Completed in 2010, The Austonian is the tallest building in Austin, Texas. At 56 stories it houses ~163 luxury residences. The approximate cost of the project is reported to be $250MM. The project was put together by local developers, Terry Mitchell and Benchmark Development. Construction was completed by the Spanish firm, Grupo Villar Mir.
You can easily spot the building, located on Congress Ave between 2nd and 3rd Street. Two blocks from Lady Bird Lake, two blocks from the 2nd Street Retail District, three blocks from the Warehouse District, the Austonian’s location is outstanding. For years this property was nothing more than an overflow parking lot for visitors to the Warehouse District.
Project Name = The Austonian Type = Condominium, Residential Address = 200 Congress Ave, Austin TX 78701 Pricing = High $600s to $8MM HOA fees = $0.75 per foot/month (2014) Number of stories = 56 Floor heigh = 10-11' (12.5' on floor 54) Number of units = 163 +/- as units combined Height = 683ft Architect = Ziegler Cooper Developer = Benchmark Development Year complete = 2010
The highest residential floor at the Austonian is floor 54. Floors 51 through 54 are each 8,361 square feet and considered “penthouse level”. Each floor is being marketed as shell space, such that a buyer can customize the space. Below is a picture gallery of view from the Austonian’s top floors.
Pricing at the Austonian varies greatly depending on floor and floor plan. Asking prices range from $800,000+ for a one-bedroom to more than $8,000,000+ for a full-floor floor shell to be finished by buyer.
As construction was wrapping up, Downtown Austin Blog was provided with early access in order to snap a few photos of the luxury building’s interior finishes. In the picture gallery below, the unit you are looking at above is the northeastern corner, “D” floor plan, on the 11th floor. Beginning at the unit’s front door – made from Italian walnut – the standard finish packages are the highest quality we’ve seen in a downtown Austin residential tower, thus far.
The kitchen features Scavolini cabinets, white carrera marble counters and back splash, built in Sub Zero refrigerator, Wolf gas-range, Miele coffee maker, Dornbracht fixtures. American walnut floors through out. All units outfitted with solar shades.
You can request a free history of closings at The Austonian by contacting Jude. Downtown Austin Blog maintains a transaction database for each building in downtown Austin.
About Jude Galligan:
Jude Galligan, Broker-Owner of TOWERS Realty and publisher of Downtown Austin Blog (aka. “DAB”), is a veteran sales professional assisting buyers and sellers of downtown Austin lofts, condos, and real estate. A resident owner in downtown Austin and an active community stakeholder, Jude serves on the Board of Directors of the Downtown Austin Alliance (DAA), Downtown Austin Neighborhood Association (DANA), and holds a chair on the City of Austin Downtown Commission.
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