True Detective Matthew McConaughey's Austin Estate vs. His Airstream Trailer

The costar of the hit HBO series used to tool around the country in his custom-rigged Airstream before trading up for a 9-acre Austin estate. We did a little side-by-side comparison.

via Hot News Aerial view of McConaughey's glamorous Austin estate. The 9-acre property was originally listed at $6.6 million before a bruising market slash to $4 million in 2010. 

Matthew McConaughey is having a very good year, with no less than three screen stealing roles: a comical turn as sleazy trader Mark Hanna in The Wolf of Wall Street; his AIDS-gaunt and critically acclaimed rodeo cowboy in Dallas Buyers Club (for which he dropped 50 pounds!), and a continuing bromance with Woody Harrelson, a team on the hunt for a serial killer in HBO's True Detective

McConaughey was famous for being a road warrior, working and living in a tricked-out 28-footer Airstream trailer, nicknamed the "canoe," which he kept land-leashed in a Malibu lot near prime surfing terrain. 

That is, before he opted to cruise back to his Texas stomping grounds and setup camp in a 10,800-square-foot Austin sprawl with Brazilian model Camila Alves and their kids. The 7-bed, 8-bath was built in 1997 as homage to legendary architect Addison Mizner, whose trademark Mediterranean and Spanish Colonial revival styles made Palm Beach and Boca Raton fashionable haunts. 

Take a look at this mini screen-test comparing McConaughey's "before" and "after" living quarters. 

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