right team first: an architect, a builder, a designer and a good Realtor to start with.  It’s a team effort and we are proud to be a part of that team for many Austin area home owners and building clients.  One of our recent clients who built this year is having her home featured on the Austin Modern Home Tour coming up on February 2, 2013 and I invite you all to come check it out.  (Ours is 212 W. Live Oak in 78704.) And if you or someone you know is interested in building a custom home in the Austin area come find me or one of our other Austin Modern Living Realtors and let’s talk. (Oh, and happy 12/12/12 day!)Austin-modern-home-tour-212-w-live-oak-78704-front

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07 June

Modern Home For Sale, Acreage, Waterfront, Green, Awesome

Posted by Tom Bates

 

Check out this one of kind hill country modern home offered by Amy Lewis

 
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24 February

Green, Modern, Waterfront, 6 Acres, 10 Garage – Dripping Springs

Posted by Tom Bates

 

We have a new waterfront modern home for sale that will blow your mind. Dubbed the Jackalope Ranch, this KRDB designed and Blue Horse green built home sits on 6 acres of serene hill country and has 295 feet of ACTIVE WATER Pedernales waterfront.  At just $899,500 this is a ridiculously low price for high-end architecture with huge water frontage.  This was a VERY green built home, with way too many green features, recycled materials and green technology to mention here.  Check out the full listing for more details.   This place will actually melt your mind its so cool. At just $236/sf this is a great deal.  The 1800 sf HVAC conditioned workshop/garage can probably fit 10 or more cars. Dripping Springs modern waterfront home for sale.

Call Amy Lewis 512-965-6744 or Tom Bates at 512-413-0870.

Dripping Springs Modern Waterfront for Sale

 
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08 January

5 Acre Luxury Hill Country Dream Home: Green, Pool, Views

Posted by Tom Bates

 

We are proud to offer 5401 Carbine Circle in the prestigious Homestead neighborhood.   This glamorous, green, contemporary stunning luxury home is located just minutes from the new Whole Foods and Hill Country Galleria next to Spanish Oaks Country Club in the Lake Travis ISD.  Perched on a hillside with panoramic forever views, this home will knock your socks off.  Relax in the infinity pool and entertain in style. This property will be going on the MLS sometime this spring.  Call if you want to buy it before it goes on the market. Read more about this Austin luxury green home.

This gorgeous Austin architectural luxury green home has been featured in multiple home tours and magazines including the AIA Home Tour and Austin Cool House Tour.

This green home uses 100% rain water collected in a 28,000 gallon rainwater collection tank using UV light filter – the home exceeds the City of Austin’s Five Star Energy Ranking for green homes. A few of the green energy technologies include:

  • Solar energy panels
  • Rain water collection system
  • 16 SEER Puron HVAC
  • 100% foam insulation
  • low pitched reflective metal roof with deep shading overhangs and minimal-sun-exposed windows
  • tank-less hot water heater
  • xeriscaped landscaping
  • Low flow toilets and more…see Green Features List for full list of green features.

Other great features

  • Located in prestigious and award-winning Lake Travis ISD school district
  • Just a few minutes from the Hill Country Galleria in Bee Caves in the west Austin hill country.
  • 3-car garage, theater room
  • Infinity edge pool,
  • Gourmet kitchen
  • Over 4,000 square feet of open modern living
  • Amazing outdoor entertaining area
  • 5 acres
  • Hill country views

Click here for more info and photos of this one-of-a-kind Austin modern hill country green home

 
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27 August

2002 Rue St. Tropez – Hot Austin Modern Home – Why has no one bought this awesome home yet?

Posted by Tom Bates

 

The fact that no one has bought 2002 Rue de St. Tropez, Austin TX sort of bothers me. And it’s not even one of my listings! It bothers me because it is such a hot modern Austin home. I mean it is smoking hot. It was on the cover Dwell Magazine a few years back…like on the COVER.

Erik, the design-builder, built an amazing home in the Eanes ISD area of Westlake. It has wide open entertaining areas, Scandinavian inspired color palette, tons of custom steel, custom industrial glass and a ton of modern zing.  This home is steel construction too, not timber, no pine 2×4’s…steel and metal bones.  It’s close in, private, gated, in the best school district in central Texas (Eanes ISD), has a Lake Austin waterfront park, pool and boat dock, has a roof top with views, and on and on.

Erik nailed this Austin modern home…it’s currently offered for just $253/sf…in any other modern architecture loving city, this modern home would have been snapped up…so what’s up Austin modern home lovers?! Is it too modern for Austin? Please restore my faith in Austin as a hip, up-and-coming modern architectural trend-setter!!! 🙂 Here is a link to 2002 Rue de St. Tropez listing (again, not listed by us.)
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