This 44-story condo community was one of the first high-rise developments to come to market in the 'new' downtown living development push that started shortly after the turn of the century (and continues to thrive as we write). The 360 contains 433 residences, is 580-ft tall, and has nearly 15,000 square feet of convenient retail space. Nearly all residents have private balconies. You can easily walk to the best of Austin at a whim. Prices have been seen as low as the $230's and higher than $500K for premium residences, which are designed by Pelli Clarke Architects.
The Austonian is an impressive statement: it's the tallest residential building in the whole state of Texas at 683 feet. It offers one-of-a-kind views that simply no one else can offer. Designed to maximize outdoor views and with the environment in mind (chilled water HVAC system), The Austonian has a long list of construction pedigree and detail. Also, the Austonian offers a new level of service and design grade for Austin, much in the spirit of the Four Seasons - top notch customer service that rivals any downtown urban residence in North America. Prices range from the low $600K to over $4 million for penthouse units. Luxury is often an overused and largely misused word in real estate, but with the Austonian it's completely apt, arguably the best that Austin has to offer.
The W's world-wide reputation precedes it. Austin finally has the single moniker hotel and residences in its backyard. Their service policy is 'Whatever/Whenever'. Other language used is: Keeping Austin 'Wowed' (a play on the years long 'Keep Austin Weird' marketing campaign spearheaded by local businesses). The W appears capable of 'wowing' anyone, and welcomes anyone with their consideration of Austin and its beautiful quirks. They also have the great distinction of having Austin City Limits being some of their first tenants. The W provides every service imaginable, from hamper-to-drawer laundry to handily taking charge of your to-do lists or even filling up your car with gas! Is Austin ready for the W?
The Shore is in the heart of Austin's downtown. It contains 192 private residences and is 22 stories - a little more quaint than some of the super story high-rises (designed by Al Coker & Associates (Bridges on the Park, Four Seasons residences, and Montgomery Plaza DFW). The Shore has some of the best prices in downtown. The perfectly positioned building is located in Austin's Waterfront District, right next to Austin's Hike & Bike Trail and has some of the best West facing views of the Colorado River.
For years the Four Seasons Hotel has been the beacon of what Austinites call 'first class' and the lobby lounge seemed to be the mandatory hangout for ALL celebrities when they came to visit (and sometime stayed to live). Four Seasons decided to give Austin more of a good thing by now building residences as well. The Four Seasons has 26 stories of residences in their new 32-story development, with 166 luxury units and plan to keep their crown as Austin's destination for the best. HOA costs will include concierge service as well as all the other amenities Four Seasons savvy urbanites have learned to expect. The Four Seasons is designed by the world renowned architect Michael Graves.
Ahead of its time in the spring of 2006, while most other projects were still at the drawing board (or a cocktail napkin), The Milago was completed and virtually sold out. The Milago sits right on the water in some of the best dirt in Austin having great west and waterfront views, which the Four Seasons residences and other developments on First Street have capitalized on as well. The Milago is one of the best values downtown and a great choice for entry level downtown buyers. Some units have sold in the lower $200K range, while penthouse units have nearly reached the one million plus mark. The Milago had 240 units and is 13 stories and sits directly on Austin's Town Lake.
Located right where 'the drag' (Guadalupe Street) & college life end and careers & politics begin, this Austin original is 2 blocks from the state capital. Completed in 1964 with 12 floors and 81 units, it has a hip, sixties, East Coast feel. All utilities are included in the HOA. The Penthouse features a 5-story covered parking garage, trash chutes on every floor, while commercial businesses occupy the first floor. The Penthouse is also known for its incredibly large windows (some 8x8). Its location is unique, since it's somehow equidistant from everything: UT, Whole Foods, Pease Park, and soul food at the Victory Grill on the east side. The Penthouse is one of the best values in downtown Austin
Towers of Town Lake
The mid-eighties building and real estate boom brought us this 13-story, 175 unit (with 8 additional townhomes) creation. TOTL has some of the best prices/SF in downtown, and is considered one of the best values in downtown Austin, particularly for what is essentially waterfront property. TOTL has plenty of parking (a problem which has plagued more than one development.) TOTL's community center and gym are spacious and extensive; it is conveniently situated right on Austin's Hike & Bike Trail, and is a short walk to Four Seasons Hotel's popular lobby lounge. The eternal blues lover and beloved local music benefactor, the late Clifford Antone, was a long-time resident of TOTL.
The Nokonah's name is taken from the Comanche Indians and their history in Texas. Comanche's were some of the first stewards of the area where the Nokonah sits today. The Nokonah is situated in Austin's West End and were some of Austin's first true urban penthouse styled units. The Nokonah is surrounded by two small greenbelts, one being a fold in Austin's beloved Shoal Creek. The Nokonah is a very short walk to the world famous grocer, Whole Foods. Late Governor Ann Richards was a Nokonah owner, as well as many other local and national celebrities. The Nokonah was completed in 2002, is 11 stories, and contains 60 units.
A rare piece of Art Deco in Austin, the Brown Building was built in 1938 and housed Austin's early century financing elite. A pre-presidential Lyndon B. Johnson set up his office out of this 10-story, 90 unit downtown landmark. The Brown Building was turned in to residential lofts in the late nineties just after receiving the designation of NRHP (National Register of Historic Places) in 1997. Owners at the Brown Building also receive tax incentives from this historical designation. The Brown Building is just like Austin . . . an original.
This 12-story, 60 unit boutique building was one of the progenators of downtown living along with the Nokonah and the eighties era Towers of Town Lake. This is a real urbanite, final destination. The size lends itself to a more private, cozy feel with a genuine loft build out: block concrete walls and floors. Plaza has a 4-star Green rating by the City of Austin. The views of Town Lake, seasonal city fireworks, and free concerts at Auditorium Shores are unbeatable.
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