48 East, Austin
Construction is expected to begin this winter on 48 East, a 33-story residential tower planned for the growing Rainey Street district. Anticipated for completion in the fall of 2020, the project is at the architecture and interior design helm of STG Design, which is emphasizing tailored casual elegance inspired by Austin’s relaxed ambience: The concept combines urban materials and natural landscapes throughout the building, including a floor-to-ceiling living lobby wall and a gabion fireplace that can be enjoyed outside and indoors. Residents will also have access to a rooftop pool and greenscapes, a fitness level with an outdoor cross-training yard, an indoor cycling room and an outdoor dog park.
RENDERING: COURTESY STG DESIGN
The Sophie At Bayou Bend, Houston
Atlanta developer Stolz Partners is bringing luxury condominiums to the Memorial Park area via The Sophie at Bayou Bend, a six-floor, 39-unit mid-rise projected to open next year. Inspired by architecture, art and fashion icons, Mirador Group is focused on a classic contemporary feel for the property’s architecture, interiors and landscapes. The spacious residences will include expansive terraces as well as pet-friendly amenities, private garages and elevators. Inside, the design features Listone Giordano engineered wood flooring, SieMatic kitchen cabinetry, Wolf and Sub-Zero appliances, high ceilings and oversize closets.
RENDERING: COURTESY THE SOPHIE AT BAYOU BEND
In a sea of rental apartments, Marlowe is the only condominium in downtown Houston. Powers Brown Architecture carried out the 20-floor building’s masculine theme set by developer Randall Davis Company and DC Partners. The semi-industrial chic interior by designer Nina Magon of Contour Interior Design also packs a patriarchal punch, with floor plans named after male celebrities such as Robert Redford, Frank Sinatra and Al Pacino. Slated for occupancy in October, the 96 residences feature elements like 10-foot ceilings, Bosch appliances and Pedini cabinets, while eight penthouses come with some plush extras like larger terraces and crown molding.
RENDERING: COURTESY MARLOWE
Hotel Crescent Court, Dallas
This spring, Hotel Crescent Court in Dallas’ vibrant Uptown capped off a yearlong, $33 million renovation. Among the transformations, design firm Michelle Meredith & Associates led the spa and fitness center installation, while architectural group Waldrop + Nichols updated the lobby, corridors and guest rooms. An interior color palette of blush, cream and gray complements the hotel’s classic French Renaissance façade. The 186 guest rooms and 49 suites retain their elegant identity and five-star feel with Frette bed linens and Axminster carpets; new bathrooms and vanity areas impart a modern edge.