Going Dutch: Developer plans South Austin homes with European flair

The Laan — a townhouse community modeled after a modern Dutch farmhouse aesthetic — has formally broken ground at 3100 Manchaca Road.

Laan, pronounced “lawn,” is the Dutch word for “lane.” The 53 units will be oriented around a deep 800-foot private driveway that is being created near South Lamar Boulevard and Manchaca Road. The property abuts the retail center, which includes Kerbey Lane Cafe, Amy’s Ice Creams, Phil’s Icehouse and Torchy’s Tacos.

The Laan is a project of FourT Realty. Veteran Austin developer Tom Terkel is partners with his daughter Taylor Steed on the residential development. Click on the rendering above to see more.

The two- and three-bedroom units range in size from 1,600 to 2,000 square feet with pricing starting below $500,000.

Austin-based Davies Collaborative is the architect.

Amenities include a pool, dog run, rain gardens and community entertaining space.

Urbanspace Interiors created a range of palettes and styles, categorized as modern, farmhouse, industrial and boho.

“Each palette has an element of surprise,” said Urbanspace Lead Designer Merrill Alley.

By Jan covers commercial and residential real estate, construction and architecture and retail and restaurants for the Austin Business Journal.

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