August 30, 2016

Regional Survey: Austin, Texas

Brenden Murphy

Sol Sustainable Community | KRDB Architects

1127 Perry Road
Austin, TX 78721

The Sol Community in East Austin is a 5.5 acre, 40 unit development (16 Affordable Housing) with a holistic approach to sustainable development. Through comprehensive systems of building technology and passive design, all homes have achieved a 4 or 5 star rating from Austin Energy Green Building Program. Each home ranged 1000 to 1800 square feet, is 100% electric, and have the capability of NetZero Energy (producing as much energy as consumed) through sustainable design strategies, which include: water conservation, site stewardship, material selection, and the “NetZero energy formula”.

TheSol Community in East Austin is a 40 unit development with a holistic approach to sustainable development. Through comprehensive systems of building technology and passive design, all homes have achieved a 4 or 5 star rating from Austin Energy Green Building Program. Each home ranged 1000 to 1800 square feet, is 100% electric, and have the capability of NetZero Energy (producing as much energy as consumed) through sustainable design strategies, which include: water conservation, site stewardship, material selection, and the “NetZero energy formula”.

Sol is the first development in Austin to install a sub-grade bio-filtration system to handle the water quality requirements mandated by the city. It gathers run off water to be filtered and redistributed to the aquifer. Other  water strategies include drought resistant, low-impact vegetation and landscape, and each home is rainwater collection ready.

The materials chosen were also carefully selected to aid in sustainability; they include:

  • high durabilty/low maintenance materials (concrete, hardi-board)
  • metal roofs
  • low VOC paints, caulks and adhesives
  • KCMA certified cabinets
  • concrete and bamboo floors
  • high efficiency windows
  • FSC certified wood
  • Energy Star appliances

mapThe site was carefully considered in utilizing passive ways of conserving energy and reducing its impact on the environment.

Sol’s formula to NetZero is achieved through the use of passive design, quality windows, 2×6 construction with Icynene Insulation, Geothermal HVAC, and Solar Energy.

The cost of purchasing a home at Sol may seem premium but it pays in the long run (see below). Unit pricing started at $190,00 at opening in 2009.


Paseo Town Homes at Mueller | David Weekly Homes

2701 Sorin Street
Austin, TX 78723

The Amory - A Exterior

A handful of homebuilders are constructing new townhomes in the Mueller area to diversify the home type in the area. Among which is David Weekly homes, who is constructing 32 Paseos Row Homes, that will available through the Affordable Homes Program and Workforce Homes Program. Each home will range from 850-1,439 square feet, and will be organized in groups of 3-4 as seen above. There are several different floor plans, each include a 1-car garage with one parking space, 2-3 bedrooms, and 2-3.5 baths; but each conglomerate with share a similar street front facade like pictured.

The Teague Plan includes:

  • 3 Stories
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Full Baths
  • 1 Half Bath
  • 1 Car Garage

The developments are considered to be EnergySaver Homes backed by the nationally-recognized Environments for Living Diamond Level Program Heating & Cooling Usage Guarantee, and all homes will achieve Austin Energy Green Building 3-star rating.

Other unique neighborhood amenities include a children’s museum, a lakeside park complete with a playground and amphitheater, and a repurposed hangar that hosts community events ranging from festivals to farmers’ markets.






August 30, 2016

Assignment #1 | Regional Survey | Megan Linquest

Colorado Crossing | Lennar

The new Lennar development, Colorado Crossing, is located in South Austin along Highway 183 and McKinney Falls Parkway. The units range from 1,230 square-feet to 2,402 square-feet with 3 to 4 bedrooms and 2 to 3 bathrooms. Prices range from $208,900 to $260,900. The development is in close proximity to McKinney Falls Park, Bergstrom International Airport, Barton Creek Square Mall, and the South Congress District. Lennar teamed up with Sunstreet Energy Group to make this new development an all-solar community. A Solar Benefits Program makes solar energy affordable for everyone by including features designed to ensure residents won’t pay more than retail for their total energy cost.

Some of the amenities offered at Colorado Crossing include a junior Olympic swimming pool, playground, amenities center, soccer field, pond, and hike and bike trails. Schools in the area include Smith Elementary, John P. Ojeda Junior High School, and Del Valle High School. Colorado Crossing’s convenient location makes travelling north or south in Austin a breeze.



Community Plan

Ridgepoint Collection

Carlsbad | $208,900, 1,230 square feet, 3 bedroom/2 bath


Includes Breakfast Nook and Two-Car Garage


Navajo | $288,900, 1,641 square-feet, 2 stories, 3 bedroom/2.5 bath

Navajo.jpgIncludes Formal Dining Room, Breakfast Nook, Half Bathroom, and Attached Two-Car Garage

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Sedona | $260,900, 2,402 square-feet, 2 stories, 4 bedroom/2.5 bath

SedonaIncludes Game Room, Formal Dining Room, Breakfast Nook, Half Bathroom, and Attached Two-Car Garage

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Welcome Home Center

3808 Breckenridge, Austin, Texas 78744

(512) 563 – 6298

Hours: Monday & Sunday 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Tuesday – Saturday  10:00 am – 7:00 pm

Interest for Further Research:

Lennar’s Colorado Crossing development would be interesting to research further mainly because of the solar energy feature of the project. It would be interesting to learn more about how the development is supplying its residents with solar energy as well as what the potential energy rates are for the residents. Possibly doing more research on Sunstreet Energy Group and their involvement with the development might also prove promising.


Circle C – Alicante 70’s at Avaña | CalAtlantic

Alicante at Avaña is a lush and vibrant master-planned community within the hill country of Southwest Austin. Located only minutes from Downtown, Alicante offers luxury homes and generous home sites typically 70 feet by 135 feet. CalAtlantic ensures owners the utmost in high quality, luxury living. Careful detail is given to the architecture and landscaping of the homes in Alicante in order to have the homes blend with the area’s natural scenery.

All homes include large, open rooms with abundant natural light, and luxury features including a covered patio, four-sided masonry exterior, 10-foot ceilings at first floor (per plan), and gourmet kitchen equipped with Whirlpool stainless appliances. Bermuda Tiff sod and an irrigation system come standard with every property. Professional consultation with the designers at CalAtlantic’s design studio is also provided.

The Alicante community is also nearby many acclaimed education venues such as the Carpenter Hill Elementary School, Dahlstrom Middle School, Hays High School, Veritas Academy, Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders, and Austin Community College Pinnacle Campus. Alicante amenities include a neighborhood center with a swimming pool, picnic pavilion, and a playscape. Other features in the area include Barton Creek Square Mall, Grey Rock Golf Course, Veloway paved rollerblading and bike trail, natural hiking trails, and sport courts at Slaughter Park. Circle C Alicante is also has quick and easy access to major transportation routes such as Mopac Expressway, 290, the 45 Toll, and Interstate-35.


