Splurge vs. Steal: Hot Homes In Marfa

Our Splurge: Lauren Meader of Far West Texas Realty has listed 208 E San Antonio Street in Marfa for $1.5 million.

Marfa – to know it, is to love it. And there’s so much more to this tiny West Texas town than its famous Prada installation. This week, we showcase two incredible Marfa properties in our latest Splurge vs. Steal, each with stand-out architecture and cozy interiors, but with price points that are miles apart. Ever consider going off the grid? On the hunt for a place with a hip, artsy, down-home kind of vibe? Perhaps Marfa is for you.

Splurge: Claesson Koivisto Rune Designed Abode For Business or Pleasure Offered At $1.5M

You may recognize this head-turner from its debut in the August 2015 issue of Interior Design magazine, or from the time it graced the pages of the June 2016 issue of Architectural Digest. It’s a showstopper on a 0.29-acre lot that is just begging to be scooped up!

The one-bedroom, one-full-and-one-half bathroom estate is billed as a sublime structure by Claesson Koivisto Rune, offering a prime location for business and/or residence in downtown Marfa.

According to the listing, it’s “a remarkable building that is both functional and conceptual. Some of the concepts are quite subtle, but their sensory influence can be perceived powerfully.”

One look at the photos and you can see why. Clean lines, sharp contrasts, free of visual clutter! The home lives like a piece of art where everything has its place, and each room exudes an essence of calm.

Outdoors, there is a stunning and secluded patio for entertaining that is perfect for soaking up the sun.

We love the swath of sunflowers, cactus, and native brush that surrounds the home and feels very West Texas. Currently on the market as one of the most expensive homes in Marfa, we think this 3,618-square-foot gem is a worthy splurge.

Lauren Meader of Far West Texas Realty has listed 208 E San Antonio Street in Marfa for $1.5 million.

Steal: Picture-Perfect Adobe Home With Proven Rental Income For $229K

For much less than our splurge, you could be living the authentic Marfa lifestyle from this picture-perfect adobe home with 1,165 square feet and a low maintenance lot. Offering one-bedroom, and one-full-and-one-half-bathrooms, it could easily be transformed into a two-bedroom depending on your needs.

We love the rustic feel and mature landscape! Inside you’ll enjoy a warm and cozy interior marked by a quaint kitchen with gas stove, plus a large dining room, and living area with a fireplace.

Outside there’s a fabulous fenced patio and pea gravel courtyard. Proven rental income history makes this the perfect home away from home!

Henrietta Sanchez with Livingston Real Estate has listed 1106 W Sacramento in Marfa for $229,000.