Jen and Brandon Hatmaker, along with their five children, will star in an 8-episode HGTV series starting tonight at 10 p.m.

Jen and Brandon Hatmaker, along with their five children, will star in an 8-episode HGTV series starting tonight at 10 p.m.

I love Jen Hatmaker. Seriously. Just love her. A friend of mine who lives in Buda introduced me to her a while back. They lived in the same neighborhood and I swear, my friend has the most gigantic girl crush on Jen. After a while I realized that it was completely justified.

So now Jen has gone and combined two things I love — great writers with sharp humor and home design — in her HGTV show that debuts tonight at 10 p.m. It’s called “My Big Family Renovation” and it’s eight episodes following Hatmaker’s family of seven through eight months of completely gutting a two-bedroom, two-bath 1908 farmhouse and turning it into the family home she’s always dreamed of.

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1233 Spyglass Drive viewThe old news is Sandra Bullock’s home has been on the market down in Austin for  254 days, and it still on the market for $2,500,000. The new news: you can now lease Sandra’s house for $8000 a month.

Stardom apparently is not as vital as good BBQ in Austin: as my fave Austin Realtor says,  “sorry but Oscar does not convey!”

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1233 Spyglass Drive viewThe old news is Sandra Bullock’s home has been on the market down in Austin for  254 days, and it still on the market for $2,500,000. The new news: you can now lease Sandra’s house for $8000 a month.

Stardom apparently is not as vital as good BBQ in Austin: as my fave Austin Realtor says,  “sorry but Oscar does not convey!”

1233 Spyglass Drive deck1233 Spyglass Dr fp1233 Spyglass Drive LRWe are talking about 1233 Spyglass. The 5663 square foot estate built in 1979 is very private, very gated, and very walled off. But once you get inside those walls, you have one of the best Austin skyline views in town overlooking Barton Creek and Zilker Park. The home has three bedrooms, three baths and I am sure a half bath somewhere. The master is pretty jazzed: bidet, dressing room, fireplace, jetted bathtub, walk-in closet (bet it’s fab) and fireplace which may be a see-through. There are formals, a family room, exercise room, office/study, pantry, wine closet and utility room. Outside there is a huge, and I do mean huge, swimming pool, spa, tennis court and jogging biking trail: the home sits on 1.76 acres. So you can rent this for $8000 a month, or buy it for $2.5. Go ahead, make an offer. This home has star power, but maybe it’s being overlooked right now because of this Oprah/Lance deal.1233 Spyglass Dr ext1233 Spyglass Drive aerial1233 Spyglass Drive tennis