What happened to that Fortress French development of enormous $2.2-million-plus townhomes (pictured at top) planned for the former site of Urban Retreat across the street from River Oaks on the corner of San Felipe and Revere St.? Builder Rohe & Wright has scrapped plans for the 10-unit Saint Honoré at 1900 Revere St. — in favor of a reconfigured development that will lack its predecessor’s continental pretensions:
That’s right: The just-announced Cadogan Place townhome compound (see rendering above) is meant be modeled after a London hotel, not a fashionable Paris street. And not just your run-of-the-mill London hotel, either — The Cadogan is where famed playwright and quotation maker-upper Oscar Wilde was famously caught “committing acts of gross indecency with other male persons” in 1895 and sentenced, as a result, to 2 years of hard labor in prison.
If that wanna-be pedigree doesn’t bring in more buyers than the Saint Honoré was able to lure, maybe the lower price tags will: Cadogan Place’s 12 units will range from $1.65 to $1.9 million. Rohe & Wright’s Winfield Gate development is one block to the west.
- Cadogan Place [Rohe & Wright]
- 1303 Revere St. Unit 1 [HAR]
- Previously on Swamplot: Frenchifying San Felipe with a Luxury Fortress of Townhomes
Renderings: Rohe & Wright