Community Plan

Seville B | Quick Move-In

$722,900, 3,814 square-feet, 4 bedroom/4 bath

Features: Three-Car Garage, 2 Story Open Concept, Extended Covered Patio, Hardwood Floors

Address: 7119 Trissino Drive, Austin, Texas 78739



First Floor Plan – Seville B


Second Floor Plan – Seville B

Broadmoor B | Spec Home to be Built

$530,990, 3,346 square-feet, 4 bedroom/3 bath, Two-Car Garage



First Floor Plan – Broadmoor B


Second Floor Plan – Broadmoor B

Torelli | Spec Home to be Built

$521,990, 2,598 square-feet, 3 bedroom/2.5 bath, Three-Car Garage, One Story





Floor Plan – Torelli

CalAtlantic Homes at Avaña – Maraville and Alicante 70’s

12508 Padua Drive, Austin, Texas 78739

(512) 838 – 6468

Monday – Saturday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm, Sunday 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Interest for Further Research:

What makes the homes at Avaña unique is the opportunity to build a spec home designed by CalAtlantic. The development offers move-in ready properties as well as the chance to choose one of the offered house styles and plans to build. There is also the opportunity for future residents to meet with the design team at CalAtlantic to minimally customize the home to their own needs and desires. It would be interesting to see how this whole process works in the realm of luxury home development.


The Highmark | Meritage Homes

The Highmark development is a gated community of only 50 townhomes nestled in trees. The development recently opened this August, and has townhomes that will be completed towards the end of this year. Located near Interstate-35 and Highway 71, commuting and travelling throughout Austin is simple. The development is also in close proximity to the popular South Congress district. The Highmark has the Crockett High School, Bedichek Middle School, and Williams Elementary near by.

The Highmark prides itself on the energy efficiency of its town homes. Some of the energy and money saving features include LED light fixtures, fresh air intake, dual flush toilets, low E3 vinyl windows, and water efficient fixtures. The community is also a dog-friendly neighborhood featuring play areas for pets.


Community Plan

Williamsburg (2601) | 301 Bridgeford Drive

$312,462, 1,769 square-feet, 3 bedroom/2.5 bath, Two-Car Garage


Completed December 2016

Features open concept floor plan ideal for entertaining, tile flooring, covered patio, upstairs loft, omegastone countertops, and dual sinks in each bathroom



Rushmore (2603) | 203 Bridgeford Drive

$322,112, 2,190 square-feet, 3 bedroom/2.5 bath, Two-Car Garage


Completed December 2016

Features stainless steel double ovens, omegastone countertops, expansive master suite, walk-in closets throughout, dual sinks in each bath, wood flooring, loft, and covered patio


Highmark Offices

7506 Belfair Terrace, Austin, Texas 78745


Monday 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Tuesday – Saturday 10:00 am – 7:00 pm, Sunday 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Interest for Further Research:

The Highmark is an interesting development because it only consists of a fixed number of properties. Also, the Highmark is a gated community which also adds to the sense of privacy due to the reduced number of residents. Having a limit on the size of the development might create a greater sense of community.



August 30, 2016

Regional Survey_Bradley Jury

Community First Village – Mobile Loaves and Fishes

9301 Hog Eye Rd. Austin, Texas 78724

“Goodness has a building code: everyone sleeps inside”

Community First Village in Austin, Texas provides homes for the homeless. The 27 acre master planned community was developed by Mobile Loaves and Fishes. The community offers a permanent housing option for those in need in the form of micro homes, canvas cottages, and RVs. This community is made possible through donations, sponsorship, and volunteer work. The homes are all constructed from licensed contractors donating their time and skills.



  • Walking Trails
  • Community Gardens
  • Community Market
  • Medical Center
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Capital Metro Bus Stop
  • Wifi
  • Outdoor Kitchens
  • Outdoor Movie Theater


Housing Options

Micro Homes – Sponsorship [$20,000]

Micro Homes are environmentally friendly using sustainable design methods. All homes are less than 200 sq. feet and include electric. The micro home occupants utilize outdoor kitchens and private restrooms located throughout the community.


Canvas Cottages – Sponsorship [$10,000]

The Canvas Cottages have a footprint of 12′ by 12′ and are built securely on a deck structure. The one room cottage includes electric and comes furnished with a bed, chair, and table. Canvas Cottage occupants also utilize outdoor kitchens and private bathrooms.


RVs –  Sponsorship [$25,000]

The RV housing option includes a kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, and living room that are fully furnished. The kitchen also comes fully stocked with kitchen supplies.



Travisso – Toll Brothers

3929 Veneto Circle Leander, Texas 78641

As Austins only development with an Italian inspired outdoor lifestyle, Travisso provides a unique community. The 21,000 acre master plan also makes it one of Austin’s largest developments. The dramatic landscapes and natural beauty of the surrounding area is portrayed as “putting the life back in lifestyle.” Designed and built by the Toll Brothers, six time Texas builder of the year, no shortcuts were taken in the master plan and the construction of each home. The Travisso community is comprised of three Italian inspired collection of homes. The Naples collection being the most affordable option to the Florence collection and finally the top price point of the Venice collection. All three collections together make thirty-six different luxury housing units.


Tour Hours : Monday – Saturday 10am – 6 pm and Sunday 12pm – 6pm


  • 355 Acres of Open Space
  • Community Pool
  • Parks
  • Hiking/Biking Trails
  • Recreational Facilities
  • Sport Courts and Fields

Site Plan


“A Home That Fits Your Life and Your Lifestyle”

With thirty-six different housing units and hundreds of decorative and structural options, the Toll Brothers believe they can personalize a luxury home to your exact specifications. Each home is customized to the desire of the buyers through model home tours and one on one meetings in the Toll Brothers’ Design Studios.

Housing Options

The Naples Collection [$445,000 – $520,000]

  • Nine Different Home Designs
  • Ranges from [3049 sq. ft. – 4225 sq. ft.]
  • 4 – 6 Bedrooms
  • 3 – 5 Baths
  • 2 – 4 Garages




The Florence Collection [$478,000 – $640,000]

  • Sixteen Different Home Designs
  • Ranges [3049 sq. ft. – 5631 sq. ft.]
  • 3 – 7 Bedrooms
  • 3 – 5 Bathrooms
  • 3 – 5 Garages


The Venice Collection [$557,000 – 700,000]

  • Eleven Different Home Designs
  • Ranges from [3718 sq. ft. – 5631 sq. ft.]
  • 4 – 6 Bedrooms
  • 4 – 5 Baths
  • 3 – 4 Garages







August 30, 2016

Regional Survey – Sean Reynolds

Development 1: Edgewick

Location: 1910 Wickshire Lane, Austin, TX 78741

Builder: Wes Peoples Homes

Price: $285,000 – $385,000

Model home available daily 10:30am-5:30pm Monday – Saturday, 12:30pm – 5:30pm Sunday.


