Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Virtual House tour: Austin, Texas


We’re taking a little trip to Austin next month and if I’m going to know what neighborhoods are the best to ooh and ahh through I had to check out the local real estate listings.  Since this is just for fun, there’s no budget. I repeat, fun!

3939 Balcones Austin- facade

This house is very Santa Barbara meets Bobby McAlpine.  See the listing here.

3939 Balcones Austin- foyer

Hip and traditional.  Love the contrast between the white walls and the dark floor and accessories.

 3939 Balcones Austin- living room 2

The Living Room is impressive, yet so inviting.

 3939 Balcones Austin- living room

The more I look at this house, the more I recognize it from someplace… anyone else having the same déjà vu?

3939 Balcones Austin- dining room

The Dining Room is cozy and simple with beautiful views.

 3939 Balcones Austin- study

This picture is where I really am having déjà vu.  I remember reading about how of course this study has a plethora of deer heads because it’s in Texas… Anyway, a handsome study it is (even with the heads).

3939 Balcones Austin- study 2

Another view of the study showing it’s supersized window.

3939 Balcones Austin- master bedroom

If Diane Keaton’s character Erica from Something’s Gotta Give were to have a Texan bedroom, this might be it!

3939 Balcones Austin- backyard

A view of the back of the house and pool at dusk.

3939 Balcones Austin- pool


.The next house is very quaint and unpretentious. See the listing here.2111 Hartford Road Austin- facade

2111 Hartford Road Austin- entry

2111 Hartford Road Austin- living room

Trendy accents make this house pop.

2111 Hartford Road Austin- kitchen

I love the grey kitchen with the colorful artwork and rug.


2111 Hartford Road Austin- master bedroom

Hate the mirrored wall, love the blue velvet on the bench.  Really, who mirrors a full wall anymore?!? 


2111 Hartford Road Austin- master bathroom

This bathroom totally makes up for the mirrored wall.  Love the built ins with glass doors and the sconces.  I would have brought the built-ins to the ceiling level, but that’s just me being picky.


2111 Hartford Road Austin- guest bathroom

Another great bathroom. The built ins, pedestal sinks and and pink wall are totally unexpected from a normal bathroom.  Interesting detail  how the ceiling is arched over the sink area.


2111 Hartford Road Austin- study

Cozy workspace in a trendy dark greige color.


2111 Hartford Road Austin- outdoor kitchen

The light limestone and gravel ground in the courtyard cover are a very pretty backdrop to the landscaping.

2111 Hartford Road Austin- courtyard 2

2111 Hartford Road Austin- courtyard 

Pretty and natural landscaping approach.

2111 Hartford Road Austin- floor plan

This listing included the floorplan.  Love when you can see pictures and the layout.



2431Wooldridge Austin- facade 

Are we still in Austin?!?  Certainly not your everyday architecture, but this house is pretty darn interesting and unexpected.  You probably got that from this first picture! See the listing here.


2431Wooldridge Austin- living room

Dark woods and white plaster walls are definitely a popular look in central Texas, and they really do look fabulous!


2431Wooldridge Austin- living room 2

A close up of the fireplace.  It’s nice to see a cleaner plaster fireplace instead of the expected carved limestone.


2431Wooldridge Austin- dining room

The Dining Room shows signs of eclecticness in it’s furnishings and Venetian chandelier.


2431Wooldridge Austin- kitchen 1 

This kitchen floor totally caught me off guard!  The cork floor in istelf is out of the ordinary, but this bold graphic pattern it absolutely a shocker!  Again, maybe not my first choice, but on the plus side I’m sure it’s very comfortable to stand on when cooking.


2431Wooldridge Austin- kitchen 2

Close up of the hood.


2431Wooldridge Austin- breakfast room

The breakfast room definitely has the vintage vibe going on with it’s retro chairs and light fixture.


2431Wooldridge Austin- library 

If this were my library, I’d never leave!  Between the fabulously tall shelves stocked with books and the beautiful wall color, I’d be in here all the time!  I think this must be in the turret.


2431Wooldridge Austin- bonus room

In contrast to the dark library, the bonus room is light, bright and airy.


  2431Wooldridge Austin- bedroom 

You know you’re in Austin when there are guitars in the bedroom.  Another furniture piece in watery blue velvet… it’s really pretty isn’t it! 


2431Wooldridge Austin- bedroom 2

Another bedroom with a funky flokati rug and green velvet chairs. 


2431Wooldridge Austin- pool

The pool feels like its in the treetops…. enveloped by greenery!



The last home to catch my eye was this one.  A little modern.  A little artsy.  See the listing here.

 11211Pinehurst5 austin

So many things to love about this kitchen… framed artwork, open industrial shelving, a brassy and beuatufiul trombone (love musical instrument accessories theme we’re seeing here!, and the rustic pottery juxtaposed against crips contemporary finishes….

11211Pinehurst1 austin

The most intriguing part of this house is the backyard entertaining pavilion…. And as a sidenote, its definitely clear that mounted deer heads are not a novelty in this town!



What a cool place to hang out!  I love the branch-y chandelier and the crisp white upholstery.  Definitely outdoor chic!

If anyone has any suggestions for Austin, I’d love to hear about them! 


MaryBeth said...

I am not sure but didn't Joni from Cote de Texas do a post about the first house? I think it is a football coach's house.

Concrete Jungle said...

I think Mary Beth may be right....
After being in China this past bit I am really into mirrored walls....hanging art on them also seems to be a come around again trend which can be very effective...with you on the mirrored wall in the picture but my mirrored diningroom is my favorite!

Mike Stathos said...

Wow. I think this is stunning. I love the tile and the fixtures but the counter tops make my heart flutter. Beautiful job! bathroom remodelling Austin

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