Luxury real estate is booming in Texas, meaning no matter what you see in your dream home, you can likely find it right here in the Hill Country.
Whether it’s a movie theater, recording space, wine sanctuary, dumbwaiter kitchen, rain shower, large lot for landscaping, outdoor kitchen or sunroom you’re after, you can find it in at least one of these listings.
The houses, held by Compass agents, are located all over the Austin area and are on the market now.
164 Heritage Hollow Cove | $1,220,000
Dubbed “The Wine Lover’s House” for good reason, this Dripping Springs Hill Country home has a wine room that holds up to 1,700 bottles. With light cabinetry, wood floors that welcome in light, an open-plan kitchen, a rain shower in the master bathroom and maximized vertical space, the home is an indoor dream. However, possibly the best feature of the home is its screened-in sunroom, inviting for afternoon tea, with an outdoor kitchen and grill just a few steps away. A rare 3,242 square foot one-story find, the four-bedroom, three-and-a-half bathroom home has a split three-car garage and is just 20 minutes from Bee Cave.
This listing is held by Wendy Elder.
7512 Doswell Lane | $1,790,000
Located in South Austin’s Circle C neighborhood, this five-bedroom, four-and-a-half bathroom home is an enormous 5,153 square feet. The house was built in 2003 but has a newly-updated kitchen, recessed lighting and new roof as of this year. Massive windows on the ground floor of the house keep it lit with plenty of natural light, plus the home comes with upscale features like the movie theater and outdoor hot tub patio.
This listing is held by Kristi Larkam.
130 Burgess Lane | $2,199,900
Unassuming on the outside, this West Austin home in the Ridge at Alta Vista neighborhood is full of surprises. At a huge 7,505 square feet with five bedrooms, each with their own walk-in closet, and five-and-a-half bathrooms, the home is spread across three floors and was renovated in 2017. The ideal home for an entertainer, two chefs kitchens connected by a dumbwaiter will allow you to create your culinary masterpiece. With a movie theater and a soundproof recording studio, this home is perfect for the up-and-coming podcaster. This home is also on a half-acre of land!
This listing is held by Joanna Lee.
Austin police are investigating the killing of Moriah "Mo" Wilson after she was found with gunshot wounds inside an Austin home.
Wilson, a gravel and mountain bike racer, was visiting Austin from Colorado in preparation for the Gravel Locos race on Saturday taking place in Hico, a small town 2 hours from Austin.
On Wednesday, her roommate came home and found Wilson unresponsive with "a lot of blood near her,” police said. It is now being investigated as a suspicious death. No further information on the suspect or motive behind the killing are available at this time.
Wilson recently had become a full-time biker after winning a slew of races in the past year.
Some of your favorite Instagram filters can’t be used in Texas anymore and Austinites are sounding off on social media.
Meta, Facebook and Instagram’s parent company, announced on Wednesday that certain filters would no longer be available in Texas.
The change is a result of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s lawsuit against Meta, alleging the company uses facial recognition technology that violates laws in Texas. A release from Meta says it stopped using facial recognition tech in November 2021 and denies Paxton’s allegations.
Some Austinites bemoaned the shift, saying some of their favorite filters were now unavailable.
This was my FAVORITE filter on @instagram and they done removed it cause I’m in Texas ! Like wowwwwww pic.twitter.com/uX60hdIC0Q
— Pinkyy Montana (@inkstar_pinkyy) May 11, 2022
i heard that instagram filters got banned in texas? what the actual fuck y’all better give me my favorite filter back
— lia 🤍 (@liatootrill) May 11, 2022
loved this stupid filter sm i hate texas pic.twitter.com/DXr9mmUc64
— birthday boy jeno 🎂 (@beabtox) May 12, 2022
But more often than not, locals joked about the ban.
Texas women seeing the filter ban on IG pic.twitter.com/yDMcP3Qtsr
— Christian (Anabolic) Flores (@christian_flo24) May 11, 2022
So, the state of Texas has banned filter use on IG? THE END IS NEAR. 😂
— THE FRANCHISE! Франшиза (@NYCFranchise718) May 12, 2022
And some in-between chose to show off some natural beauty.
I live in Texas, but no filter needed. 😉 pic.twitter.com/A6teRgYMKn
— bad and bruja (@starseedmami) May 11, 2022
filter, no filter..texas women still reign supreme.
— 🎍 (@_sixile) May 11, 2022
Finally, some are trying to cash in on the opportunity.
Texas IG users- if you want to filter your picture cashapp me $1.50 $ErvnYng
— Gemini (@ervn_y) May 11, 2022
Meta said it plans to create an opt-in system for both Texas and Illinois residents, who are facing the same issues.