Edgewick advertises itself as having contemporary, carefree living with easy access to Austin’s most popular shopping and restaurants in the South Congress district, as well as Ladybird Lake and Zilker Park. A gated community plan consisting of 300 detached condominiums spread across 29 acres. Floor plans range in size from 822 – 1847 square feet, with layouts ranging from a single story 1 bed 1 bath to a 3 story 3 bed 3 bath. Every unit comes with its own garage as well as a multitude of energy efficient features designed to lower energy costs as well as impact on the environment. New home buyers have the opportunity to choose from an array of different fixtures and finishes on the interior, as well choose from two different exterior elevations. The community amenities include a 1 acre dog park, a community pool / activity center, as well as full HOA maintenance of the unit exteriors and yards.

The Bonnel: 1,400 SQFT, 3 Story, 2 Bed 2.5 Bath

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Development 2: Easton Park

Location: 7000 Cardinal Bloom Loop, Austin, TX 78744

Builders: Brohn Homes, Highland Lakes, Milestone Community Builders, Pacesetter Homes, AVI Homes, Buffington Homes, Dream Finders Homes

Price: $250,000 +

Model homes available during normal business hours.

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Easton Park is a 1,500 acre, urban master planned community combining over 5,000 single and multifamily homes with planned commercial spaces for residents. The community contains over 350 acres of community parks and green space with over 13 miles of trails located only 12 miles east of downtown Austin. Easton Park also advertises a site for a future school specifically for local residents. Homes range in size from 1,600 – 3,400 square feet, with floor plans ranging from a single story 2 bed 2 bath to a two story 5 bed 4 bath. Additional amenities include a planned community center, two parks, play-scapes, playgrounds, sport courts and yard games.

Southland: 2,500 SQFT, 2 story, 4 bed 3 bath

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Development 3: Sweetwater

Location: 5348 Pedernales Summit Pkwy, Austin, TX 78738

Builder: David Weekly, Ryland Homes, Chesmar Homes, Coventry Homes, CalAtlantic Homes, Western Homes, Perry Homes, River Oaks Homes, Drees Custom Homes, M/I Move Up

Price: $300,000 – $800,000+

9 different model homes available daily 10am – 6pm Monday – Saturday, 12pm – 6pm Sunday.


Sweetwater is a large residential community located just west of the Hill Country Galleria on Highway 71, 20 miles from downtown Austin. The completed community will consist of 1,500 homes spread across roughly 1,400 acres. The homes are broken into 5 different “neighborhood villages,” some of which are gated, where home prices can vary greatly. Amenities include the Sweetwater Club (a 10 acre community center for local events, swimming, markets, fitness classes, rentable party space and dinners), 700 acres of natural hill country hiking trails, dog parks and other community arranged events for residents. In addition to these amenities, one of Sweetwater’s greatest attractions is being located in the prestigious Lake Travis School District.

Perry Homes: 1,650 SQFT, 1 story, 3 bed 2 bath – $337,000

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Fredericksburg: 4,900 SQFT, 2+ story, 5+ bed 4.5 bath – $778,000

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August 29, 2016

Assignment #1 – Regional Survey – Joseph James

Ashton Woods: Glencoe at Harris Branch

Glencoe at Harris Branch, in northeast Austin, is so centrally located that you can easily and quickly access Hwy. 290, Hwy 183, IH 35 and SH-130. This community is only minutes away from major employers like Dell, Applied Materials and Samsung, and only 10 miles to Downtown. With a large and very active HOA, residents in Harris Branch have access to an amenity center, pool, sport courts, playscapes and extensive walking / jogging trails. Come discover a community that’s right where you want to be!Location: 11713 Arran Street, Austin, TX 78754

Untitled4Location: 11713 Arran Street, Austin, TX 78754

Visit Times: Sun. 12:00pm – 7:00pm, Mon. – Sat. 10:00am – 7:00pm

Style Options: 7

Units: 65

Square Feet: 1,519 – 2,843

Bedrooms: 3-4

Bathrooms 2-2.5

Starting Price: $239,990

Interesting Features:

  • Quick Move In
  • HOA
  • Communal Areas
    • Pool
    • Playground
    • Walking Trails


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Rim Rock – Provence Collection by Village Builders

Looking to live on the outskirts of the stunning Texas Hill Country, with room to breathe and privacy on tap? If so, Rim Rock is your HOME! This secluded community is located SW of Austin and just 15 minutes from beautiful Dripping Springs, Texas! Enjoy the outdoors at Dripping Springs Sports and Recreation Park, the delectable menu at The Salt Lick or the adventure and excitement of diving into Jacob’s Well! If the city is calling your name, the quick 10 minute drive to Mopac (Loop 1) will have you enjoying 6th Street or visiting the Texas State Capitol in no time!

Untitled5Enjoy quiet country living in a beautiful natural setting just a short drive from Austin, MoPac, the Grey Rock Golf Club and the World Famous Original Salt Lick BBQ. Located in Hays County, Driftwood is one of the fastest-growing areas in Texas. Rim Rock feature trees and greenbelts, with 1 acre homesites available.

Rim Rock is a community nestled in the picturesque Texas Hill Country. It features large, private 1-2 acre home sites with mature trees and sweeping views. This beautiful setting also features award-winning Dripping Springs Schools, while being a short drive from Austin and major employers.  Rim Rock offers both the Lennar Vista II and Village Builder homes. These plans feature dramatic outdoor living areas, large open concept living and high-end finishes.

Untitled6Location: 780 Bluff Woods Dr. Driftwood, TX 78619

Visit Times: Sun. – Mon. 12:00pm – 7:00pm, Tues. – Sat. 10:00am – 7:00pm,

Style Options: 5

Units: 65

Square Feet: 2,548 – 3,599

Bedrooms: 4-6

Bathrooms 3-5

Starting Price: $460,900

Interesting Features:

  • Quick Move In
  • HOA – $42.70/month
  • Communal
    • Hamilton Pool
    • Lake Travis
    • Botanical Gardens


KB Home: The Trails at Stoney Ridge

The Trails at Stoney Ridge has commuter friendly easy access to Hwys. 130, 71 and 183. It is close to major employers like BAE Systems, Veteran’s Affairs Department and St. Edward’s University. Racing and entertainment is nearby at Circuit of The Americas™ Formula One® Track and Austin360 Amphitheater. It is a convenient ride to Austin-Bergstrom Airport. There is also outdoor recreation at Southeast Metropolitan Park.

