Developer Rohe & Wright Builders has released plans for 10 luxury “lock and leave” townhomes with a French twist near River Oaks. The custom residences at Saint Honoré, bounded by San Felipe, Revere and Welch streets, will “feature unparalleled Parisian architectural detail and design worthy of royalty,” the website notes. The Subterranean lower level allows owners such options as a "golf simulator, caretaker’s quarters, wine cellar, home theater, fitness gym, gala room, safe room or space for a car collection."
The living area on the first floor overlooks a central courtyard, with the second floor dedicated to bedrooms, the third floor to a media/entertainment center and a rooftop terrace. Floor plans with names such as The Franklin and The Straus, for prominent Americans who were ambassadors to France, range from 5,099 square feet to 7,718 square feet.
All residences have elevators, summer kitchens, home automation and a guarded entry. Prices start at $2.2 million.
It's not the first time that a Houston developer has looked to replicate 18-century French design. In 2002, developer Randall Davis built the Renoir, a hulking eight-story stone condominum complex with French style architecture and manicured grounds at the corner of Shepherd and Dallas.