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March | April 2011

A SA MPLING OF REAL ESTATE ACTIVIT Y IN As a luxury Realtor specializing in Barton Creek properties, I have the experience and expertise to represent you to the highest degree in your next real estate transaction. • Do you want to list your home? Or SELL it? I am a Top Producer in my office for the last three years and unlike other Realtors, I have the knowledge and acumen to successfully sell your home.

BartonCreek FEATURED PROPERT Y

• Over 87% of homebuyers begin their search on the Internet. That’s why I market my listings with a national and global approach. While other Realtors will put your home in MLS and hope for the best, my extensive marketing plan puts my clients ahead of their competition. • You’ll benefit from my market knowledge. As a specialist in Barton Creek, I know exactly how to price your listing so that you receive the best outcome from the sale. Don’t leave such critical matters to an agent that doesn’t know your neighborhood intimately. I’m proud to be a long-time West Austin resident and a Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist. Learn for yourself why clients return and refer to me time and time again.

www.StephanieNick.com

Stephanie Nick,

Realtor®

Million Dollar Guild, CLHMS

512.426.9183

ST.NICK@SOTHEBYSREALTY.COM If your home is currently listed, this is not a solicitation for that listing.

Blooms with Panache! Flower Arranging Tips

4800 Mirador Dr. EUROPEAN ELEGANCE | 7142 Sq. Ft. | 7 Bedrooms | 9 Baths | $2,795,000 Visit www.4800MiradorDr.com for photos and detailed information on this gorgeous property.

Would you like YOUR home featured on the next issue? Call me today. ACTIVE LISTINGS Address 9317 Travertine 2225 Warbler 2011 Shallow Stream Cv 3102 Point O Woods 1409 Mesa Ridge Ln. 8734 Chalk Knoll 2112 Wimberly 8816 Calera 8700 Calera Dr. 8408 Calera Dr. 4917 Mirador 2620 Ravello Ridge Dr. 7800 Cava Pl. 7936 Escala Dr. 8106 Chalk Knoll Dr. 2401 Portofino Ridge Dr.

Sq. Ft. / Bed / Bath 4,410 / 4 / 3-1 4,616 / 4 / 4-0 3,902 / 4 / 4-1 4,404 / 4 / 3-1 3,939 / 4 / 4-1 4,766 / 4 / 4-1 4,897 / 5 / 4-1 4,951 / 4 / 4-1 5,490 / 5 / 5-0 5,852 / 4 / 4-1 6,014 / 5 / 6-1 9,112 / 5 / 5-1 9,079 / 4 / 6-3 9,501 / 6 / 6-3 13,686 / 7 / 8-3 13,615 / 7 / 5-5

Price Per Sq. Ft. List Price $181.18 $799,000 $173.09 $799,000 $224.24 $875,000 $204.13 $899,000 $252.60 $995,000 $208.77 $995,000 $224.63 $1,100,000 $242.38 $1,200,000 $227.51 $1,249,000 $298.87 $1,749,000 $382.44 $2,300,000 $315.52 $2,875,000 $385.51 $3,500,000 $384.22 $3,650,500 $379.58 $5,195,000 $881.38 $12,000,000

SALE PENDING Address 11205 Solitary Fawn Trl. 9301 Travertine 2031 Wimberly Ln. 11208 Native Texan Trl. 8210 Chalk Knoll

Sq. Ft. / Bed / Bath 4,162 / 4 / 4-0 4,189 / 4 / 3-0 3,978 / 4 / 3-1 4,358 / 4 / 3-1 5,428 / 4 / 4-2

Price Per Sq. Ft. $147.76 $166.86 $179.74 $206.29 $232.13

List Price $615,000 $698,961 $715,000 $899,000 $1,260,000

SOLD Address 4303 Texas Wildlife Trl. 2700 Maravillas Cv.

Sq. Ft. / Bed / Bath 5,100 / 5 / 4-1 5,423 / 5 / 5-0

Price Per Sq. Ft. $119.59 $200.32

List Price $609,900 $1,086,350

All information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed. The properties on this list have been listed/sold by various participants in the MLS.

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Your Next Culinary Conquest Finn & Porter’s Sake Steamed Seabass

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One of the greatest joys of spring is the abundance of gorgeous flowers at our fingertips. Floral arrangements continue to be popular gifts all through the year and many of us love having flowers in the home. However, arranging flowers can be trickier than it looks. A talented florist is truly an artist and their arrangements speak to their ability. With a little know-how and practice, you too can learn to create beautiful arrangements for yourself or for others.

