A modern penthouse found high up in the W Residences Austin in Downtown Austin, Texas, has changed hands after roughly two weeks on the market, according to the listing brokerage. The asking price, which included the furnishings, artwork and other household accoutrements, was $5.95 million.
That the turnkey unit was so quick to attract a buyer’s gaze comes as little surprise. The bird’s eye view observed from the private residence takes in the Colorado, a gentle giant that meanders through the heart of the Texas state capital like a lazy river. The panorama also reveals Lady Bird Lake, the Hill Country and the downtown skyline.
Fourteen-foot, nearly floor-to-ceiling windows wrap the unit, which has two balconies. See-through railings preserve the view.
The living and dining rooms face a corner window capturing the horizon. Custom artwork above the steel fireplace hides the television. A sculptural chandelier over a sculptural coffee table unites the seating area. Subtle blue accents play off the light interior.
Wide-plank oak floors carry throughout the contemporary living space.
The sleek kitchen is equipped with Miele appliances, black cabinetry and a full-size wine refrigerator. A breakfast nook with a banquette sits to one side. A glass-topped bar with seating adjoins the center island.
The primary suite contains a soaking tub overlooking downtown, a dressing area and access to one of the two balconies. The second and third bedrooms could be used for guests, as work space or as a home gym. There are a total of three full bathrooms and a powder room.
Included with the unit is a private three-car enclosed garage with an EV charger and a corner storage unit. Residents of the 37-story W hotel and condo high-rise also enjoy such perks as 24-hour concierge, valet parking and a swimming pool just for the residents.
The W houses the Trace restaurant, which offers in-room dining, and the ACL Live Moody Theatre. Food, entertainment, shopping and recreation are all close at hand.
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