Residential palaces continue to rise against Houston’s skyline, and the activity shows no signs of ceasing. In its April issue, PaperCity explored this progressive building boom, comparing the posh specs of nearly 50 luxury high-rise and mid-rise towers in progress across the city.
Now another high-end residence is adding itself to the mix: Sudhoff Companies has teamed up with Atlanta-based property developer Stolz Partners for The Sophie at Bayou Bend, a six floor, 42-unit mid-rise at 6017 Memorial Drive.
“We are extremely excited for this endeavor,” says Jacob Sudhoff, CEO of Sudhoff Companies. “Not only does it formally introduce Stolz Partners — a company with a proven track record of more than $1 billion of residential and mixed-use real estate successes in five states — to Houston, but it also responds to strong Inner Loop demand for upscale, single-floor residences with functional outdoor space, low maintenance fees plus 24-hour attended lobby and convenience.”
The Sophie’s design embraces its foliage-filled ambience: The building borders Memorial Park and MFAH’s Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens (hence the mid-rise’s moniker).
Houston-based design firm Mirador Group brings The Sophie’s garden feel to the forefront in more ways than one. The residences, which range from 2,400 to nearly 5,000 square feet in size, are each fashioned with a 400-square-foot terrace, each of which includes a summer kitchen and a fireplace. Of course, the view isn’t too shabby, either, overlooking Memorial Park, Buffalo Bayou and River Oaks Country Club.
In addition to the standard luxury touches, like 10-foot ceilings and state-of-the-art appliances, the complex will include a 24-hour concierge, private garages, an ultramodern fitness center complete with a virtual yoga studio, expansive green spaces (including a dog park), water features, private sitting quarters and art installations.
The Sophie at Bayou Bend is currently in pre-sales; prices range from $1.2 to around $3 million. An official opening date has not been revealed.
BY JAILYN MARCEL, Papercity