Featuring Finn & Porter 512.493.4900 | FinnAndPorter.com

SAKE STEAMED SEABASS INGREDIENTS 4 each, 6 oz. pieces seabass .5 oz. sake 4 shitake mushrooms, thinly sliced 20 pc. julienned ginger 1 1/2 oz. julienned scallion 28 pea shoots, blanched 40 julienned carrots 1 lb. truffle taro root purée 1 oz. micro cilantro 8 oz. soy broth 4 oz. hot oil

Flower Styles When deciding how to arrange a bouquet of flowers, first consider the type of flowers you’re working with. They are typically categorized as line flowers, mass flowers and filler flowers. Line flowers are those that give your bouquet height. Examples are gladiolas, snapdragons and stock. Often, there are buds growing on the stalk. You can even use branches and curly willow for tall foliage. These tall flowers can accompany other types of flowers in a bouquet, or they look great when used alone in a tall, narrow vase. Mass flowers are often referred to as “face flowers” because they are round and full-faced. Examples of mass flowers might be roses, carnations, tulips, and chrysanthemums. They are often the focal point of interest in a bouquet in which you might build your entire arrangement around. Filler flowers are typically used to round out the bouquet and give symmetry between the mass flowers and the line flowers. These varietals usually consist of many little flowers dotted along the stem. Examples would be statice, heather or goldenrod.

TARO ROOT PURÉE Peel taro root, cut into large chunks and place into a pot. Cover with milk and cook until tender. Drain and save the cooking liquid. Put cooked taro root through a food mill. Slowly add your milk until they are the consistency of mashed potatoes. Season with kosher salt, white pepper and truffle oil. SOY BROTH 1 cup dashi broth 1 cup soy sauce 1/2 cup mirin 1/2 cup fish sauce 1 oz. sesame oil Add first four ingredients, then slowly whisk in sesame oil. TO ASSEMBLE Season the seabass with salt and pepper, then rub with sake, let set for 5 minutes. Shingle thinly sliced shitake mushrooms on top of the fish and steam until the fish is cooked through. While the fish is steaming, heat up taro root puree and sauté the snow peas and carrots in vegetable oil. When hot, place 4 oz. of taro root in the bottom of a bowl, add the snow peas and carrots on top. When the seabass is cooked through, take it out of the steamer and top the fish with the scallions and ginger. Place on top of the taro root, peas and carrots. Take the smoking hot oil and spoon it onto the top of the fish, cooking the scallions and ginger in the process. Ladle the soy broth over the fish and garnish with cilantro.

Arrangement Styles Secondly, consider the style of arrangement you’re after. Formal arrangements tend to use elegant flowers (such as orchids, lilies or roses), are often monochromatic and use fewer varieties of flowers within the arrangement itself. Formal floral designs look best, of course, in a formal container. Crystal, sleek metal, ornate china

If you have your home for sale or are planning to list it soon, keep in mind the importance of disclosing important facts about your property to any prospective buyers. Many homeowners fear that sharing negative information about their property will scare away buyers. Usually, the opposite is true. If a buyer feels that you are not being forthcoming about the home and are perhaps dishonest by omission, they tend to walk away from the purchase due to distrust. On the other hand, if you lay all of your cards on the table from the beginning, buyers know what they are dealing with and can feel confident in their decision to move forward with the purchase. Not only is it good practice to be completely truthful, it’s the law. If you sell your home with a problem that you didn’t disclose, you aren’t necessarily off the hook once the home has closed escrow. In fact lawsuits and claims against sellers are quite common once a buyer discovers something about the property that wasn’t disclosed before

the purchase. The last thing anyone wants is the headache of litigation. The Texas Association of REALTORS (TAR) has created a Seller’s Disclosure Notice. This form is designed to assist sellers in disclosing material facts about the property. Sellers are instructed to answer the questions as truthfully as possible and to attach any supporting documentation. The form is not required for new construction properties. Your Realtor will supply you with a Seller’s Disclosure Notice form when you initially list your property. The form is required to be delivered to a buyer on or before the effective date of a contract and becomes part of the contract paperwork. The seller signs the form when they complete it and the buyer signs the form to acknowledge they have received and read the form. Information you need to disclose includes anything about the land and structure that might affect the salability, value or desirability of the property. Common items to disclose are any past or current problems with the home such as roof leaks, plumbing issues, a cracked foundation, etc. You’ll need to disclose if your property is in a flood zone, if there are endangered species or their habitat on your property and if the home is part of a homeowners association. If the home was built before 1978, the possible presence of lead-based paint