Untitled10Location: 12304 Ferrystone Glen Dr. Del Valle, TX 78617

Visit Times: Sun. 11:00am – 7:00pm, Mon. – Thur. 10:00am – 6:30pm, Fri. 12:00pm – 7:00pm, Sat. 10:00am – 7:00pm,

Style Options: 26

Square Feet: 1,315 – 3,023

Bedrooms: 3-6

Bathrooms 2-4

Starting Price: $187,995


August 29, 2016

Assignment One: Regional Survey – Shelby Schaefer

Development One: Austin’s Colony – Pacesetter Homes

Austin’s Colony is a charming Austin Community located east of Austin with convenient access to Highway 183, the new SH-130 Tollway, downtown Austin, and Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. The neighborhood features riverside parks, fishing, a community pool, an amenity center, and playscape, plus acres of nature trails.

Students attend the growing Del Valle Independent School District, which features Dailey Middle School and the award winning Hornsby-Dunlap Elementary School, both located in the neighborhood. Convenient to downtown Austin employment centers and the University of Texas at Austin campus, with quick access to shopping and entertainment, you will love this cozy little, family friendly neighborhood just 12 miles from Downtown Austin.

Community Highlights:

  • Riverside Parks
  • Fishing
  • Community Pool
  • Amenity Center
  • Playscape
  • Nature Trails
  • Close to SH-130 Tollway & Hwy 183
  • 12 miles from Downtown Austin
  • Convenient to University of Texas
  • Convenient to downtown employers
  • Beautiful heavily treed surroundings
  • Quick access to shopping and entertainment
Prices from the $170s

Austin’s Colony Classic Collection

The Classic Collection offers open spacious designs that are affordably priced. Value and functionality is the cornerstone of each Pacesetter home in the Classic Collection. Informal and inviting, a Classic Collection home is not only a good investment; it’s a place where family memories are made.

The Graham

1287 Sq. Ft., 3 bed, 2 bath, 1 story

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Elevation A – $180,900

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Elevation C – $183,900

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The Graham Floor Plan


The Campbell

1406 Sq. Ft., 3 bed, 2 bath, 1 story

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Elevation D – $190,400

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Elevation E – $189,400

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The Campbell Floor Plan


The Parker

1607 Sq. Ft., 3/4 bed, 2.5 bath, 2 story

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Elevation A – $194,400

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Elevation C – $194,400

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The Parker Floor Plan


The Stockton

1631 Sq. Ft., 3 bed, 2 bath, 1 story

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Elevation A – $193,400

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Elevation C – $195,900

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The Stockton Floor Plan


Model Home Address:

15201 Knighten Lane
Austin, TX 78725
(512) 842-4522

Interest for Further Research:

After living in Austin for 4 years, I have realized that location is extremely important when choosing where to live.  I find it interesting that Austin’s Colony seems to mainly advertise the appeal of a “convenient” location to attract potential home buyers. While I realize that location is often key in choosing where to live, in a place like Austin, where public parks and pools are readily available and accessible, I think that a development needs its own unique identity to set itself apart as a desirable environment to live in – especially coexisting among successful, expanding developments like Mueller. While Pacesetter Homes also claims that Austin’s Colony provides several amenities including parks, a community pool, and nature trails, after looking at an aerial view of Austin’s Colony as a whole I realized that Pacesetter Homes seem to be a part of an expansion of the original development. See Image attached below.

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Examining the aerial view of Austin’s Colony and apparent expansion made me realize that Pacesetter Homes so far seem to be significantly detached from the community amenities that are promised. I am curious to know if there is future development planned to integrate both new and old parts of the neighborhood. I am also curious to know if Pacesetter Homes’ statement that their Classic Collection of homes offer open, spacious, and affordable designs will be enough to attract and attain future home buyers if the development amenities are less accessible than advertised.


Development Two: The Cottages at Northwoods – Grand Haven Homes

Quaint and connected, The Cottages offer stylish one- and two-story detached Cottages in its own private, gated enclave of meandering streets. The Cottages offer floor plans designed specifically to capture Flow, Function and Flexibility. Ranging from approximately 1,300 to over 1,750 square feet, including two to three bedrooms, with lofts and flex spaces, The Cottages make a welcoming first impression with a mix of Craftsman, Bungalow, Hill Country and Prairie architectural styles.

Green Community – Master Planned – Gated

From the High $200’s

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Model Home: Residence 5 – Priced at $325,265

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10625 Wills Loop
Austin, TX 78717

Residence 5 is a spacious two story home featuring 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, loft, great room, and direct-access 1 car garage. 1,562 Square Feet

Home Amenities & Living Areas

  • Family Room
  • Loft
  • Walk In Closets

Floor Plans:



Model Home Hours & Contact Info:

Mon-Thurs & Sat: 10am-6pm
Fri & Sun: 12-6pm

Call Us: 512-535-4573
Email Us:
Community Website:

Interest for Further Research:

Unlike Pacesetter Homes at Austin’s Colony, The Cottages at Northwoods focus on providing privacy and spacious, flexible floor plans within a gated community. Rather than promoting convenience of location, The Cottages at Northwoods advertise “stylish” homes that I would assume act as a peaceful refuge from Austin’s busy city-scape. The mentioning of “meandering streets” most likely serves as a contrast from the city’s grid. While other developments market community amenities, it seems that the main luxury of living at The Cottages is the amenity of personal, flexible, and generous space. The master plan of the overall neighborhood also appears to promote personal space by allowing ample space in between homes and using trees as buffers. I am curious to know if neighborly community still exists in a neighborhood that primarily promotes privacy. Is this neighborhood as active as Mueller is without the same notion of integrated parks and trails? I would also like to know more about the mixing of styles that is mentioned including Craftsman, Bungalow, Hill Country and Prairie architectural styles.


Development Three: Rim Rock – Scott Felder Homes

Sq ft: 2,700-4,000 | Price From: The $490’s
With expansive greenbelts and sweeping views of the hill country, residents will delight in their daily return to this beautiful and open landscape located just 10 miles outside Austin.

An Escape With All the Amenities

While you may feel on your own among the rolling hills and natural springs, Rim Rock has many unique options for daytime or evening outings. For some of Central Texas’ best shopping, residents are only minutes away from the popular Hill Country Galleria, Barton Square Mall, and Cabela’s. For dinner, memorable evenings can be spent at the legendary Salt-Lick Barbeque, or the Nutty Brown Cafe and Amphitheater listening to live music from a live oak-shaded patio. For special occasions, residents can follow one of the Texas Hill Country wine trails.

Superior Education Outside the City

Rim Rock children attend school in the recognized Dripping Springs Independent School District at Walnut Springs Elementary School, Dripping Springs Middle School, and the award-winning Dripping Springs High School.

