15521 Gustine Cove – Nice Updates in Brushy Creek

01 Front

A perfect combination of curb appeal and privacy.

15521 Gustine Cove is a stately home in Brushy Creek with the character you hope for in an established neighborhood and the modern conveniences in today’s home.  It stands tall at 3,061 sf, 4 bedrooms, 3 separate living rooms, and 2 dining areas.  It’s location is one of the most convenient in Round Rock.  You are approximately 5 minutes away from the 45 Toll, which is key to traveling to Austin, Cedar Park, Leander, Pflugerville, or Hutto in under 20 minutes.

The interior of the home has been freshened up with dark hand-scraped hickory wood floors, crown molding, new light fixtures, fresh paint, new tile floors, and recent carpet that still looks new.  You will walk through the home and wonder how you could have lived in something less than 3,000 sf.  The living areas are smartly placed – one for a relaxing game room upstairs, one open to the kitchen that leads to the back yard for large parties, and one for the quieter and more intimate setting by the formal dining.  Bedrooms are all up to facilitate easy night time routines.

06 Living

One of three large living areas, this one filled with hickory wood floors.

13 Master

Extra large master bedroom to enjoy “me” time.

Exterior upgrades are just as extensive as the interior.  Although it is not surrounded by brick, all of the original exterior siding was replaced with durable, long-lasting hardiplank in 2013.  The pergola stands on large Texas cedars.  Lights are included to set the mood.  The rock wall serves as your personal flower, vegetable, or herb garden with minimal effort to planting, pruning, or plucking.  A shaded back yard is larger than others as all the trees and associated maintenance is on the other side of the fence.

02 Rear

This baby got back – custom pergola, new hardiplank, fresh exterior paint, custom rock wall garden.

03 Rear

Extra large patio has two sitting areas, one for dining and one for marshmallows.

Wonderful neighbors, cul de sac street, large corner lot, and great Round Rock schools are included in the low-for-the-neighborhood price of $290,000 ($95/sf).  If you’d like a private showing or are in the market for a similar home, feel free to contact me here.

15521 Gustine – Survey
15521 Gustine – Upgrades

9101 Castle Pines – When Details Matter

More and more often the phrase “Custom Built Home” is thrown around by Realtors and builders attempting to describe a home that is built just like another, whether it’s down the street, in another neighborhood, or in a different city.  Sometimes it is difficult to tell that a home truly is built and designed solely for that particular customer.  When it comes to 9101 Castle Pines, make no mistake about it – this is as custom built a home as you can get.  At 4,057 sf, this home is one of the larger and nicer homes in this part of Avery Ranch with the added luxury of Elsa England Elementary School and McNeil High School, something money can’t buy.

01 Front

9101 Castle Pines is why they tell you not to judge a book by its cover.

I could continue to bore you with a list of custom finishes to this home, but that would involve scrolling through several pages.  However, one few key feature is the complete in-home theater on the second floor.  This is not just a game room or movie room.  If you are serious about entertaining, or just love watching movies in its intended format, this is the place for you.  A Panasonic PT-AE2000U 1080p projector is used to show BluRay movies on an in-your-face 144″ media screen that works in conjunction with 5.1 surround sound in-wall Paradigm speakers.  Watch comfortably with your friends and family in 10 theater chairs all with electric recline.  As a bonus, the front four chairs are equipped with “butt boosters” so you can literally feel the on-screen action. Dimmable sconces and blacked out windows set the mood for any genre of movie.  Oh, and all the walls are insulated for sound so the rest of the home is not bothered.

02 Home Theater

Say bye bye to lame “media rooms” and hello to a real “in-home theater.”

03 Home Theater

Share the wealth with nine of your loved ones.

Offered at $650,000, this represents the same price you would pay for many of the cookie cutter homes in Avery Ranch that do not go to Elsa England ES or McNeil HS nor have the exclusive custom finishes like this one.  Contact me for a showing as words and pictures cannot do this home justice.

9101 Castle Pines – Upgrades
701 Algerita – Elevation
9101 Castle Pines – Floor Plan
9101 Castle Pines – Standard Features
9101 Castle Pines – Survey

114 Summers Green – Amazing Custom Patio

David Weekley built this int he perfect location.

David Weekley built this in the perfect location.

