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A home renovated by HGTV's Property Brothers was sold for over $1 million after being listed for just one day in Austin. (Joe and Cara Keenan)

Combine HGTV's "Property Brothers" reputation with Austin's on-fire housing market, and a $1.35 million home can get snatched up in just a day.

The Austin home, located "only minutes from downtown" near Zilker Park, was sold in about a day after the home renovating "Property Brothers" worked their signature magic on the project back in season four.


The owners hit the jackpot when they bought a home listed by Realty Austin for less than $350,000 in 2011, but that didn't originally seem to be the case. The home was "crumbling and full of dirt," according to Realtor.com, but its prime location gave it plenty of potential.

Joe and Cara Keenan of Realty Austin connected the homeowners with the Property Brothers to help fix up the home. The brothers got to work on the midcentury home while making sure its original flair was still intact, including keeping the home's original hardwood floors and limestone fireplace.

A wood wall was added to the homes' dining space, and several windows were expanded. (Joe and Cara Keenan)


With $80,000 to invest in the project, brothers Jonathan and Drew Scott opened the kitchen, adding a large, gorgeous window and brand-new quartz countertops. They modernized one bathroom and spruced up the other's retro feel. The two also added a room to the home; separated by a sliding barn door, the space can be used as a bedroom or office.

Finally, the large lot was revitalized into a usable space, with a new fire pit and covered patio added to the newly-fenced backyard.

The home was complete in 2012, but the expert renovation clearly still worked wonders for the owners, who likely sold the home for more than its asking price through Realty Austin after it was listed for just about 24 hours.

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