If you prefer the country but can’t live without the city, visit Rim Rock today.


The Cypress | 168 Pine Post Cove
Sq Ft: 3,433 | Price: $625,990
The “Cypress” is a one story floor plan at 3,379 square feet and is one of Scott Felder Homes newest designs specifically built to take advantage of the Hill Country Landscape. This gorgeous, sprawling ranch style home offers 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, game room, study, 3 car side entry garages with additional 12 x 21 storage area. The Cypress open floor plan with the family room, kitchen and dining open up to the great outdoor living space with exterior fireplace and outdoor kitchen with sink and grill. The Mater Suite includes Spa Bath, Double Walk in closets dual vanities, walk thru shower and Jetted Tub. An additional Courtyard at the front of the home is accessible from the private study with Cathedral Ceiling including Cedar Beams. Another feature of this home is it is an ideal set-up for a private in-law or guest suite with private bath.


  • Stories: 1
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3.5
  • Master Location: Downstairs
  • Living Space: Family Room, Study, Game Room
  • Dining: Dining
  • Garage: Three Car with Storage, Attached
The Montana | 440 Hawthorne Loop

Sq Ft: 3,682 | Completion Date: December 2016 | Price: $688,990

Estate Living at its best in our award winning one story, 4 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom home. Our double door entry opens out to the grand foyer entrance that showcases this open floor plan with Sliding Glass Doors inviting you back outside to Scott Felder Homes’ signature Outdoor Living with built-in gas grill and fireplace. The Master Bedroom Suite includes Bow Bay Windows, a Luxury Bathroom with an oversized walk-in shower with dual showerheads, double vanities and an oversized master closet. The cook’s dream kitchen features a center island, and stainless steel KitchenAid appliances. Hardwood and Tile throughout. Energy features: 16 seer Trane AC unit.


  • Stories: 1
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3.5
  • Master Location: Downstairs
  • Living Space: Family Room, Study, Game Room
  • Dining: Formal Dining Room, Dining
  • Garage: Three Car, Side Load


Model Home Info:
The Scott Felder Homes’ model in Rim Rock is the Montana floor plan.
Community Office Address: 1075 Arbor Canyon Pass, Driftwood, Texas 78619
Phone: (512) 382-6601
Interest for Further Research:

The goal of Rim Rock seems to be to provide home buyers with a sense of relief from the city. Unlike most developments that try to integrate nature and the city, it seems like Rim Rock strives to preserve the integrity of both the city and natural landscape by keeping the two realms as two separate entities. I am curious to know how the development plans to move forward in the future as it grows and continues addressing the issue of city vs. nature – especially because Austin is forever growing and expanding. Is the lack of urbanization successful?


August 29, 2016

regional survey

Paul Hazelet

The Grove – Brohn Homes

2 – 3 bedroom / 2.5 – 3.5 bathroom

1,334 – 1,965 sf / $313,990 – $417,834 / $235+/sf

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The Grove on East 51st St. is a gated townhome / condo community located 15 minutes from downtown Austin. There are a varety of floorplans, all of which take advantage of lighting and shade from the abundant trees. The contemporary community encourages outdoor activity by providing an individual yard and is pet friendly. The community offers a shared walking trail. It is also near many restaurants, shops, and entertainment venues. Besides it’s convenient location to downtown, it is accessible to I-35, 183 and 130, as well. “The Grove perfectly combines urban living, modern convenience and a low-maintenance lifestyle.”

This townhome will accomodate most families seeking this sort of adjacent, yet individual, lifestyle. it suits an interactive but not cramped lifestyle. These are high end and designed to give unique homes to people in a space efficient way. Offering this sort of variety would be interesting to visit and look at new developments of townhouse living.




Austin’s Colony – Centex Homes

2-5 bedroom / 2-3.5 bathroom

1,221 – 2,430 sf / $171,490 – $231,790 / $140+/sf

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The community of Austin’s Colony offers one of the largest breadths of homes within a single development. It is located about 20 minutes east of downtown Austin, and has nearby access to 130 and 183. It is very near to the Colorado River, offering access to fishing and water sport areas. It luckily is located outside of Austin’s city tax range, yet is still near shopping and dining. It offers a community lap pool and a covered pavilion.

This community seemingly offers a great variety of options for various budgets and apparent value. Centex offers open floor plans and, in some plans, flex-space to accommodate changing families over time. They recognize the importance of function and strive to adhere to as many of the varied needs of clients as possible. With such a huge variety of options, and great value, it would be great to visit this development, to better understand if it is as nice as it seems.

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Searight Village – MileStone Community Builders

3 – 4 bedroom / 2.5 bathroom

1,272 – 2,273 sf / $255,990 – $342,868 / $201+/sf

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Searight village is a 152 home community in South Austin. It is about 20 minutes from downtown, and has many amenities around. Shopping, parks, entertainment and food are abundant in the nearby area. The design of this home incorporates a slightly contemporary approach to the traditional style of Austin homes. They offer a variety of interior finishes and an interior design to assist in creating a quality home. All homes in this community include automatic sprinkler systems.

Located off of beautiful Slaughter Lane, Searight Village has many homes with just one entrance to the community. The efficiently packed lot has little shared room, sporting only a dog park along the meandering roads. The many choices create a diverse series of homes and the interiors can be customized to accommodate a range of budgets.


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August 28, 2016

Assignment One: Regional Survey – McKenzie Edwards

Development One: Headwaters at Barton Creek

Headwaters at Barton Creek is a 1035 – Acre development in Dripping Springs, TX, just 30 minutes away from Downtown Austin. Headwaters was once the Hazy Hills Ranch that acted as the Gateway from the city to the beautiful Hill Country of Texas.

The Headwaters development offers the creation of a community while still continuing the interaction with nature that existed on the ranch. The development is located close to Zilker Park along with 8 different hiking trails within the development. There are also two parks that support a range of activities from picnics all the way to star gazing. Headwaters also has created a number of amenities including resort-style pools, a fitness center, and a HUB that supplies snacks and coffee to the residents. The custom homes are developed by multiple developers including Drees Custom Homes, David Weekley Homes, and Trendmaker Homes.

Drees Custom Homes range from 2800 to 4000 square feet with 3-5 bedrooms and 2-5 baths.

David Weekley Homes range from 1800 to 4200 square feet with 3-5 bedrooms and 2-4.5 baths.

Trendmaker Homes range from 2426 to 3197 square feet with 3-5 bedrooms and 2.5-4.5 baths.

Interest for Further Research:

The Headwaters development provides interest for further research because the development is focused on growth and change while still remaining close to Austin. The connection of the ranch turned community to the Downtown city center is extremely important for this community to thrive. The development acts as the gateway for the two distinct parts of Austin and brings them together within. The rich history of the ranch also helps to influence a family oriented safe community that will grow with families throughout the years to come.

