My clients are amazing people who make Austin the vibrant, creative fun town it is. From architects looking for their personal residence to original owners of spectacular mid-century modern homes, my clients inspire me and we have great success together. Equally satisfying are the continued referrals from happy clients who trust me to work with their family, friends and colleagues.
The home you wish to buy or sell is more than number of bedrooms and square feet. Your home reflects your design aesthetic and how you want to live your life.
Light-filled space with character, a beautiful lot with trees and a great neighborhood—these are the elements that lay the foundation for your personal style. Must-have’s might include just the right space to entertain, to work from, to pursue interests, to display a treasured collection.** Clients often want to walk for coffee, to a park, be close to favorite restaurants, Downtown or the hike and bike trail. Privacy, views, kid-friendly, morning light in the kitchen – your unique needs are respected and met.
For sellers putting a well-loved home up for sale, your requirements for best price, timing, scheduling showings are valued and achieved. Reaching the right buyer takes insights into the special features of your home, correct market pricing, preparation for sale, targeted marketing. Many of my sellers choose to remain in Austin and we work together time again. Those moving away often remain in touch with real estate questions.
Austin has been my home since 1976. I’ve lived both north and south of the river and from Clarksville to East Austin. Earlier, living in a Park Slope brownstone, a picture-perfect bungalow and in a classic mid-century house in Houston grew my love for homes with vintage character. That said, I now live in a small home with great space & stunning scored concrete floors. A discerning eye can find architecturally appealing homes from every decade and in surprising neighborhoods throughout Austin.
I welcome your inquiries about house-hunting or to consider if it’s time to sell a cherished home so you can move on to your next one.
** Here’s a small sample of the must-have space my clients sought to accommodate the following:
Family baby grand
Co-sharing home with a sister
Antique Havard copper cookware
Family holiday dinners for 27
Treasured Interior Design, Cookbook, Judaica, Texana libraries
Guests and many, many grandchildren
Practice space for band
Russel Wright dinnerware
Workshop to build bike frames
Sunny yard for huge vegetable garden
Home business with separate entrance
Rare Crestview property that offers multiple structures for great Austin living: updated & expanded 1940's pier & beam 2/1 + bonus room Main Home has light filled 2nd living area/open kitchen, beautiful Pella windows, wood flooring plus energy, plumbing, electrical upgrades; 1/1 modern Apt; garage/workshop; artist's shed. Large lot & deck. Open gable front elevation, standing seam metal roof, porch and majestic burr oak add fab street appeal.
Beautifully updated Travis Heights ‘40’s home with character, charming features & thankfully good storage! Recent kitchen update features custom Omega wood cabinets & pantry, Carrera marble countertops & backsplash, Bertazonni gas range, Miele dishwasher. Graceful arch connects bright living and dining spaces. Large windows, lustrous hardwood floors. Deep, private lot allows for guesthouse (Buyer to verify.) Google Fiberhood, walk or bike to Stacy Park & year-round pool, S. Congress, Downtown.
Crestview: Charming roof lines, big picture window and butterfly gardens make this mid-century home very appealing. Bright interiors, lustrous original hardwood floors, wavy glass-fronted kitchen cabinetry, cool vintage tile bath add zing. Extras: bonus room off bedroom, dining/office space, large utility/mudroom, deep lot to grow. Fab screened-in porch overlooking pecan trees for entertaining. Near Minimax, Little Deli, Hopdoddy, Alamo Drafthouse, Burnet Rd eateries, Brentwood Park. GO!
Fab Mid-Century Modern on one of central Austin's prettiest tree-lined streets, rarely available. Adaptable floorplan with light-filled spaces for live/work/play. Two BR en-suite, one with sitting area in own wing for master or guests. Striking stone FP, clerestory windows frame the large family room. Open living with wood floors & kitchen overlook private yard & sparkling pool. Walk/bike to many favorite area restaurants plus Ramsey Park. See it now!
Classic ranch-style home, spacious and well-maintained, on beautiful .25 acre wooded cul-de-sac lot in Travis Heights close-in to Downtown and everything Austin! Open floor plan, office/2nd living, kitchen with recent appliances, large rooms, ample closet space, indoor utility, 2 car garage. Shady backyard for entertaining and relaxing. Stone masonry exterior, high elevation lot and grand live oaks give great street appeal.