Get your thrills beyond just the spooky variety in the days ahead with the help of these entertaining options. Enjoy nonstop live music for days at Levitation, or settle in for serious cinema during the Austin Film Festival & Writers Conference. Check out the top seven things to do in Austin this weekend. For a complete list of events, visit our calendar.

Thursday, October 26

Austin Film Festival & Writers Conference
The city’s biggest film festival rolls the tape for its 30th anniversary year. The 2023 Austin Film Festival and Writers Conference will showcase more than 100 feature film and short film programs, expert-led lectures, and conversations with famous movie and television writers. Highlights of the eight-day festival include Jeff Nichols' new film, The Bikeriders; opening night film Saltburn from writer/director Emerald Fennell; retrospective screenings of Shaft (1971) and X-Men (2000); and closing night film Day of the Fight by debuting director Jack Huston. For a full schedule of events and to purchase passes, visit austinfilmfestival.com. Get even more details on the festival in our recent feature.

More than 80 bands will take the stage at multiple iconic venues in Austin as part of Levitation. The four-day music festival features a schedule of performances by alt acts including The Dandy Warhols, Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats, Flying Lotus, Unwound, BADBADNOTGOOD, Panda Bear, and The Black Angels. To purchase festival tickets and for a full schedule of events, go to seetickets.us.

ACL Hall of Fame induction celebration honoring Trisha Yearwood & John Prine
Two stars join the ranks of the Austin City Limits Hall of Fame at this special induction celebration. The evening’s pomp and circumstance at ACL Lice includes the induction of late singer-songwriter John Prine and country music superstar Trisha Yearwood, along with several tributes by fellow musical greats. Performeres will include Jo Dee Messina, Brothers Osborne, Nathaniel Rateliff, Valerie June, Tommy Prine, and others. Get information on ticket availability at acllive.com.

Friday, October 27

Inversion Ensemble and Density512 present The Björk Songbook
The music and artistry of Icelandic singer Björk is celebrated during a special concert at First Unitarian Universalist Church of Austin. Guests can enjoy a curated setlist of Björk’s most famous songs reimagined and performed by both Inversion Ensemble and Density512. Expect renditions of "Hidden Place," "Human Behaviour," "Venus As a Boy," and more for voices and chamber orchestra by Austin composers. Get more information on Eventbrite.

Saturday, October 28

2023 AIA Austin Homes Tour
Wander inside some of the city’s most beautiful new builds and renovated homes designed by local, best-in-field architects during the 36th Annual AIA Austin Homes Tour. This two-day, self-guided experience features a curated selection of homes designed by Furman + Keil Architects, Nicole Blair; Franke:Franke Inc., and Moontower Design & Build, among others, along the route. Check out aiaaustin.org for more details.

The Arboretum presents "Boo & Brew"
Halloween fun for all ages takes over at The Arboretum for an afternoon of festivities that are light on the fright. Highlights of this family-friendly event include live music, face painting, a hay maze, and a candy crawl trick-or-treat at various stores. Guests age 21 and older can also enjoy complimentary alcohol samplings throughout the day. Costumes are encouraged. Admission is free and open to the public.

Sunday, October 29

KISS in concert
The iconic rock band KISS makes a stop in Austin at Moody Center as part of their last tour ever, End of the Road. Since the group rose to international fame in the 1970s, they’ve released 20 albums, including 2012’s Monster, and have amassed dozens of hits including “Black Diamond,” “Crazy Crazy Nights,” and “Rock and Roll All Nite.” Get more information on Ticketmaster.

KISS and Def Leppard in concert


KISS performs live in concert on October 29 at Moody Center.

Photo courtesy of Circuit of the Americas

Here are the top 7 things to do in Austin this weekend

Weekend Event Guide

Gear up for several days of nonstop action and high-speed entertainment thanks to this roundup of can’t-miss happenings. Enjoy the competition and entertainment of Formula 1 Weekend, or catch a comedy show starring Eric Andre or Jonathan Van Ness. Check out the top seven things to do in Austin this weekend. For a complete list of events, visit our calendar.

