Just South of Lady Bird Lake
Bridges on the Park is located on the south shore of Lady Bird Lake. Even though it is not in downtown Austin, you can simply walk over the Pflugerville Pedestrian Bridge and be in downtown within a couple minutes. It is the perfect fit for someone wanting a little more square footage, at a good value, while maintaining very close proximity to downtown. Bridges on the Park finished construction in 2008 and has a total of 6 floors, with a maximum height of 61 feet. In total, there are 105 condominiums, perfect for someone who is looking for a smaller, slightly quieter building. The property designed on a total of 2.5 Acres by architectural firm, Rhode and Hurt Architects. The Developers, CLB Partners (out of Dallas TX), developed Bridges on the Park, using Tribble and Stephens as the General Contractor, with a total project budget of $50M.
1-3 Bedroom Condos
The HOA fee is $0.43 per sq ft. This is a pretty standard and fair HOA fee and includes sewer, trash, property maintenance and upkeep, common area maintenance and cleaning, 24 hour concierge services and an onsite building maintenance supervisor.You will find 1 and 2 bedroom condos; there are no 3 bedroom condos at Bridges on the Park. The floor plans are larger than most condo buildings downtown, probably since it was built on the south side of the water, the land cost was a little lower and the developers could afford to build slightly more generous floor plans. The 1 bedroom condos range in size from 862 to 897 sq ft. The 2 bedroom condos range in size from 1,349 to 1,645 sq ft. The east and north facing units have great views of the downtown Austin skyline and look over the beautiful greens of Butler Park Golf Course, a 9 hole, par 3 course.
Plenty Within Walking Distance
Although you are not in downtown, there is plenty within walking distance. The first floor retail includes Lift Coffee Shop and Café, W3ll Skin Spa, Bows and Arrows, Spartan Boutique, Hill Country Running, and Viva Day Spa. Also, surrounding points of interest would be Taco Cabana, aggi House, Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, Schlotzki’s Deli, Caravel Ice Cream, and the Zack Scott Topfer Theatre, Butler Park Pitch and Putt. The interiors of the condos have a great finish out. The units came standard with wood flooring in the kitchen, dining and living area. The bedrooms have natural fiber carpeting and the bathrooms have travertine tile.
Serious Kitchen Hardware
The kitchens have Bosch stainless steel appliances. If you like to cook you will enjoy the gas cooktops with hood vents that vent to the exterior of the building. You will find Kohler fixtures in the kitchen and bathrooms, granite countertops throughout and wood cabinetry. The condos have several features that are impressive, and you would not normally expect within this price point, such as solid wood 7 foot doors, floating cabinetry in the bathrooms and kitchen cabinetry that has built in underlighting. All the condos have 9’4” ceiling heights with floor to ceiling windows. The windows are all very energy efficient low-e windows and every condo has a private balcony. All of the 2 bedroom units have both a soaking tub and walk in shower in the master bathrooms.
Lots of Amenities
The building offers 24 hours concierge services, and has an onsite building maintenance supervisor for any repair, maintenance and upkeep issues that may arise. For being such a small building, Bridges on the Park has a healthy list of amenities, including a pool and Jacuzzi, surrounded by cabanas, gas grilling area, and a fire pit. It has a common entertainment area, business center with wifi and presentation capabilities. The entire building is secure and is access controlled.
Right on the Hike and Bike Trails
Although small, the building has a fitness center if you need a quick work out, or you can simply walk out onto the Austin Hike and Bike Trails. Like most Austin condos, Bridges on the Park is pet friendly, and you can have up to 2 pets, with a few breed restrictions in place. The parking for the building is private to only the condo owners and is underground, beneath the building. The parking spaces are assigned, and you will get 1 parking space per bedroom (1 bedroom condos come with 1 parking space and 2 bedrooms come with 2 parking spaces). The parking garage has a limited number of storage units; during the initial sales of the property buyers could purchase a storage unit along with their condo, so some have storage units and some don’t. The underground parking also has bicycle storage units available.