or highly architectural containers give a rich feel to your formal arrangement. Casual arrangements might use informal flowers such as wildflowers, alstroemeria, freesia, yarrow, or crocosmia. A casual look is accomplished with a looser symmetry, several varying colors and placement in a container such as a basket, pottery or milk glass; even something whimsical or playful. Besides the container and the types of flowers themselves, the shape of the arrangement determines the formality. A perfectly symmetrical look such as roses packed tightly in a low container gives an air of elegance while blooms arranged loosely and even drooping over the sides of the container give it a casual air. Preparing the Flowers A cleaned and rinsed container is your first step. Bacteria are a floral arrangement’s nemesis, so rinse with bleach or an anti-bacterial soap as well. Then, fill it with lukewarm water that you’ve treated with a preservative. A good homemade preservative such as one tablespoon of sugar with 1/4 teaspoon bleach, or 1/4 teaspoon of citric acid with one gallon of water, will kill bacteria while supplying nourishment to the flowers. Cut your stems under water with a very sharp knife – never use scissors which can damage the stems and limit their ability to soak up water. Cutting at a 45-degree angle helps the flower absorb water as well. Arranging Your Cut Flowers The actual design and arrangement will vary with the style and type of flowers you’re using. In general though, start by grouping flowers of a medium or large size. Rather than distributing colors evenly within the container, try grouping them in clusters by color and variety. It gives interesting little focal points to your arrangement. Depending on the height you’re after, you’ll want to eyeball the stem length before cutting. Hold your grouped flowers next to the container and trim the stems to where

you’d like them to rest above the container lip. If in doubt, cut your stems longer at first. You can always adjust the height as you go. Once your grouped flowers are in the container at the height you like, finish with smaller, filler flowers tucked in between the blooms. Criss-cross the flowers as you insert them into the container to help create a grid to support the flowers that you add. Some florists recommend using waterproof tape to build a grid across the top of the container in which you simply drop your stems into the desired position. Keep turning your container as you go so that your arrangement is evenly distributed. Voila! Now you have flowers you can display with pride, or give to a special someone.

In what started in the Victorian era, givers of flowers may or may not be aware of the secret meanings associated with various blooms. Have fun and be sure not to “say” the wrong thing! AMARYLLIS – pride, pastoral poetry BEGONIA – beware CAMELLIA – admiration, perfection CARNATION (solid color) – yes CARNATION (striped) – no DAISY – innocence, purity GERANIUM – stupidity, folly HOLLY – domestic happiness HYACINTH (yellow) – jealousy LILY (orange) – hatred OLEANDER – caution ORCHID – love, beauty, refinement PETUNIA – resentment, anger POPPY (red) – pleasure ROSE (dark red) – mourning ROSE (thornless) – love at first sight TULIP – perfect lover

must be disclosed. Water penetration and mold are big issues in Texas due to the hot and humid climate. A small leak can cause mold if not immediately fixed and treated. Sellers are encouraged to provide all documentation regarding any water penetration issues and to be as thorough as possible in describing the repair and whether any mold was discovered and remediated. There are some items that sellers are not obligated to disclose such as if the property was the site of a death by natural causes or occupied by a person with HIV/AIDS. If you have questions about what is and is not required by law to be disclosed, your Realtor can advise you. If you’ve made any insurance claims on the property, you’ll want to supply the prospective buyers with a loss report from your homeowner’s insurance company. Known as a CLUE (Claims Loss Underwriting Exchange) report, it is another important document for sharing pertinent information about your property. So, as Nat King Cole once sang, “…straighten up and fly right,” you’ll want to be sure that in selling your home, you do just that! Disclose, disclose, disclose!