Thursday, October 19

Bolm Arts presents Nature And Nurture Opening Party
Local mixed-media artists Marta Shirt and Sydney Dettmar debut their latest work for Austin art aficionados at Bolm Arts. Highlights of the exhibition opening party include a solo music performance from Redbud and a live DJ set from DJ BABY JAKE. Following the opening, “Nature And Nurture” will be on display until November 3. Admission is free and open to the public.

The Eric Andre Explosion Tour
Comedian and actor Eric Andre brings his explosive brand of humor and late night entertainment to The Far Out Lounge & Stage. He’s best known for his hit series on Adult Swim, The Eric Andre Show, and is an expert panelist on the ABC show, The Prank Panel, alongside Johnny Knoxville and Gabourey Sidibe. Get ticket details at thefaroutaustin.com.

Friday, October 20

Formula 1 Lenovo United States Grand Prix Weekend
World-class racing rolls into the spotlight at Circuit of the Americas with the return of the Formula 1 Lenovo United States Grand Prix weekend. This year’s top moments include races featuring the fastest drivers in the world, music performances by headliners such as The Killers and Queen + Adam Lambert, amusement rides, and more. All ticket purchases include access to the Germania Insurance Super Stage Festival Lawn shows scheduled for Friday and Saturday. Get more information at circuitoftheamericas.com. Find out what else to do leading up to the race in our event roundup.

Texas Performing Arts presents Lila Downs: Día de los Muertos
Latin music singer-songwriter Lila Downs pay homage to the rich Texan and Mexican traditions during of Day of the Dead through song on the Bass Concert Hall stage. This special evening will feature a selection of Downs’ original music and her own renditions of classic rancheras that evoke a deeply personal significance. Members of the audience are encouraged to don their best Día de los Muertos-inspired costumes and make-up and are invited to bring tokens of their late loved ones for the evening’s celebration of love, loss, and reconnection. For tickets, visit texasperformingarts.evenue.net.

Saturday, October 21

Puptopia Festival
Bring your four-legged friend to a unique amusement park for dogs at the opening of Puptopia Festival, happening at Pease Park Treehouse. This highly curated and sensory experience is designed to provide dogs with their biggest fantasies in the comfort of their owners and fellow canines. Highlights of the all-day festival include an obstacle-packed Pupformance Zone, food and beverage from the K9 Lounge, photo opportunities, self-care services at the Spaw, a stunt dog show featuring the Canine Stars, and more. For tickets and more information, check out puptopiafestival.com.

MAXIM Austin Race Weekend Party with Diplo
World-famous DJ Diplo performs a live set in honor of Formula 1 Weekend. The man behind top songs like “Lean On” and “Genius” also hosts the party in collaboration with MAXIM at Superstition. Additional party highlights include a star-studded guest list and opening sets by local DJs. Go to vipnightlife.com for more information.

Sunday, October 22

Moontower Comedy presents Jonathan Van Ness: Fun & Slutty
Jonathan Van Ness performs in his current hometown for two back-to-back live performances at The Paramount Theatre. In addition to his starring role on Netflix’s reboot series, Queer Eye, he’s known as a New York Times best-selling author and as a self-care advocate. This event is suitable for ages 18 and older. Go to austintheatre.org for more information.

Formula 1 United States Grand Prix
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Formula 1 is zooming back into town this weekend at Circuit of the Americas.

Photo by Leah Muse Photography

Here are the top 7 things to do in Austin this weekend

Weekend Event Guide

Nonstop cinema, critically acclaimed comedy, and tons of festival fun are in our sights for the next several days. Enjoy riveting conversation and expert journalism up close at the Texas Tribune Festival, or enjoy nonstop cinema with the return of Fantastic Fest. Check out the top seven things to do in Austin this weekend. For a complete list of events, go to our calendar.

Thursday, September 21

Fantastic Fest
The country’s largest genre film festival returns to Alamo Drafthouse Cinema South Lamar for another year of all things fantasy, horror, sci-fi, and action. Attendees will have the opportunity to screen a curated selection of daring and thought-provoking cinema by filmmakers from around the world. Notable festival events include screenings of the opening night film The Toxic Avenger, the first two episodes of Netflix's The Fall of the House of Usher, the mystery thriller Eileen, the closing night film Totally Killer, and more. Screenings and events are scheduled through September 28. Badges are available at fantasticfest.com.

