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Real Estate

Matthew McConaughey settles down in Austin

comp:00004f40ba23:00000005bf:712d 0 <p>The born-and-raised Texas actor Matthew McConaughey has reportedly settled down on a 9-acre estate outside Austin with his fiancé, Camila Alves.<a href="http://realestalker.blogspot.com/2012/02/your-mama-hears.html"> According to The Real Estalker</a>, the sure sign of the movie star&#8217;s presence was <a href="http://www.architecturaldigest.com/homes/homes/2008/11/mcconaughey_article">his trademark Airstream </a>parked on the driveway.</p> <p style="text-align: left;"><em>[Related: See other <a href="http://www.zillow.com/blog/2012-02-10/where-the-stars-stash-their-statues-homes-of-academy-award-nominees/">movie stars' homes</a>]</em></p> <p>Best known for his roles in romantic comedies, as well as his chiseled physique, McConaughey currently owns a surf-side Malibu home but spends quite a bit of time in the Lone Star State. Now that he&#8217;s the father of two (a son, Levi, and daughter, Vida) — and engaged to Alves — it looks like the Austin property will be a little more practical for his family. The listing notes that his home is &#8220;within walking distance to the area&#8217;s finest public and private schools.&#8221;</p> <p>McConaughey&#8217;s home has bounced on and off the <a href="http://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/Austin-TX/">Austin real estate</a> market since 2008 with several price cuts. According to property records, it was first listed at $6,600,000 and dropped to the most recent price of $4,000,000 in November 2010. The home was taken off the market in early January 2012. It&#8217;s likely that McConaughey snagged the home for less than the last listing price.</p> <p style="text-align: left;"><em>[Related: See <a href="http://www.zillow.com/blog/2012-02-09/celebrities-that-recently-sold-penelope-cruz-anna-kournikova-elijah-wood-pamela-reed/">stars who sold homes with a price cut</a>.]</em></p> <p>Built in 1997, the Lake Austin-area home was designed to imitate works by mid-century Palm Beach architect <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Addison_Mizner">Addison Mizner.</a> The three-story, 10,800-square foot home has 7 bedrooms and 8 bathrooms as well as several decks and patios for optimal outdoor living.</p>
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