MARCH | APRIL 2011 “Break into Spring” Wine & Picnic Event Fall Creek Vineyards, March 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th 325.379.5361 | FCV.com Spread out a blanket in the vineyard with family and friends or relax on the patio arbor and enjoy a delectable gourmet picnic while tasting award-winning Fall Creek wines. For four Saturdays in March, the winery celebrates spring and Spring Break with style! Star of Texas Fair and Rodeo Travis County Expo Center, March 12th – 26th 512.919.3000 | RodeoAustin.com As one of Austin’s favored annual events, this carnival and entertainment extravaganza includes ProRodeo events such as bull riding, barrel racing and saddle bronc riding. Don’t miss the livestock shows, the BBQ cook-off or fantastic carnival rides and atmosphere. Each evening brings top-notch concerts. Scheduled for this year are Ronnie Milsap, Rick Springfield, and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts among others! Southern-Style Cooking Class Central Market Austin Cooking School, March 15th 512.206.1014 | CentralMarket.com Spearheaded by cookbook author Rebecca Lang, you’ll learn to update the dishes that you’ve always loved such as Blue Cheese & Bacon Popcorn, Stuffed Cornbread, Skirt Steak with Sweet Onion Chimichurri and Double Chocolate Scoop Pie. Art City Austin Downtown Austin, April 2nd – 3rd 512.609.8591 | ArtAllianceAustin.org Reflecting our city’s vibrant creative energy, downtown Austin’s art festival is set against streets, plazas and green spaces where the award-winning Austin City Hall rests on the banks of Lady Bird Lake. A gateway for many, a beloved tradition for others, Art City Austin is a temporary art utopia where curious and delightful discoveries await! Fashion for Compassion Saks Fifth Avenue, April 15th 512.927.4701 | AustinChildrensShelter.org Could your couture use a boost? The Austin Children’s Shelter and Saks Fifth Avenue present “Fashion for Compassion” to benefit ACS. This chic spring-style show will feature prominent Austinites on the runway, great music, delicious food, distinctive live auction items and fabulous shopping. Centennial Gala Concert with Itzhat Perlman Dell Hall, April 28th 512.476.6064 | AustinSymphony.org Come be a part of the ASO’s Centennial celebration with a chance to hear one of the greatest violinists of all time in concert with your Austin Symphony Orchestra! Special VIP packages, including preconcert dining, choice orchestra seating and valet/ VIP parking are available. Enjoy champagne and fireworks following the concert on the Long Center’s City Terrace.


One of the greatest joys of spring is the abundance of gorgeous flowers at our fingertips. Floral arrangements continue to be popular gifts all through the year and many of us love having flowers in the home. However, arranging flowers can be trickier than it looks. A talented florist is truly an artist and their arrangements speak to their ability. With a little know-how and practice, you too can learn to create beautiful arrangements for yourself or for others.

Featuring Finn & Porter 512.493.4900 | FinnAndPorter.com

SAKE STEAMED SEABASS INGREDIENTS 4 each, 6 oz. pieces seabass .5 oz. sake 4 shitake mushrooms, thinly sliced 20 pc. julienned ginger 1 1/2 oz. julienned scallion 28 pea shoots, blanched 40 julienned carrots 1 lb. truffle taro root purée 1 oz. micro cilantro 8 oz. soy broth 4 oz. hot oil

Flower Styles When deciding how to arrange a bouquet of flowers, first consider the type of flowers you’re working with. They are typically categorized as line flowers, mass flowers and filler flowers. Line flowers are those that give your bouquet height. Examples are gladiolas, snapdragons and stock. Often, there are buds growing on the stalk. You can even use branches and curly willow for tall foliage. These tall flowers can accompany other types of flowers in a bouquet, or they look great when used alone in a tall, narrow vase. Mass flowers are often referred to as “face flowers” because they are round and full-faced. Examples of mass flowers might be roses, carnations, tulips, and chrysanthemums. They are often the focal point of interest in a bouquet in which you might build your entire arrangement around. Filler flowers are typically used to round out the bouquet and give symmetry between the mass flowers and the line flowers. These varietals usually consist of many little flowers dotted along the stem. Examples would be statice, heather or goldenrod.

