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The term “modern architecture” can conjure images of Frank Lloyd Wright’s intricate, linear designs, or the prominent shapes and forms of a building designed with Picasso in mind. A modern home is typically one that is built in a simplified style, developed first in the 19th century and modified throughout the 20th as a reaction to the lavish designs of the Victorian and the Edwardian architectural periods. The buildings that laid the figurative foundations for modern architecture were stripped of unnecessary ornament to let the beauty of their simplified forms and functions take center stage. Engineering elements and utilitarianism play heavily into modern home styles, with materials like glass, steel, concrete, and iron used liberally in construction and showcased for their natural and raw beauty.

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$695,000
1201 Falcon Ledge Dr - Austin, TX 78746

Bedrooms
3
Baths
2
SQ. Feet
2,080
Acres
0.58
Year Built
1973
$695,000
City: Austin
Status: Coming Soon
House in Camelot Sec 03
3 br, 2 ba, 2,080 ft²
MLS® #: 7807179
Price:
$695,000
City:
Austin
Beds:
3
Baths:
2
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
7807179
Sqft:
2,080
Acres:
0.58
Status:
Coming Soon
Subdivision:
Camelot Sec 03
Property Listed By:
Jud Zellmer

Rare "atomic Ranch" Style. Modern Design In Recently Updated Kitchen And Open Living Concept. Four Sets Of Sliding Doors Open To A Large Deck And Panoramic Hill Country Views That Bring In Tons Of Natural Light. Vaulted Ceilings In Lr, Master And 2nd Bdrms. Large Master And 2nd Bdrm With Windows To Vaulted Ceiling. Large Oaks Shade An Over-sized, Beautifully Landsc...

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$993,500
2105 Enfield Rd #b - Austin, TX 78703

Bedrooms
3
Baths
3
SQ. Feet
2,214
Acres
0.19
Year Built
2013
$993,500
City: Austin
Status: Coming Soon
House in Westfield A Resub Of 0692 Ac
3 br, 3 ba, 2,214 ft²
MLS® #: 3754225
Price:
$993,500
City:
Austin
Beds:
3
Baths:
3
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
3754225
Sqft:
2,214
Acres:
0.19
Status:
Coming Soon
Subdivision:
Westfield A Resub Of 0692 Ac
Property Listed By:
Jp And Associates Realtors

Built In 2013, This Home Has The Charm Of A 1930's Cottage With All The Amenities Of A Modern Home. The Home Boasts 12'&14' Ceilings And An Open Floor Plan. Chef's Kitchen Has Gleaming White Cabinets, Leathered Granite, Bertazzoni Six-burner Gas Range & Wine Fridge. Library Has An Abundance Of Built In Shelving And Hidden Craft Room. The Master En Suite Has Long Vanity...

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$400,000
33 Freddie - Georgetown, TX 78626

Bedrooms
6
Baths
4
SQ. Feet
3,567
Acres
0.8
Year Built
1986
$400,000
City: Georgetown
Status: Coming Soon
House in None
6 br, 4 ba, 3,567 ft²
MLS® #: 9901581
Price:
$400,000
City:
Georgetown
Beds:
6
Baths:
4
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
9901581
Sqft:
3,567
Acres:
0.80
Status:
Coming Soon
Subdivision:
NONE
Property Listed By:
Schaible Realty

A Modern Home With The Feel Of A Country Home With So Much Potential. It Has Been Updated In Some Areas, But Still Needs It In Other Areas. This 2656 Sq Ft Home Has 2656 Sq Ft. It Has 6 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, A Family Room And A Kitchen. It Also Has A Garage Apartment (with 864 Sq Ft) That Has It's Own Bathroom, Which Could Be Used For Guest Quarters, Or Rented Out....

