Many cities across the US pride themselves on “keeping it weird” but Austin, Texas may be the most eccentric. From breakfast tacos to spring-fed swimming holes to a backyard cathedral of junk, this thriving college town and Texas state capital is home to its fair share of oddities.
The Independent — its name a clever nod to Austin’s unofficial motto — is slated to become the tallest condominium tower west of the Mississippi. It’s markedly different from the other skyscrapers in the city, resembling offset, stacked blocks and set in a vibrant neighborhood.
The C5 is a three bedroom floorplan featuring an office, media room and butler’s pantry. The master bedroom boasts its own balcony, an enormous walk-in closet and an ensuite with a soaking tub, separate shower and a double sink vanity. The open-concept kitchen/living/dining area opens onto a second balcony, where from 52 stories up, you’re free to reign over Texas’ capital of cool with a bottle of craft beer in hand.
Price: Just over $3,000,000
Location: Austin, TX
Development: The Independent
Highlight: The Independent has two floors of amenities — including an infinity edge heated pool, kids playground, coffee bar, screening room, yoga and barre studio, board room and a dog lounge.