Texas Tribune Festival
Lone Star journalism takes center stage at the return of the Texas Tribune Festival. The three-day event is curated by the journalists of the Texas Tribune itself and features interviews, surprise talent mashups, panel discussions, and several guest speakers all in one jam-packed weekend. Confirmed speakers for this year’s festival include Jake Tapper, Katie Couric, Coln Allred, and many more. For a full schedule of events and to attend the festival, go to texastribune.org.

ACL Live presents "Jim Gaffigan: Barely Alive Tour"
ACL Live hosts multihyphenate entertainer Jim Gaffigan for two nights back-to-back. He’s widely known for his keenly hilarious observations on life and is also a New York Times best-selling author and three-time Emmy-winning recording artist. Ticket information can be found on acllive.com.

Cap City Comedy Club presents Kevin Nealon
Comedic great Kevin Nealon is the newest featured artist to take up a residency at Capitol City Comedy Club. He’s best known for his decade-long stint on Saturday Night Live and other popular television series including Weeds and Curb Your Enthusiasm. Shows are scheduled through September 23. Get more details at capcitycomedy.com.

Public Power Block Party
Photo by Leah Muse Photography

Bust out your best moves at the Public Power Block Party on September 24.

Friday, September 22

Beerthoven Inc. presents "From the Top: A Duet for the Beginning of Time"
Duo da Capo, a local harp and oboe ensemble, explores the story of creation with a special live concert at Saengerrunde Hall. Guests can expect a program of contemporary music accompanied by creation artwork, for a dynamic showing for multiple senses. Pastries, beer and wine, and non-alcoholic beverages will be served. For tickets, go to Eventbrite.

Saturday, September 23

Dripping Springs Pumpkin Festival
Take a short trip to the Dr. Pound Historical Farmstead in Dripping Springs to welcome the fall season with a cornucopia of autumn-inspired activities for all ages. Pumpkin Festival highlights include live musical performances, seasonal food offerings, photo opportunities, games, attractions, a marketplace, and more. Following opening weekend, festival programming continues through October 29. For tickets and additional event information, visit geoji.com.

Sunday, September 24

Sierra Club Texas presents Public Power Block Party
Moontower Cider Company partners with the Texas Sierra Club to open its doors and grounds for a block party to raise awareness about clean energy plans and sustainability efforts. Visitors can enjoy food, drinks, live music, and other family-friendly activities all while learning about Austin Energy’s upcoming resource plan and other new initiatives. Block party admission is free and open to the public. Go to sierraclub.org for more details.

Photo by Eric Ryan Anderson

Here are the top 7 things to do in Austin this weekend

Weekend Event Guide

The beat goes on — literally — in the Live Musc Capitol of the World. The next several days show a forecast of live performances by musical acts any local would hate to miss. See Sting, Tenacious D, or Arctic Monkeys in concert. For a complete list of events, go to our calendar.

Thursday, September 14

Lake Travis Film Festival
Cinema takes center stage at Cinemark Hill Country Galleria at the 4th annual Lake Travis Film Festival. Highlights of the four-day event include screenings, panel discussions, music, immersive experiences, and more. For a full schedule of events and to purchase tickets, go to ltff.net.

Naked at My Age: Charla Hathaway
Sexologist and performer Charla Hathaway brings her unbridled one-woman show to Austin for two cheeky evenings of entertainment. Hathaway will share intimate stories from her more than 20 years of sex work experience with vivid reenactments and the occasional stylings of her feather boa prop. The first show was at Kick Butt Coffee on Wednesday, but you can still catch the second show at Forbidden Fruit on Thurday. This performance is suitable for adult audiences only. Get ticket details at charlahathaway.com.