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$428,900
6029 Florencia Ln - Austin, TX 78724

Bedrooms
3
Baths
3
SQ. Feet
2,470
Acres
0.11
Year Built
2018
$428,900
City: Austin
Status: Active
House in Meadows At Trinity Crossing Ph
3 br, 3 ba, 2,470 ft²
MLS® #: 6444100
Price:
$428,900
City:
Austin
Beds:
3
Baths:
3
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
6444100
Sqft:
2,470
Acres:
0.11
Status:
Active
Subdivision:
Meadows At Trinity Crossing Ph
Property Listed By:
Intown Builders

12 Ft Ceilings On Our Most Open Home In Agave, Where Modern Architecture Rules. Light Wood Floors, Bosch Appliances With A 5 Burner Gas Cooktop, Quartz Counters In Kitchen Open To Huge Living And Dining. Massive Master Bedroom And Bath With Two Unbelievable Closets. So Much Space Brilliantly Designed. Tankless W/h, 16 Seer Ac, Sprinkler, Security And Smart Home Systems....

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$479,000
408-a W 51st St - Austin, TX 78751

Bedrooms
2
Baths
3
SQ. Feet
1,428
Acres
0.16
Year Built
2014
$479,000
City: Austin
Status: Pending - Taking Backups
House in Koenig Place
2 br, 3 ba, 1,428 ft²
MLS® #: 6354166
Price:
$479,000
City:
Austin
Beds:
2
Baths:
3
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
6354166
Sqft:
1,428
Acres:
0.16
Status:
Pending - Taking Backups
Subdivision:
Koenig Place
Property Listed By:
Bramlett Residential

Stunning Modern Home Featuring An Open Concept Floor Plan, Gorgeous Concrete Flooring, Fantastic Finishes Throughout, Tons Of Storage, A Beautiful Balcony Off Master Bedroom And A Private Gated Yard. High-end Kitchen Features Stainless Appliances, Waterfall Quartz Counters, Rich Cabinetry, Contemporary Backsplash, And Great Lighting. Incredible Location, Walkable To Man...

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$825,000
14013 Lake View Dr - Austin, TX 78732

Bedrooms
2
Baths
3
SQ. Feet
3,026
Acres
0.29
Year Built
1974
$825,000
City: Austin
Status: Active
House in Comanche Trail 02
2 br, 3 ba, 3,026 ft²
MLS® #: 2056345
Price:
$825,000
City:
Austin
Beds:
2
Baths:
3
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
2056345
Sqft:
3,026
Acres:
0.29
Status:
Active
Subdivision:
Comanche Trail 02
Property Listed By:
Kuper Sotheby's Itl Rlty

Spectacular 70's Redesigned Mid Century Modern Home W/dramatic Lake Travis Views. Vaulted Ceilings & Longleaf Pine Floors.2 Spacious En Suite Masters. Ipe Decks Overlooking Palms Trees, Oaks, Waterfalls, & Koi Ponds. Romantic Getaway & Entertaining Showplace, This Luxe Treehouse Near The Oasis & Hippie Hollow Is An Impeccable Find. Bonus: Lower Level 20’x30’ Storage Spa...

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$333,123
13701 Ronald Reagan Blvd #32 - Cedar Park, TX 78613

Bedrooms
3
Baths
2
SQ. Feet
1,903
Acres
0.11
Year Built
2018
$333,123
City: Cedar Park
Status: Active
House in Edgewater
3 br, 2 ba, 1,903 ft²
MLS® #: 4917604
Price:
$333,123
City:
Cedar Park
Beds:
3
Baths:
2
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
4917604
Sqft:
1,903
Acres:
0.11
Status:
Active
Subdivision:
Edgewater
Property Listed By:
Homesusa.com

Mls# 4917604 - Built By Brohn Homes - August Completion! ~ Edgewater, Cedar Park's Premiere Gated, Lock N' Leave Community Features Low Maintenance Living And Modern Design At An Affordable Price. This Is One Of Our Most Popular Single Story Floor Plans. Features Of This Home Include 12' Ceilings, Large Covered Rear Patio, Built-in Mud Bench, Upgraded Flooring, 42 Cabin...

