No Longer So Possessive: The Vargos Apartments Replacing Vargo’s Restaurant

Construction could start by the end of the month on this apartment building on the site of the demolished Vargo’s Restaurant in Piney Point. The rendering and plans for the complex, to be located at 2411 Fondren near Woodway, show no signs of the azaleas and starving peacocks that had been on the former fancy steakhouse’s land — nor its apostrophe: The complex, dubbed Vargos on the Lake, will have 276 1- and 2-bedroom apartments and 13 3-bedroom townhomes, explains a PR rep. Buying the 8.71-acre property out of bankruptcy, developer Sandy Aron appears to be going all out with the perks:

[Vargos] will offer active recreation via the Fit Flicks Theater; which will feature a projection wall and cardio equipment such as rowers, bikes, treadmills and Stairmaster. Fit Flicks Theater will screen movies on a daily basis.

Additional top-of-the-line amenities include two leash-free dog parks, resident clubhouse and demonstration kitchen, conference/private dining room, evening concierge, cold food delivery storage, kickboxing station, three outdoor kitchens, active pool with stainless steel tree sculpture and water feature, poolside event cabana, outdoor fire lounge, Zen pool, global gaming room, yoga studio and two massage rooms.

Rendering: Hunington Properties

9 Comment

  • Are they going to fill in the giant gorge that’s running through the property?

    They did site prep work a while ago and nothing has been happening on the lot in quite a while, I thought they didn’t get the construction financing.

  • It was sad to see Vargos be torn down, I loved to go there when I was a child, however this developement looks stylish and upscale. If I’m not mistaken Vargos is actually in the Houston not Piney Point Village, I think Piney Point has ordinances against apartments, but I could be wrong.

  • What ever happened to the abandoned peacocks? I know a friend saw one struck by a car.

  • The property is right on the border of Piney Point Village and Houston, but is located in the City of Houston.

  • My cousin Darrell went back up in that swale and shot a peacock with an airsoft gun. Said it let out a cry like a baby screaming. Signs and wonders.

  • Developer Sandy Aron doesn’t give a crap about the poor ,starving peacocks. It would be fitting( and funny) that the ghosts of the dead p-fowl will haunt his shiny new development. See him try and rent out those apartments!!!!

  • Dude, how revolting, I could have lived my whole life and not know about some redneck killing a gorgeous peacock, ugh!

  • Once you cross the Bayou, your in Houston. And saying it’s close to Woodway is misleading, because that road is not truly an extension of the Woodway we all all know. That road should be called Old Farm Road.

  • A portion of the peacocks relocated themselves years ago into the Buffalo Bayou corridor. You can often hear their cries in Terry Hershey Park near Kirkwood.