Friday, September 15

Iliza Shlesinger: Hard Feelings World Tour
Iliza Shlesinger makes her comedic presence known at Bass Concert Hall for one night only. Shlesinger, who is in town as part of her Hard Feelings World Tour, is best known for her Netflix standup specials including 2022’s Hot Forever and 2018’s Elder Millennial. For show details, go to texasperformingarts.org.

Tenacious D in concert
Jack Black and Kyle Glass' comedy rock duo, Tenacious D, comes to Germania Insurance Amphitheater in support of their Spicy Meatball Tour. Fans can expect a live performance of the viral, live-cover version of Chris Isaak’s "Wicked Game” and other songs from the group’s four-album discography. Get more concert information on Ticketmaster.

Arctic Monkeys in concert
Arctic Monkeys bring their newest music to a live audience at Moody Center. The English rock band performs in Austin in support of their new album, The Car. Since forming in 2012, they have amassed top hits such as “A Certain Romance” and “R U Mine?” For more information, visit Ticketmaster.

Sunday, September 17

Rowing Dock presents Paddlepalooza
Discover a new hobby or adventure with free access to a variety of water activities at Rowing Dock’s annual Paddlepalooza. Attendees can enjoy one complimentary hour of kayaking, canoeing, and stand-up paddle boarding on a first-come, first-served basis. No registration is required for the initial one-hour rental. For guests who prefer to stay on the water longer, regular rental rates will be applied following the first hour of use upon return of equipment. All experience levels are welcome. For more information, check out rowingdock.com.

Sting in concert
New-age rock icon Sting performs live for local fans at Moody Center. He comes to Austin in support of his My Songs tour. Fans can expect a selection of hits like “Roxanne,” “Fields of Gold,” and “Message In A Bottle” on the set list, along with other top songs spanning his more than 50-year career. For more information, go to Ticketmaster.

Sting musician
Photo by Eric Ryan Anderson

Sting performs live in concert at Moody Center on September 17.

Photo courtesy of the Long Center for the Performing Arts

Here are the top 7 things to do in Austin this weekend

Weekend Event Guide

Live entertainment is running rampant through the city, and this roundup of options will have you considering how to be in two places at once. Concerts by Rodney Crowell and Joshua Radin make their way onto our dance card, and an immersively musical screening of Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse promises to have senses tingling. Check out the top seven things to do in Austin this weekend. For a complete list of events, visit our calendar.

Long Center for the Performing Arts

Photo courtesy of the Long Center for the Performing Arts

Visit and explore every corner of the Long Center during the inaugural Teresa Lozano Long Community Day on September 9.

Friday, September 8

Ao5 Gallery presents "When the Sun Dips: An Evening with Carrie Graber"
California-based oil painter Carrie Graber hosts an intimate evening of art, discussion, and elevated entertainment at Ao5 Gallery. Attendees can enjoy complimentary cocktails by Tequila 512 and view the newest originals and limited editions in Graber’s collection depicting Palm Springs scenes. Admission to this event is free and open to the public.

The Paramount Theatre presents Rodney Crowell in concert
Country music legend Rodney Crowell brings his music to The Paramount Theatre. The “I Couldn’t Leave You If I Tried” singer comes to Austin in support of his new album, The Chicago Sessions. Fellow music great Dan Penn joins Crowell for a special guest performance. Go to tickets.austintheatre.org for more details.

Saturday, September 9

Long Center presents the Teresa Lozano Long Community Day
The Long Center for the Performing Arts hosts its first-ever block party complete with an open house highlighting the landmark’s most treasured spaces and more. Guests are encouraged to explore backstage spots, theatrical areas, and the wide-open lawn with fellow Austin neighbors in celebration of community. Admission is free and open to the public.

Moontower Comedy presents "Anthony Jeselnik: Bones and All"
Comedian Anthony Jeselnik performs his stand-up material live at The Paramount Theatre off the heels of his recently released Netflix special, Fire in the Maternity Ward. Jeselnik is no stranger to the comedic stage. He’s best known for his regular appearances on Comedy Central roasts and has performed on iconic late-night TV shows like Conan, Jimmy Kimmel Live, and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Shows are scheduled through September 10. Get ticket details at austintheatre.org.

