Category Archives: New Construction

News about new construction in Central Austin

2017 Brings More Efficient Design Features to Austin Homes

Bold colors are prominent in some of Laura Britt's pending home interior projects.

2017 Brings More Efficient Home Design Features I recently had the opportunity to interview Laura Britt of Laura Britt Design.  As a home design geek, I was a little giddy about having the chance to pick this award-winning architect/interior designer’s brain.  As we sat down to chat in Laura’s conference room in an adorable house…

Greenview Condos on Barton Creek

  South Austin is an interesting part of town to shop for homes because there is so much diversity in choices.  You can find old-school bungalows, new construction homes, modern duplexes, and high rise condos all within a few blocks of each other.  And most of the home choices are within walking distance to a…

HOUSE LOVE: Updated 1920s bungalow & new alley house

I love it when old homes are refurbished rather than demolished.  Don’t get me wrong, I like new construction too, but there’s something about the soul of an old home that you can never quite capture in a new house.  The character and patina of old homes can take years to replicate.  Plus, I think…

HOUSE LOVE: 34 Margranita Crescent

I recently got to tag along with Paul while he was previewing new construction properties in Central Austin.  As you can imagine, I see a lot of homes.  And I fall in love with a lot of homes.  But on this particular day, I saw a new construction property by Dawson-Lupul Builders in Tarrytown that…

Newly constructed duplex in established south Austin neighborhood

Newly constructed duplex in an established South Austin neighborhood

Last month I was invited to attend an open house to preview a newly constructed duplex in South Austin.  The duplex was built by River City Homes and designed by Danze Davis.  I couldn’t go, so Marquette went in my place.  Here’s what she thought: I’m somewhat of a house junkie, so I was excited…

Stylish new construction homes in Central Austin

Paul previews stylish new construction homes in Central Austin. Check out his tour.

I went previewing last week for a couple of clients that both wanted new construction homes in Central Austin.  Fortunately, or maybe unfortunately depending on your viewpoint, tear downs are happening with greater frequency and paving the way for new homes with a more modern aesthetic.  I focused on homes in the 78731 and 78757…

Groundbreaking opportunity at The Independent in Austin

  On Monday Jen and I went to the groundbreaking for construction of the new luxury condos at The Independent.  I’ve never been to a groundbreaking before.  It amounted to a lot of people standing around mingling, along with some people with shovels who were clearly not really there to dig. While the groundbreaking itself…

New ADU (Accessory Dwelling Unit) regulations in the City of Austin

If you follow Austin neighborhood politics like I do – you know there is a lot of debate surrounding the little garage apartments a lot of us lived when we went to UT. They are technically called ADU’s (Accessory Dwelling Units) but more commonly garage apartments and granny flats. I had one of these behind…

J Bouldin Condos: fairly priced new construction in the heart of South Austin

  Great new condo project coming online in Bouldin Neighborhood. In general my advice up to this point in Austin is that you want to buy a house where you own the dirt because dirt appreciates and structures don’t. Previously I would have said unless you are going to splitting your time between Austin and…

10 things to keep in mind about buying a new home from a production builder

This process for buying a new home is totally different than buying a resale home. I’ll try to walk you through it – although each builder does it a little differently. ! 10 points to consider below this picture of the Mueller neighborhood in Central Austin. Negotiations.  Most likely the builder will have his own…

Brand New Highland Village Home Coming to Market Soon

North of 45th St between Bull Creek and and Mopac at 2816 W 50th (just West of Rosedale) is a brand new Central Austin home for sale that is almost complete. From what I can see it’s going to be a beauty. Apparently the previous buyer, who changed her mind, had made lots of upgrades….

Brand new beautiful Allandale home for sale

At 5905 Woodview Ave in Allandale is a brand new home currently under construction. It won’t be complete until March of 2014 but is for sale. According to the sellers agent buyers can make some limited selections now but they have to act fast. The stats on it are Asking price 845,000 (I have thoughts about…

New homes for sale on Bull Creek Road

I’ve been watching these two new construction homes on Bull Creek Rd ( A few blocks West of Rosedale) for a while. The second one is almost complete and they are a bit of a puzzle for me. The homes themselves are nice but – let’s not kid ourselves Bull Creek is a busy street….

Northwest Hills new construction home for sale

For those of you looking for a brand new home in Northwest Hills that feeds to great schools (like Doss Elementary) 3917 Sierra 78731 might be it. From what I can tell from visiting the job site, it looks like the original home was scraped off it’s slab and is now being added on to…

New construction project underway close to Rosedale & Allandale

Just to the East of Burnet Rd and Allandale / Rosedale neighborhoods is a small housing project that looks like it could be interesting for buyers interested in free standing homes/ condo’s  with very small yards. From what I can tell these homes will be priced from the low 400’s to the mid 500’s mostly…