Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Chart-Topping Value in Off-Downtown Living - Cardinal Condos in South Austin - 707 Cardinal Lane, Austin, TX 78704

2,200SF, 3 Bed, 2.5 Bath, Theatre Room, Your own park, 2 Car Garage for $429,900

Why are people that need a full-sized home penalized when they want to live close to town? The burbs are not your only option!

Here is the setting - Award winning architect Emily Little has seamlessly integrated modernist architecture with work Mother Nature spent hundreds of years creating. Cardinal is a neighborhood-within-a-neighborhood… and it’s a special place.

Designer Package For Outdoors
You’ll immediately notice that the design & exterior materials… Brick, stucco, siding & beautiful galvanized steel… separate this product from everything else in the market. As you enter the front yard through a heavy steel & exotic Massuranduba wood gate you’ll notice the generous patio, lush turf & massive stone wall… the perfect template for your landscaping personalization, grill & patio furniture.

Inside, the great room’s “no-walls” design translates to “easy living”… all of your cooking, dining, living & outdoor activities take place on the ground floor. The sizable kitchen & large island deliver what most homes in this price range can’t – A real working kitchen & natural gathering place for you and your guests when entertaining.

Espresso maple cabinets with white Silestone® Microban® countertops provide a rich overall look that really works with the shiny concrete floors. Fact: Silestone is 5X harder than granite… it is ‘the’ material of choice in custom homes. Bosch stainless appliances let you know that this builder went way beyond the typical lines found in others. The attached 2-car garage can hold 2 SUV’s… and notice the short trip from the car to your kitchen.

2nd Floor - Theatre Room & Master Bedroom
For most people, moving close to downtown means giving up many comforts found in suburban homes such as theatre rooms, large closets & both a tub & stand-up shower in the master. This one has it all. The architect thoughtfully included a theatre room just off of the master bedroom where you can enjoy perfect acoustics as you take-in the latest Hollywood offerings on your big screen after a cook out.

The master bedroom looks out on dense trees & has loads of natural light. The master bath has a dual vanity with Silestone®, full-length window over the mirror, stand up shower, separate tub & a large closet.

The 3rd floor has the 2nd and 3rd bedrooms, and a shared bathroom with dual vanity & extra cabinets for storage. The 3rd bedroom has a balcony.

2nd and 3rd floors are finished in high-end, sanded-in-place red oak that will last 100 years. Look at the beauty of these floors… No pre-finished plastic looking product here. . Large windows wash the stairs in beautiful natural light.

Nature - Your Amenity

Now the topper… Steps away from your front door is “your” one-acre park… and it’s the perfect place to unwind with your kids, your dog, or just your thoughts… in winding pathways through old-growth oak trees with stone seating areas & native landscaping. Mother nature is your amenity at Cardinal.

So here is your chance to live new, live modern, live balanced - with nature for only $429,900.
Cardinal Condominiums - Type: New Modern. Near Downtown +8, Appreciation +8, Proximity to UT +6, Deal potential +9, Proximity to coolness +8.5, Features +7, Green features +6.5.

I'm a realtor here in Austin and work with the Live Well team at Prudential Texas Realty. You can see my poorly produced videos showing this and other homes in Austin at .

Perry Henderson - Experience: Downtown +8.5, East Austin +9, UT +7.5, 1st time home buyers +3.5, Off Market Deals +10, Green +9.5, Investors +8.5, Sellers +7.5, Developers +9, Modern Homes +8, Waterfront +7, 78704 +7, Fine Homes +8.5.

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