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88 RESIDENCES AT LA COLOMBE D'OR Developer: Hines Address: 3410 Montrose Boulevard Completion Date: 2020 Hines may have only been in the multi- family residential segment for six years, but no one can say the company hasn't jumped in full force. Besides having opened both Southmore and Aris high- rises, Hines is taking on a new 34-story tower with 285 luxury apartments that will be connected to the historic La Colombe d'Or hotel. Developed in a joint venture with Steve Zimmerman and sons Dan and Mark, long-time owners of the historic 1923-era La Colombe d'Or, The Residences at La Colombe d'Or will attach to the hotel via an art gallery. The outdoor plaza with fireplace and a second 14,000 square feet of green space make this an exceptional — and historic — high-rise project. THE REVERE AT RIVER OAKS Developer: Pelican Builders Address: 2325 Welch Completion Date: 2019 Pelican Builders' Robert Bland envisions this 32-unit luxury mid-rise as Houston's version of a Park Avenue palace. Architecture and interiors are classic. It's designed by Kirksey Architecture as an iconic building, with fireplaces and 11- foot ceilings standard in all units. Expansive white walls, rather than the floor-to-ceiling- glass approach of many Houston high-rise buildings, appeal to serious art collectors. Like a number of next-wave buildings, The Revere is geared toward attracting current Houstonians rather than transplants. "We expect that the majority of our residents will come from a five-mile radius from the property," Bland says. These are apartments built for people used to living in very large homes. The smallest units measure in at 2,621 for the Brentwood unit to more than 4,000 square feet for the Inverness plan. THE RIVER OAKS Developer: Richard Leibovitch, Arel Capital Address: 3433 Westheimer Road Completed Date: Early 2018 When the mailroom's been obsessed over — and made into "the best mailroom in all of Houston, maybe anywhere," in developer Richard Leibovitch's words — you know the $10 million penthouses and garden townhomes will be showstoppers. With this high-rise, which converted rather than demolished the 17-story River Oaks Luxury Apartments that stood on this land, the anticipation is real. "This is my baby," Leibovitch says. "We've done a number of buildings in New York, but this is truly special. This is the one where I'm going to come back in 50 years and say, 'We built that.'" Designed by EDI International and Rottet Group, with landscape architects McDugald-Steele, and marketed by Sudhoff Companies, the building has a staggering 13,229-square- foot penthouse, with another coming in at 6,541 square feet; three-bedroom garden residences; and one-, two-, and three- bedroom tower apartments. THE SOPHIE AT BAYOU BEND Developer: Stolz Partners Address: 6017 Memorial Drive Completion Date: Fall 2018 Even the building's name is a nod to sophistication — the driving force of architect Jerry Hooker's (Mirador Group) vision that's inspired by icons ranging from Chanel's little black dress to the classic New York apartment houses of Rosario Candela and Robert Stern. But the most striking feature of The Sophie is that every residence has a private outdoor living space with its own summer kitchen, grill and fireplace, some as large as 1,000 square feet. "This is certainly the first condo project in Houston, and maybe anywhere, where everyone has a private outdoor living space," Hooker says. "These are 42 custom homes." The Sophie at Bayou Bend THE SOUTHMORE Developer: Hines Address: 5280 Caroline Street Completion Date: Open now To say no expense was spared on this 24-story tower, which takes design cues from its stunning Asia Society neighbor, is an understatement. Hines spent more than a million dollars just to make sure its parking garage is hidden behind a limestone façade. Italian cabinetry is standard (as it is at Hines' Aris), and wraparound floor-to-ceiling windows and corner glass give many units dramatic views of the city on three sides. A 10,000-square-foot private Japanese- style park keeps things green and minimal, and there's also a sports lounge with shuffleboard and a poker table. "We wanted to make it a peaceful escape," Elser says. During Hurricane Harvey, the few residents who had moved into the recently opened building and the staff hunkered down in the tower's Screening Room to watch movies on an 80-inch screen. A tenant to fill a 3,000-square- foot ground-floor restaurant is being pursued.. condo project in Houston, and maybe anywhere, where everyone has a private outdoor living space," Hooker says. "These are 42 custom homes." The Sophie at Bayou Bend The Southmore The Southmore The Revere at River Oaks The Revere at River Oaks The River Oaks

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