Everything Lake Travis, Lake Austin, and Surrounding Luxury Austin Real Estate

We've already had a few pretty severe cold snaps this winter and we're likely to have a few more. Luxury homes are not immune to the perils of winter weather - especially the extremes that we get here in Austin. Upscale homes in Austin, Texas deserve premium care, especially when it comes to the cold and icy weather that may lie ahead. Preventative care and maintenance help your home retain its value and can keep further, more costly expenses from occurring. Appropriate maintenance can also help you save on energy costs in the long run.

Here are five tips to winterize your luxury Austin home.

1. Prepare for the Cold Snaps

When temperatures drop below freezing for an extended period of time it can result in frozen pipes. There are pipe

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We published a Christmas lights post back in 2015 and since then, a lot has changed. Notably, the once illustrious 37th street lights have dwindled a bit since then, a nod to Austin's ever-changing neighborhoods. But where one falls, another rises from the dust. Here is our complete list of the best places to see Christmas lights in Austin in 2017.

Mozart’s Coffee Roasters

Mozart’s Coffee Roasters has seriously stepped up their Christmas lights game over the last few years. This Lake Austin Blvd. staple already had an amazing view of Lake Austin, but during the holidays, they light up the entire building and patio with a beautiful array of lights.

Winter Wonderland at Circuit of the Americas

Winter Wonderland at COTA is brand new to

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Fall/Winter isn't really known as the most active real estate season, but there are still a lot of great properties on the market and there are still buyers out there searching for their dream home. Buying in the off-season might also have the added benefit of low competition, so you'll get a much better asking price (from the buyer perspective) with the relatively low competition out there.

Even if you're not ready to buy, you can still check out some of this real estate eye candy. Here are the 3 hottest waterfront homes on the market this fall.

26208 Countryside Drive in Spicewood, TX

26208 Countryside Drive is a Mediterranean-style villa located in the Northwest community of Spicewood. This particular property is for buyers who want a more

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25208 Colorado Canyon Drive is a two-story, stone waterfront home built on a 1.6-acre waterfront oasis. With 360-degree lake views and features that rival elite luxury retreats, this property imbues its owner with a sense of satisfaction and excitement on a daily basis. From the boat dock to the spacious entertainment center, you will live a vacation every day of your life!

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While technically located in Marble Falls, it’s really closer to the town of Briarcliff on the north side of the lake. Easily accessed from Marble Falls and Lago Vista, to get to the property from Austin, you’ll have to make your way up and around the lake.

Although your lake views and spacious property are freeing, you

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100 Monarch Lane is a beautiful 2-story ranch-style 4/3 with all the amenities that you could want in a quaint established neighborhood in Dripping Springs.

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Located in Belterra subdivision of Southwest Austin you can be easily access the neighborhood from Highway 290 West and Nutty Brown Road. With the over 1/3 of an acre in lot size, you can expect there’s more than enough space both in the indoors and outdoors.

The 100 Monarch LN has a warm and inviting interior with most of the living areas easily accessible on the first floor. Crown molding and designer lighting make the accents simple, yet refined country chic. You’ll notice the formal dining room, dedicated study, and the spacious main

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617 Wesley Ridge Drive is a true Spicewood, TX gem. Located on the shores of Lake Travis on Mule Shoe Bend, this property features one of the best lake views from nearly all rooms in the house. Amenities include private gated entry, a stunning interior, 3-car garage, and a gorgeous lagoon style lounge pool. With a motivated seller, this house is priced well below your average asking price for the space and amenities.

 

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Located in the Point at Ridge Harbor subdivision, 617 Wesley Ridge offers plenty of privacy due to its locale and construction. A generous privacy fence separates you from your nearest neighbor. From the back of the house, you’ll think that you’re on your own private Lake Travis

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REDUCED $100,000!!

When I was putting together this post for 8816 Big View Drive, I found it difficult to really pin down what makes this listing so amazing. The taste, the refined details, and the undeniable abundance of amenities make anything that I could possibly say or describe fall short. So before you get to my attempt below, just look at the photo slideshow.

 

Waterfront Homes of Austin Featured on Houzz

 

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8816 Big View is a luxury 6 bed 6 bath real estate masterpiece - everything from the location on down to the tiles in the master bath. This is the ideal property for anyone looking to indulge in elegance in an impeccably decorated home

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Say it with me: Sharp-SHINNED Hawk.

The street name takes a little getting used to, but the property does not.

Recently back on the market, 4400 Sharpshinned Hawk Cove is a stunning, two story, 4/3 with all the amenities. At just under 4,000 square feet, this home is perfect for families, couples who enjoy entertaining, or individuals who want to pursue the life of leisure on the roughs of one of Austin’s finest golf courses at a reasonable price. 

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4400 Sharpshinned Hawk Cove is located on a cul-de-sac in the Falconhead subdivision near Bee Cave in Southwest Austin. Easily accessed from 620 or Highway 71, the property is conveniently located, giving homeowners the feel of secluded

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Located on top of a hill on Hudson Bend, 5012 McIntyre Circle is a gorgeous gated estate that offers both privacy and elegance in abundance. As a 4 bed/6 bath on an entire acre, this house has IT ALL. At 5,800 square feet, homebuyers are getting a generous cost per square foot at $428. It is one of the most beautiful homes and settings on Lake Travis. 5012 McIntyre is a private, one-acre estate on the highest point on Hudson Bend with 180 degree views across the main basin east towards the Oasis. Inside is a fabulous Jauregui Custom design with a spectacular negative edge pool, large patio, fire pit, and spa ideal for year-round outdoor resort-style living.

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Located on a hillside lot in the Comanche Estates subdivision of Northwest Austin, the Lake Travis waterfront lot at 12602 Lyndon Drive offers 360 views in all directions. With 1.61 acres available for development, savvy homeowners and investors have a clean palate to build the home of their dreams. Priced at $326,025 per acre, this property will move quickly.

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The lot at 12602 Lyndon is a few short turns from 2222 and 620. The property offers incredible seclusion with views of Lake Travis and the surrounding Hill Country. From Lyndon Drive, the property fans out to nearly 300 feet wide, creating an upside down triangle cascading down the hill. Utility-wise, the property is wired for electricity and

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