Joshua Radin in concert
Folk artist Joshua Radin performs live at 04 Center in support of his new EP, Though the World Will Tell Me So, Volume 1. He’s best known for songs like “Winter” and “Only You,” which often make appearances on the soundtracks of well-known films and TV series. Get ticket availability information at 04center.com.

Sunday, September 10

Austin-Oita Sister City Committee presents the Oita Japan Festival
Celebrate Austin’s Japanese sister city, Oita, and the country’s rich culture at the Asian American Resource Center. Festival highlights include a tea ceremony, sumo wrestling, Japanese martial arts and drumming, festival food, crafts, informational business sessions, and many more family-friendly activities. For more information, go to austinoita.org.

Long Center presents Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse Live in Concert
Experience the Academy Award®-winning animated film, Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse, while fully immersed in the movie’s score at this special Long Center production. Spidey fans will enjoy a screening of the blockbuster film paired with its score, which is performed by live musicians and a DJ scratcher on turntables. This sonically-centered story about the main character Miles Morales and his heroism is suitable for superhero fans of all ages. Go to thelongcenter.org for more information.

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A punchy event at one of the world's best vineyards lets travelers make Hill Country wine

Punch Drunk

Why take your date out for a glass of wine when you can make the wine together instead? Guests can try their hand at winemaking with a significant other or bestie at one of the Hill Country's most famous vineyards on August 26.

At Grape Punch Day ($25), William Chris Vineyards will guide guests on a wine-making journey that includes the fine art of grape punching, they say. This Hye-based vineyard was recently voted 60th in the world (yes, you read that right) by the World's Best Vineyards.

You've probably seen people do it in the movies: They roll up their pant legs and stomp on grapes. There's some truth to that Hollywood trope, because grape punching actually helps separate the solid grape matter (like the skins and pulp of the grapes) from the liquid that ultimately becomes wine.

However, at Grape Punch Day, organizers say, guests will use their arms and hands instead of their feet. In addition to learning grape punching, guests will earn themselves a glass of wine and a Grape Punch T-shirt. The sessions will be led by the expert winemakers of William Chris Vineyards, who will be on hand all day to answer questions and offer guidance for every grape puncher.

The Grape Punch will take place on one day only this year, but guests have three separate times to choose from: 11 am, 1 pm, and 3 pm. This gives Central Texans a little more flexibility in driving out to the small town near Fredericksburg.

If wine punchers are hungry after trying a glass of wine or two, there's a grab-and-go food shop onsite called W.C. Provisions. For something more formal, guests may want to book a Vineyard Table Experience ($75) to extend the the day even more; get one last punch in, if you will. (It's highly recommended to book the experience in advance to ensure your spot.) This extra experience offers tastings of four carefully curated wines paired with heavy hors d'oeuvres.

For people who prefer a larger meal over appetizers, William Chris Vineyards also offers picnic lunches ($20) that include a gourmet sandwich, seasonal salad, fresh fruit, a Rambler sparkling water, and a dessert.

Every experience and tasting at William Chris Vineyards requires a reservation in advance. For more info about each experience, visit williamchriswines.com.

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Austin gallery shares more dramatic work from downtown's newest major muralist

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Artist Manik Raj Nakra is set to debut his new works on paper at Martha’s, a cornerstone of Austin's art scene, beginning December 1. This exhibition, which builds upon Nakra's highly acclaimed Kali Moth series, precedes and complements his mural unveiling this December, at the prominent downtown street corner that The Contemporary Austin occupies and decorates.

One of the upcoming exhibitions will feature new works on paper by Manik Raj Nakra, an artist celebrated for his shows and murals, which Austinites may recognize via digital agency Big Medium and The Line Hotel. The exhibition at Martha’s is an extension of his highly acclaimed Kali Moth series.

Art by Manik Raj Nakra, courtesy of Martha's

Raj Nakra's work immerses viewers in teeming jungles where four-headed leopards perch on old world ruins, and silver-toothed monkeys pray for salvation. His artistry embodies a unique blend of Indian iconography, colonial anachronisms, artifacts from early civilizations, and mythologies from ancient cultures.

