Sure, we all want to know how well the condos at the newly completed 30-story 2727 Kirby tower have been selling. But a couple of dedicated readers decided to investigate on their own:
[We] have been musing that 2727 Kirby looks awfully dark for a building for which the Chronicle proffers “all but 18 units have been sold”
Well, we put on our trench coats and went parking garage climbing to find out exactly how many souls live in that wraithlike monument to a bygone era.
These scary night pictures were taken on a Tuesday evening at around 8 pm. This was a prime time for at least a sampling of residents to be at home among their new Imported Stone Flooring and European Cabinetry. The night photos were taken from atop the parking garage on West Alabama that is the home of Fleming’s and from the Parking lot on Westheimer that serves Taco Milagro/Downing Street.
And they show . . . ?
We saw the flicker of only one giant television from the south side of the building [photo above]. We saw lights on in 1 other unit.
On the north side we saw perhaps 3 units with some kind of light on. This seems closer to the reports of “about 8 units closed” than to “all but a few, or all but 18”
We were surprised by the lack of staging. Someone should at least have the chutzpah to turn on some lights at night, buy some plastic lawn furniture and plants and stuff them on balconies, and get a few flat screens (you are going to end up giving them away) on a timer at night.
Is there a daylight report, too?
Over the Labor Day weekend, we found ourselves atop the West Ave apartments in the pool clubhouse. We did see evidence of some activity [across the street at 2727 Kirby]!! A bed!! Perhaps a new resident is moving in?? However, upon closer inspection, the bed might be the modest beginnings of some staging –as evidenced by the large tag in the mattress at 3x zoom:
. . . We both think it is staging or a model apartment getting set up. There is also a small fleet of relatively expensive cars that sit out front. About 8 (I keep coming back to that number). They were sitting there in the rain on Labor Day. We are wondering if they are staged.
Our readers conclude:
The only action at 2727 Kirby is where the old leasing office was at W. Alabama. There is a yummy new yogurt place there. So I guess the building really did change the Upper Kirby district. On Alabama.
- Previously on Swamplot: Studying Those Sales Reports for 2727 Kirby
Photos of 2727 Kirby: Swamplot inbox