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October 2017- Houston

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GIORGETTI HOUSTON Developer: Stolz Partners Address: 2701 Steel Street Completion Date: Late 2018 Giorgetti Houston is one building where style and architectural craftsmanship is embedded to the core. This 32-unit, seven-story mid-rise is focused on a unique partnership with the revered Italian cabinet and furniture maker, Giorgetti. Designed by Mirador Group and marketed by Sudhoff Companies, the handsome lobby will be furnished with Giorgetti furniture, and the company's handcrafted kitchen and bathroom cabinetry and custom closets will be in each residence. ARIS MARKET SQUARE Developer: Hines Address: 409 Travis Street Completion Date: Opened mid-September PaperCity was the first media to gain entrance to this four-year-plus Hines project, and the sense of mystery shrouding the just-opened building pays off. There's a cozy lobby with fireplaces and distinctive old-school clock art, an homage to the historic Houston clock tower a block away; The Vinyl Listening Lounge, a small alcove with a vintage 1950s Silvertone record player and a sweet collection of old vinyl records; and a New Orleans-style private garden courtyard tucked into the back and shielded from Main Street, which came about when the Hines team and Ziegler Cooper Architects found a way to take advantage of an odd-shaped extra space. A pet-grooming station and a bike-repair room reinforce the downtown lifestyle. "All the amenities in this building are designed to be used," Haltom says. "We didn't put anything in just for show." (continued on page 86) 84 ARABELLA Developer: Randall Davis and Roberto Contreras, DC Partners Address: 4521 San Felipe Completion Date: January 2018 This 33-story tower on San Felipe looks as if would fit right in if plopped into Manhattan, and there's good reason for that. Randall Davis and partner Roberto Contreras are influenced by New York architecture. With its fritted- glass windows, a design borrowed from some of Frank Gehry's and Richard Meier's most memorable high-rises, the Arabella was designed by 212box, the NYC firm that has designed the Christian Louboutin boutiques worldwide. This is a building that demands to be remembered. And it will be, with a magnificent soaring 22-foot lobby, and two resident swimming pools (one indoors and one out), as well as sky pools on the terraces of many of the 99 units. THE DRISCOLL Developer: Weingarten Realty Address: 1958 West Gray Street Completion Date: 2021 Weingarten Realty isn't saying much about the 30-story high-rise it plans to build at River Oaks Shopping Center, but its impact on this section of the city is undeniable. One restaurant/bar (Local Pour) is already closing to make room for the tower's build, and Ziegler Cooper is on board as architect, with visions of opening in 2021. Weingarten believes a new showpiece tower will draw upscale retail and keep the shopping center on West Gray relevant for decades to come. Arabella HOUSTON'S NEXT-GEN BUILDINGS THE NEW WAVE OF SUPER BUILDINGS WILL BE DEFINED BY HIGH-RISES AND MID-RISES THAT HAVE NOT YET OPENED — OR THAT HAVE VERY RECENTLY BEEN COMPLETED. HERE ARE 16 THAT WILL REDEFINE VERTICAL LIVING IN HOUSTON AND CHANGE SKY-HIGH EXPECTATIONS. Giorgetti Houston THE IVY LOFTS Developer: Novel Creative Development Address: 2604 Leeland Street Completion Date: January 2018 The micro-condos project in East Downtown is back, with a goal to make sky-high living accessible and attractive to first-time home- buying millennials. After nixing the micro- condos plan in July 2016 and refocusing efforts on a condo-hotel, New York's Novel Creative Development has circled back to the original idea of streamlined living and tweaked it to appeal to micro-loft buyers (starting at 384 square feet with larger showers and higher ceilings than in the original plans) and to those looking for a more spacious situation (up to 2,000 square feet). Aris Market Square The Ivy Lofts JENNY ANTILL CLIFTON

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