Work on the project began in November at Live Oak on Spicewood Springs, located behind the Randalls at 4323 Spicewood Springs Road, Austin. Construction on the buildings will start in April, said Wes Peoples, founder and president of Wes Peoples Homes, headquartered at 11130 Jollyville Road, Austin.
Live Oak on Spicewood Springs has numerous trees that the homebuilder was able to save by building townhomes instead of single-family homes, Peoples said.
“I believe this is the last site large enough to build in Northwest Hills that isn’t just one single-family home,” he said. “[The neighborhood] is very popular, and you can’t find new construction.”
Peoples said the new townhomes will also be energy efficient, something else the 1960s and 1970s homes in Northwest Hills usually do not have.
Homes will be priced starting in the low $500,000s, and the first units will be available in late 2018.
Features include large walk-in showers, granite or quartz countertops, large utility rooms, a covered porch, fenced-in backyards and a game room or study.
A second community Peoples' company is working on in the area is Gracy Grove at Gracy Farms, located at 1601 1/2 Kathy Lynn Court, Austin, off Bittern Hollow north of Braker Lane.
Although Wes Peoples Homes bought the land for Gracy Grove more than two years ago, Peoples said delays with permitting have set back the start of construction. However, he said he expects site work to start in May or June.
Construction on the 25 single-family homes will begin in late summer or early fall and be available in early 2019.
Homes will be priced in the mid $300,000s to mid-$400,000s and range in size from 1,690 to 2,700 square feet.
“Both of these tracts have not only great locations, but both are in great school systems,” Peoples said.
Live Oak is in Austin ISD, and Gracy Grove is in Pflugerville ISD.
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