If you like spending time outside, this is the home for you. Sitting directly in front of Summers Park, this 1,598 sf home has a park view from the front and a view of trees from the back.  The patio is custom built with a beautiful gable overlooking the stone patio that is larger than the size of most living rooms.  The stones were hand picked and laid in a curvaceous form with a nice stone wall exterior for safety or sitting.  Two large outdoor ceiling fans and large mature trees keep the back cool even in the dead heat of summer and the two custom water features will make you feel like vacation is just one step away from the kitchen. The privacy is unmatched as your neighbors are hidden in the trees. There is plenty of space to host all your friends and family as you enjoy the sunsets and moonlight together.

Custom stone work below and marvelous roof above.

Custom stone work below and marvelous roof covering above.

Amazing view in Georgetown Village.

Amazing view in Georgetown Village.

Large enough for all of your guests.

Large enough for all of your guests.

The quality of the rear is matched by the quality and attention to detail on the interior given by the highly reputable custom home builder David Weekley.  A logical and open layout is clothed in upgrades such as crown molding, wood floors, wainscoting in the dining room, tile back splash in the kitchen, and a large jetted tub in the master bathroom.  You’ll find personal touches from the owner like a computer desk and bright lights in one of the bedroom closets – perfect for homework, home office use, or crafting – and a huge closet organization unit in the master walk-in closet.

07 Living

Wood floors in the living room provide comfort and elegance.

A formal dining room done right.

A formal dining room done right.

Gorgeous views out back from living room, kitchen, and breakfast area.

Gorgeous view out back from living room, kitchen, and breakfast area.

This home is offered at $199,750 and is ready for your furniture and boxes.  It leads to exemplary-rated schools in highly touted Georgetown ISD.  See below for more pictures and information.  If you’d like to schedule a private showing of this home, just fill in your contact info at the top right.

1101 East Parmer Lane #209 – Affordable City Living

20 Gate

The entrance to Bella Terra sets your expectations high and the condo meets them.

Bella Terra means Beautiful Land in Italian.  The Bella Terra Condos are indeed a beautifully master planned condominium community just north of Austin.  In under 20 minutes, you can be in downtown Austin or downtown Round Rock.  The 24-hour security gate keeps out unwanted visitors and solicitors.  The swimming pool, cabana, and grills will give your family and friends more than enough reasons to hang out after the sun goes down.

01 Living

The look and feel of a model home.

Of all the condos, unit 209 is a special two bedroom, two bathroom home that stands out from the rest.  Pride of ownership is evident in the time, effort, and money used to beautify the 1,441 square foot unit.  The carpet is less than a year old, along with every inch of paint on the walls, ceiling, doors, and trim.  All the kitchen cabinets are sanded, stained, and sealed into a contemporary black that compliments the stainless steel appliances perfectly.  The handrails receive the same five-star treatment to give continuity upstairs.  Small details such as light fixtures and bathroom mirrors were not neglected.

The owners are just as concerned with the functionality as the beauty.  The roof was entirely replaced in 2013, the back yard was re-sodded, and the master bedroom walk-in closet is outfitted with a genuine Elfa organization system.

03 Kitchen

Contemporary kitchen included.

The home is priced at $155,000 with all the mentioned features.  Water, gas, and common maintenance are covered in the $250 per month HOA fee; other utilities average approximately $125 per month.  Call your local Realtor (or me) for more information.

1411 Choquette – An Oldie but a Goodie

1411 Choquette is as classic as they come.  Built in 1955, this home has had only one owner in its 58 years of existence.  As a testament to the quality of its build and integrity in the ’50s, the home still looks like it was intended by the original builder.  There may not be many upgrades and it may not be a big home, but it does have 1950’s charm with enormous potential and it’s also located in one of the most sought-after areas in Austin – Bellaire.

Like wine, this home has perfected with age.

Location, location, location.  1411 Choquette is centrally located in North Austin.  It’s close to a great elementary school, the Crestview Cap Metro station, and any highway you want to commute on.  Hop in the car for less than 10 minutes and you can be shopping and dining at the Domain or the Arboretum.  In 15 minutes, you can be downtown for a concert, at Town Lake enjoying the view, or at Barton Springs basking in the sun.

