Posts Tagged ‘austin modern homes’

15 February

Austin modern home spec building making a comeback this year?

Posted by Tom Bates

 

OK OK, so it’s not a full comeback, but it’s a start. There still are very few Austin modern homes being built as spec houses this year compared to the salad days, but we are absolutely seeing a pick up this year compared to the last 4 years.  Still too few for our buyers to have a huge selection, but it’s a good start!  Most of the activity is in smoking hot Austin areas like south Austin’s 78704 and in further out affordable areas.  Green homes are also HUGE this year, but beware, just because the marketing says it’s a green house doesn’t necessarily mean a lot…you and your agent really need to look under the hood and see what’s really green and what’s just marketing, more on that huge subject another time! (here’s an example of a real green house, and it’s for sale!)

Of course, our office continues to be busy helping people build custom modern homes in Austin and I figure that will continue for many more years until spec home building comes back for real.  If you are looking for an Austin modern home for sale, a good place to start is our Austin modern homes list.  We try to update it once a month or so.  The best way is to work with an agent who specializes in architectural and modern homes and speaks with and knows a lot of builders and keeps a list of their modern spec homes they are working on.  Of course, our agents are the cat’s meow but there are dozens of great modern focused agents out there.  Good luck with you search!

 
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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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13 August

Austin Modern Duplex Home 8 Beds Central Austin – $875,000

Posted by Tom Bates

 

$219/sf for central Austin modern home with 8 beds and 8.5 baths. This is a non-condo-ized-duplex…you could condo-ize it if you wanted to make it 2 single family townhouse style condo-ized duplexes. (I know that maybe seems complicated…thanks City Of Austin zoning!!) This is a really cool central Austin property, very close to UT, great owner occupant property or investment property for a 1031 Exchange.  This is not on the MLS…owner has solid rental income so in no hurry.  Here is a link to more on this Austin modern home for sale

 
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12 July

Two Beautiful Austin Modern Retreats!

Posted by Tom Bates

 

Call or email me to learn more about these two beautiful Austin luxury homes!

1401 Shenandoah is a fresh interpretation of a classic linear MCM style.  It boasts a 1000 sf guest cottage and is located on a large corner lot, convenient to major commute roads, Lakeline Mall and more.  If you are looking for a deal, here it is…builder taking massive loss.

5401 Carbine Circle is a hill-country modern green retreat on 5 acres, nestled just outside the village of Bee Cave, convenient to downtown, the lake, the Hill Country Galleria and more.  Show me another 4000 sf house with no water bill, taxes this low and average electric bills at $175/month…now that’s a green home!

Tom Bates, Texas licensed REALTOR, Broker

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10 February

Unique Opportunity to Buy 3 Modern Homes in Package – Central Austin

Posted by Tom Bates

 
3 Austin Modern Homes For Sale Package Deal

3 Austin Modern Homes For Sale Package Deal

I currenty have 3 very cool newer construction, well built modern homes for sale.  All 3 of these Austin modern  homes are next door to each other and can be bought for way lower than replacement costs.  This is a good deal for someone who wants 3 cash flow investment properties or live in one and rent 2 out, or use as Austin vacation rentals. 

Buy 3 Hyde Park area Austin modern homes in a package deal.  Each unit earns between $3700 and $3800/month in rents and is always rented.  Each of the 3 units is 5 beds 5.5. baths and 2700 sf each with 2 carports and plenty of additional parking in back.  These Austin modern homes have Grohe fixtures, designer Russian Plywood cabinets, classic white oak floor (no carpet), tankless hot water systems, stucco and hardi with sloped metal roofs.  These are very cool properties with courtyards between units and a private bamboo garden courtyard in the back yard.  Property has access from the front as well as from the back ally.  Asking $600k each which is just $222.22/sf.    (YOU CANNOT BUILD IT ANYWHER NEAR THAT PRICE!) Not on the MLS at this time.  Link to listing – 3 Hyde Park austin modern homes package sale 

 
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