2020 - Spotlight Listings19 Jan Taylor Real Estate
2020 wrapped as an astounding year for Austin and Texas Hill Country Real Estate. Our team is honored to highlight a few of our listings for reasons ranging from timing during a pandemic to gush worthy estates nestled upon acres of scenery. We are honored and cherish every single listing you entrusted our team with this last year as it was truly an inquisitive year etched in noteworthy listings. Enjoy this small sample of photos and videos from some of our #2020 listings.
The Marlin House
Sometimes a house is so exquisite it commands not only attention - it tells its own story. This historical 78704 Victorian gem featured in Austin Culture Map was originally a transplant from the quaint town of Marlin, Texas. Originally constructed in 1890 in the town of Marlin, Texas, Marlin was once a prosperous resort town that drew tourists for its natural hot springs and host to the 8th hotel built by Conrad Hilton of Hilton Hotels.
The restoration and subsequent remodels completed in 2009 and 2011, respectively, came to rest in its current location on Mary Street in the heart of South Austin. The extensive renovation resurrected the home's grandeur and showcases details such as ornate hand-carved trim, solid wood banisters with artichoke finials, an original antique doorbell, elaborate door casings and millwork and original heart longleaf pine flooring.
This STUNNING 80+ Acre Waterfront Ranch spanning 1,000+ feet of Pedernales River basks in sparkling views as one of the highest elevations in the Pedernales River Valley. Featuring 4 residential structures, horse stables and multiple water wells, this exclusive estate ranch listing hones a transformative legacy in the Texas Hill Country. We are so honored to close this listing in #2020 and we hope the new residents are soaking up pristine sunsets, fresh air and views galore!
Custom Home in Pedernales Canyon
Finding spacious beauty in the Spicewood area has become a coveted lifestyle decision for those craving land, convenient commutes, top schools, and luxurious farmhouse style homes. This 3.6+ acre hilltop estate boasts rustic elegance and quality materials coupled with scenic hill country vistas. The attention to detail throughout the home shows from the vaulted tongue and groove cedar ceilings to the SubZero and Wolf appliance package. The gourmet island kitchen features ample built-in storage by Kingwood cabinetry with custom pull-outs and soft close guides and LED undercabinet lighting. Wood-look porcelain tile flooring provide a low maintenance and durable surface throughout the home.
Lavishly appointed Hill Country Pied-A-Terre
This hill country pied-a-terre is nestled along a cliffside canyon with greenbelt views and hiking trails only minutes from downtown Austin. This spacious three bed three bath boasts an entertainer's paradise with its own luxury guest suite. second kitchen, multiple outdoor patios and living areas. Lavishly appointed with custom interior finishes redefine low maintenance luxury in the heart of South Austin Hill Country.
2019 saw the completion of our award winning HAVEN Project as we closed on the last two homes. In 2020, we were lucky enough to re-list our first HAVEN home. With notable appreciation value in a gem of a neighborhood, these urban community homes feature clean lines + creative inspiration and are housed in the heart of nature trails and local South Austin hot spots.
A centrifuge of several awards including:
#1 Urban Infill Community in the Nation | #1 HBA Realtor of the Year | #1 Marketing Awards
Spur Trail is the epitome of rustic charm and tranquility located on the Pedernales River. This single story 3 bed, 2 bath home sits perched on 1.5 waterfront acres with a private boat dock. The lot is well manicured with mature trees and native, drought-tolerant landscaping. If you were looking for your perfect second home or ranch getaway - THIS WAS IT!
Classic Hyde Park Home with the garden of your dreams complete with custom fencing. Perfectly sized home with 4 beds 3.5 baths. Wood floors throughout. Large kitchen perfect for entertaining and cooking right out of the garden. 3 large ground beds and 2 raised beds are now outfitted with drip irrigation system that operates independently on a timer. An Austinite's farm-to-table lifestyle dream with mature pecan & oak trees, edible plants include a pomegranate tree, Celeste Fig tree, and loquat tree. We fell in love with this home's quintessential charm, ideal Hydepark walkable lifestyle, perfectly sized home, abundant vegetation and lush, manicured yard. This was the "just right" gem.
11302 Spotted Oak Cove
This North Austin "doll house" home was listed right at the start of the pandemic, when many were uncertain how Austin Real Estate would fare amongst shutdowns and economic uncertainty. Situated in Austin's hot thriving North Austin neighborhood, this Oak Forrest home boasts bright flex space and a gorgeous split level floor plan wrapped in solid oak butterscotch floors.
This listing noted a sign of optimism in the Austin Real Estate community and set the tone for a year where Austin Real Estate broke all records - despite navigating a pandemic. Under Contract within 24 hours of being listed (abundantly over asking price), marked a welcome trend of faith in the steadfast Austin Housing Market we continue to see across the market today.