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$1,875,000
1203 Kenwood Ave - Austin, TX 78704

Bedrooms
4
Baths
4
SQ. Feet
3,591
Acres
0.16
Year Built
2018
$1,875,000
City: Austin
Status: Active
House in Travis Heights
4 br, 4 ba, 3,591 ft²
MLS® #: 1720300
Price:
$1,875,000
City:
Austin
Beds:
4
Baths:
4
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
1720300
Sqft:
3,591
Acres:
0.16
Status:
Active
Subdivision:
Travis Heights
Property Listed By:
Southwest Residential

Situated One Block South Of Town Lake And Walking Distance To Austins' Rainey Street Sits This Custom Modern Design On An Elevated, Private Lot. High Ceilings And Walls Of Glass Give Private Elevated Views. Smooth Finish Walls, Custom Cabinetry And Tile Work Accent The Vast Living Spaces That Exudes Luxury. The Gourmet Chefs Kitchen Has Miele Stainless Appliances And Ra...

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$525,000
402 W 51st St #b - Austin, TX 78751

Bedrooms
3
Baths
3
SQ. Feet
1,538
Acres
0.08
Year Built
2014
$525,000
City: Austin
Status: Active
House in 400 & 402 West 51st Street Con
3 br, 3 ba, 1,538 ft²
MLS® #: 9554575
Price:
$525,000
City:
Austin
Beds:
3
Baths:
3
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
9554575
Sqft:
1,538
Acres:
0.08
Status:
Active
Subdivision:
400 & 402 West 51st Street Con
Property Listed By:
Austinrealestate.com

Right Out Of A Magazine Spread, This Home Showcases The Latest In Tasteful, Quality Modern Design. High-end Kitchen Features Include Jenn-air 36" Cooktop & Built-in Oven, Dw Sharp Micro-drawer, Crisp White Kitchen With Waterfall Quartz Counters And Marble Backsplash. Delta Vero & Kraus Faucets; Luxurious Bath Finishes. High-end Insulation Package, Metal Handrails And M...

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$385,665
9110 Silica - Austin, TX 78729

Bedrooms
4
Baths
3
SQ. Feet
2,508
Acres
0
Year Built
2018
$385,665
City: Austin
Status: Active
House in Amber Oaks
4 br, 3 ba, 2,508 ft²
MLS® #: 3135891
Price:
$385,665
City:
Austin
Beds:
4
Baths:
3
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
3135891
Sqft:
2,508
Acres:
0.00
Status:
Active
Subdivision:
Amber Oaks
Property Listed By:
Homesusa.com

Mls# 3135891 - Built By Village Builders - May Completion! ~ - Spacious Home Great For Entertaining. Open Modern Design. Dramatic Foyer 2 Stories. Numerous Windows For Bright Light Home. Conveniently Located Near 44, 620, 183. Round Rock Acclaimed Isd

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$450,000
2324 Centennial Loop - Round Rock, TX 78665

Bedrooms
4
Baths
4
SQ. Feet
3,508
Acres
0.19
Year Built
2016
$450,000
City: Round Rock
Status: Active
House in Concord At Brushy Creek
4 br, 4 ba, 3,508 ft²
MLS® #: 3602729
Price:
$450,000
City:
Round Rock
Beds:
4
Baths:
4
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
3602729
Sqft:
3,508
Acres:
0.19
Status:
Active
Subdivision:
Concord at Brushy Creek
Property Listed By:
Keller Williams Realty

Beautiful Home In The Quiet Boutique Like Community Of Concord At Brushy Creek. Better Than New W/58k In Upgrades & Under Builders Warranty. Entering You Are Greeted W/ A Grand Spiral Staircase & Exquisite Modern Designs Throughout. Gourmet Kitchen, Butlers Pantry, Granite Counter Tops, 42” Cabinets, Decorative Back Splash, Center Island W/breakfast Bar Seating. Opens ...

