Multi-million-dollar podcaster and highly influential media personality Joe Rogan may be looking for a new Austin home.
The new Austinite purchased an off-market luxury lake house in West Lake Hills for a rumored $28 million last fall. But word on the street is he's unhappy with the property—telling a source that there are too many "looky-loos"—and in search of a more secluded alternative.
If this is the case, he could spend a lot of time looking.
Austin's ultra-luxury housing supply is limited compared to some other Texas metros, such as Dallas and Houston, and may only allow for one $20 million home on the market at a time, according to realtor Cord Shiflet. This leads real estate agents to seek out unlisted properties and make off-market deals. "We're digging every day for homes that people are willing to sell," he said. "We just need to know who these people are… because we've got the buyers to deliver to them," he told Austonia in December.
Rogan's current home is more than 11,000 square feet and sits on a nearly four-acre, tree-lined lot that's hidden behind a wood-and-stone fence on an unlined cul-de-sac off of Bee Cave. Behind the gate, a giant circle drive leads up to the house, which sits on the Colorado River, with a sundeck over the water and two boat slips with a party deck. On a recent morning, the only visitor was a FedEx delivery driver.
Rogan moved to Austin from Los Angeles after his popular—and often controversial—podcast, The Joe Rogan Experience, landed a $100 million deal with Spotify. Recent guests include Austin Mayor Steve Adler, comedian Dave Chapelle and pop star Demi Lovato. He records the podcast from a custom-built, in-home studio.
If Rogan is indeed back on the housing market, he might consider the following four properties, which offer seclusion and studio space in his ultra-luxury price range.
A lakefront estate
(Kuper Sotherby's International Realty)
This 4-acre, 10,608-square-foot home sits along 650 feet of Lake Austin waterfront in West Lake Hills. With six bedrooms and seven full bathrooms, its comparable to his current place. Plus it offers a guest house that could be converted into a studio. It is currently listed by Kuper Sotheby's International Realty for $30 million.
An urban escape
(Kuper Sotherby's International Realty)
The 30th floor penthouse at the Four Seasons in downtown Austin offers 360-degree views of Austin and unique touches, such as a 500-pound Taj Mahal quartzite bathroom counter and balconies outfitted with dog-friendly charcoal filtered turf. There is also a media room that could serve as the new The Joe Rogan Experience HQ. It is currently listed by Kuper Sotheby's International Realty for $21.5 million.
A little bit of California
(302 Inwood Drive)
This Santa Barbara-style property is still in development, meaning its future owner will be able to customize finishes and other details. Located in Rollingwood, it offers a view of the downtown skyline and and a lower level complete with a speakeasy space and board room. It is currently listed by Moreland Properties. Price available upon request.
A secluded compound
(Kuper Sotherby's International Realty)
The Retreat at Lick Creek Lodge offers more space—and privacy—than Rogan's current home, located on almost 30 acres in Spicewood, 26 miles outside of Austin. Designed by a Frank Lloyd Wright apprentice, the gated property features a media hall as well as a waterfall and private grotto. It is currently listed by Kuper Sotheby's International Realty for $17.5 million.
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Despite a 2-0 deficit, there was a pot of gold for Austin FC after all as it celebrated its annual Pride Night with rainbows and a 2-2 comeback draw to FC Dallas Saturday night.
After three FC Dallas losses last season, the Dallas derby draw marks the first time Austin FC has tied against its Copa Texas rival. Austin continues to edge over FC Dallas as it sits at 3rd in the MLS West.
Here are the biggest takeaways from the match:
A somber start
Decked out in colorful hues for LBGTQ+ Pride, Verde fans started the match on a somber note as they held up banners to take a stand against gun violence before the match.
As the national anthem began, fans held up banners with the names of each child that was killed in the Uvalde school shooting and a plea to "end gun violence."
The supporters' section was also dotted with Pride flags and a "Bans off Our Bodies" banner in protest of the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.
FC Dallas earns a 2-0 lead
That sober tone continued onto the pitch. With midfielder Daniel Pereira's absence due to a red card, the Verde and Black lost two goals to FC Dallas by the 70th minute of play.
FC Dallas played it sneaky for the first half of the match, giving Austin FC plenty of room to hold possession as it waited to strike on a Verde error. That mentality proved dangerous for Austin as Dallas' Paul Arriola took advantage of Brad Stuver's deflection to score the first goal of the night in the 57th minute of play.
Dallas struck once more as Brandon Servant pushed past the Verde line to score the second goal of the match.
Austin FC strikes back
But energy quickly returned to Austin's favor thanks to Designated Player Sebastian Driussi, who scooted past several FC Dallas defenders alongside Moussa Djitte to snag an unlikely first goal for Austin.
A full Verde comeback
Austin's subs proved deadly as momentum returned to the home team toward the end of the match. A well-placed cross from Nick Lima—and a diving header from a fresh-legged Danny Hoesen—helped the team secure the draw with a second Verde goal in the 84th minute of play.
Hoesen, who was Austin's first starting striker last season, has now scored two goals with the team after a yearlong injury stuck him on the bench.
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Hours following the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling to overturn Roe v. Wade, the landmark ruling that guaranteed a constitutional right to an abortion, on Friday, about 1,000 people gathered in Republic Square with signs calling for change.
The rally, organized by the group Rise Up 4 Abortion Rights Texas, started at the federal courthouse on Republic Square on Friday at 5 p.m. before the crowd marched to the Texas Capitol. More protests are expected to ensue over the weekend.
People showed up with all types of signs like Mindy Moffa holding up, "Keep your filthy laws off my silky drawers."
Austin joined cities across the country that saw protests for a women's right to an abortion after the ruling.
According to a recent UT poll, 78% of Texas voters support abortion access in most cases.
Sabrina Talghade and Sofia Pellegrini held up signs directed at Texas laws. A Texas trigger law will ban all abortions from the moment of fertilization, starting 30 days after the ruling. When state legislators passed the trigger law last summer, it also passed laws for more protection of firearms, including the right to open carry without a permit.
Lili Enthal of Austin yells as around 1,000 Texans marched to the Texas Capitol.
From the Texas Capitol, Zoe Webb lets her voice be heard against the Supreme Court ruling.
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