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PaperCity Houston April 2022

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Opposite page, from top: The tower's top floor features Paladio-inspired arches surrounding an entertaining room and 75-foot pool. The limestone and brick fa├žade is reminiscent of those designed in the 1920s by Rosario Candela's buildings in New York City. Margrit Baumann's Meret Oppenheim in her Studio, 1982 whose magnificent 1920s buildings along Park and Fifth avenues feature interior architecture with exquisite materials and craftsmanship. The lobby at 1661 Tanglewood will have backlit marble and onyx ceilings, limestone pilasters, and rock-crystal chandeliers custom- made by Voisson Paris. Powers has been stockpiling antiques for the past year, including 15th- century Venetian lion figures and Alberto Giacometti floor three floors on a corner of the building. "We're including all the amenities this level of client is used to having in their home," Powers says, citing hand-built French La Cornue kitchen ranges, bespoke millwork throughout, and fireplace mantels by Chesneys, which collaborates with The Soane Museum and The Lutyens Foundation on authentic historical designs. A handful of residences will be completely furnished by Powers, from the furniture and art to Tiffany & Co. flatware and Baccarat crystal. Ruthie Porterfield of residential real estate brokerage Martha Turner Sotheby's International Realty will lead the building's sales. Pricing and floor plans will be available at the new 1661 Tanglewood sales center opening mid-year in Uptown Park. lamps from a historic American collection. H e 's t e a m e d w i t h legendary designer Rose Tarlow to produce custom upholstery for t h e f u r n i s h i n g s t o complement the lobby's palette of cream, taupe, gray, pale salmon, and black. "An octagonal l i v i n g ro o m h a s a hidden cigar lounge- s p e a k e a s y e n t e r e d through a secret door by pressing one of the panels," Powers says. "A de Gournay Art Deco mural is a dark s a g e - y g re e n w i t h platinum-leaf finish to appear like beautiful antique leather." The 33-floor residential tower, designed by Jackson & Ryan Architects, will be constructed of limestone and brick, much like Candela's Park Avenue and Fifth Avenue buildings, with residences ranging from 2,700 to 12,000 square feet with soaring 11- and 12-foot ceilings, no more than two units per floor, and downtown and uptown views. A rare-in- Houston triplex residence is also available, which incorporates J. Randall Powers Rendering of a living room at 1661 Tanglewood 63

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