Houston House is in the middle of a $10 million renovation, but that's not keeping the historic high-rise apartment building from showing off its luxury living spaces. In September, the building will offer tours of four apartment homes, each designed by a local up-and-coming designer, according to a release.
The designers that will be featured on the free Houston House Salutes Emerging Designers tours are 29-year-old graphic designer/interior designer/Analog | Dialog blogger Chris Nguyen; 31-year-old interior designer Kristen Johnson; 33-year-old freelance designer Richard Sanchez; and 31-year-old architect/designer/abstract artist Saba Jawda.
The 31-story building was built in 1966 by architect Charles Goodman, who also constructed 24 East Greenway Plaza. So far, the lobby, the exterior, the recreational areas and about a quarter of the apartments have been updated. The remodeled apartments are currently available, and more will become available each month until the renovation's completion in June 2012.
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And the renovated apartments sound pretty swank, including stone countertops, subway tile backsplash, stainless steel appliances and new wood or travertine floors. An amenities floor has been added that includes a 24-hour fitness center, an outdoor pool, a full-size basketball/volleyball court and a lounge.
The tours take place September 23 through September 25 and September 30 through October 2 at Houston House, 1617 Fannin. For information, visit www.HoustonHouseApts.com or call 713-308-2000.
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