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Eanes Tour Caravan March, 11th 2009

Gateway to WestlakeAs tour coordinator for this weeks Eanes Tour, I am posting this for  your convenience. It's a great way to preview several properties at one time and to network with fellow agents about new listings, buyer needs and changes in our market. The tour meets at Thundercloud Subs at Walsh Tarleton and Bee Caves Road Wednesdays. We call for announcements and leave at 9:30 am. 

Eanes Caravan Area D

4920 Barclay Heights Court - 5BR, 5BA, 3Liv & 2Din                 $1,650,000

Marybeth Hubenak, AvenueOne Properties

Private home site! High end finish out, amazing home with breathtaking views of the city! Minutes to Westlake high school & downtown Austin. Built by Russell Eppright Homes.

Directions: From highway 360 and Mopac,360 North, left on Scottish Woods Trail/Westbank, right on Wild Briar Pass, Left on Barclay Dr., Right on Barclay Heights Ct.

4511 Heights Drive - 5BR, 4BA, 3Liv & 2Din                                    $639,000

Kent Redding, Prudential

Completed in 2003 this amazing Richard Bright custom built home has incredible city views and showcases 5 bedrooms , 4 full baths, 3 living areas and office all in 3500SF of living area. Features includes a chef's gourmet kitchen w/professional appliances, an incredible master suite & a relaxing pool.  Extensive use of hardwoods, granite and elegant finishes create a sophisticated, yet relaxed living space.

Directions: Loop 360/Capital of TX Hwy & Westbank Drive; travel south on Loop 360 and your first RIGHT is Heights Drive.

2009 Cerca Viejo Way - 4BR, 3.5BA, 3Liv & 2Din                           $849,000

Cynthia Goldrick, Wilson & Goldrick

Former Parade Home designed & built by Luis Juaregui.  Dramatic entry, kitchen opens to great room, master & office down.  3 bedrooms & game room up.  Beautiful fenced back yard w/plays cape & sport court. 

Directions: 360 South of Bee Cave Rd to Parkstone, left on Real Catorce to Cerca Viejo  (R) 

6507 Valley Ridge Court - 5BR, 4BA, x3Liv & 1Din                        $825,000

Don Sembera, Moreland Properties

Fabulous remodel in 2001; Architect Juan Miro, AIA! Spanish-influenced exterior w/soft contemporary interior. Miles-long west view.  Exceptional light, great storage. Family Room converts to Home Theater with the push of a couple of buttons! Extremely flexible floor plan can be used for ideal work-at-home, artist's studio, other.  One Utility in huge master closet; main Utility Room downstairs is also a mud room with a Pet Shower!  Quiet cul-de-sac lot provides great privacy. Lovely pool. See at sunset!!

Directions: From 360: West on Bee Cave, Left on Knollwood, veer to right, Right on Valley Ridge Court

8857 Chalk Knoll Drive - 4BR, 4.5.5BA, 4Liv & 2Din                      $850,000

Sheryl Lowe, Avalar

New Price and completely re-staged! Master AND Bedroom/study w/full bath down.3 bedrooms and 2full and 1/2 baths  up. New Carpet and ready to go! Shows beautifully now!

Directions: From Bee Caves Rd, S on Barton Creek Blvd, Right on Chalk Knoll

Gate Code to be announced at the meeting

 8112 Navidad Drive - 4BR, 3.5BA, 3Liv & 2Din                             $1,350,000

Patsy Wimmer, Amelia Bullock

Extensively remodeled* stunning, exquisite, yet very chic with its special details.  Custom wrought iron doors, Ann Sacks Tile Accents, travertine columns, gold and silver leaf ceilings, Venetian plaster walls, chef's granite kitchen w/6 burner DCS cook top & copper stove top, mesquite & oak floors, 3rd bay of garage is sound proof studio and can easily be restored back, resort style pool & spa on 7th tee of Fazio course w/private setting

Directions: Barton Creek Blvd to Navidad .

