The Private Views of and from an Open Museum District Terrace



There’s a jumbo terrace outside the second-story corner condo unit in this here Il Palazzo building that listed earlier this week. It brings an extensive, open air view of the surrounding Museum District, from the corner of Austin and Calumet. But the main portions of the terrace aren’t exactly the most private part of the property:



Tiers of shallower balconies of units overlook the terrace from stacking-back higher levels of the 1999 luxury midrise designed by architect Carlo di Nunzio. Meanwhile, a portion of the featured unit’s 1,500 sq. ft. of wraparound patio does include a stretch of more protected balcony — off the master bedroom on the west side:


The 2,380-sq.-ft. home has 12-ft. ceilings. Several sections of windows also reach that height, such as these ones in the living room, where there’s access to the deep terrace on the south side of the building.



The listing photos capture the interior in various stages of inhabitation. The updated kitchen features granite counters, a wine fridge, stainless steel appliances, and self-shutting drawers and cabinet doors:



In the master bedroom, there’s an alcove that had previous use as a study.


The updated master bathroom has a split vanity and a step-in shower, but not a lot of doors:


The closet also got a makeover:


Over in the secondary bedroom, the corner window grid plots a southwest view. The Holocaust Museum Houston is across the street and Park Plaza Hospital is in the distance — as are the dual platforms of the Museum District light rail station.



Its bathroom, also updated, gets the soaker tub.


In addition to the $450,000 asking price, the unit has a $935 monthly maintenance fee. Several of the building’s 58 units are also for sale, including another jumbo-terraced second-floor condo that’s slightly smaller (Unit 202) and one of the property’s 6 penthouses (Unit 601).

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