TARO ROOT PURÉE Peel taro root, cut into large chunks and place into a pot. Cover with milk and cook until tender. Drain and save the cooking liquid. Put cooked taro root through a food mill. Slowly add your milk until they are the consistency of mashed potatoes. Season with kosher salt, white pepper and truffle oil. SOY BROTH 1 cup dashi broth 1 cup soy sauce 1/2 cup mirin 1/2 cup fish sauce 1 oz. sesame oil Add first four ingredients, then slowly whisk in sesame oil. TO ASSEMBLE Season the seabass with salt and pepper, then rub with sake, let set for 5 minutes. Shingle thinly sliced shitake mushrooms on top of the fish and steam until the fish is cooked through. While the fish is steaming, heat up taro root puree and sauté the snow peas and carrots in vegetable oil. When hot, place 4 oz. of taro root in the bottom of a bowl, add the snow peas and carrots on top. When the seabass is cooked through, take it out of the steamer and top the fish with the scallions and ginger. Place on top of the taro root, peas and carrots. Take the smoking hot oil and spoon it onto the top of the fish, cooking the scallions and ginger in the process. Ladle the soy broth over the fish and garnish with cilantro.

Arrangement Styles Secondly, consider the style of arrangement you’re after. Formal arrangements tend to use elegant flowers (such as orchids, lilies or roses), are often monochromatic and use fewer varieties of flowers within the arrangement itself. Formal floral designs look best, of course, in a formal container. Crystal, sleek metal, ornate china

If you have your home for sale or are planning to list it soon, keep in mind the importance of disclosing important facts about your property to any prospective buyers. Many homeowners fear that sharing negative information about their property will scare away buyers. Usually, the opposite is true. If a buyer feels that you are not being forthcoming about the home and are perhaps dishonest by omission, they tend to walk away from the purchase due to distrust. On the other hand, if you lay all of your cards on the table from the beginning, buyers know what they are dealing with and can feel confident in their decision to move forward with the purchase. Not only is it good practice to be completely truthful, it’s the law. If you sell your home with a problem that you didn’t disclose, you aren’t necessarily off the hook once the home has closed escrow. In fact lawsuits and claims against sellers are quite common once a buyer discovers something about the property that wasn’t disclosed before

the purchase. The last thing anyone wants is the headache of litigation. The Texas Association of REALTORS (TAR) has created a Seller’s Disclosure Notice. This form is designed to assist sellers in disclosing material facts about the property. Sellers are instructed to answer the questions as truthfully as possible and to attach any supporting documentation. The form is not required for new construction properties. Your Realtor will supply you with a Seller’s Disclosure Notice form when you initially list your property. The form is required to be delivered to a buyer on or before the effective date of a contract and becomes part of the contract paperwork. The seller signs the form when they complete it and the buyer signs the form to acknowledge they have received and read the form. Information you need to disclose includes anything about the land and structure that might affect the salability, value or desirability of the property. Common items to disclose are any past or current problems with the home such as roof leaks, plumbing issues, a cracked foundation, etc. You’ll need to disclose if your property is in a flood zone, if there are endangered species or their habitat on your property and if the home is part of a homeowners association. If the home was built before 1978, the possible presence of lead-based paint

or highly architectural containers give a rich feel to your formal arrangement. Casual arrangements might use informal flowers such as wildflowers, alstroemeria, freesia, yarrow, or crocosmia. A casual look is accomplished with a looser symmetry, several varying colors and placement in a container such as a basket, pottery or milk glass; even something whimsical or playful. Besides the container and the types of flowers themselves, the shape of the arrangement determines the formality. A perfectly symmetrical look such as roses packed tightly in a low container gives an air of elegance while blooms arranged loosely and even drooping over the sides of the container give it a casual air. Preparing the Flowers A cleaned and rinsed container is your first step. Bacteria are a floral arrangement’s nemesis, so rinse with bleach or an anti-bacterial soap as well. Then, fill it with lukewarm water that you’ve treated with a preservative. A good homemade preservative such as one tablespoon of sugar with 1/4 teaspoon bleach, or 1/4 teaspoon of citric acid with one gallon of water, will kill bacteria while supplying nourishment to the flowers. Cut your stems under water with a very sharp knife – never use scissors which can damage the stems and limit their ability to soak up water. Cutting at a 45-degree angle helps the flower absorb water as well. Arranging Your Cut Flowers The actual design and arrangement will vary with the style and type of flowers you’re using. In general though, start by grouping flowers of a medium or large size. Rather than distributing colors evenly within the container, try grouping them in clusters by color and variety. It gives interesting little focal points to your arrangement. Depending on the height you’re after, you’ll want to eyeball the stem length before cutting. Hold your grouped flowers next to the container and trim the stems to where

you’d like them to rest above the container lip. If in doubt, cut your stems longer at first. You can always adjust the height as you go. Once your grouped flowers are in the container at the height you like, finish with smaller, filler flowers tucked in between the blooms. Criss-cross the flowers as you insert them into the container to help create a grid to support the flowers that you add. Some florists recommend using waterproof tape to build a grid across the top of the container in which you simply drop your stems into the desired position. Keep turning your container as you go so that your arrangement is evenly distributed. Voila! Now you have flowers you can display with pride, or give to a special someone.