Gate Code to be announced at the meeting

3722 Lost Creek Blvd. - 3BR, 2.5BA, 2Liv & 2Din                           $639,900

Mark Warshawsky, Keller Williams

Exceptional Barton Creek Estates home on large 1 acre private wooded lot.  Tastefully remodeled with modern, contemporary influence.  All bedrooms & study on main level.  High vaulted and coffered ceilings.  Beautiful gourmet kitchen w/granite, stainless & open breakfast room.  Travertine, marble, wood floors throughout.  Updated baths & fireplace w/granite and stone tile.   Game room up with wet bar,  front and rear balconies.  Multi-level decks overlooking private yard and in-ground pool w/spa.  Must see!

Directions: West on Bee Caves to Left on Barton Creek Blvd to Left on Lost Creek Blvd - home on left


7915 Escala Drive - 6BR, 7.5.5BA, 7Liv & 2Din                            $3,990,000

Lisa Foster, Avalon Realty

REDUCED 750K!Completed! Seller wants an offer!!!!This is a fabulous home at a great price, in one of the best neighborhoods in Barton Creek. Estate home in Barton Creek overlooking the Fazio canyons golf course. Over 4000 sq ft of outdoor living, great entertaining featuring media, billiards, game room, caterers kitchen, study, two master suites all on main level and nannys quarter. Ready to move in!  

Directions: 2244 west to past 360, left on Barton Creek Blvd. Left on Lost Creek Left on Escala Drive

Gate Code to be announced at the meeting


1304 Falcon Ledge - 4BR, 4.5BA, 3Liv & 2Din                             $1,750,000

Caren Upshaw, Keller Williams

New construction by Todd Whelpley! Expansive views across Barton Creek Ready to move in!  


Directions: From Escala take Lost Creek Blvd to (L) on Whitemarsh Valley to (L) on Torrey Pines to (R) on Falcon Ledge

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21 commentsRussell Lewis, Broker,CLHMS,GRI • March 11 2009 08:58AM


Good Morning Russell-Hope all goes well with the Realtor Luncheon tour. I've helped out at these before and it is most definitely a way to attract a bigger crowd. I wish you the best and I hope your Open house went well on Sunday. Enjoy your Weds. :-)

Posted by Sharon Lee (Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance) about 1 year ago

Dear Russell,

It sounds like a fab tour. I am sure you will have exceptional traffic and sell these homes quickly!


Posted by Betina Foreman-Serving Lake Travis, Lake Austin and the greater Austin area! ((512)771-6318 Prospect Real Estate Solutions, LLC) about 1 year ago

Sounds like a great list of properties Russell. Hopefully you will find a buyer for one of them.

Posted by Bill Gassett Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate (RE/MAX Executive Realty) about 1 year ago

Sharon We had a larger crowd than expected (it was raining all morning) and thetour was very good! 

Betina It was a great tour today and even with the ran, we had about 35 agents make the event!

Bill it's one of the premier tours in our city and I always enjoy being a coordinator!

Posted by Russell Lewis, Broker,CLHMS,GRI (AvenueOne Properties, Austin Texas Real Estate) about 1 year ago


What a great way to get the word out for a premier tour! Great post!!

Posted by Dorie Dillard: Canyon Creek & NW Austin Living (Coldwell Banker United) about 1 year ago

Russell, You are such a Professional Broker.  This blog makes me want to get on a plane from California and come on the tour!

Posted by Jane Grant - Southwest Real Estate - Riverside County, CA about 1 year ago

Wow Russell:  That's quite a line-up!  Our board does tours every Thursday where we meet at the Titusville library.  The county is split in 3 areas and tours rotate areas every 3 weeks.  It seems your board runs things a little different since we email our information over and they put the sheet out to membership via email as well.  Very nice of you to put this together, part of reason you're so well liked :-)

Posted by Gail MacMillan - CRS, e-PRO, GRI ~ Titusville FL Real Estate Brevard County ( about 1 year ago

 Dorie Between the Eanes Tour and the West Austin 1B tour I am busy 2 days a week!

Hi Jane Thanks for stopping by. Come on down sometime!

