The 75-year-old Josephine Apartments just north of Rice University have been sold — to homebuilder Tricon Homes. The distinctive two-tone-brick Art Deco structure was built in 1939 from a design by architect F. Perry Johnston. It sits at the corner of Bolsover and Ashby St., a block north of Rice University, just east of Southampton Place, and 3 blocks south of the site of the planned Ashby Highrise. The U-shaped 2-story building with glass block and steel windows consists of 8 single-bedroom units, some of them with sunrooms.
The sale was effective April 30th; all existing leases at 1744 and 1748 Bolsover St. have been taken over by Tricon. The company has extensive experience building new homes on redeveloped lots in the Heights and other areas of the Inner Loop; it has not announced its plans for this site.
- Josephine Apartments [Houston Deco]
Photos: Chris Adams