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What Is Modern Architecture?

Modern and contemporary style homes are a growing and unique segment of the Austin housing market. While Austin generally has a select inventory for this type of home, there are ever-increasing numbers of contemporary jewels hidden throughout the city. 

In addition to Frank Lloyd Wright, other notable modern architects include Otto Wagner, Victor Horta, Water Gropius, Ludwig Mies Van der Rohe, Oscar Niemeyer, and Antoni Gaudi. A compilation of accomplished Austin architects and builders who work in the modern style can be found below in our recommended list of Austin luxury architects and Austin luxury builders. They can assist with new construction or remodels of modern/contemporary style homes.

Modern Home Lingo

Active Solar Electricity Generation: Solar energy collection that employs one or more panels comprised of photovoltaic cells to convert the sun’s light waves into electricity. An ideal climate paired with a large solar-panel array and ample battery storage will generate all the electricity needs of a home with low to moderate energy use.

Active Solar Heating: Collecting solar heat energy using solar thermal cells. A solar thermal installation can reduce winter fuel costs by 40-80% and minimize the consumption of non-renewable resources.

Austin luxury modern homeAdobe: A building material that is natural and extremely durable. In hot climates, it is ideal for energy efficiency, staying cool in the midday sun. In winter, the walls stays warm due to the thermal properties of the adobe bricks, which are warmed by the sun each day. Upon nightfall, that heat transfers to the interior space.

Advanced House Framing or Optimum Value Engineering: A framing techniques that utilizes less lumber and produces less waste. Since insulation material is used in place of some of the lumber, the home has the added bonus of being more energy-efficient.

Art Deco: A decorative design style first made popular in the 1920s and 1930s. The name originally comes from the exhibitions of Les Arts Decoratifs. Cubist painting and African and Native American art influenced the development of Art Deco, but the polished forms of modern machinery and aircraft were also inspirational. The style is characterized by stepped forms, rounded corners, triple-striped decorative elements, and the use of chromium and black trim.

Bakelite: The trade name of one of the first plastics to come into wide use. Invented in 1907 by the chemist Leo Baekeland, the material is a good insulator against both heat and electric current, and can easily be molded while remaining relatively inexpensive.

Bauhaus: A German school of design that, in the 1920s and 1930s, became a leader in the development of modernism. Emphasis was placed on factory-produced designs that were simple, functional, and industrial.

modern homes austinCertified Green Professional: A component of the National Association of Home Builders’ National Green Building Program, this title is given to builders who have received a minimum of 24 hours of training in sustainable building practices.

Cob Home: Similar to adobe, cob is a building material made of a mixture of sand, clay, water and dirt. Its natural components, durability, and exceptional thermal-mass value have created a resurgence in use.

Compact Fluorescent Lightbulbs (CFLs): CFLs are lightbulbs that last 10 times longer, use about 75% less energy and generate 90% less heat than traditional incandescent bulbs.

Compost: Turning kitchen scraps, grass clippings, and other plant and vegetable waste into a nutrient-rich natural fertilizer. Regularly maintained and rotated in a simple mound or container, the discarded organic matter will eventually break down into a precious soil-like substance that helps flower and vegetable gardens thrive. Many kitchens have compost bins for scraps built under the sink, with large units for turning on the patio.

Composting Toilet: Composting toilets look much like regular toilets but work like a backyard compost pile and use little or no water. They consist of a commode and a composting chamber with no sewer lines or septic tank. Once in the composting chamber, waste is broken down aerobically by bacteria, fungi, or even worms. Ventilation systems bring in oxygen and also create suction into the chamber, preventing odors from escaping.

Daylighting: Utilizing strategically-placed windows, skylights, and light tubes in order to maximize natural daylight and minimize the need for artificial lighting.

