Faithful readers of our blog who have been carefully keeping track will know that recently Sue Ann and Anita moved out of Sue Ann’s big suburban house, and are staying in the Villa Park casita while we wait for the Bobcat Lair house to be renovated. Have you wondered what happened to the big suburban house? You mean this one, the one in the picture? We shared some photos of it a couple of weeks ago, but since then Carol has been busy making it even more beautiful.
Tour the House!
We now have a virtual tour of the Braesgate property that you can enjoy. More important, you can forward the tour URL to anyone you know who wants to move to Austin, or wants to trade up to a larger home in a great school district, with great neighbors.
The house has high-end appliances (and the stove is FANTASTIC), granite in all the bathrooms, and a spa master bathroom. The back yard is an amazing retreat with a huge porch and a gazebo. And check out the floors. The tile has glass insets, and the wood is solid bamboo. And do you see that big window in the interior photo? Those are two-story silk curtains, with blinds that have remote control (also above the front door). The lucky buyer gets the remote!
Well, that’s enough. The virtual tour will show you more.
Why Buy Now?
Our family hasn’t completely moved out yet–more goes next week, but there’s still a lot that has to go to Bobcat. However, anyone who buys the house now is in a great position. We plan to replace the carpeting upstairs, repaint one bedroom, and touch up the rest of the house. However, if you buy the house now, we’d consider an allowance on the price that would let YOU select upstairs flooring and paint colors. I always feel bad when I buy a house someone else has just painted for resale, knowing I’m just going to go in and re-do it. Save us that fate and buy our house before it’s “officially” on the market.
Things You Can’t See
What you can’t see on the updated spaces in the Braesgate house is the quality. The house was originally built to high standards. Yes, it’s a house in a development, but it was a Scott Felder home, one of the better companies in operation at the time, and our construction supervisor was super. And eagle-eyed Sue Ann made sure there weren’t any slip-ups in construction. And all the upgrades and improvements were done to higher standards than most in the neighborhood (we figured we’d get out money’s worth in enjoyment). Natural materials were used whenever possible, even the ceiling of the patio is wood! Quality has been important to us for many years before we started the Hermit Haus Redevelopment team, and we hope it shows in this home.
Just add your personal touches, and it will provide years of enjoyment to another family.