Saturday, February 9, 2013

Gables Park Plaza Phase Two

Gables Park Plaza is currently building their second phase of apartments.  This gorgeous luxury apartment community, located right on the edge of downtown and Lady Bird Lake is right in the middle of all the best Austin has to offer.  The second phase will be 18 stories and have 222 units and will be located just east of the current Gables Park Plaza.  In addition to apartments, this mixed-use development will have 14,000 square feet of retail space.  It should be complete by the end of this year.
 
Apartments range in size from 617 square feet for a one bedroom, one bath to 1201 square feet for a two bedroom, two bath apartment, and rents range from $1790 for the one bedroom, one bath to $3762 for the 2 bedroom, two bath.  
 
If you enjoy feeling like you live at a resort hotel, the Gables Park Plaza has you covered.  The roof-top swimming pool and patio provides panoramic views, a roof-top grill for cooking for friends, and a variety of intimate seating areas.  For working or working out, the cyber-lounge has computers, printer and fax and there's a large fitness center with the highest end equipment and floor-to-ceiling glass windows.  The lounge also boasts a gourmet chef's kitchen with a dining room and two-sided fire place.  For safety and convenience, there is climate controlled storage and direct access to controlled garage parking.  
 
The luxury continues inside your apartment, with units available with downtown and lake views, large balconies, and large windows with solar shades to keep your energy bills low.  For the Top Chef wannabe, the gourmet kitchen features designer glass tile backsplashes, stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, and custom wood cabinets.  The hotel feel continues into the spa-inspired bathrooms, which boast oversized garden tubs and walk-in showers as well as designer hardware and plumbing features.  Your toesies will be pampered on the plush upgraded bedroom carpet and bamboo floors in the living areas.
 
Looking to get out?  Well your backyard is downtown and Lady Bird Lake!  You can walk to the 2nd street shopping district, which features unique national retailers likeUrban Outfitters, an eclectic store with quirky finds for your home and your wardrobe, and local sources of treasures like Mercury Design Studio, which specializes in hand-picked objects from around the world for your home and for gifts.
 
If a movie is more your style, the high end Violet Crown Cinema is a locally owned art house movie theater with amazingly comfortable seats and gourmet treats available to eat while you watch your film.  You may pay a couple of bucks more for your ticket, but the experience is well worth it.
 
Looking for breakfast?  Local favorite Jo's Coffeeshop serves up delicious breakfast, lunch, dinner and, of course, coffee, with a smile.  
 
If outdoor activities are what you're in the mood for, Gables Park Plaza has direct Lady Bird Lake and Hike and Bike Trail access.  So walk, run, bike, canoe or just enjoy the beauty that is Austin without getting in your car.
 
Welcome home!