Luxury means many different things to many different people. The real estate industry classifies a property as "Luxury" if it is priced over $750,000, but any decerning buyer or seller should know that luxury is much more than just a dollar figure. As architect and furniture designer Charles Eames once said: "The details are not the details, they make the product". There is perhaps no other segment of real estate where this is more true than with luxury properties. It's being able to tell the difference between generic european cabinetry and a well known product like Bulthaup or Poliform. It's about quality, design and craftsmanship. Those are the details that catch my eye every time I walk through a property with you. For someone selling a luxury property the same rule applies. The details make the product, starting with proper staging and an interior design consultation if needed, and then professional architectural photography. It's the product of all the little things that come together to make the whole.
Interested in buying or selling a luxury property in Austin?
Below are some luxury properties that I have featured on my Austin Modern Homes blog recently.
This is a really fantastic Bouldin house designed by architect Steve Zagorski. The lot itself looks amazing and it’s well leveraged with a good indoor outdoor connection in both the private and public areas of the house. The finish out is exactly as you would expect for a luxury home.
Details: 3,013 sqft, 4 Bed, 4 Bath
There is a lot to like here, good architecture, nice neutral material palette inside, and I even like the staging. Proper attention is paid to the outdoor spaces as well with a splash worthy pool and covered seating an outdoor kitchen area.
Details: 3,366 sqft, 4 Bed, 5 Bath
They say good things don't come cheap, and there is a lot of good here. Besides the 1.8+ acres and 220' of waterfront there is also the beautiful and minimals home that somehow makes 3,300 square feet and a 3 car garage look well proportioned and un-obscene. Then there are those views. Lord have mercy.
Details: 3,325 sqft, 4 Bed, 5 Bath
This home is an ode to creativity trumping opportunity. This house if fairly simple from the street but inside the entire place has been transformed. I love the mix of moody and bright color palettes and the personality of the owners that shows throughout.
Details: 2,135 sqft, 3 Bed, 2 Bath
Wowza! I've said it before and I'll say it again, there is nothing better than a well updated mid century modern home. This 60's ranch has gotten complete update inside, gorgeous white oak floors and tasteful cabinetry and tile abound. That skylight in the living room is blowing my mind too, it's HUGE! The fact it's in one of my favorite neighborhoods and it has a pool makes it a 10 out of 10 in my book.
Details: 3,456 sqft, 4 Bed, 3 Bath
What do you get when you hand over a 1951 bungalow to the insanely talented architect Matt Garcia? You get this mid mod masterpiece. Despite increasing the footprint and gutting the interior this house it looks effortlessly updated and that the biggest compliment I can give.
Details: 2,839 sqft, 4 Bed, 4 Bath