New 33-Story Houston High-Rise’s $3 Million Sales Center Says a Lot About Posher Than Posh Tower Coming

simply that a visit to the swanky sales office for the 1661 luxury Tanglewood residential high-rise is incentive enough for someone with the resources to seriously consider putting a claim on one of the properties in the forthcoming development.

Rising above the live oak trees on Tanglewood Boulevard and San Felipe, the 33-story residential tower is the project of Tanglewood Corporation, the family-owned business that dates back to the late 1940s when founder William Giddings Farrington began acquiring farmland in what was then an unattractive prairie. . Today, the company and this legacy project is led by Farrington’s grandson Kendall Miller.

“Our family’s initial inspiration to redevelop our cornerstone site in 1661 Tanglewood was not only to expand the neighborhood’s foundations conceived and cultivated by previous generations, but also to reach new heights in quality and character. of the city we love,” Kendall Miller tells PaperCity.

In the hands of famed designer Randy Powers, the Uptown Park sales center reflects many of the sophisticated tones that will be at the heart of the high-rise design. Tanglewood Corporation engaged J. Randal Powers Interior Decoration to help with design elements in shared spaces and also within high-rise residences.

Each of the units at the 33-story 1661 Tanglewood will feature La Corneau stoves.

The 3,600 square meter sales center, in a space that used to house a Ceron salon, has been transformed into a tastefully lavish setting with a specific room design based on that of the residential tower. You enter to find 12-foot ceilings, lavish custom millwork, museum lighting and wide plank hardwood floors, all of which can be found throughout the residences, along with La Cornue kitchen ranges, European-origin marble countertops in the kitchen, fireplace mantels from Chesneys, plumbing from Waterworks and Stark rugs.

Some of the so-called “townhouses in the sky” will be fully furnished by Powers for those who desire a turn-key experience. A number of the units in the building, designed by Jackson & Ryan Architects, will be reserved for buyers who want to expand their spaces independently.

J Randall Powers Interior Decoration designs interiors for not only the shared spaces but also private homes for those who want a moving experience.

Notable furnishings from the shared spaces transferred to the high-rise include a Chesneys marble mantel, chairs upholstered by Rose Tarlow, a pair of antique consoles, a pair of Alberto Giacometti floor lamps, and a duo of 15th-century Venetian lion figures.

“Space is the greatest luxury,” Powers said in a statement, “and luxury in 1661 Tanglewood begins with the stately scale of the residences, which allow for high ceilings (more than 12 feet high in the primary living rooms), multiple fireplaces, wine rooms, butler pantries and bathrooms and closets of considerable size.

“These homes are just as timeless, warm and graceful as the finest single-family homes.”

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J. Randall Powers, also known as Randy Powers, was commissioned by Tanglewood Corporation to serve as design guru for Tanglewood from 1661.

State-of-the-art technical presentations take prospective buyers on a detailed journey through the high-rise buildings with renderings, floor plans and views specific to each of the 33 floors.

With an estimated $3 million spent on the design of the sales center, one has some idea of ​​Tanglewood’s 1661 pricing, although the company is still working on details. One estimate is that prices will start at over $2 million for a bedroom. Several of those corner homes are already in reserve.

From October 3, the sales center will be open by appointment only. Ruthie Porterfield and Mary Elizabeth Hahnfeld, both of Martha Turner Sotheby’s International Realty, serve as sales directors for 1661 Tanglewood.

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