Original wood floors will keep you smiling.  Not only have they been restored to its original beauty, but it’s one less thing you need to worry about when renovating this home.  And if it’s already lasted for 50+ years, there’s no need to worry about its durability.  The home is 1,060 sf with one full bathroom and modest kitchen, but it does boast three large bedrooms, two very mature pecan trees out front, and an extra wide driveway.  This is a perfect example when size does not matter!

Original hardwood shows off beauty and character.

1411 Choquette – Sellers Disclosure

11416 Flushwing Drive – A Stone’s Throw Away from Austin

Do you love Austin, but hate the commute?  Then this could be the right home for you.  11416 Flushwing Drive is located in the nice little secret neighborhood of Pioneer Crossing in North Austin.  The drive to downtown Austin is under 20 minutes from 11416 Flushwing.  You can now have the excitement of city living, convenience of a short commute, and comfort of a large 3-bedroom home, game room, home office, and private back yard with a personal garden; not to mention a full 2-car garage that is impossible to find downtown.  11416 Flushwing is 2,432 sf and is offered at $183,000.

A beautiful home just outside of Austin makes commute light.

The floor plan is great for entertaining with its big kitchen that opens to the living room.  The game room can easily fit a foosball, ping pong, or pool table.  It can also be used as an awesome media room since it’s pre-wired for surround sound and an overhead projector.

Entertain a crowd without feeling crowded.

All the bedrooms in this home are over-sized.  Even the master bedroom is considered large when compared to other master bedrooms. A king-size bed, two dressers, and two nightstands will fit easily, and you might still have room for a separate sitting area to read your books or enjoy your favorite tv show at night.

Game room or media room versatility.

If you’re into self-sustainability, this backyard has its own raised garden for your daily vegetables.  Both front and rear lawns are fully and automatically sprinkled.  Lastly, for those of you who like to work from home, there is a great space near the front of the home that provides just that.  The ability to work from home while caring for a sick child or transitioning from a 10-day vacation is another reason this home stands out from most others.

Stay at home without missing a beat at work.

See below for more pictures and information.

 

Flushwing – Floor plan
11416 Flushwing – Upgrades
11416 Flushwing – Pre-Inspection Report
Flushwing – Survey

Charming and Delightful, 15 Mins to Downtown Austin – 8003 Boggy Ridge in Beaconridge

Welcome to 8003 Boggy Ridge Drive, Austin, in the neighborhood of Beaconridge.  Located just south of Austin, Beaconridge is a great neighborhood close to parks, shopping, and restaurants.  More importantly, 8003 Boggy Ridge is only 15 minutes from 6th Street, South Congress, and other downtown Austin hot spots!   Most single family homes this close to downtown are either way too expensive, or need way too much work prior to moving in.  Well, the best part about this is that you don’t have to live in a dump to be so close to downtown.   At $169,900, 8003 Boggy Ridge is extremely affordable and completely move-in ready with over $15,000 in recent updates and repairs.

Green trees and a big blue sky remind you of country living, but you are only 15 minutes from downtown.

8003 Boggy Ridge is ideal for any type of owner (singles, couples, families, UT undergrads and grads, working professionals, fist time home buyers, and even investors).  With all the recent updates and repairs done by the current owner, there is not going to be expensive maintenance typical of homes this age.  But you will get the charm and allure of a home built in 1979.  Also, utility costs will be minimal, reasonable, and affordable in this sub-1,500 sf home.

If you can squeeze this size bedroom into 1,500 sf, you are doing something right.

The most appealing update is the new wood laminate flooring throughout the house, with new carpet in the bedrooms and tile flooring in the bathroom.  This gives the home such an elegant look and feel that you might forget you’re just a few minutes from downtown.  The entire interior of the house has been re-painted with low-VOC paint so the home fits right in with the green movement in Austin; the exterior of the house is covered with a new coat of paint for the next owner; and your newly installed roof is covered with a 25-year warranty.

Owner chose wood laminate to save the trees. Same great look and feel!

There have been numerous other updates and repairs done to make this home ready for the next owner, so make sure you check out the attachments, photos, and video below.

 

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8003 Boggy Ridge – Upgrades
8003 Boggy Ridge – Sellers Disclosure
8003 Boggy Ridge – Inspection Report
8003 Boggy Ridge – Survey

Immaculate Wood Floors and Low Outdoor Maintenance – 14833 Irondale in Davis Spring

Davis Spring may be the best kept secret in N. Austin.

