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.
Well there. I definitely wasn’t expecting this. I always appreciate a surprise and this one checks that box a few times. First I wasn’t expecting such a modern interior based on the fairly traditional view from the street. Secondly I wasn’t expecting such a big (and expensive) house on the east side. If this sells it’s got to be close to setting a record for the neighborhood.
Details: 3,748 sqft, 5 Bed, 5 Bath
To be honest I have a hard time liking big houses like this. I suppose I just don’t have the imagination to know what to do with all that space. That being said I do appreciate the relative simplicity of this one.
Details: 4,252 sqft, 4 Bed, 3 Bath
What a wonderful way to start the last week before Christmas. This modern Zilker homes comes from the predictably awesome team of FAB architecture and McCabe Development. It’s got all the bells and whistles you’d expect from a luxury home, plus the good architecture and interiors that are all too often not found.
Details: 3,304 sqft, 4 Bed, 4 Bath
Real talk, I don’t exactly love the curb appeal of this one. There is something about the shape the feels a bit off, and not in a good way. inside though is a whole different story. I love the wood ceilings, the repeated circular motif going on, and is that a glass landing I see? Oh, and the natural stone and tile work is on point. Guess you can’t always judge a book by it’s cover.
Details: 2,024 sqft, 3 Bed, 3 Bath
Sweet simplicity. This one absolutely nails it by not trying to hard. I love the white oak floors and white cabinetry. This is the sort of house that can adapt to any interior styling.
Details: 2,791 sqft, 3 Bed, 4 Bath
I have to admit there is something that strikes me a bit odd about the exterior of the house. The good news comes though when you get inside. Great choices are abound when it comes to the finish out. You couldn’t ask for a better location in Bouldin Creek either.
Details: 2,676 sqft, 4 Bed, 3 Bath
I’m still not sick of modern farm houses, especially when they are well done like this one. I think my favorite part about this house though might be the outdoor area. It looks especially enticing now that the weather is cooling off.
Details: 3,049 sqft, 4 Bed, 5 Bath
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