On account of their relatively easy and inexpensive finish-out, many developers have opted to address Austin's housing crunch with variations on "the loft". Some of my favorites include Caswell Lofts, 04 Lofts, Brazos Lofts, 1305 and Este. Unfortunately, not all Austin buyers are as enthusiastic. Some find lofts uninviting, others can't imagine what they'd do with all that open space.
Elle Decor has come to the rescue today with five ideas that offer just a taste of what is possible for contemporary loft living. I encourage you to take a look and consider a loft among your condo-buying options.