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.
Looking for that lock and leave lifestyle? This freestanding Tarrytown townhouse may be just the thing for you. Great location and a really nice finish out on this one. It even has a decent bit of outdoor space, what more could you want?
Details: 2,243 sf, 3 Bed, 3 Bath
I have to admit I almost swiped left on this one because of the rear facade. Luckily the curbside seems to have gotten a bit more attention to proportion. The inside is simple, but quite lovely. A little art work would really pop in that interior.
Details: 2,944 sf, 4 Bed, 4 Bath
Here’s a good looking duplex in Old West Austin. I never would of guessed from the architecture that this one is 10 years old already. There are a few tell tale signs inside, but honestly this interior is fresher than 70% of the new construction out there.
Details: 2,720 sf, 2 Bed, 3 Bath
Just when I thought things were slowing down a whole bunch of amazing new listings came on the market today. My favorite of all of them is this gorgeous house designed by Tom Hurt. It’s just been 6 short years since it was built, but the design looks fresh as ever. I’m particularly fond of all that maple cabinetry, that’s a trend that is past due to come back.
Details: 2,883 sf, 4 Bed, 3 Bath
I’m posting lots of modern at heart listings this week, because ultimately good design trumps labels. I’m loving the interiors of this one, and that screened in porch has got me weak in the knees. Pretty sure I could happily live here. PS, the LCW is my favorite chair, what’s yours?
Details: 1,960 sf, 3 Bed, 2 Bath
You know I’m a big fan of historic renovations with modern interiors, and whoever did this one knocked it out of the park. They managed to enlarge the footprint of the home in a cohesive manner, and on the inside they balanced the bright white and organic material pallets wonderfully.
Details: 2,349 sf, 3 Bed, 4 Bath
I’ve been watching this one since I posted about it last year.. Back then it was an amazing time capsule in need of some updates, and I’m happy to see that it got that and then some. I’ve had the chance to walk through this one a few times and the remodel is very thoughtfully done. Bravo.
Details: 2,672 sf, 3 Bedroom 3 Bath
This FAB Architecture designed home is 5 years now, but looks just as fresh as ever. I love the finish out on this house, it’s creative, thoughtful and honestly much better than you see on homes twice it’s price. Don’t sleep on this one folks.
Details: 2,164 sf, 3 Bed, 3 Bath