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The Austonian is Austin's first and tallest luxury high-rise. When it was a brand-spankin' new building back in 2010, it was the tallest all-residential building west of the Mississippi.
It's an impressive building, self-deemed "The Most Exclusive Residential Lots in Texas." The amenities allow cowpokes to kick off their boots and enjoy luxurious relaxation and an incredible view. The building has 56 floors.
Residents who will settle for nothing less than the best will surely be satisfied with the options available for their dream penthouse. The penthouse residences sit higher up than any other residences in Austin and thus are considered the "top of Austin." The lucky residents get views of downtown, Lady Bird Lake, the Capitol Building and Hill Country. Surrounded by ceiling-to-floor windows, each is its own little serene escape, where you can watch the city below and enjoy an oasis-like environment high above. Those on the 53rd and 54th floors enjoy the only two-floor penthouse in Austin.
Want to stay fit? They've got you covered at the Austonian with a state-of-the-art fitness center. There's a game room if you want to get out of your home and recreate. Your little pup will have a dog park. There's a library, theater, conference room, and the piece de resistance, a wine cellar for resident use. They maintain the temperature at an ideal 58 degrees and have space for 4,500 bottles of wine.
The last time the public was allowed inside the residences was the year of the groundbreaking in 2010. Local interior designers decked out three of the residences and gave tours. It was a charity event to support children's music initiatives in Austin. The rooms that served as a showcase are now people's homes. But, you can see the outside. The building makes for fabulous photo ops!
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