By day and by night, a swish penthouse in the 1982 Four Seasons tower downtown ensures a panoramic view from rooms throughout the open floor plan. Understated, light-filled, and seamlessly sleek in its 2006 design by notable Houston architect Bill Stern, who died last year, the luxury condo maxes out minimalism. In mid-September, after its owners left town, the highrise home’s asking price dropped to $3.85 million; its initial ask in April was $4.6 million.
Think of the 4,776-sq-ft. floor plan as a linked series of 3 zones, the listing suggests. First up and off the entry (above), Zone 1 lines up the living, dining, and kitchen areas, each of which gets a bay window:
In the dining area, a stretch of interior wall hides storage:
Shelving captures space under one side of the adjacent kitchen’s prep tops:
Wine “cellar” capacity? A mere 1,000 bottles.
An open corridor runs along sections of the unit’s perimeter windows, making linked rooms that are private, but not entirely enclosed. Zone 2’s library and media room, for example, terminate in the master bedroom suite:
There’s a sitting area on the way to the sleeping end of the room:
Frosted glass on an interior wall diffuses light into the master bathroom:
One of the master closets gets a window . . .
the other features built-in drawers:
Zone 3 has 2 bedrooms that share a den:
As with other rooms, each bedroom has a bunch of built-ins, in this case a desk and drawers under the picture window, open shelving, and a wall-hugging bed surrounded by cabinets:
When night falls, the backdrop turns on the twinkle:
As do the surrounding towers in the twilight:
The Four Seasons Hotel operates below the 30-plus luxury condos that have occupied the top 5 floors of the building since a 2005 repurposing by the hotel’s previous owner. Condo residents have access to hotel amenities. This condo’s monthly maintenance fee is $4,071.