In what started in the Victorian era, givers of flowers may or may not be aware of the secret meanings associated with various blooms. Have fun and be sure not to “say” the wrong thing! AMARYLLIS – pride, pastoral poetry BEGONIA – beware CAMELLIA – admiration, perfection CARNATION (solid color) – yes CARNATION (striped) – no DAISY – innocence, purity GERANIUM – stupidity, folly HOLLY – domestic happiness HYACINTH (yellow) – jealousy LILY (orange) – hatred OLEANDER – caution ORCHID – love, beauty, refinement PETUNIA – resentment, anger POPPY (red) – pleasure ROSE (dark red) – mourning ROSE (thornless) – love at first sight TULIP – perfect lover

must be disclosed. Water penetration and mold are big issues in Texas due to the hot and humid climate. A small leak can cause mold if not immediately fixed and treated. Sellers are encouraged to provide all documentation regarding any water penetration issues and to be as thorough as possible in describing the repair and whether any mold was discovered and remediated. There are some items that sellers are not obligated to disclose such as if the property was the site of a death by natural causes or occupied by a person with HIV/AIDS. If you have questions about what is and is not required by law to be disclosed, your Realtor can advise you. If you’ve made any insurance claims on the property, you’ll want to supply the prospective buyers with a loss report from your homeowner’s insurance company. Known as a CLUE (Claims Loss Underwriting Exchange) report, it is another important document for sharing pertinent information about your property. So, as Nat King Cole once sang, “…straighten up and fly right,” you’ll want to be sure that in selling your home, you do just that! Disclose, disclose, disclose!

MARCH | APRIL 2011 “Break into Spring” Wine & Picnic Event Fall Creek Vineyards, March 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th 325.379.5361 | FCV.com Spread out a blanket in the vineyard with family and friends or relax on the patio arbor and enjoy a delectable gourmet picnic while tasting award-winning Fall Creek wines. For four Saturdays in March, the winery celebrates spring and Spring Break with style! Star of Texas Fair and Rodeo Travis County Expo Center, March 12th – 26th 512.919.3000 | RodeoAustin.com As one of Austin’s favored annual events, this carnival and entertainment extravaganza includes ProRodeo events such as bull riding, barrel racing and saddle bronc riding. Don’t miss the livestock shows, the BBQ cook-off or fantastic carnival rides and atmosphere. Each evening brings top-notch concerts. Scheduled for this year are Ronnie Milsap, Rick Springfield, and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts among others! Southern-Style Cooking Class Central Market Austin Cooking School, March 15th 512.206.1014 | CentralMarket.com Spearheaded by cookbook author Rebecca Lang, you’ll learn to update the dishes that you’ve always loved such as Blue Cheese & Bacon Popcorn, Stuffed Cornbread, Skirt Steak with Sweet Onion Chimichurri and Double Chocolate Scoop Pie. Art City Austin Downtown Austin, April 2nd – 3rd 512.609.8591 | ArtAllianceAustin.org Reflecting our city’s vibrant creative energy, downtown Austin’s art festival is set against streets, plazas and green spaces where the award-winning Austin City Hall rests on the banks of Lady Bird Lake. A gateway for many, a beloved tradition for others, Art City Austin is a temporary art utopia where curious and delightful discoveries await! Fashion for Compassion Saks Fifth Avenue, April 15th 512.927.4701 | AustinChildrensShelter.org Could your couture use a boost? The Austin Children’s Shelter and Saks Fifth Avenue present “Fashion for Compassion” to benefit ACS. This chic spring-style show will feature prominent Austinites on the runway, great music, delicious food, distinctive live auction items and fabulous shopping. Centennial Gala Concert with Itzhat Perlman Dell Hall, April 28th 512.476.6064 | AustinSymphony.org Come be a part of the ASO’s Centennial celebration with a chance to hear one of the greatest violinists of all time in concert with your Austin Symphony Orchestra! Special VIP packages, including preconcert dining, choice orchestra seating and valet/ VIP parking are available. Enjoy champagne and fireworks following the concert on the Long Center’s City Terrace.