Dome Home: Immune to virtually any natural disaster, a dome home is an igloo-shaped residence known for its durability and supreme energy efficiency, primarily achieved by having up to 30% less surface area enclose the same amount of space found in a conventional square-shaped home.

Drip Irrigation: A watering system of tubes containing holes at strategic intervals that keep flowerbeds and gardens well hydrated with minimal waste. A drip-irrigation system is much more efficient than a sprinkler, going straight to the roots of the plants with less evaporation or run-off.

EarthCraft House (ECH): A program aimed at attaining eco-friendly homes. It is a green building initiative created in 1999 that educates builders on how to construct homes that are up to 30% more energy efficient.

Earth-Sheltered Home: A home that is built entirely underground or banked into the Earth so it is better protected from extreme outdoor temperatures, making it superbly energy-efficient in regards to heating and cooling needs.

Earthship: Earthships marry a multitude of green features together under one roof with the goal of complete self-sufficiency. Typically made of upcycled tires packed with dirt, these dwellings leverage myriad eco technologies, such as daylighting, passive solar heating, thermal-mass indoor temperature control, natural ventilation, and water catchment systems.

modern home austinEnergy Star: A government-backed initiative to promote energy efficiency. Everything from major household products to newly constructed homes can earn the Energy Star label when they exhibit energy-bill savings and a reduction in greenhouse-gas emissions, as defined by the Environmental Protection Agency and US Department of Energy.

Geothermal Heating and Cooling: Also known as a Heat Pump, a geothermal heating and cooling system conditions indoor space by using the Earth’s stable and renewable temperature. Regardless of whether it’s a 90-degree day or below freezing on a winter night, the Earth—possessing more thermal mass power than anything else—always remains somewhere between 45 to 75 degrees. Cost savings are achieved within five to 10 years, thanks to its highly efficient nature. A heat pump also produces significantly fewer emissions than conventional heating and cooling methods.

GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certified: Household products, ranging from building materials to window treatments, are eligible for this certification when they demonstrate low particle and chemical emissions as defined by the GREENGUARD Environmental Institute.

Green Home: According to the National Association of Home Builders, a home qualifies as green when it conserves water and other natural resources, is energy efficient, uses recycled or sustainable products, and protects indoor air quality.

Green Roof: Instead of traditional shingles, a green roof is covered with soil and plants. This roof absorbs rainwater rather than corralling it into a storm sewer, provides superior insulation against both hot and cold weather, absorbs carbon dioxide, creates oxygen, and helps to counteract the steamy summer temperatures in urban areas.

Greywater Recycling System: The water that goes down the drain after you wash dishes, do laundry, or take a bath is known as greywater. It accounts for 50-80% of wastewater generated by a household. When the water from this use is diverted to the home’s toilets, you now have a greywater recycling system estimated to reduce a household’s water consumption by an average of 30%.

modern home eco-friendlyHome Envelope: A home envelope is the entire exterior of your house, including the walls, roof, foundation, doors, and windows. The level of environmental integrity of the home envelope is what determines your house’s degree of energy efficiency.

International Style: Term used to describe architectural design that is simple, functional, and unornamented, following the theoretical teachings of Bauhaus and the leading figures of Modernism. The term was used as the title for an exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, NY in 1932. Most of the work shown shared characteristics of flat roofs, large glass areas, plain white walls, and an emphasis on the use of steel and concrete as building materials.       

Knoll International, Inc.: This manufacturer is one of the top producers of quality modern furniture, best known for their office systems and the application of the corporate identity concept in design. The company manufactures modern designs by designers such as Eero Saarinen. The Knoll designs reflect post modern and high tech styles.     

modern home additionLEED Certification: Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. LEED is a green-building certification system. Covering all aspects of constructing and maintaining buildings to make them more environmentally friendly, both residential and commercial properties are eligible for LEED certification.

