Featured Listing: 6900 Cal Cove, Austin 78723

Mid-Century Modern in University Hills

This delightful mid-century modern home in University Hills is brand new to the market and absolutely overflowing with warmth, charm, and east Austin grooviness!

A perfectly zen spot for your morning coffee

The owners have created an outdoor lover’s dream, with a private zen garden just outside the dining room windows and beautiful landscaping in the front and back yards which is just beginning to get its spring flowering on!  There are gravel paths, a lovely covered back patio perfect for entertaining, a spot for enjoying the afternoon sun or night sky out by your fire pit, plus a great play area for the kids and pets and raised beds ready for planting!

Imagine entertaining under the cafe lights on a balmy evening

The home’s interior is warm and welcoming, making you feel right at home as soon as you walk through the front door.

At 1,341 square feet, this 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home feels much larger due to its thoughtful floor plan and huge, bright windows in in the living areas. The pie-shaped lot (.186 acres) sits on a quiet cul-de-sac and is surrounded by homes from the same 1960s era.  The home also features a spacious two-car garage with workshop area and a utility room with included washer & dryer, as well as a gardening shed and children’s playhouse out back.

University Hills is a wildly popular east Austin neighborhood, in close proximity to either downtown Austin or the Domain in northwest Austin, with easy freeway access.  Parks, shopping, and dining are all located nearby.

For more information on this listing, please see the property website or contact me by phone or email.

Austin MLS #6696217

Brushes With Fame, HGTV Style

Showcasing Austin one flip at a time

If you watch much HGTV at all (true confession: I do, LOADS) you may have noticed that Austin is not an infrequent locale used for shooting.  I’m guessing it’s partly because we have decent weather most of the year, (making it easier to shoot), our real estate prices are still largely reasonable (at least compared to other currently hot real estate markets, so we have a lot more folks flipping houses here), and because Austin is just an incredibly telegenic city with lots of exciting stuff happening — we are kinda the belle of the ball at the moment!

With all that, you can imagine how excited we were at JB Goodwin when when of our own agents, the amazing Erin Jones, was tapped to do a pilot for HGTV along with her husband Paul. It’s called “Texas Turnaround” and the episode centered on a local condo they flipped over the winter.  As with all their flips, they did an absolutely outstanding job on this renovation; we got to tour it in person before the episode aired on June 10th and it was every bit as gorgeous in person as it was on TV!

We don’t know yet if Texas Turnaround will be picked up by HGTV as a series or not, but we are keeping our fingers crossed.  Meanwhile, hats off to Erin and Paul and their amazing flips!

Race for the Cure

Think pink!

Our team, the Goodwin Gladiators made a great showing at the annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure 5k run today.  There were about 5,000 runners and walkers, and we won an award for having the second largest team (I think we ended up with something like 82 team members).  The weather was mostly cooperative, with really high humidity but good cloud cover and a gentle breeze to cool things off.  Energy was high and everyone seemed to be in a celebratory mood!  We had an absolute blast, and were able to do some good for a seriously good cause: raising awareness about breast cancer and getting the dollars to fight it.  Plus there was a live band, music, dancing, and more than one pink doggie!

Some of our team members
The starting line, and a little of the leftover morning fog
I ran (almost all of it) with my soul sister and our team captain, Indu
Dancing in the streets
Who doesn’t love a pink pug?
This seems like a weird spot for group photos, but at least SOMEBODY was into it!

It really was a joyous and fun event, and I look forward to doing this again next year!

Goodwin Gladiators