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 your own compound in 78704? Well, here’s your chance. Of course if you don’t have a cool $1.3 million laying around you could always just buy the front or back house. Luckily the quality and finish out on both look great.
Details: 3,245 sf, 5 Bed, 6 Bath (or a 3/4 and 2/2)
Great work here from architect Davey McEathron. I especially like the metal screen on the carport, and all that tile from Clay Imports doesn’t suck either. Two thumbs up!
Details: 2,065 sqft, 3 Bed, 3 Bath
Well shucks. I haven’t even been inside this one yet and I already think that it’s my favorite house of 2019. We throw around the term mid century modern a lot these days, but this Roland Roessner designed home is the real deal folks. For anyone looking for a historically significant mid century modern home in Austin in a great neighborhood, this is it.
Details: 2,387 sqft, 2 Bed, 2 Bath
I’ve been tracking this updated A. D. Stenger home for a while now, and I had an opportunity to walk through it this morning. Let me just say that it does not disappoint. Hat tip to the current owners who so respectfully updated the home.
Details: 1,377 sqft, 3 Bed, 2 Bath
Strangely there are only 5 mediocre photos of this new listing online. Luckily, even in those photos this place looks great. The natural material pallet inside and the plunge pool in the courtyard are right up my alley.
Details: 2,358 soft, 4 Bed, 4 Bath
This gorgeous 60’s home has been perfectly updated, thanks to a kitchen and bath makeover by Tim Cuppett. All the good bits are still there though, like those amazing clerestory windows and the room anchoring fireplace. The only thing that could make it better would be a pool, oh wait, it has that too.
Details: 3,381 sqft, 4 Bed, 4 Bath
This one is for the Franklin Barbecue super fan. You could walk over there every morning for lunch. In addition to the great location the construction and finish out by Sett Studio look great as well. This one even has some guest amenities for that sweet sweet AirBnB cash flow or your favorite mother in law.
Details: 2,295 sqft, 4 Bed, 4 Bath
This absolutely fantastic home was designed 10 years ago by Alterstudio. There are strongly few photos considering the multi million dollar price tag, but I’m going to go ahead and assume that all 4,000+ square feet are as wonderfully detailed as that wooden rain screen.
Details: 4,343 sqft, 4 Bed, 5 Bath
Designed by Alterstudio, built by Pilgrim and landscaping by Mark Word. It really doesn’t get much better than that. While the house is a bit lavish for my personal taste, I have to admit that the execution is flawless. I love the unique stair design, the materials (especially the brick treatment) and yeah, that view doesn’t suck either. Just one question; can I or can I not swim in that pool?
Details: 3,732 sqft, 3 Bed, 3 Bath
This one is an absolute unicorn. A modernist 60’s home built on Mount Bonnell on a half an acre, and it’s mostly unmolested. It’s hard to visualize the mid century modern vibes inside with all the traditional decoration, but I bet this thing was a stunner when it was built. I bet it could be again too.
Details: 2,822 sqft, 3 Bed, 3 Bath