The Ashton
Austin, Texas
The Ashton
Austin, Texas

When does a home become a destination? When it includes the kinds of facilities and luxury amenities found at a five-star resort. Creating a luxury residence carefully planned to respectfully mix with the historic significance of a great American city.

Offering luxury high-rise living in upscale, custom apartment residences, the Ashton is located in the posh Second Street District. The 36-story tower features spectacular views of Lady Bird Lake, downtown Austin and the Hill Country, as well as offering a resort-style saltwater infinity edge pool with outdoor fire pits and private cabanas. Additional amenities include a state-of-the-art fitness center, private theater, commercial-grade demonstration kitchen with dining space, and private indoor bar area with resident wine cellar and climate-controlled bottle storage.


The Vision

From the beginning, the Ashton was designed to take advantage of the views and amenities of Austin’s premiere Lady Bird Lake, and uncompromised views of downtown.


The Design

The Ashton’s below-grade garage supplements office parking while also respectfully limiting the tower massing to avoid blocking the views of the neighbors at 100 Congress.

The above-grade garage clad in regional Austin Chalk stone is complemented with metal accents and screening to limit views to the interior of the garage.

Playing off of the all-pink granite façade of 100 Congress, the Ashton design incorporates a brick color with granite accents at the base that fits well with the neighboring building.

Units were organized with a pleasing pattern of punch windows for the bedrooms and expansive glass in the living rooms. This pattern balanced the architecture vertically up the façade that culminated into a penthouse roof feature at the top. The gentle swoop of the roof provides a view west to the Austin Hill Country.