Heights Esplanade I: Now Available with Less Irony

Rendering of Proposed Heights Esplanade I at 1801 Ashland St., Houston

The Magnolia Lofts, planned for the site of the former Ashland Tea House, has a new sales trailer at 1801 W. 18th St. in the Heights and a new, less ironic name. The project is now called Heights Esplanade I — though the development’s website throws in an odd extra apostrophe for good measure. Best news: The same website declares that “At the Esplanade, urban loft living will take on a new meaning.” The building will be four stories high, contain forty condos, and sit on a two-story “partially submerged” garage.

A HAIF reader who stopped by the sales office reports that Conroe-area builders Garrett Austen are planning two additional phases, with 80 and 120 more condos respectively.

After the jump: floor plans for Unit 403, on sale now for $261,118.


This unit has 1 bedroom, 2 baths, and 1,079 sq. ft. The spiral stairs go up to a roof terrace.

1801 Ashland St. Unit 403, Heights Esplanade, Houston