Light Emitting Diode (LED) Bulbs: A light-emitting diode (LED) is a semiconductor device that glows when an electric current runs through it. Used as lighting, these bulbs last up to 50 times longer and use one-sixth the energy of incandescent bulbs and last five times longer and use half the energy of CFLs. Their major eco-friendliness and other advantages make them ideal for home lighting and many other uses.

Low-E Windows: Good for any climate, Low-E windows are coated with layers of microscopic metallic oxide that provide great insulation. Application on outer panes blocks heat in warm climates, while inside pane application helps trap heat in cold climates.

Memphis: A Group of designers of furniture and household accessories who were known for erratic, illogical, avant garde, and anti-establishment style. Bright colors, fantastic forms with a touch of "kitsch" characterize the Memphis designs produced between 1950 and 1970. With its playful and mischievous departures from the order and logic of earlier modernism, Memphis has recently been regarded as a viable, classic style.        

Moderne: Historical and stylistic term for the advanced design efforts of the 1920s and 1930s. It refers to developments in France that were moving toward a modern style, but it implies a fashion-oriented emphasis, lacking a theoretical basis. The term has become somewhat interchangeable with the English "modernistic.”

modern homes austinPost Modernism: A term that has come to describe the stylistic developments that depart from the norms of modernism. Design directions introducing color, ornament, references to historical styles, and elements that sometimes appear eccentric or disturbing have come into increasing use. The Memphis group in furniture and smaller objects display post-modern characteristics. 

Off-the-Grid: When a home is so self-sufficient that one or more public utilities are unneeded 100% of the time, it’s considered off-the-grid. Dwellings with a freshwater source, an extensive solar or wind energy setup, etc., are most apt to achieve off-the-grid status.

Papercrete: Made of paper fiber and cement, papercrete is a housing material with great insulating qualities that keeps paper out of the landfill and will lower heating and cooling bills.

Passive Solar Heating: This simple, design-oriented technology harnesses the sun’s heat energy without the need for electrical devices of any kind. Passive solar heating can mean having lots of south-facing windows for maximum sun exposure on cold winter days.

Pervious Concrete: Concrete designed to be extremely porous so that rainfall passes directly through to become groundwater instead of running into sewers or retention ponds.

Pop: Popular, art historical, and critical term used for work developed in the 1950s and 1960s that drew its inspiration from commercial art expression, including packaging, the art of the comic strip, the vocabulary of film animation, and advertising art. The style opened up avenues of expression that had previously been regarded as too frivolous to have any role in architecture and design.

modern prefab homePrefab: Prefabricated homes, often referred to as prefab homes, are dwellings manufactured off-site in advance, usually in standard sections that can be easily shipped and assembled.

Pumice-Crete: An alternative to conventional concrete, it uses crushed volcanic rock instead of sand and gravel in order to render a lightweight yet load-bearing building material. It’s a great insulator due to pumice’s ability to trap large amounts of air.

Radiant Heating: More efficient than baseboard or forced-air heating, radiant heating uses air, water or electricity to heat a house’s floors, walls or ceiling. They in turn heat the entire home. Hydronic radiant floors, those that use water, are the most environmentally friendly and efficient. Radiant floor heating systems work best when paired with ceramic tile flooring, thanks to the tile’s conduction and thermal mass properties.

luxury modern homesRain Garden: A rain garden takes the abundant rainfall runoff common in urban areas out of the storm sewers and into a naturally depressed land area where a water-loving native garden is planted. In residential settings, rain gardens are typically placed at the exit point of a gutter downspout.

Rainwater Catchment System: A rainwater catchment system, such as a rain barrel, stores rain water until you need it to water your garden or wash your car. A more advanced system collects water in a cistern and uses a pump to distribute it throughout the house for flushing toilets and washing laundry.

