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Town House Shoot Out

There are several new Mueller town houses on the market this week, so here’s a quick comparison of the latest new construction options.

Common Mueller Town House Features

These Section 7 Mueller town houses are known by a number of names, but behind the marketing they all have a great deal in common. David Weekley have their Mueller Market Row Homes for sale, and Streetman Homes have their Tri-plex Row Homes. Streetman have previously built the same row home plans in a four unit building, but this time they have four of the three unit buildings – more end units than interior units. All units are:

  • Two story
  • Master bedroom upstairs
  • 2 or 3 bedrooms
  • 2 full bathrooms upstairs, 1 half bathroom downstairs
  • Double detached garage with alley access
  • Within a block of John Gaines Park (pools, community gardens, shade structures, playgrounds, sports field)
  • Small private space between house and garage – Streetman are calling this a courtyard. This is somewhat confusing – this is not their Courtyard Row Home line from Section 6.

How the Town Houses Compare

David Weekley Homes on Vaughan Street – these are set to be ready in August / September 2015 and are built on nominally 22’x90′ lots and the HOA dues are $153 per month

  • The Welsh – 1,653 sqft, 2 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, downstairs study, large balcony – from $449,990
  • The Brookshire – 1,915 sqft, 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, downstairs study, very large master – from $471,891
  • The Wrangler – 2,026 sqft, 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, downstairs study – from $511,681

Streetman Homes on Zach Scott Street – these are due for move-in from January 2016, and they are built on nominal 22.5’x90′ lots.

  • The Berkeley – 1,828 sqft, 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom, optional flex room downstairs, balcony – interior unit from $445,990
  • The Cambridge I and III – 1,964 sqft, 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom, optional flex room downstairs, balcony – exterior unit from $459,990.

As you can see from the pricing above, the list price per square foot ranges from $234 to $272 – a significant difference, with the most expensive homes being due sooner. If you want our take on the reasons why, please contact a Mueller Realtor.

At Sherlock Homes Austin our Realtors have been helping clients buy new Mueller homes since 2007. Call on 512 215 4785 if you want to learn more about our free representation for buyers, or download all of the town house floor plans from the new section (zip file 5.5MB)


The Bergstrom is a Mueller Garden Home plan, built by David Weekley in Section V and beyond. It’s unusual in that it’s a three story homes – one of few in the Mueller neighborhood. The base plan is 1812 square feet with two bedrooms and two baths, though most people choose the third bedroom option.


Two bed version of the Bergstrom – click for plan

The Bergstrom Garden Home at a glance:

  • Three story detached Garden Home
  • 1,812 square feet base size – sometimes expanded subject to lot
  • 2 or 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms
  • 3rd floor bonus / game room / media room / retreat
  • Balcony and porch
  • Side yard
  • Double attached garage with alley access
  • 3 out of 5 stars in Austin Energy’s Green Building Program
  • Environments for Living (guaranteed heating and cooling bill for first 3 years!)

The bedrooms are on the second floor along with an open retreat. You can choose to enclose the retreat and make it into a third bedroom. The master bedroom and bathroom are toward the front of the house.

There is an option in the master bathroom to exclude the garden tub.  This allows for a larger walk-in shower and a larger double sink vanity. It also increases the size of the master closet. This is a nice option since there is a tub in the other upstairs bathroom.

If you continue up the stairs past the second floor you will reach the bonus room. The different elevations have a different window configuration at the end, and you can access the mechanical systems in the attic from this floor.

To view a copy of the Bergstrom floor plan, check out this Section V version.

The first floor is very open with the kitchen, dining room and family room as one large space. The powder room is through the foyer across from the dining room.  You have access to the two car garage through the living room. There is typically no island in the kitchen, though I have seen expanded Bergstrom Garden Homes where the whole house is wider than standard and an island has been fitted.

Please contact me for more information on Bergstrom Garden Homes for sale. 512 215 4785.