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modifications have you made to lessen the impact on neighboring Tanglewood? 1661 Tanglewood has only 60 to 70 residences, mostly two per floor. We've made the building taller to be smaller at the base. This has afforded us the ability to park underground and not above grade. We have moved the building to a minimum of 60 feet and as much as 100 feet away from the north residential edge towards the commercial intersection of Sage and San Felipe. We have a grand 120- foot entrance experience from Tanglewood Boulevard. Overall, 1661 Tanglewood is approximately a third of the impact of the previous project. What's next? We will be looking to take the Tanglewood story to new heights. MILLER KENDALL Getting to Know: Kendall Miller W hen one thinks of Tanglewood Boulevard, a high standard of excellence comes to mind. After all, this is one of the most affluent parts of the city, at close proximity to sought-after shopping and restaurants. The neighborhood is synonymous with Tanglewood Corporation, a fourth-generation family-owned real estate enterprise founded by Tanglewood's developer, William G. Farrington in 1948. For more than 70 years, the leafy neighborhood has been a shining example of Farrington's high standards. Following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather, Kendall Miller — grandson of the founder — leads the family development business with the support of his son, Marshall. His newest project is the talk of the town: 1661 Tanglewood. Miller shares more about the highly anticipated project, his inspiration and vision. Your grandfather, William G. Farrington, developed the Tanglewood neighborhood beginning in 1948. Do you have memories of your grandfather and the early days? Kendall Miller: I remember my grandfather as the impressive elder at family gatherings. My childhood memories are full of tall pine trees, fat oak trees, football in the yard with friends, and bike rides to the office. The journey I enjoyed as a kid is the same as my commute to work today. For four generations, our family has enjoyed my grandfather's house and the office at the opposite corner of the neighborhood. THE DEVELOPERS OF 1661 TANGLEWOOD SET THEIR SIGHTS HIGH AT ONE OF HOUSTON'S MOST COVETED ADDRESSES. What is the archi- tectural and design inspiration for 1661 Tanglewood? M y m o t h e r, M a r y Catherine Farrington Miller, and her affection for Palladian architecture inspired our vision. Our family's 40-year relationship with Jackson & Ryan Architects made them the right partner for this project. The JRA team interpreted our ideas and created a Palladian-inspired design anchored by classical forms, stately symmetry and proportion. The top of the 34-story building will feature 40 monumental columns framing a distinct colonnade, creating a crown effect. Design elements that will appeal to your demographic? Through our partnership with Jackson & Ryan Architects and designer J. Randall Powers, we have given an impressive amount of thoughtful consideration to the appointments throughout the project. Finishes incorporate bespoke millwork, museum-quality lighting, nine-inch-wide plank hardwood floors, tailored moldings and cabinetry, exquisite Waterworks fixtures, and carpeting by Stark. The signature finished kitchens feature La Cornue ranges and impeccable craftsmanship. And the floor plans have soaring ceilings as high as 12½ feet, multiple fireplaces, wine rooms, butler pantries, opulent bathrooms, and dressing closets. Which residential buildings around the world are comparable to 1661. The classically designed prewar buildings on Park Avenue and Robert A.M. Stern's stunning residential buildings throughout New York are some that come to mind. There were previous plans for a high- rise on this site with approximately 230 units, but 1661 has less impact. What Ruthie Porterfield and Mary Elizabeth Hahnfeld Martha Turner Sotheby's International Realty 713.622.1661 PAPERCITY PROMOTION GARY FOUNTAIN 1661 Tanglewood crown 1661 Tanglewood lobby 13

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