This 4 bed, 3.5 bath executive home tucked away on a wooded lot in Falconhead West. The home is an entertainer’s dream and features a huge island kitchen, multiple entertaining spaces and rare flat backyard. Residents of Falconhead West enjoy nearby golf opportunities at over 6 area golf courses, boating at Lake Travis, and exemplary Lake Travis Schools
This pristine home features hand-scraped hickory hardwood floors drape the spacious downstairs living areas and the gourmet kitchen features porcelain tile and Alder cabinetry wrapped in granite and a stainless appliance package with a 36 gas cooktop, double ovens and wine fridge. A dramatic curved staircase greets you upon entry just past the executive home office and leads to a second upstairs game room and fully wired media room ready for surround sound.
Updated with ample space and an incredible yard, made this the perfect home for those eager to take part in that ideal Hill Country Lakeway lifestyle. With all the perks that come with hill country life - including TOP rated schools, golf and water recreation, it is no wonder this HOT home went from listing to pending in just days.
Extremely rare one-story find in Falconhead West. 4501 Mont Blanc features a stately one story executive home nestled on a flat, cul-de-sac lot in Falconhead West. The home affords 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths, 2 living areas, formal dining, breakfast room and a 3 car garage. The property sets on a very private, wooded greenbelt lot dotted with large oaks and mature landscaping. An outdoor living room features stone fireplace, slate floors and tongue and groove ceiling for al fresco entertaining and family gatherings.
Another benefit to Falconhead West, in addition to multiple water recreation opportunities, golf courses galore, and top rated schools, is this neighborhood enjoys one of the lowest property taxes! Falconhead West residents save up to $6,000 per year compared to similarly priced homes in nearby subdivisions. We were honored to list this home. This breathtaking modern home flooded with inquiries and immediately went under contract well over asking.
Poncha Pass - Ideal Family Home
6324 Poncha Pass is a sparkling and spacious South Austin 5-bedroom, 2.5 bath home stacked with thoughtful upgrades and impeccable design. This well-appointed home sits under a canopy of mature oaks on a private corner lot - featuring a splendid pool, and basks in abundant natural light. Beautiful wide plank hardwood lines the first floor of the generous two-story floor plan featuring a downstairs kitchen, office, breakfast area, living room, and den. This home's ideal layout showcases intricate built-ins, a beautiful stone fireplace, modern kitchen with white silestone counters, and a luxurious upstairs master suite with a huge lounge area.
We fell in love with this backyard oasis - boasting a deck, shaded lawn for outdoor entertainment, and sparkling pool.
Nestled within the Woods of Legend Oaks Community, this home feeds to exemplary schools, convenient to South Austins Sunset Valley shopping and only ten miles from downtown.
Perfect Lock and Leave Downsize Lifestyle Home
If you were looking for that low maintenance, affordable luxury lifestyle,104 West Eagle checked all the boxes. Perched above the 17th green at the Hills Country Club and affords treetop views of the fish pond just steps from the back door. This 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath home features an open concept living space with hardwood flooring, vaulted ceilings with exposed wood beams, limestone wood-burning fireplace and plantation shutters. The kitchen features shaker cabinetry, a Dacor stainless appliance package, Silestone counters with breakfast bar and undercounter lighting.
A perfect retreat - the first floor master suite offers views of the golf course and direct access to the covered patio. Incredible opportunity for anyone looking to transition into a lock and leave home in one of the most beautiful neighborhoods.
North Central Rare One - Story
This quaint Allandale bungalow oozes charm on its sprawling grassy lawn and mature oak trees. The 3 bedroom, 2 bath home features original American Oak hardwood flooring and a light and airy living space complemented by a kitchen with granite counters, stainless appliances, gas range and breakfast bar. The living room includes an additional flex space that serves as a large dining area or additional home office. To find this large, perfect, flat yard in this north central neighborhood is a rare find! Beautiful home with great bones, in one of Austin's hotted neighborhoods, this listing brought forth multiple worthy buyers and a quick list to close!
What a find - Perfect and rare one story Lakeway home sits tucked away on a quiet cul-de-sac lot with mature oaks just blocks from beautiful Lake Travis. This stunningly remodeled single story home features 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, 2 car garage and a full width screened porch for indoor / outdoor living. The home includes a hail-resistant concrete tile roof, limestone facade and xeriscaping with artificial turf for low maintenance living. Under contract immediately, we love this home's beautiful lot, location, and detailed upscale design elements.
What to Expect Next
It has been an incredible year for Austin real estate! You have probably heard the rumors the Austin market is so HOT - almost "too" hot. You may even be wondering, "Where would I move to right now if I sold my home..." It is no secret it is a seller's market. However, that does not mean that you cannot still make significant gains from your sell and apply those profits to your dream home. With interest rates maintaining significant low numbers, you might be surprised at your options. Although it may not seem like it, Austin real estate is still well positioned as an affordable housing market when compared with other popular tech centric cities.
We are a full portfolio, full service real estate team, and our tool belt is packed with creative solutions to maximizing your position and timing. Contact us today, and let us explore your options together.