Pease Park and Shoal Creek are among the most historic and naturally beautiful features of Austin. The park was founded in 1839, the same year that Austin was founded.
From Comanche Indian attacks in 1843 to George Armstrong Custer’s bivouacking near Seider Springs in 1865, the park and creek played a role in Austin’s development. Today it covers 42 acres, running parallel to Shoal Creek from 12th Street up to 24th
Caswell Lofts were built in the Shoal Creek Greenbelt in 2007. While the Park is no longer subject to Indian attacks or martial law, it is still a destination for many of the nearby residents: from UT students to Clarksville to downtown, many Austinites have a special affinity for Pease Park.
Caswell Lofts overlook Pease Park, and offer a mix of downtown loft and Pemberton Heights polish. There are five buildings featuring 43 residences in Caswell. It is not a student condo, not a downtown condo and not a suburban condo. Yet it somehow manages to combine all of the above.
Caswell is cutting edge with 11’ foot tongue and groove ceilings, exposed beams, concrete floors, granite, stainless steel and walls of windows. The condos are architecturally significant and edgy with energy saving construction features. A futuristic look in historic surroundings.
I now have one of those condos for sale. #513 is located one building off of N Lamar and it takes advantage of the natural environment. It offers a unique back patio or outside area for relaxation, gardening or grilling. A great residence setting that offers an urban loft appeal combined with a quiet outdoor space overlooking scenic Shoal Creek and a hundred and seventy five years of Austin history.
The Shoal Creek Greenbelt is a living link from past to present. Have a look for yourself – and see what I mean.