Development Two: Mueller Austin

Mueller Austin is a development focused on creating a model for sustainable and positive urbanization and urban growth. The development is located just 3 miles from downtown and includes an interesting mix of many different residential housing forms, retail and even commercial development. The interesting mix of programs helps to maintain the urban idea of the development that Mueller Austin is pushing forward. The residential housing comes in multiple forms including Yard Houses, Garden Court Houses, Row Houses and Condominiums. There is a broad variety of housing options due to the multiple developers but all have a compatible and cohesive design that embodies unique personal character.

Yard Houses: Yard Houses are traditional single family homes that are serviced by rear facing alley garages. The houses also have large private yards that can be used for all sorts of outdoor activities. The houses are built by each of the developers and all offer different unique amenities. Typically yard houses range from 2500 to 3500 square feet with 3-5 bedrooms and 2-5 baths. yard-houses

Garden Court Houses: Garden Court Houses offer two different distinct options. the Garden Court Homes are a small group of cottages that are all centralized on an open garden area but increase the feeling of community and relationships with neighbors. Another slightly different version of this is also offered and is called a Garden Home. The Garden Home offers the same centralized courtyard but also has a private side yard to help get the best of both worlds. The Garden Court Houses typically focus on maximizing the open space in and around the house while lowering the demand of maintenance. garden-court-houses


Row Houses: Row Houses are distinct town homes that express Central Texas design tastes. The houses include a detached garage which helps to create a private courtyard for each home. The houses range from 1100 to 3500 square feet with 3-4 bedrooms and 2- 4 baths. The row houses offer a more care free living arrangement that still allows the occupants to enjoy the outdoors without having to take care of a yard. row-houses-02


Condominiums: The Condominiums offer great location within the Mueller Community. The Condos are located right in the center of shopping, dinning and more social avenues while being low maintenance within the community. condominiums

Mueller Austin also has an Affordable Housing project within. 25 percent of the housing in the community will be dedicated to those who need affordable housing in the area. The homes and condos are both for sale and for rent in the community and have the same attractive aesthetic qualities for the rest of the homes in the area. The program is called Ready, Set, Own and is striving to help those who do not make 80 percent of the median income in the area find safe, affordable and attractive living.


Interest for Further Research:

Mueller Austin is trying to mend a common issue with residential housing today, the idea of sprawl. Mueller Austin is remaining urban and continuing growth in an organized and responsible way to help better the future of residential developments. Incorporating multiple types of housing, retail and commercial sites into the neighborhood allows the feeling of being in the city to remain. The responsibility of the developers along with the new innovative ideas on how to incorporate all walks of life into a diverse community creates interest and desire to research further.

Development Three: Serene Hills

Serene Hills offers a luxury living experience in the Hills of Texas Hill Country. The luxurious homes and the panoramic views of the hills and Lake Travis in Lakeway, Texas help to make this lush environment desirable. The location allows families to explore and coexist with the beauty of nature while still being within close proximity to Downtown Austin and all of the amenities it brings. The development consists of three smaller neighborhoods that each have developers willing to build lovely custom homes.


The developers include Ash Creek Homes, Partners in Building, Village Builders, Sitterle Homes, Seven Custom Homes, Texas Custom Construction, Matt Sitra Custom Homes, Masters Touch Custom Homes, Eppright Homes, Brohn Homes, and Bellaheim Homes. The homes range from 2500 to 5500 square feet with 3-4 bedrooms and baths. Many choices can go into the home building experience to help keep the spaces unique to one’s own personal tastes. 002ACWW__0056_(2)-940x300bell2-762x500CimarronHills-2-940x300IMG_6065aIMG_76874-25

Interest for Further Research:

The unique location of Serene Hills and the luxury of the homes and amenities in the development help to create an interest in developing a better understanding of the project. Most subdivisions and similar developments do not have the amenities and vast selection of lots and views of such striking land features such as the hills and Lake Travis. The high end development creates a unique living environment that presents new challenges and new rewards as the development progresses.

August 28, 2016


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January 27, 2016

Easton Park Master-Planned Community: Assignment 1 – Kristen Paige

Easton Park is a 1,500 acre urban master planned community just 12 minutes southeast of downtown. The community will include over 5,000 single-family and multifamily homes, an estimated 1.4 million square feet of retail space, and two million square feet of commercial space. Easton Park provides a neighborhood style of living connected by parks and state-of-the-art amenities. The community offers more than 300 acres of park/green space with 13.1 miles of trails and plans to plant over 10,000 trees. Bryant Park is the community’s founding neighborhood and will feature a large open green lawn for community activities, a hammock garden, life-size chess, food trucks, ping-pong tables and more. The second neighborhood to be established is Knob Hill and features a more natural design with trails, picnic areas, and a dog park. Other amenities to be featured in the Easton Park development include an outdoor amphitheater, community pools, community center, and a new elementary school.


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Easton Park will be made up of homes by seven different homebuilders starting in the mid $200s. The homebuilders consist of Brohn Homes, Buffington Homes, Highland Homes, Homes by AVI, Milestone Community Builders, and Pacesetter Homes.

Milestone Community Builders offer four different floor plans and a variety of interior finishes for homebuyers to choose from. Model home tours can be scheduled online at

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6916 Cardinal Bloom

Floor Plan: Lambert

2,023 sqft.

2 floors

3 Bed / 2.5 Bath

Price: $317,229


Highland Homes offers ten 50ft lot home plans, eight 60ft lot home plans, and seven 70ft lot home plans.

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7225 Sienna Rouge Path

Glenhurst Model

1,843 sq. ft.

1 Story

3 Bed / 2 Bath

2 Car Garage



Brohn Homes offer at least nine different models to choose from. The model home is located at

7004 Cardinal Bloom Loop, Austin, TX 78744.

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7205 Brick Slope Path

2,071 sq. ft.

2 Story

3 Bed / 2.5 Bath



January 26, 2016


Assignment 1  ·  Gabe Tiberius Colombo


Solavera is a small, fifteen-home development located on Del Curto Rd in the South Lamar neighborhood, south of Oltorf St and east of Lamar Blvd. Developed by Meritage Homes, it is described as ‘a stunning community of 15 contemporary homes’ featuring ‘urban exteriors, modern interiors, energy-efficient features, and 2-car garages standard with every home. Enjoy one-of-a-kind homesites, serene, mature trees, a nearby park, and an incredible location.’ (



Number of units   15

Address   2807 Del Curto Road
Austin, TX 78704

Tours Available   Mon: 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm  /  Tues – Sat: 10:00am – 6:00pm  /  Sun: 12:00pm – 6:00pm


Site Plan



Example Home — SV26 (Residence J)


‘This stunning home features the master bedroom up with master sitting suite area, game room and study included. Beautiful interior upgrades and finishes, tankless water heater, 5.1 surround sound prewire, and more.’

