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The Lawn at The Austonian : A Backyard and More
Spacious green places and backyards are typically not the first things that come to mind when one things about urban living. However, at The Austonian, residents are afforded a 12,000-square-foot backyard where they can enjoy the beautiful Central Texas springs and summers – swimming, walking, relaxing, playing, cooking and more – all with breathtaking views of the Texas State Capitol, Congress Avenue, and Lady Bird Lake.
Designed by landscape architecture firm TBG Partners, the 10th-floor Lawn was designed to be a centralized, community area where residents (and pets) could swim, relax and entertain. On the eastern side of the building, the Lawn runs along Congress Avenue, offering residents a peaceful place to relax and socialize above - and yet amidst - the bustling activity of downtown and the surrounding area.
The Lawn features a 75-foot lap pool complete with eight foaming bubbler fountains and an in-water seating area. Luxurious lawn chairs in the water and along the sundeck promenade offer residents the ideal place to read a book, have a conversation, surf the web, or soak up the sun. A seven-seat saltwater spa compliments the pool, offering an optimal relaxation spot on a lazy Saturday or following a stressful day at work.
Eight luxury cabanas that border the pool's north and south ends feature lush, comfortable seating and privacy curtains. An outdoor kitchen complete with a grill and a stovetop, and the Lawn's outdoor fireplaces offer additional gathering spaces that are perfect for a BBQ, a football tailgating party or dinner al fresco.
West of the Lawn is an area devoted to pets. A 600-square-foot dog park, with Synlawn synthetic grass and a complete draining system gives the dogs that live at The Austonian their own space to have relax and socialize.
Designed as a green roof system, The Austonian's 10th-floor lawn features 65 different types of native plants that help to reduce the temperature in the air. The natural vegetation on The Lawn produces a cooling effect and creates a pleasant outdoor area for relaxing and entertaining. The low-water plants on the Lawn are completely irrigated by water reclaimed from the building's air conditioning system as well, a green feature that is simultaneously beautiful and practical.
For Austonian residents, the 10th-floor Lawn is more than just a "backyard," it is a sustainable green space that they can take pride in, a community gathering hole, an extended kitchen and a piece of art that makes their home distinct and unique.