Victoria Condos Now Rising from That Big Hole by Fisher Homes’ Heights Mansion Office

Renderings of The Victoria Condo Midrise, 829 Yale St. Houston Heights, Houston, 77007

The Victoria Condo Midrise, 829 Yale St. Houston Heights, Houston, 77007The question that’s been bugging a number of Swamplot readers: What’s planned by Fisher Homes for the .38-acre open pit now getting filled in at 829 Yale St., directly across from the company’s 3-story home office mansion? The answer: a 40-unit condo midrise branded as The Victoria. Some 2- and 3-bedroom units hit the market at the beginning of June, running between $460,900 and $835,585; a reader got some shots of the current state of construction earlier today in a morning drive-by.

A look at the floorplans of the parking-footed building’s residential floors shows off the structure’s increasingly hourglass cross-section as the viewer moves upward:

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Renderings of The Victoria Condo Midrise, 829 Yale St. Houston Heights, Houston, 77007

The floorplans for those interior units don’t appear to be listed yet, but here’s the layout of one of the 2-bedroom corner spaces:

Renderings of The Victoria Condo Midrise, 829 Yale St. Houston Heights, Houston, 77007

Some of the 5th floor corner units appear to get an additional upstairs master suite leading out to a rooftop terrace, providing at least the southern units with a clear view of the now-open Alexan Heights apartments and their expanded electrical substation neighbor across Yale:

Renderings of The Victoria Condo Midrise, 829 Yale St. Houston Heights, Houston, 77007

Other details on the unit’s interiors are still a bit fuzzy:

Renderings of The Victoria Condo Midrise, 829 Yale St. Houston Heights, Houston, 77007 Renderings of The Victoria Condo Midrise, 829 Yale St. Houston Heights, Houston, 77007 Renderings of The Victoria Condo Midrise, 829 Yale St. Houston Heights, Houston, 77007

One more slightly fuzzy view from this morning:

The Victoria Condo Midrise, 829 Yale St. Houston Heights, Houston, 77007

Images: HAR (renderings), Swamplot inbox (photos)

 

Filling In on Yale St.

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  • I have a question. How will they take out the trash? The alley behind the building is not accessible anymore. The building hugs the lot lines with no room for a dumpster (unless they put one right in front of the building). The garage opening is not tall enough to allow a garbage truck to enter. Will they just stack up 40 curbside trash units along Yale St.?

  • If I’m in one of the houses immediately behind this project, I would build a wall equal in height. The project is not appropriate for its location but then Fisher’s 3 story mansion across the street already proved its lack of taste.

  • And that’s why you should NEVER buy a house that is on or backs up to Yale or Heights Blvd. A Houston masterpiece in every respect!

  • There’s nothing Victorian about this project.

  • Now I understand why the third ward doesn’t want gentrification.

  • Its better than the mechanic shops that were there. I think these look pretty awesome. Sounds like some whiny neighbors.

  • It’s Terry Fisher. What could possibly go wrong. . . . . .

  • $400/sqft to live in the Heights, you gotta be kidding me. So many other options in better parts of town for that kind of money.

  • Yale should be renamed Katyville Blvd.

  • This is pretty ugly. Can they at least pick a color scheme that doesn’t remind you of a retirement home/prison?

  • If you own a house right behind this thing you lost almost all of your sun. It’s disrespectful to shove this kind of project against an otherwise quiet neighborhood street. The development itself looks ok but it’s not located in the right place. The people who own property around this thing should also have some basic protections from these type of buildings. I like to garden and this thing would wipe it out.

  • If you look at the brick work on the Fisher condo on Center and Studemont, you can get an idea of the quality. The building isn’t too pretty as it is, but the brick work on the first floor looks like it was laid by an amature or drunk.

  • Also, it doesn’t look bad to me. Is it not surrounded by multi-family and commercial business on Yale? It’s in scale with all the other new developments on Yale and the other inner loop thoroughfares. I live next to a 4-story TH and don’t understand all the horror stories. It’s really not a big deal unless you want it to be.

  • @sjh that’s exactly what I was thinking, the cheap junk at Studemont and Washington looks like 1/2 of this or 1/4. Check out those uneven balconies and exposed drainpipes underneath. Everything done to the lowest standard. Classic Fisher

  • I’m all for new construction and development, but Fisher is a bottom feeder developer whose buildings lack quality, creativity, or any attempt to fit the style of the surrounding neighborhood.

  • Glad I’m not the only one re: the Center street condos. My extremely untrained eye could always tell that thing was being built cheaply/shoddily. I can’t imagine people are going to pay that much money for these… Another Tremont tower?

  • I bet th Sky Lane looked good when they were new.

  • I’m with sjh, we were sitting at the Center/Studemont light last week and my 15 year old noticed how bad the finish work looks. I noticed one of the support columns on the South side looks about 2″ out of level leaning to the South. My customers would go through 20 rolls of blue tape just on the outside.

  • The best thing Fisher can do is become a sponsor on this blog. Bet this doesn’t make the cut.

  • Do I remember correctly that Fisher once said something to the effect that he would never live in The Heights?