A Nice Girls Buy Houses Update… 1807 Clifford Ave

If you go back a few posts, we announced Nice Girls Buy Houses newest build on Clifford Ave. (You can see the post and the before photos here.) We are happy to say demo went without a hitch and construction is now underway! 

With Nice Girls Buy Houses signature flair, Clifford will be a 3-story uptown, tree house, contemporary with tons of outdoor living spaces (MULTIPLE decks and patios), a mix of ultra mod and groovy retro fixtures, stained concrete and hardwood flooring. The Girls are currently working on picking out all of the finishing touches, paint and shingle colors, landscaping details and all the little extra touches that go into each of their houses. 

So far, everything has been framed out, water and gas have been plumbed in, air ducts are in place and electrical wiring has been run. To come will be insulation, sheet rock, hanging of cabinets and doors, and all the finish out (painting, hanging of fixtures, etc). See our progress below (click on each photo for a larger view). 

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Stay tuned for more progress updates!

 

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Deep in the heart of Austin

Being a Realtor, you see a lot of homes. It just kind of comes with the territory. In between those “a lot of homes,” you’ll come across a home that is truly one of a kind. We recently had the privilege of marketing a home that fit the bill and, naturally, felt compelled to share the magic of its walls. 

As the prior residence of an artist, the home had been worked on lovingly, as a patchwork quilt. Each piece and every detail installed was done with love and care, creating an eccentric, eclectic, beautiful masterpiece. And like a patchwork quilt, each patch told a story. 

In pictures…

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With all the special details and just pure wonderful-ness of this home, we felt compelled to feature a post to share the love. Which, really, is what a home is. 

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90% Complete

90% Complete

It might not look like we’re almost there, but this shows 90% complete! All that remains is landscaping, cabinet installation and general clean up (the later being the given!).

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Before

Before

2309 Pruett at the get-go. This photo was taken right after demo had started.

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1807 Clifford Ave

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The plans for Nice Girls Buy Houses latest project are officially under way! First order of business will be to demo the existing structure (we had wanted to work with the original, but the integrity of the original structure has been far too compromised to be salvaged).

To be built will be a fabulous three story with lots of decking and large open living spaces- a perfect urban contemporary.

be sure to stay tuned for more photo updates!

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Neighborhood Profile – Lost Creek

Lost Creek is its own census-designated place located within Travis County, but is often considered to be part of Austin. It is located about 7 miles west of downtown Austin, has a population of around 4500, and encompasses an area of about 3 square miles. 

Lost Creek is primarily a residential community with many higher end homes and developments. It is home to the renowned Lost Creek Country Club, which has such amenities as tennis, golf, swimming, a fitness center, and dining.

Lost Creek Country Club

A large portion of the Barton Creek Greenbelt is also located within the Lost Creek border and there are many great hiking spots within the community. Other family fun activities include going swimming in the Lost Creek swimming hole and heading to Lost Creek Park, which has a state of the art playground facility.

Lost Creek is a part of Eanes ISD and feeds into Forest Trail Elementary School, West Ridge Middle School, and Westlake High School.

 

 

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Best Ice Cream in Austin

It’s the summer and it’s HOT. Ice cream is the perfect cure-all for those experiencing the summertime sweats. Luckily, there are plenty of places around town to indulge in the ice cold, sugary treat. Here are some of our personal favorites:

Amy’s Ice Cream
Amy’s is the darling of Austin’s ice cream scene. With 12 locations across town, employees that can do tricks, and flavors like bourbon chocolate walnut, what’s not to love about this shop? Be sure to check out their annual ice cream olympics, where employees show off their ice cream throwing skills.

Amy’s Ice Cream on South Congress

 

Lick
Lick is gourmet ice cream at its finest. Located off of South Lamar, the shop is known to serve mouthwatering and unique flavors like blackberry, lime & basil or dark chocolate with olive oil & sea salt. Lick also carries vegan and dairy-free flavors.

 

Sweet Ritual
People that can’t eat dairy should be able to enjoy ice cream too, and Sweet Ritual is the place where non-dairy eating patrons can get their fill of the delicious treat. Made from a combination of coconut and soy milk, flavors include salted caramel and chocolate chai.

 

Coolhaus
Coolhaus is the king of the ice cream sandwich for those that want just a little bit more than ice cream. Not only is the presence of ice cream between two delicious cookies already enough of an experience, but you’ll find flavors like chicken & waffles and dirty mint julep taking your taste buds on a roller coaster. Better yet, it’s all in a truck!

 

Good Pop
Good Pop isn’t exactly an ice cream “shop,” nor are they really “ice cream.” But this Austin-based popsicle company is creating popsicle flavors like banana cinnamon and watermelon agave that put them a notch or three above your run of the mill popsicle. You can find them in grocery stores across town and your Good Pop popsicle will not disappoint!

 

 

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