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Buy a unique downtown condo for less than $1M

Austin City Lofts spot asks $942K

Big, open-plan loft with windows along left side of picture, big sliding doors into bedroom at opposite end
800 West Fifth Street #102

This downtown condo has high ceilings, exposed conduit and ductwork, and a chef’s kitchen, hmm. Sounds kind of run-of-the-mill, at least as high-dollar homes of its type go.

If you look a little closer, though, this unit Austin City Lofts has a few features that make it stand out from the white-box model. Foremost among these are the rustic, sliding doors separating one of its bedrooms from the common area, adding a vaguely Spanish-medieval touch.

The chandelier in that room is another element that stands out against the mostly contemporary style, and the 360-bottle wine cellar, which is actually a closet with an interior window, makes that functional feature into a decorative element as well.

A covered balcony off one of the bedrooms is set off by exterior walls of corrugated aluminum and overlooks Shoal Creek and the building’s pool. While some prefer the (and are able to afford) the 360 skyline views from taller buildings, others will find the cozy, leafy surroundings of this condo more charming.

The loft has two bedrooms and two bathrooms and measures 1,872 square feet and has been remodeled throughout. It has a custom kitchen cabinetry, two parking spaces, a storage unit, and custom lighting and shades; it’s also and wired for sound. There’s a heated pool, hot tub, concierge, and, needless to say, a location within walking distance of Whole Foods, the lake, Seaholm, and surrounds.

800 West Fifth Street #102 [Noa Levy, Boutique Real Estate]