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Unbelievable Austin home, crazy rent hikes, and more of the week's top stories

Unbelievable Austin home, crazy rent hikes, and more top stories

Edgeland House from "Retreat: The Modern House in Nature"
This home, built by Bercy Chen Studio, could be the coolest design in Austin.  Photo by Paul Bardagjy
Del Valle Austin home real estate for sale house
Austin should prepare for a crazy rent hike this year. Photo courtesy of GoodLife Realty
Plaza Saltillo District East Austin Capital Metro paseo rendering
Construction of the Plaza Saltillo District in East Austin is slated to begin in 2017. Photo courtesy of Endeavor Real Estate Group and Columbus Realty
Sawyer & Co. French Toast
We've rounded up Austin's best bets for Easter brunch.  Courtesy of Sawyer & Co./Facebook
Backbeat bar South Lamar drinks cocktails
Backbeat is serving classic mixed drinks and fun cocktails on South Lamar.  Photo courtesy of Backbeat
Edgeland House from "Retreat: The Modern House in Nature"
Del Valle Austin home real estate for sale house
Plaza Saltillo District East Austin Capital Metro paseo rendering
Sawyer & Co. French Toast
Backbeat bar South Lamar drinks cocktails

Editor's note: A crazy rent hike and stunning home design lead this round of top stories. Read on for more of the week's most popular headlines.

2. This hidden retreat is quite possibly the coolest house in Austin. Almost completely hidden from view sits a one-of-a-kind property in Austin that has received international attention for its unbelievable design. The latest attention comes from Retreat: The Modern House in Nature, a beautiful architectural book filled with stunning homes from across the globe.

5. New rooftop bar from cocktail dream team opens in South Austin. A swanky new cocktail bar is heating up the South Austin nightlife scene: Backbeat, the latest concept from drink.well. co-owners Jessica and Michael Sanders, opened on Tuesday.