Specifications   2,169 sq. ft., 3 bed, 2.5 bath, 2.0 story

Address   2807-J Del Curto Road, Austin, TX 78704

List Price   $699,954
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Interest for Further Research

Solavera represents a unique but important type of development — small-scale urban infill. These projects present a great opportunity for increasing density and housing stock within the existing urban fabric without consuming additional greenfield on the peripheries of urban areas, but they can also provide the detached-home living environment that many people, especially families, desire. Investigating and examining this particular site could provide insight into the merits and faults of such a paradigm, and if other examples in Austin were also examined, the various ways of approaching urban infill projects could be compared.

January 26, 2016

Assignment 01 Regional Survey- Sarah Calderon


Mueller is a 711-acre Planned Unit Development in the northeast-central portion of the city of Austin, Texas, USA. The project is in the process of long-term development on the former site of the Robert Mueller Municipal Airport, which was closed in 1999 upon the opening of Austin-Bergstrom International Airport in southeast Austin, itself a civilian adaptation of Bergstrom Air Force Base after its closure in the early 1990s. Mueller is intended to be a pedestrian-oriented, interactive mixed-use community, and a model for responsible urban planning and development.

Mueller’s residential development is comprised of 4 different types of housing: yard houses, garden court houses, and row houses, and condominiums.

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Yard Houses: Traditional yet innovative detached single-family homes have inviting front porches that encourage relaxation, and garages that are served by rear alleys. Some homes also have the option of carriage houses (separate apartments) above the garages. Private yards are big enough for grilling and chilling.

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Garden Court Houses: A charming concept! A group of cottages are arranged around a central garden area, providing an instant sense of community. Open space is maximized; maintenance is minimized.

Mueller Row Houses photo

Row Houses: Distinctive townhomes inspired by the brownstones of the Northeast with our own Central Texas flair. The cozy front porch offers an inviting entry and the detached garage creates a private rear courtyard just right for that barbeque. Carefree living only minutes from downtown, their great range of sizes fits any urban lifestyle.


Yard Houses- Builders:

The Muskin Company
The Muskin Company will be building 3 Yard Houses.
Muskin Yard House Features:
Modern, farm house designs by Moore Tate Architects & Architect Steve Zagorski
2,675 – 3,000 square feet on 45’ & 55’ home sites
3-4 bedrooms / 2.5 – 4 baths
Some plans feature garage apartments
David Weekley Homes
David Weekley Homes will be building two different styles of Yard Homes, with a variety of architecture and stunning floorplans.
David Weekley Yard Home Features:
37’ by 90’ homesites and 45’ by 90’ homesites
Oversized corner homesites available
2,093 – 3,243 square feet
3 – 4 bedroom / 2.5 – 3 bath
EnergySaver Homes backed by the nationally-recognized Environments for Living Diamond Level Program Heating & Cooling Usage Guarantee
All homes will achieve Austin Energy Green Building 3-star rating

Streetman Homes
Streetman Homes has two 45’ Llano Plan Yard Homes available.
Streetman Yard House Features:
45’ home site
2,666 square feet
3-4 bedroom / 2.5 bath

Wes Peoples Homes
A collection of traditional Yard House homes will be constructed under the “Urban Homes by Wes Peoples” brand with a variety of traditional and contemporary designs. The first homes will be released for sale in December 2015 with completions in July 2016.
Wes Peoples Yard Home Features:
2,600 – 3,100 sq. ft.
Variety of contemporary exteriors with modern barn look
3 – 4 bedroom
Living room ceilings reaching 14 ft.
Tankless water heaters
Encapsulated attic to reduce radiant heating and energy bills

Standard Pacific Homes
Standard Pacific is building Yard Homes.
Standard Pacific Yard Home Features:
37’ by 90’ and 45’ by 90’ home sites
Oversized corner homesites for several floorplans
2,170 – 2,248 square feet
3 bedrooms
First-and second-level master options

Centerra Homes
Centerra Homes will be building 10 Yard Homes. They are now collecting an interest list for sales to begin in early 2016.
Centerra Yard Home Features:
37’ and 55’ homesites
Oversized corner homesites
2,302 – 3,582 square feet
5 bedrooms / 3.5-4.5 baths
One plan with garage apartment
Some plans with 2 master suites

Yard Houses- Standard Pacific:


Step into the Blakesley home and experience the perfect embodiment of modern design and efficiency in a traditional yard home. Carefully crafted to match the urban village style of the surrounding Mueller community, the Blakesley features nearly 2,200 square feet of living space in two stories and includes three bedrooms, two-and-a-half baths, a gorgeous balcony, large family room, and a covered patio to the two-car garage.



The Aston plan is the modern expression of elegance and efficiency in a contemporary open concept yard home. Located in the heart of the dynamic urban village of Mueller, the Aston features an abundance of usable living space over two stories and includes three bedrooms, three-and-a-half baths, a large living room, gourmet kitchen, dining room, upstairs loft, and an incredible flex room perfect for work, study or play.



January 26, 2016

Mueller Development Home Types : Assignment 1 Regional Survey – Claire Fontaine

Austin’s Mueller development offers four main types of homes for interested buyers: yard houses, garden court houses, row houses, and condominiums. Mueller is a relatively new urban development located on Austin’s northeast periphery and serves as an interesting case study for “alternative” suburban living. Mueller’s vision is to create a district that would be a model for responsible urban development – an alternative to land-consumptive and automobile-dependent development patterns throughout the region that could influence the form and pattern of growth within Austin. There exist several builders in the area presently:

  • David Weekley Homes
  • The Muskin Company
  • Streetman Homes
  • Wes Peoples Homes
  • Standard Pacific
  • Centerra Homes
  • Homes by Avi
  • Town Green Row Homes

These builders’ websites feature unbuilt plans for future home development along with current homes available on the market.

Homes by David Weekely Homes, Standard Pacific Homes, and Homes by Avi will be part of the Mueller Affordable Homes Program

Affordable Homes Program

Mueller will include all kinds of homes for people from all walks of life. Some 25 percent of the homes — more than 1,400 new houses, condos and apartments — are reserved specifically for households with lower than the area’s median incomes. This will make Mueller one of the largest communities offering affordable and workforce housing in Central Texas.

The Mueller Affordable Homes Program includes both for-sale and for-rent homes that are interspersed and fit right in with the rest of the Mueller community. In step with the City of Austin’s S.M.A.R.T. Housing™ Program, for-sale homes at Mueller are reserved for households making no more than 80% of the Median Family Income (MFI) for the City of Austin. For-rent homes are available to households making no more than 60% of Austin MFI.

