BartonPlace – ATX

Granite counters, stainless steel appliances, big windows, Italian, well anything Italian – all buzzwords in the luxury condominium glossary. It’s a tad odd that the descriptive language of the single most expensive thing the reader is likely to own, all too often, sounds as exciting as a soup can label. And occupying some of them feels like the inside of the soup can itself. But wait, before you swear off soup, remember, there’s processed, condensed cream of sawdust and there’s also your grandmother’s chicken soup. BartonPlace in Austin is your grandmother’s chicken soup.

From the floor plan renderings you know BartonPlace is different. “Live, dine, bathe, sleep, breathe.” This is how BartonPlace describes the various living spaces in the individual units. Sure beats BR 1, or ½ BA. The twinkling pool, with its twinkly radiance is integrated in such a way as to make it immersive – like the building grew around it.

Then, the location, There’s an old adage in real estate that goes a little like this: What are the three most important things to consider when buying real estate. And the answer is, of course, A) identify property with potential market-pricing arbitrage, B) perform the appropriate regression analytics, and C) assess current lending rates as a function of your long term ROI goals and cash position. Yeah, you fell for it. That’s an incredibly nerdy joke thanks to a dubiously used MBA.

BartonPlace, according to Google is less than 600 feet from the following: Uncle Billy’s, Shady Grove, Austin Java, Chuy’s, Casa De Luz, Romeo’s, Baby A’s, Juiceland, and Yum Yum. If you feel like lacing up the hiking boots and go another 1,000 feet – triple the options. Zilker Park, Town Lake Park, ZACH Theater, Umlauf Sculpture Garden, Butler Park Pitch and Putt (BYOB is A-OK), and Disch Field (bring your dog and take a picture next to the Stevie Ray Vaughn statue) are an easy walk of around 10 minutes.

When not gorging yourself on easily obtained comestibles of every variety on your very block, invite your crew over for crouton crusted sea bass – or whatever you can dream up and prepare in the professional kitchen in the owner’s lounge and dining room. If any of them enjoy too much revelry, they can always play it safe and comfortable in BartonPlace’s guest suite. However, before they drift off to downtown Austin restfulness, take in the Texas sky from one of the four rooftop terraces.

As of the time of publication, there is currently a 1/1 in BartonPlace with 683 sq. ft. listed for $283,900. That’s inexpensive for so much Austin. If all those strolls through the aisles of Ikea haven’t convinced you that 683 sq. ft. can be palatial, there’s a 3/2 with 1,502 sq. ft. and 2 garage spaces on for $609,000. BartonPlace is a new construction building with many of the units completed in 2010 and a few in 2011. CondoDomain will easily and happily help you out with taking in that new condo smell.

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