If you a have unlimited resources, downtown living doesn’t get much nicer than the top of the Austonian. With a top-of-the-line 8,000 square foot penthouse priced at more than $8 million in what will be the tallest residential building west of the Mississippi, few projects are as ambitious as the Austonian.
At a press conference today, media were taken on a tour of the 10th floor of The Austonian, which, when finished, will serve as an urban garden complete with a 75-foot pool, fountains, private cabanas, two outdoor kitchens, two outdoor fireplaces, a secured dog park and wireless Internet.
At the event, the developers confirmed that construction of The Austonian, Austin’s tallest building and Texas’ tallest residential high rise building, is on schedule and will be completed at the pace of one floor per week. Under construction at 200 Congress in downtown Austin, the 56-story luxury high-rise condominium project is expected to be complete by early 2010. During construction of the tower, an estimated 500 cubic yards of concrete (about 55 truckloads) and 50 tons of structural steel will go into each level
Here are additional facts on the Austonian:
Height of Building: 683 feet; 56 stories
Gross Area Square Feet: 850,000
Total Residential Area Square Feet: 600,000
Total Number of Units: 188
Unit Size: 1,221 to 8,379 square feet
Shared Amenities: Over 40,000 square feet
Price Range: $559,000 to $8M+
Amenities: 24-hour concierge and security services, 24-hour valet service, housekeeping, dry cleaning and laundry services, Lobby-level retail, Secure climate controlled wine storage, Billiard room, 4 Guest suites, Private spa treatment rooms, Screening room with seating for 12, Conference room, Swimming pool, fitness center.