Yard Houses

Traditional yet innovative, these detached single-family homes have inviting front porches that encourage relaxation. Each home includes a private backyard and two-car garages are served by rear alleys.

Example Listing:

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4112 Threadgill St. Austin, TX 78723

Price: $539,000

Fantastic 3/3 family-friendly yard home in popular Mueller neighborhood. This lovingly maintained home offers 3 bedrooms and a study, hand-scraped hickory hardwoods, custom lighting, solar shades and more. Gorgeous granite kitchen w/ large island/ breakfast bar & stainless appliances. Low utility bills with solar panels and energy efficient building! Front yard showcases easy to maintain and water-wise xeriscaping with native plants. Extra-spacious backyard with covered patio and garden.

Row Houses

Distinctive townhomes inspired by the brownstones of the Northeast with our own Central Texas flair. The cozy front porch offers an inviting entry and the detached garage creates a private rear courtyard just right for that barbeque. Carefree living only minutes from downtown, their great range of sizes fits any urban lifestyle. Offered in a range of sizes and product types, you’re sure to find one that’s just your style.

Example Listing:

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4248 Berkman Dr, Austin, TX

Beautiful row home in highly desired Mueller Development. Spacious, open floorplan with 10′ ceilings and kitchen open to family room. Floorplan boasts study downstairs and bedrooms upstairs. Granite countertops, “Ebony” maple cabinets, custom tile, and wood flooring throughout the downstairs. Square footage on tax record shows 1900 sq. ft.

Builder: David Weekley Homes

Price: $429,900

Status: Pending – Taking Backups – 104 days (104 days total)

Garden Houses

Garden Court Houses are a group of cottages are arranged around a central garden area, providing an instant sense of community. Open space is maximized; maintenance is minimized. A hybrid of the traditional Yard Homes and the Garden Court Homes, David Weekley’s Garden Homes overlook a fully landscaped courtyard and feature a quaint private side yard. Traditional, yet innovative, these detached single-family homes have inviting front entries and appealing cottage architecture. Each home includes a two-car garage served by rear alley

  • Example Listing:


3900 Threadgill #15

Builder: David Weekley

Price: $499,000

This Mueller Garden Home for sale is set apart from the others – in both resale and new inventory. It has a larger lot than a typical David Weekley Garden Home which means three very important things. It has two side yards. You have a fenced yard as it has a corner lot, and also a side yard between it and the nearest home. It has an island kitchen. Island kitchens are extremely popular for the additional food preparation and serving space, and also for the extra storage. This wider home has space for an island whereas many garden homes do not. The windows get more light as the home is on the end of the row. This isn’t something you notice until you go inside an internal unit. The extra light is significant and compliments the high ceilings to give an open feel with great sight lines.


Bergstrom Plan

  • Three story David Weekley Garden Home – Bergstrom Garden Plan
  • 2,087 square feet per builder
  • 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms
  • Bonus room with hard wood floors
  • Island kitchen not typical in this plan
  • Two side yards, detached home
  • Balcony and porch
  • Double garage with alley access

Call 512 215 4785 to schedule a tour

January 25, 2016

The beautiful and Exclusive Santa Rita Ranch and Sweet Water Developments in ATX – Austin Ablon Assignment 1

Santa Rita Ranch 

Santa Rita Ranch has move-in ready homes for the New Year. Our homes are perfectly sized for upsizing or downsizing. With exciting outdoor spaces, gourmet kitchens, garage workshops, space for entertaining – it’s all here. Located in the fastest growing corridor of the Northwest Austin area, these homes enjoy the best of small town charm and the beauty of the Texas Hill Country from every window.

There are trails for hiking and biking, a Jr. Olympic-size pool at the Ranch House, two 2-story water slides and more. Peruse our move-in ready homes now, stop by the Ranch House Welcome Center soon and let the fun begin!


Unit number unspecified


Mon – Sat 10am – 6pm
Sun 12pm – 6pm

175 Elizabeth Park Blvd.
Liberty Hill, TX 78642



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108 Prosa Lane


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309 Peggy dr.


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Sweet Water

5348 Pedernales Summit Pkwy, Austin, TX 78738

Unspecified Unit number

Unspecified visiting hours for model homes. Must reserve a time. Sweetwater is located approximately 20 miles from downtown Austin, and even closer to Austin’s famous “Silicon Hills” corridor of high-tech companies. Capturing the essence of the beautiful Texas Hill Country, Sweetwater devotes nearly half of its 1,400 acres to parks, trails, and natural open space, preserving verdant canyons and meandering creeks to create an active and connected community. Highly regarded local schools, shopping including the Hill Country Galleria, and the scenic chain of six Highland Lakes add to the appeal of the immediate surrounding area.


The Avalon:

One-Story | 4 Bed | 2 Bath | 3,059 Sq. Ft.
5700 Cherokee Draw Rd

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The Colinas:

Two-Story | 5 Bed | 4.5 Bath | 4,532 Sq. Ft.
5912 Osceola Trail

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January 24, 2016

A look at Northwoods at Avery Ranch- Assignment 1 by Paula Nasta

Northwoods at Avery Ranch offers numerous housing sizes, styles and options with convenient access to both Downtown Austin and the Lakeline Mall. Located in Cedar Park just a few minutes walk from the Lakeline Cap Metro Train Station, residents of Northwoods can enjoy a relaxed commute to the city and the comforts of suburban living. The Lakeline Mall is just two miles away. Northwoods at Avery Ranch is a Green Community with wooded homesites available.

The community proudly offers numerous amenities including pools, splash pads, beaches, playgrounds and sports areas. Young families will appreciate access to Round Rock ISD schools.  The development includes homes by over 5 builders . Home sizes range from as little as 1300sf to over 3500 square feet.

The Cottages by Grand Haven Homes

In the Cottages, Grand Haven homes offer 6 models starting at $273,000.

Residence 1 by Grand Haven Homes at the Cottages.

Residence 1 by Grand Haven Homes at the Cottages.

Scott Felder Homes

The Lennox model elevation 3 by Scott Felder homes.

The Lennox model elevation 3 by Scott Felder homes.

Scott Felder Homes offer nine models at Northwoods. Their homes range from 1880 to 3600 square feet in one- and two-story houses.  Several models are available for quick move-in. Scott Felder Homes at Avery Ranch start at $374,990.



David Weekley Homes

The Kepley first floor plan by David Weekley .

David Weekley offers ten homes styles at Northwoods in the Groves section of the community. Home sizes range from 1900sf to 3600sf and prices start at $369,900.  Three to six bedroom plans are available.  Check out their website for virtual home tours of each model and to pick plan options in their floor plan generator.