Of course, removing utility lines is not exactly what the developer has at the top of his promotional material for the swank midrise apartment complex on the edge of Hermann Park. But in a city where utility lines are a visual blight, branding much of the area with an inexcusable Third World vibe, I bow down to those who bury the wires and transmitters.
That is just one of numerous positive aspects of Tema Development's seven-story, 224-room apartment building on the edge of the Texas Medical Center.
“During our design process, we carefully researched every detail of this charming and historical area of Houston to build a residential space that effortlessly blended with the beautiful Hermann Park backdrop,” Tema director of development Haytham Haidar said in a statement.
Among the esthetic efforts that went into this architecturally pleasing project are the brick and stone that match buildings at neighboring Rice University and the street lamps which are identical to those employed around the park.
“It was important," Haidar said "for us to maintain the integrity of the Hermann Park area to create an authentic park-like setting for our residents.”
Renters moving in this fall will find state-of-the-are amenities including high ceilings, quartz countertops, glass backsplashes, GE appliances, custom closets, spacious hallways, Carrara marble thresholds, USB charging stations and NEST thermostats.
As is requisite in today's luxury apartment projects, One Hermann Place features a 12,000-square-foot courtyard, a dog park, conference area, resort-style pool, top floor sky lounge, and fitness enter overlooking the park. The property sits on 2.25 acres, affording this luxury of space.
Of the 41 floor plans, residences begin at 544 square foot studios and go as large as 2,191 square feet in five penthouses while the average sized unit will be 1,064 square feet. Rental rates begin at $1,500 a month with the "average effective rent" at $2,400.