Rammed Earth: Similar to adobe and cob, rammed Earth can last indefinitely and cost up to a third less than a standard frame house, while eliminating the need for toxic building materials and deforestation. It’s made by compressing a mixture of mud, gravel, chalk and lime in reusable forms and is known for its extreme durability and excellent thermal mass properties.

R-Value: R-value measures the effectiveness of insulation materials. The higher the number, the better the insulation power and the lower your heating and cooling costs. Spray foam is an example of a type of insulation with a high R-value.

Septic Tank System: Approximately 25% of Americans use stand-alone septic systems—as opposed to tying into city-sewers—to effectively treat wastewater, and they are often the only option in rural areas. Standard septic systems consist of a tank, drainfield, and the surrounding soil. Septic systems are inexpensive to maintain but do require some vigilance to ensure smooth operation.

Siting: Choosing the greenest location to build a house. Siting takes many factors into consideration, including impact on the ecosystem, proximity to infrastructure, and south-facing orientation, in order to take advantage of the sun’s warming properties.

modern luxury home interiorSolar Panel: Also known as a photovoltaic module or photovoltaic panel, a solar panel is an interconnected assembly of photovoltaic cells that convert sunlight to electricity. To create an adequate amount of electricity, often several panels are joined into what is called a solar-panel array. Usually the array is connected to a battery to store the power for use at night or on cloudy days. An inverter and voltage sensing transfer switch is required to create the proper electric current for home use. Solar panels can be mounted on a rooftop or be freestanding.

Solar Water Heater: Free energy emitted by the sun can be turned into a hot shower when a solar water heater is installed on your rooftop. It uses the sun's energy to partially or completely heat your household water supply.

Straw-Bale Construction: A method to achieve load-bearing qualities and great insulation from a renewable resource, straw-bale construction stacks bales on top of a raised foundation, ties them together, and then covers them with plaster or stucco.

Super Adobe: Also known as Superblock, Super Adobe uses fabric bags filled with adobe to form sustainable, dome-like structures that are extremely durable. Super Adobe structures go up quickly and cheaply and have the same thermal mass properties as traditional adobe.

Sustainability: The extent to which something or someone can independently endure. For a home to be considered sustainable, it must be maintained over the long-term without depleting natural resources.

Sustainable Community: A neighborhood or town made up of sustainable infrastructure, businesses, and homes whose inhabitants work together to tread more lightly on the Earth. Such a community can be planned and built, or an existing neighborhood can be modified to achieve such sustainability.

Tankless Water Heater (On-Demand or Instantaneous Water Heater): Whenever a hot-water tap is turned on, cold water is instantly heated as it flows through a small heating unit, thus avoiding wasted energy. Also called “demand” or “instantaneous” water heaters, they achieve the greatest efficiency gains when used in a household with lower than average hot-water consumption or when installed at each hot-water outlet.

Water Well: A structure or hole in the ground that provides access to groundwater. It is created by digging or drilling deep enough to reach an underground aquifer. The water is drawn up in a container or by using a pump. Often it is stored in an underground or above-ground tank.

Wind Turbine: An energy creating device that relies on the strength of the wind. Similar to solar panels, any excess energy generated by the turbine is stored in batteries where it can be used during non-windy times.

Xeriscaping: This approach to lawns and gardening utilizes a diverse variety of native, climate-friendly and/or drought-tolerant plants, while taking measures to avoid water runoff and evaporation. It is ideal for drought-prone climates.

The information being provided is for consumers' personal, non-commercial use and may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties consumers may be interested in purchasing.

Based on information from the Austin Board of REALTORS® (alternatively, from ACTRIS) from April 24th, 2018 at 10:01pm CDT. Neither the Board nor ACTRIS guarantees or is in any way responsible for its accuracy. The Austin Board of REALTORS®, ACTRIS and their affiliates provide the MLS and all content therein "AS IS" and without any warranty, express or implied. Data maintained by the Board or ACTRIS may not reflect all real estate activity in the market.

All information provided is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed and should be independently verified.