The Kali Moth series blends depictions of moths with Kali Ma, the Hindu Goddess of death, time, and change. Nakra has woven these themes into his art, exploring ritual, lust, mortality, and ceremony in the marriage of these two mythologies.

His collage technique on handmade paper echoes the western artistic traditions of early xeroxed cut-and-paste style punk flyers and zines, as well as the South Asian tradition of woodblock printing. This reflects Nakra’s personal journey as a first-generation Indian American.

Art by Manik Raj Nakra, courtesy of Martha's

Martha’s, co-owned and operated by Meredith Williams and Ricky Morales since its establishment in 2018, has been a vibrant platform for underrepresented artists, nurturing both emerging talents and those in their later-in-life careers.

"We are so excited to end this year strong and look forward to the exciting exhibitions and fairs ahead," said Williams in a press release. "We are very thankful for the opportunity to showcase such talented artists, and Ricky and I feel very enthusiastic about what's in store for 2024 and the years to come."

More information about the gallery and Martha’s can be found at marthascontemporary.com. This exhibition will close on January 6.

Opal Divine's closes last location after 23 years in Austin

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Another Austin business is saying goodbye.

Opal Divine's announced in a social media post on Thursday, November 30, that its final location – Opal Divine's Austin Grill, located at the Best Western Hotel on the corner of South Interstate 35 and Oltorf Road – has "for all intents and purposes" ceased operations. Opal Divine's thanked the community for 23 years of patronage.

The restaurant said that a core of bar staff remains at the restaurant and is running the bar for the new tenants while they transition through a remodel. Opal Divine's did not state who is taking over the space.

The restaurant's website has also been wiped clean and features only its logo and the message, "We would like to thank Austin for 23 years of patronage. In the immortal words of Frank Zappa we say, 'Goodnight Austin, Texas wherever you are!'"

Patrons of Opal Divine's filled the announcement post's comments section with gratitude and memories.

"Sad to hear! You've been around for so long and it's been awesome," one commenter wrote. "Loved all the locations and the staff. Always made me smile and have a good time when I went to any one of them. Good luck out there!"


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West Austin award winner among 10 most expensive Texas homes in November

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Discerning Texas buyers only have one month left in the year to purchase that next dream home. Fortunately, the Lone Star State offers plenty of luxury, multi-million-dollar homes for savvy shoppers.

With that in mind, the Houston Association of Realtors has revealed the most expensive inventory (read: the 10 priciest properties) currently on the market from November onwards throughout Texas.

These posh properties range from new-build masterpieces and marvelously modern estates and astonishing abodes. Locals will want to check out the award-winning $12.5 million West Austin home.

1. 319 Verna Trail N., Fort Worth
List price: $15.9 million

319 Verna Trail N., Fort Worth home for saleThe Lazy H ranch is located on 50 acres of land.Photo courtesy of HAR.com

The No. 1 most expensive home on the market in November was 319 Verna Trl. N. in western Fort Worth. Dubbed the Lazy H Ranch, this private property is located on 50 acres of sprawling land. Each of the four bedrooms in the main house have their own en-suites, with an additional two half baths elsewhere. The 6,500-square-foot main home also boasts a media room equipped with a 100-inch TV, and a state-of-the-art kitchen with Miele appliances. Outdoor features include a reverse osmosis pool, a gas fire pit, a climate-controlled patio (made possible by the home's GeoThermal system), and an infrared sauna in the pool bath.

Elsewhere on the property are two casitas, each boasting two bedrooms and two bathrooms with fenced patios and large backyards. The eight-stall stable barn contains a vet room with a commercial washer and dryer, refrigerator, office, a half bath, tack room, a separate saddle room, and two workshops. A stable caretaker's apartment is also located on the property. Additional amenities include a hay barn, equipment barn, eight pastures, and much more.

2. 862 Grape Creek Road, Fredericksburg
List price: $14.9 million

862 Grape Creek Road, Fredericksburg home for saleGrape Creek Estate is an ideal private compound for a family.Photo courtesy of HAR.com

Privacy is the central idea behind Texas' second most expensive real estate listing in November. 862 Grape Creek Road in Fredericksburg contains two estate homes and a guest house across 116 acres of wooded Hill Country land.

