Below are several of the new and established highrise condo and loft projects in Downtown Austin.
The destination for highrise condo lakeside living, Milago was completed in 2006. Generating a neighborhood atmosphere, the building offers a superior fitness facility, stunning rooftop terrace/pool, media room with wet bar and an impressive lobby with 24/7 concierge. The tree-shaded grounds border the Lady Bird Lake hike/bike trail and their newest neighbor, the Mexican American Cultural Center. Most units provide views of the downtown skyline or Lady Bird Lake with pricing at $270,000 to $800,000.
The 22-story high rise tower offers designer interiors and boutique resort-style amenities. Located in the emerging Waterfront District adjacent to Lady Bird Lake, the Shore has limited availability, with prices starting in the $300,000 range. The Shore’s residents will enjoy the services of a neighboring $100 million hotel, managed by the San Francisco based Kimpton Hotels. Among the lavish features is a health club with state of the art fitness facility. A Spring 2008 completion is anticipated.
Presidio at Judge’s Hill
This five-story boutique complex is located in the historic downtown neighborhood of Judge’s Hill. Construction is underway with a projected move-in of May. Residents will have a choice of views from their expansive balconies. Pricing is very competitive for these residences that offer upscale interiors, elegant baths, and gourmet kitchens. Convenient to downtown, museums, UT campus and the Capitol, the Presidio has units priced from $280,000 to $850,000.
Construction is underway on this soaring 55 story addition to downtown Austin condo living! With a proposed completion date of 2009, the Austonian offers panoramic views from its 195 exceptional residences. Amenities include an urban garden with 75-foot pool/cabanas, resort-quality workout facility and of course, 24-hour concierge. Pricing is based on floor level and view, starting at $550,000. Penthouses are priced from $7.7 million, exterior shell only, with the buyer to complete interior finish out.
Towers of Town Lake
Besides its convenient location, the Towers of Town Lake offers many amenities not found in other buildings. Residents enjoy an on-site, well-equipped fitness facility with a racquetball court, weight room and locker rooms. After working out, residents can enjoy swimming in an indoor heated pool, or an outdoor pool in a lush, tropical setting. A morning jog on Town Lake is right out the back door. The building also has 24-hour concierge service, gated parking, a library, and attractively furnished lounge areas for informal gatherings. Views are either of the downtown skyline or to the south, looking out over Town Lake. The property is comprised of four connected towers and several townhouses that are on Town Lake.
Villas on Town Lake
Hidden among the trees near Town Lake, The Villas on Town Lake is next to the Four Season Hotel. The living units have a fireplace, decks overlooking the park, and bay windows. It is located near the hike and bike trail and the Rowing Club.
The Penthouse Condominiums offer a great location and an affordable option to downtown living. In an ideal spot near the Capitol and University of Texas, the Penthouse is easily accessible day and night.
Austin City Lofts
Located next to the Shoal Creek Greenbelt, the residences feature great views, built-in stainless steel Jen-Air Pro appliances, sealed concrete floors, 11′ ceilings, expansive windows, and large private balconies.
Evoking images of South Beach, Avenue Lofts is one block from the hottest area of downtown, Sixth Street. Live with the convenience of some of Austin’s best nightlife, music venues, and hip restaurants just step away! The eastern edge of Downtown is seeing major changes with the addition of the new Hilton Hotel, Convention Center and numerous upscale restaurants. A small complex of 38 units, the Avenue was converted in 1999 to stunning loft-style residences with concrete floors and exposed ceilings. Residents can swim year-round in the heated pool. The University of Texas and the Town Lake Hike/Bike Trail are just 5 minutes away!
Providing an exclusive lifestyle choice for downtown dwellers, the 5FiftyFive rises above the new 800 room Hilton Hotel. All penthouses and residences are complete with a multitude of plans to choose from. All condos feature exterior balconies from at least one room. The interior finish-out is what one would expect at this level, with bamboo flooring, granite/stainless kitchens, space for full-sized washer/dryers, elegant travertine baths and walk-in closets. Residents are offered a preferred membership in the Tower Health Club which includes an outdoor pool and full spa services. Other benefits include a private, secured entrance, separate parking from hotel guests, access to hotel room service and 24-hour concierge.
Anchoring the western edge of downtown, The Spring will soar to 42 stories and is Austin’s first point tower. Residents will enjoy having Whole Foods, Lady Bird Lake and the future lite rail system at their doorstep. Pricing begins in the $470,000 range for a 2/2 with 983 sq.ft. Floor to ceiling walls of windows will provide spectacular views.
Only a few units remain at this 44 story tower. The units remaining are priced in the low $400,000 range with views of the Hill Country. A streetscape of shops and restaurants will anchor the complex. An endless list of amenities includes a Club Room, Theater Center and plasma TV screens throughout the common areas for entertainment and news resources.
the Brown Building
Offers modern residential loft spaces at a historic legendary downtown site. Designed by a leading architect, Henry Page, and built in 1938, the building was known as the Wall Street of Austin during the 1940-50s. Home of the Legendary KTBC radio – where the broadcast careers of Cactus Pryor and John Connally got started. Today, 90 luxurious loft-style residences are available for sale in this newly renovated historic landmark. Features include a rooftop garden terrace, original terrazzo tile floors, 10 1/2 foot ceilings, a ground floor New Orleans-style restaurant, and the famous Brown Bar.
Winner of the Downtown Austin Alliance IMPACT award in 2003 for it’s design, the Nokonah is a luxurious, upscale, mixed-use complex. The 11-story tower is in the heart of the new Market District anchored by the recently opened 80,000 square foot Whole Foods supermarket/ world headquarters. The Market District is also home to numerous locally owned, upscale boutiques, galleries, furniture stores, and restaurants. The Nokonah offers 24-hour concierge, a state of the art fitness center overlooking a heated lap pool, whirlpool, and private conference rooms. The views are the icing on the cake from private balconies. Look to the west or south to the Hill Country, on the east is the Downtown skyline and Shoal Creek greenbelt.
The Railyard is located near the E. Sixth Street and Warehouse entertainment districts, the Convention Center, Brush Square Park and only a few blocks from Town Lake and the Hike and Bike Trail. Remodeled in 1999, the Railyard offers an affordable urban lifestyle.
A conversion of the Commodore Perry Hotel, built in 1948, this mid-rise downtown condo offers a variety of plans from 600 -1400 square feet, priced from $250,000 to $600,000 range. Amenities include a well-appointed lobby, front desk attendant, on-site gym, and complimentary valet parking. Ground floor retail features a small, organic grocery store and a popular local restaurant. The building is steps from Congress Avenue, the Capitol complex, a variety of dining and entertainment venues.