Posted by Russell Lewis, Broker,CLHMS,GRI (AvenueOne Properties, Austin Texas Real Estate) about 1 year ago

Gail We have a number of tours in Austin, but I pretty much stick to the one in the Westlake/Eanes School District are and West Austin. About once a month I also make the downtown tour to see as much of the Condo Market as possible! BTW our board does not participate, individual agents volunteer in the different area tours as coordinators and I do this a couple of times a year!

Posted by Russell Lewis, Broker,CLHMS,GRI (AvenueOne Properties, Austin Texas Real Estate) about 1 year ago

Wow. the homes in Barton Creek are huge and the finish out is beautiful!

Posted by Mattie Lewis (AvenueOne Properties) about 1 year ago

Russell, one of the things I miss most about real estate in CA is the broker caravans.  We don't have broker tours here in NC which truly is a shame.  Not only do you get to see a lot of the newest listings but the networking is so valuable!  I hope yours went well.

Posted by Lake Norman Real Estate ~ Diane Aurit (LKN Realty, LLC) about 1 year ago

Russell,  We have caravans, but they are office specific - your plan seems much broader,  Karen

Posted by Karen Kruschka - Prince William, Fairfax ,Stafford County VA Real Estate Service (RE/MAX Olympic Realty) about 1 year ago

Diane I really enjoy the two tours that I regularly attend because as you say it's an excellent way to see homes that are appointment only and the networking is always good!

Posted by Russell Lewis, Broker,CLHMS,GRI (AvenueOne Properties, Austin Texas Real Estate) about 1 year ago

KarenIt is broader and a great way to preview homes in specific areas neighborhoods listed by numerous companies. And as noted previously, a good way to network with other full time Realtors in the area!

Posted by Russell Lewis, Broker,CLHMS,GRI (AvenueOne Properties, Austin Texas Real Estate) about 1 year ago

How is my favorite person in Austin!!!!!!!!!!!!   I am putting in more marketing report for February and WOW ... the # of sales was up, I am impressed!   Feel free to use my format ... I can email you the format if you want.  Take care my friend!

Posted by Pippa MAC, The Woodlands TX Real Estate Remax Real Estate Spring Texas Realtor (Remax Realtor, The Woodlands and Spring) about 1 year ago

I love going on Realtor caravans - we have them all the time.  It's really a good way to keep up to date on the listings.

Posted by Georgina M. Hunter R(S) e-Pro Maui Real Estate Sales (Jim Sanders Realty Inc. - Maui) about 1 year ago

I know that you are involved in both the West Austin Tour as well as the Eanes tour and it really is an excellent way to preview a number of homes all at the same time!

Posted by Scott Harvey (AvenueOne Properties) about 1 year ago

Pippa Hello my friend! I am doing fine and it's great to hear my my favorite person in the Woodlands! I hope you and your family are doing well and thanks for the tips on market and neighborhood reports!

Georgina I agree, seeing a bunch of properties and networking all in a two hour period is well worth th time!

ScottYou are right and it's the reason I make the effort to to on a couple a week! Thanks for dropping by!

Posted by Russell Lewis, Broker,CLHMS,GRI (AvenueOne Properties, Austin Texas Real Estate) about 1 year ago

Russell, Thank you for being one of the coordinators of this tour. I usually go on the West Austin/1B tour and it is one of the best ways to preview homes that have to be appointment only. Saves time and it is also good to visit with other Realtors.

Posted by Anne Giles (AvenueOne Properties, Inc.) about 1 year ago

Hey, I stopped by to remind you to post about your open house tomorrow!!! You post about de-cluttering was too funny!

Posted by Allysoun Musslewhite (AvenueOne Properties, Inc.) about 1 year ago

Anne I actually enjoy working as a coordinator. It's a good way to cntribute to both of the tours I regularly attend!

Allysoun, I am glad you liked the De-cluttering/ Take that &%$@*% tree the recycling area!!! And yes, I will post the new Open House later this evening!

Posted by Russell Lewis, Broker,CLHMS,GRI (AvenueOne Properties, Austin Texas Real Estate) about 1 year ago


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