"The property is fully fenced, gated, a paved road system connecting all improvements, under ground utilities and 3 wells with large cisterns," the listing says. "The property was designed for a family compound offering privacy between the two main homes and guest house."

3. 4625 Walnut Hill Lane, Dallas
List price: $14.75 million

4625 Walnut Hill Lane, Dallas home for saleThe ceilings on the first floor range from 12 to 22 feet high.Photo courtesy of HAR.com

2502 Oestrick Lane Austin home for sale

Photo courtesy of HAR.com

The tenth most expensive home listed for sale in Texas last month was 2502 Oestrick Ln. in Austin.

A modern home at 4625 Walnut Hill Ln. in Dallas is the first new construction home that made it on HAR's list of the most expensive Texas listings last month. The listing brags that the 11,858-square-foot home is "Preston Hollow modern living at its finest" while also being priced at the lowest cost-per-square-foot in Dallas.

"The house is surrounded by over 70 evergreen trees coupled with a tall aluminum fence, establishing a very private sanctuary," the listing says. "[The fence's] automatic gates open to [the] granite driveway and leads to [a] five-car garage with aluminum doors featuring epoxy floors."

The house features five bedrooms, six full bathrooms, one half bath, high ceilings throughout the first floor, an open-concept living space, wood flooring, marble accents, and more.

4. 419 Lighthouse Drive, Horseshoe Bay
List price: $14.5 million

419 Lighthouse Drive, Horseshoe Bay home for saleThere are lake views from every room at 419 Lighthouse Dr. in Horseshoe Bay.Photo courtesy of HAR.com

While modernity has been a dominant design feature between the top three most expensive homes, 419 Lighthouse Dr. in Horseshoe Bay takes a much different approach. This grandiose Spanish Colonial lake home sits on two connected lots with waterfront access to Slickrock Creek which leads into the Colorado River.

The two-story home was built in 2015 with six bedrooms, seven full bathrooms, and three half baths. The house's exterior is constructed from solid, hand-cut limestone blocks that creates a distinguished appearance that also exhibits a timeless luxury. A few other defining characteristics of the home include multiple antiquely-carved 17th century doors, reclaimed ceiling beams, antique French limestone floors, French oak wood floors, and more.

5. 4231 W. Lawther Drive, Dallas
List price: $13.98 million

4231 W. Lawther Drive, Dallas home for salePhoto courtesy of HAR.com

Those who enjoy the coveted White Rock Lake area of Dallas will definitely covet this home on the sought-after Lawther Drive in Lakewood. Sitting more than 3.6+ acres of prime land along White Rock Lake, this property offers an unparalleled waterfront living experience. Five bedroom suites, 5 full baths, and 3 half bath soffers ample space and privacy; a gourmet kitchen with custom cabinetry and top-of-the-line Viking, Subzero, and Wolf appliances, perfect for master home chefs.

Three living areas, three suites, and a game room with a wet bar make for ideal gathering places for family, friends, and guests. Ideal for a getaway or party space, an 2,775 square-foot basement makes for even more community space. Car collectors and large groups can park it in the13-car covered parking area.

For privacy, guests can crash in the 785 square-foot full guest quarters, while a three-stall barn, pool house, an 820 square-foot workshop bring the outdoorsy lake life home. Take in the scenery at the 2735 square-foot of exterior patios and porches, which offer majestic lake views.

6. 3217 Del Monte Drive, Houston
List price: $13.5 million

3217 Del Monte Drive, Houston home for saleDespite still being under construction, 3217 Del Monte Dr. in Houston is already proving to be a beautiful masterpiece.Photo courtesy of HAR.com

This resplendent new construction home in Houston's River Oaks neighborhood was the only property in Greater Houston to make it onto HAR's list of the most expensive homes for sale in November. The home 3217 Del Monte Dr. is inspired by English Jacobean manors and was designed by local luxury home builders Fifty Seventh + 7th.

