With 16 floors of residences, five levels of parking and a recreation deck, Highland Tower aims to offer everything a resident needs. It's inside the Loop, within walking distance to Highland Village and just a mile from the Galleria.
The 93-unit building was developed by Robert Bland of Pelican Builders, designed by Scott Ziegler of ZCA Residential, and completed in 2010.
No. 1203, which Williams conceived as "The Perfect Pied-a-terre," is a 982-square-foot, one-bedroom apartment, just the size for a bachelor or a young couple.
Williams kept the pallet neutral, with punches of accent color on accessories and artwork. Those colors, he said are "intense and intentional" without being overwhelming.
Williams incorporated versatile, adaptable furniture into the space so that the future resident can accommodate dinner parties with plenty of room for day-to-day living.
The condominium has a large master bedroom, replete with storage space.
The master bath boasts a bathtub, a shower and a walk-in closet.
No. 1203 sells for $460,000 unfurnished, or $502,000 furnished.
No. 1202 was deemed "An Art Lover’s Dream."
Williams combined a clean, crisp travertine table with Danish modern chairs and a colorful triptych against an organic centerpiece of air plants, for an unexpected mix that feels definitely at home.
Williams envisioned an older couple with an established art collection to fill the unit's ample wall space.
He kept the furniture neutral, contemporary but classically modern, for a comfortable vibe.
The kitchen space faces the open dining and living area.
Pelican Builders representative Derek Darnell explained that they didn't skimp on materials when outfitting these luxury units.
The 1,800-square-foot unit has two bedrooms: A master. . .
And a guest bedroom. A short hallway and a small but sunny study separates the two.
No. 1202 sells for $844,000 unfurnished, or $891,400 furnished.
Williams says that No. 1402 has a certain air of "Sophisticated Chic."
The 1,614-square-foot space sells for $771,000 unfurnished, and $843,600 furnished.
The open living and dining area incorporates a mix of antique and contemporary, understated and exaggerated — none of which takes away from the stunning Galleria skyline view.
Williams created this custom queen-sized day bed for the extra bedroom in No. 1402 — perfect for guests to use when they're in town, but also the ideal spot to curl up with a cup of coffee and a book.
"This space has a warm, cozy, romantic nature," said Williams. "Perfect for an in-town get-away."
Other amenities are available to guests on the fifth floor: An indoor gym, stocked with equipment and a massage table; a lobby with seating and a coffee bar; a large formal dining area with an attached caterer's kitchen.
Outside, is the recreation deck — complete with a pool, a putting green and a grill and fireplace under a covered seating area.
Darnell told CultureMap that some people's idea of luxury is 24-hour concierge, valet service and terraced amenities. Others prefer quality construction materials, state-of-the-art fixtures and fittings, and a noticable attention to detail.