On Friday night, The Austonian celebrated the completion of the tower exterior with a party 600 feet above the city. Party goers entered the building through the 2nd Street lobby where they were greeted by the sounds of Lone Star Swing by Austin’s resident mandolin ace, Paul Glasse before heading up to the top three floors of the building to enjoy music, food and drink, and 360-degree views of Austin.
Event highlights included a photo booth and live musical performance by Seth Walker on the 54th floor; a preview of The Austonian Club; jazz performances from Kevin Ahart and Silvie Rider on the 55th floor; and food from Sullivan’s.
As a special treat, Austonian local service partners joined us for the event. milk + honey spa, which will provide spa services for residents, hosted a Beauty Bar on level 56. The gift bag bar in the first-floor lobby included treats from Austin Urban Vet, Dirty Dog, Lofty Dog, milk + honey, Patrón, Sullivan’s and Texas Monthly, as well as a compilation of music from the artists performing at the event.
The first opening of the building will be the WSL Symphony Showhouse 2010 the weekend of May 15-16, 2010. This will be the last opportunity for the general public to see the building before move-ins begin in June 2010.
Photos from the event are courtesy of Mary Sledd from Sledd Photography. Stay tuned for more pictures this week.
Trey Phillips, Cindy Greenwood and sales manager Eric Moreland
Trey Phillips and Cindy Greenwood from The Austonian sales team share a history in luxury real estate and a keen interest in the way that The Austonian and other downtown development projects are shaping the Austin skyline. They have spent most of their lives in this city (Trey grew up here and Cindy relocated here over twenty years ago) and have witnessed the revitalization of downtown Austin that has happened over the past decade.
We have an interesting team – here are some facts that you may not know:
Trey Phillips, who joined the sales team last fall, has worked in luxury real estate in hot spots including Sand Point, Idaho, the Bahamas and Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula. The Yucatán project that he represented was Mayakoba, another North American luxury project by The Austonian developer Grupo Villar Mir. Prior to working in real estate, Trey was a tennis professional with a career including a top 100 world ranking and tournament play in the US Open and Wimbledon. The native Austinite, his wife and daughter returned to Austin from the Caribbean last year and are enjoying being close to family.
Cindy Greenwood is an experienced luxury real estate expert who has worked in Austin for more than 18 years. She began her real estate career as a mother of two seeking balance between family and career; today she is an Austin Elite 25 agent and certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist. Her passions outside of work include spending time with her husband and three children and supporting the Star of Texas Fair & Rodeo. She is a Board Director for the organization, chaired the Rodeo Gala for three years (2005-2007) and chaired the Youth Auction for two (2008 and 2009).
The sales team is led by Eric Moreland of Moreland Properties.
The team operates out of the sales center and model home, which is located at the corner of 6th and Guadalupe Streets. Daily hours are from 10am to 6pm Monday through Friday and 12pm to 5pm on Saturday and Sunday.
The exterior of The Austonian’s tower is now 100 percent complete. Disassembly of the crane, which has been present for most of the course of construction of the luxury high-rise, was completed on Friday.
The construction team continues to work on finishing out the interior condo units and over 40,000 square feet of shared amenity areas. The Women’s Symphony League Showhouse 2010 will mark the opening of the building and move-ins will begin in June 2010.
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An antidote for this rainy day in downtown Austin: images from Mayakoba, Grupo Villar Mir’s luxury development in Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula.
The Austonian developer Grupo Villar Mir (GVM) has developed and sold over 7,000 individual residential condominium units over the past decade and has controlling interest in OHL, which has been involved in development since 1912.
Mayakoba is a collection of four of the world’s finest luxury hotels located on Mexico’s exclusive Riviera Maya. The Banyan Tree, Fairmont, Rosewood and Viceroy properties have been sustainably developed and form a luxury village environment in which land is shared and the properties are interconnected via waterways.
The Greg Norman-designed El Camaleón golf course is home to the PGA Tour Mayakoba Golf Classic.
This week the Austin American-Statesman ran a story about The Austonian and the milestones that the high-rise residential project will reach over the next six months. The tower exterior is complete and disassembly of the crane, which is no longer needed in construction, will take place for the next two weeks.
The New Year has arrived and we are excited to share major updates from The Austonian in downtown Austin. The glazing on the crown was completed in late December and the exterior of The Austonian tower is now complete.
The exterior hoists have been removed and all five of the internal elevators are in operation. The four passenger elevators travel at 1,000 feet per minute and the freight elevator travels at 800 feet per minute (more facts like this in The Austonian by the Numbers post from March 2009).