The Railyard, a three-story residential complex with an enviable location, was built in 1983 as part of Austin’s first big condo wave. It shows in the building’s exterior design, which features lots of curved railings, porthole windows, and Mexican tile. It’s been kept up and has weathered well, and now those features make it stand out in a blandly revitalized warehouse and entertainment district.
This particular condo has been nicely updated in a way that only hints at its 1980s roots. The remodeled kitchen and bathroom do a sort of eclectic-luxury thing to great effect and the whole thing shows off original features such as the quasi-industrial spiral staircase, fireplace, and upstairs nook—with, yes, a porthole window—favorably.
The third-story unit has one bedroom and one bathroom and measures 774 square feet (almost tiny!). It comes with one covered parking space and entrée into the private, gated community with a rather lovely swimming pool and courtyard.