While the home isn't completely finished yet, architect Robert Dame has a grand vision for the final product, which includes a two-floor entryway, a personal library, a dining area with a show-stopping steel and glass wine room, a catering kitchen, a bar and tasting room, and much more. Once finished, the home will have six bedrooms, which includes a second-floor primary suite that opens to a terrace.

7. 4020 Glenwick Lane, University Park
List price: $13.4 million

4020 Glenwick Lane, University Park home for saleThe second floor balcony overlooks the turfed yard and pool.Photo courtesy of HAR.com

As of December 1, the luxuriously modern home at 4020 Glenwick Lane in University Park is under contract, but it was the seventh most expensive Texas real estate listing in November. The property is located on a .59 acre lot in one of the most desirable neighborhoods in Dallas.

The 10,111-square-foot home features five bedrooms, five full bathrooms, two half baths, and a three-car oversized garage. Additional highlights include Italian-imported travertine tile throughout the home, Sky Frame phantom doors that connect the indoor and outdoor spaces for a perfectly seamless look, a turfed back yard, a marble waterfall wet bar, pool, fountain, and spa.

8. 2449 Mountain View Court, Cedar Hill
List price: $12.9 million

2449 Mountain View Court, Cedar Hill home for saleIt costs a pretty penny to have views like this 24/7.Photo courtesy of HAR.com

While guests may not find mountain views at 2449 Mountain View Ct. in Cedar Hill, they'll definitely be satisfied with the stunning panoramic visuals of Joe Pool Lake from the comfort of the backyard resort-style pool. This Dallas-Fort Worth paradise property boasts a 13,739-square-foot mansion on more than four acres of land.

The Mediterranean-style abode boasts eight bedrooms, eight full bathrooms, and two half baths. Three ornate floating stairways lead to the second floor, which showcases similar breathtaking views that reach hundreds of miles into Fort Worth and Las Colinas. The gourmet kitchen is equipped with quartz counters, Wolf and SubZero appliances, a butler's pantry, and a wine room. But the most impressive features of the property are located just outside the home.

"Designed for a luxurious lifestyle, the magnificent mansion features...a resort style pool featuring two grottos, waterfalls and water features, a sunken fire pit, fire sconces, and a cabana with outdoor kitchen and bath," the listing says.

9. 19525 Doerre Road, Spring
List price: $12.79 million

19525 Doerre Road, Spring home for sale19525 Doerre Rd. is perfectly suited to host retreats, vacation rentals, or can be turned into an assisted living center.Photo courtesy of HAR.com

November's penultimate priciest Texas real estate listing is none other than the gargantuan retreat center at 19525 Doerre Rd. in Spring. The property consists of one gargantuan main estate, and five separate estates on 10 perfectly-manicured acres of land.

Other features of the property include an attached five-car garage, a detached six-car garage with a garage apartment; a two-bay RV garage, a fitness center, resort-style pool, tennis court, and sand volleyball court. Huge families can look forward to a 40,000-plus-square-foot space offering anywhere from eight to 30 — yes, 30 — bedrooms.

10. 2502 Oestrick Lane, Austin
List price: $12.5 million

2502 Oestrick Lane, Austin home for saleFloor-to-ceiling windows display the entirety of the back yard, but ceiling curtain tracks surround the room to provide guests with the ultimate privacy.Photo courtesy of HAR.com

The final property that was among the most expensive Texas listings in November is a gorgeous award-winning home situated in the hills of West Austin. 2502 Oestrick Ln. is a five bedroom, five full bathroom and two half bath Hill Country paradise brimming with natural light and expertly-designed modernity. The home sits on a 3.7 acre estate and was originally built in 2014, according to the listing.

"The interior spaces are studies in the manipulation of natural light, achieved through the strategic placement of windows, skylights, and innovative ceiling geometries," the listing says. "The choice of warm, luminescent materials for cabinetry and walls juxtaposes the industrial simplicity of concrete floors, cultivating an atmosphere of calm sophistication."

With a list price of $12.5 million, it's no wonder how this innovative residence has earned its many accolades, including The 2018 Architecture Master Prize and the 2017 American Architecture Award.