The Google Townhouses Are Coming!

Missouri Street Lofts by Catera Development

Just last year, the Wall Street Journal warned homeowners about the dangerous consequences of taking new easy-to-use consumer software design tools into their own hands. Now Houston gets to see what happens when developers commandeer these same computer programs.

Coming soon: The Missouri Street Lofts, a six-pack of townhouses now under construction in the heart of Montrose. You can see them online now, though, modeled in cartoon-worthy earth tones using Google Sketchup—free 3D drawing software anyone can download and learn in just a few minutes.

After the jump, townhouse developers demonstrate their mastery of Sketchup’s ultra-wide camera angles, giving us bird’s-eye views of tight interiors and more!


Missouri Street Lofts Interior View

Missouri Street Lofts Kitchen View

Missouri Street Lofts Roofdeck

Looks great. Now can we use Sketchup to move the neighbor’s third-floor bedroom window so it doesn’t look straight into our master bath?