Thursday, May 22, 2008

Fine homes in Austin - Verdance Green Homes

Fine Green Homes in Austin - Verdance - Very nice condos in Hyde Park

Verdance says they aren't just talking about green. They're building it.

23 Reasons why Verdance is green
1. access to public transportation and walking distance to shops and restaurants
2. natural pest control methods
3. native plantings, minimal turf grass (low water variety), crushed granite walkways
4. FSC products used as they are available
5. engineered wood studs and trusses
6. extended overhangs and awnings to decrease solar heat gain
7. fiber cement siding
8. locally sourced products as available, example-stone
9. radiant barrier roof deck
10. white reflective metal roof
11. low-E windows
12. bio-based spray foam insulation
13. HVAC and ducts within the thermal envelope
14. commissioning of building (testing of duct leakage and tightness of building envelope
15. pleated media filters
16. ceiling fans
17. low-VOC paint, adhesives, caulks
18. pex piping
19. water conserving fixtures, example-dual flush toilets
20. on demand water heaters
21. European cabinets constructed of MDF and wood with a low-VOC finish
22. compact fluorescent bulb lighting
23. 22kw solar photovoltaic system

More about the builder:
Home Builders Association of Greater Austin MAX Awards
Marshall Durrett, the developer of Verdance wins at the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin MAX (Marketing & Advertising Excellence) Awards!
On Saturday, April 12, 2008 the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin (HBAGA) honored its members at the prestigious MAX Awards gala at the Renaissance Hotel. The MAX Awards are the HBAGA's premier annual event for recognizing excellence of achievement in marketing, advertising and product design by its members.

The HBAGA's 880+ associate and builder members compete for the celebrated awards in 75 categories. Judges from across the country score each entry, narrowing the field to three finalists for each category. The gala recognizes each winner with a MAX Award, and runners-up receive a Silver Award. The Grand Awards are given to the builders who earn the most points in the judging process.
Marshall Durrett & Verdance awarded:
Best Website, Developer
Best Sales Brochure, Developer

Thank you Avenue One for giving us permission to tell buyers about this amazing green home project

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Friday, May 16, 2008

East Austin Condos - Perry Henderson talks about Willow Branch Lofts

Perry Henderson | The Live Well Team at Prudential Texas Realty | 512.791.7462

1807 Poquito St, Austin, TX
East Austin live work condo that's highly accessible to the best of everything Austin has to offer including 6th St and UT.
2BR/2BA Condo
offered at $232,000
Year Built 2007
Sq Footage 856
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2 full, 0 partial
Floors 1
Parking 2 Uncovered spaces
Lot Size Unspecified
HOA/Maint $125 per month


Willow Branch Lofts fuses edgy urban design, upscale finish, and a strong blend of uniquely designed floor plans. Flats, lofts, open warehouse-style, live-work floor plans provide the experience of living in within blocks of renowned University of Texas, the State Capital, 6th Street, the growing 4th Street restaurant district, Austin Convention Center, bohemian coffee houses, art studios, 20+ miles of hike and bike trails of Downtown Austin's Town Lake. Willow Branch Lofts affords easy access to the best of everything Austin has to offer.

Layout and Site Specifics:

- Security fenced, lighted and lndscaped entrance with signage in both directions

-Numerous trees and garden spaces surround the courtyards of the property

-Private parking space(s) for each unit

-Engineered reinforced foundation

-Increased insulation and sound proofing of floors and walls

-Low maintenance stone and metal exterior

-Metal roofing

-Downtown or UT views available

-Open floor plans with large open volumes

-Sealed and stained concrete flooring

-Solid-core panel interior doors at all bedrooms and bathrooms

-Towering ceilings- minumum of 9' in most rooms of every unit

-Stylish cabinets

-Professional stainless steel appliance package

-Granite slab countertops in kitchens and bathrooms

-Contemporary light packages and celing fans in all bedrooms

-Other optional upgrades include bamboo wood floors, W/D set, etc

see additional photos below

Central A/CCentral heatHigh/Vaulted ceiling
Walk-in closetLiving roomDining room
MicrowaveGranite countertopStainless steel appliances
Laundry area - insideBalcony, Deck, or Patio


Gated propertySecured entry


Sealed and stained concrete floors


Seller contact info:

Perry Henderson
The Live Well Team at Prudential Texas Realty
For sale by agent/broker

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Posted: May 16, 2008, 6:30pm PDT