Raise your hand if you scroll through Austin’s latest real estate offerings, dreaming of your next home. NATALIE KOPP and NICOLE KESSLER of Gottesman Residential and Compass Real Estate, respectively, have us dreaming of a new build in particular: CAYENA. As the exclusive brokers of this new community in Southwest Austin, we wanted to sit down with them to get the exclusive scoop.
TSG: You’re hosting a Grand Opening party for Cayena on Thursday, April 4th, what should we expect?
Natalie Kopp: The Cayena launch party will be light bites, drinks, pop up shops and live music – open to all, of course! We hope that Austinites will bring family and friends to tour our model unit and four available homes to get a feel for all that Cayena has to offer!
TSG: This sounds like so much fun – count us in! A little birdie told us that you’ll also have some local vendors + brands popping up? Tell us everything!
Nicole Kessler: We thought it would be fun to invite local makers for several pop-up shops throughout our five completed homes. We wanted to showcase all that Austin has to offer, so the pop ups will feature everything from art, handbags and design accessories. We’re so excited to host FAWN & BLUE, Python Handbags, KERR ST CANDLE CO, INDIA HICKS, ERIN DONAHUE TICE ART, BRIT & BELLE and Red Denim. Fellow TSG Austin members LOOSE LEAF FLORALS and GRACIOUS GARLANDS are also doing a giveaway with us!
TSG: We live to tour homes, what’s the Cayena architectural vibe?
Natalie Kopp: The homes have a really sleek, architectural design that’s modern and minimalist but still very comfortable. Think open concept floor-plans, tons of natural light, high ceilings, rooftop terraces and chef-inspired kitchens.
TSG: We’re all about the rooftop terraces… You’re calling the homes in Cayena “City Homes,” what does that mean to you?
Natalie Kopp: The development is situated between downtown and the Hill Country, so you get the best of both in terms of views and proximity. It’s literally the perfect home base to experience all of Austin – especially South Lamar, South First and South Congress.
TSG: What’s the pricing like for these beautiful and brand new homes?
Nicole Kessler: Cayena offers seven unique 3-4 bedroom floor plans starting from the high $500s. The standard construction for each home is exceptionally high-end with wood floors, quartz countertops, Bosch appliances and Moen faucets. Buyers have the opportunity to customize their home through the design process to truly make the home their own.
TSG: We know it’s all about the location, but are there any amenities that should be on our radar? We hear the HOA is really low for a luxury neighborhood like this…
Nicole Kessler: Yes – At only $175 per month, the HOA is a steal! This covers the landscape maintenance as well as the front & back lawn irrigation… which is a dream for ease of maintenance or a lock & leave lifestyle!
TSG: What does the buildout of Cayena look like?
Natalie Kopp: The development is already well underway, and we expect all 41 homes to be completed within three years. We’re really excited about the seven different floor plans and the really private-but-still-connected community.
TSG: A quick side note to say just how much we love this dream team – Nicole (Compass) + Natalie (Gottesman)! How can interested buyers get in touch with you ladies to learn more? A few units have already been sold and we have a feeling they’re going to go fast…
Nicole Kessler: The best way to learn more about Cayena is to visit our WEBSITE or make an appointment with our fabulous sales team. We would also love to meet you at our Grand Opening event on April 4th!