Set in the highly desirable neighborhood of Davis Spring, 14833 Irondale puts you closer to Austin than Avery Ranch! While everyone else is fighting over Avery Ranch real estate, the smart home buyer chooses Davis Spring over Avery Ranch for its affordability. At $241,000 for 2,366 sf (a shade under $102/sf), it has the same great access to shopping, highways, and exemplary schools (Sommer ES, Cedar Valley MS, McNeil HS) in Round Rock ISD, is priced lower, and has lower HOA fees per year. Compare this to the average sold price of $107/sf in Avery Ranch over the last 6 months and this is a deal!

This home has wood floors. When most sellers claim they have wood floors, only the study or living room has wood floors. When we say wood floors, we mean it! Over 80% of this home is laid in real plank wood floors – living room, dining room, bedrooms, hallways, office, you name it. The other 20% is covered in hard tile to easily repel water in the kitchen, breakfast area, and bathrooms. Now that’s smart upgrading.

Who needs a yard with a deck like this?

Tired of lawn maintenance cutting into your weekends? So was the seller, and that’s why he installed a 26′ x 9′ composite rear deck and covered patio in the back. There’s still enough room for a nice dog run on the side and small garden in the back, but nothing says peace and relaxation more than lounging on your deck chair in a t-shirt and shorts, enjoying the breeze and rustling tree leaves, and NOT doing yard work in the hot sun.

Not only is this home in a very exclusive market (10 sold in the last 6 months with 5 more currently under contract vs. 5 available), it’s one of the lowest priced. And with over $50,000 in upgrades in recent years (wood floors, rear patio and deck, 17 SEER air conditioning unit, 30-year roof), this is one of the best bargains available.  Ask your Realtor to show you this home today and if you don’t have one, call me!

More information, pictures, and videos:

14833 Irondale – Upgrades

14833 Irondale – Sellers Disclosure

14833 – Floor Plan

14833 Irondale – Survey

 

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Entertainer’s Delight for an Austinite – 11608 Larch Valley

Host to your heart’s desire in this spacious home with an open and elegant floor plan.  11608 Larch Valley is located in north Austin, TX in the cozy neighborhood of Pioneer Crossing just minutes from I-35.  The drive to downtown Austin is less than 20 minutes so it’s perfect for those looking to avoid the urban sprawl and still enjoy the benefits of the Austin culture and amenities.  The home is a shade under 2,000 sf (1,936 sf to be exact), but it feels much bigger than that due to its intelligently-designed floor plan and your guests will appreciate it when you’re playing host to a dinner or baby shower!

Priced at $175,000, this home comes equipped with an upgraded kitchen that includes granite counters, stainless steel appliances, and a nice, long breakfast bar.  A formal dining room is placed right next to the kitchen to conveniently serve a 10-course meal without tiring.  More importantly, your food will stay hot and your guests will not go hungry.  The rest of the home has recessed lighting and upgraded light fixtures (with ceiling fans), but you won’t even notice them with the natural light flooding through the many big windows in the home.  Another bonus is the front office, which easily converts to a fourth bedroom.  This is a great place  for working at home full-time, bringing home work from the office, or using for a third child or out of town guest.

Dining Room can also be used as a Sitting Room, Game Room, or 2nd Living Room.

 

If you want to really impress your guests, show off your Texas barbeque skills on the large back patio!  The patio is naturally located off the breakfast area and kitchen.  It features a large concrete slab ready for a pergola for instant shade, or if you’re handy, you could build a beautiful wooden deck.  The lush back yard comes with automatic sprinkler and will complement your patio nicely as it serves to be a good distraction for the kids and dogs while you grill your meat to perfection under the covered patio.  Lastly, the master bedroom is privately tucked away in the rear of the house to guarantee your privacy no matter how many guests are in the house.  It features a wide view of your back yard and private entrance to the master bathroom.  The master bathroom is equipped with double vanity, separate shower, large bath tub, and large walk-in closet.  Best of all, it’s a great place to relax and catch a breather during your party!

Master bedroom makes the Queen-size bed look small!

For more information, check out the photos, videos, and attachments below.  You can also call or email us and ask for Edwin.

 

11608 Larch Valley Options and Upgrades
11608 Larch Valley – Survey
11608 Larch Valley – Sellers Disclosure

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