March | April 2011

A SA MPLING OF REAL ESTATE ACTIVIT Y IN As a luxury Realtor specializing in Barton Creek properties, I have the experience and expertise to represent you to the highest degree in your next real estate transaction. • Do you want to list your home? Or SELL it? I am a Top Producer in my office for the last three years and unlike other Realtors, I have the knowledge and acumen to successfully sell your home.

BartonCreek FEATURED PROPERT Y

• Over 87% of homebuyers begin their search on the Internet. That’s why I market my listings with a national and global approach. While other Realtors will put your home in MLS and hope for the best, my extensive marketing plan puts my clients ahead of their competition. • You’ll benefit from my market knowledge. As a specialist in Barton Creek, I know exactly how to price your listing so that you receive the best outcome from the sale. Don’t leave such critical matters to an agent that doesn’t know your neighborhood intimately. I’m proud to be a long-time West Austin resident and a Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist. Learn for yourself why clients return and refer to me time and time again.

www.StephanieNick.com

Stephanie Nick,

Realtor®

Million Dollar Guild, CLHMS

512.426.9183

ST.NICK@SOTHEBYSREALTY.COM If your home is currently listed, this is not a solicitation for that listing.

Blooms with Panache! Flower Arranging Tips

4800 Mirador Dr. EUROPEAN ELEGANCE | 7142 Sq. Ft. | 7 Bedrooms | 9 Baths | $2,795,000 Visit www.4800MiradorDr.com for photos and detailed information on this gorgeous property.

Would you like YOUR home featured on the next issue? Call me today. ACTIVE LISTINGS Address 9317 Travertine 2225 Warbler 2011 Shallow Stream Cv 3102 Point O Woods 1409 Mesa Ridge Ln. 8734 Chalk Knoll 2112 Wimberly 8816 Calera 8700 Calera Dr. 8408 Calera Dr. 4917 Mirador 2620 Ravello Ridge Dr. 7800 Cava Pl. 7936 Escala Dr. 8106 Chalk Knoll Dr. 2401 Portofino Ridge Dr.

Sq. Ft. / Bed / Bath 4,410 / 4 / 3-1 4,616 / 4 / 4-0 3,902 / 4 / 4-1 4,404 / 4 / 3-1 3,939 / 4 / 4-1 4,766 / 4 / 4-1 4,897 / 5 / 4-1 4,951 / 4 / 4-1 5,490 / 5 / 5-0 5,852 / 4 / 4-1 6,014 / 5 / 6-1 9,112 / 5 / 5-1 9,079 / 4 / 6-3 9,501 / 6 / 6-3 13,686 / 7 / 8-3 13,615 / 7 / 5-5

Price Per Sq. Ft. List Price $181.18 $799,000 $173.09 $799,000 $224.24 $875,000 $204.13 $899,000 $252.60 $995,000 $208.77 $995,000 $224.63 $1,100,000 $242.38 $1,200,000 $227.51 $1,249,000 $298.87 $1,749,000 $382.44 $2,300,000 $315.52 $2,875,000 $385.51 $3,500,000 $384.22 $3,650,500 $379.58 $5,195,000 $881.38 $12,000,000

SALE PENDING Address 11205 Solitary Fawn Trl. 9301 Travertine 2031 Wimberly Ln. 11208 Native Texan Trl. 8210 Chalk Knoll

Sq. Ft. / Bed / Bath 4,162 / 4 / 4-0 4,189 / 4 / 3-0 3,978 / 4 / 3-1 4,358 / 4 / 3-1 5,428 / 4 / 4-2

Price Per Sq. Ft. $147.76 $166.86 $179.74 $206.29 $232.13

List Price $615,000 $698,961 $715,000 $899,000 $1,260,000

SOLD Address 4303 Texas Wildlife Trl. 2700 Maravillas Cv.

Sq. Ft. / Bed / Bath 5,100 / 5 / 4-1 5,423 / 5 / 5-0

Price Per Sq. Ft. $119.59 $200.32

List Price $609,900 $1,086,350

All information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed. The properties on this list have been listed/sold by various participants in the MLS.

Produced by UpscaleRealEstateMarketing.com • 877.660.0996

Selling Your Home?

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