The new, new design views of the Ivy Lofts highrise have been trickling out this week, and the glossy view above is fresh out into the digital ether as of late last night. The project’s marketing folks are prepping for a Saturday afternoon sales relaunch party at the converted grocery warehouse on the site (bounded by Nagle, Leeland, Live Oak, and the would-be path of Pease St., just north of the Texas Art Asylum and 59).
The tiny-condos highrise developers swapped architects a few months ago, midway through a redesign intended to turn the place into a double-lobbied condo-hotel mashup; the latest design, from EDI Architecture, is back to no hotel component and is down to just 1 main tower, with a 5-story parking garage filling in the extra space on top of a layer of ground floor storefronts. As for the building’s tiniest units, the 360-ish-sq.-ft. Tokyo, they’ve put on a little floorspace (and now measure in closer to 400 sq. ft.).
Here’s a closer view of some of those 14,228-sq.-ft. of retail space, from the corner of Live Oak and Leeland:
Per the latest renderings, the pool courtyard overlooks Nagle St. on the southeast side of the building, away from Downtown. The number of nooks and disconnected greenspaces has been majorly reduced as well — here’s a view of the deck atop the parking structure, complete with what appears to be leafy pergola structures on either side of the pool and bar:
Another private courtyard will be accessible only to the inhabitants of 10 penthouse loft units on the top of the 28-story main tower:
A few listings are now up on HAR for some of the project’s units, though included photos appear to be from the mock units in the sales center warehouse currently on the site: a 390-sq.-ft. studio Tokyo unit priced at $159,900, and a 2,039-sq.-ft. unit listed for $1,065,000.
- Launch of the Ivy Lofts 2.0 [Ivy Lofts]
- Previously on Swamplot: Ivy Lofts To Release Even Newer Drawings in October, Break Ground in January; New Ivy Lofts Condo Tower Renderings Smooth Over the Shift Toward Semi-Hotelification; Playing Dress Up with the Tiny Floorplans of the Ivy Lofts Condos; Climbing Around the Enormous Nooks of the Proposed Ivy Lofts Highrise; Those Not Sold on the Ivy Lofts Tiny Condo Concept Can Buy 2 Tokyos and Stick Them Together; A Mini-Preview of Houston’s Tiniest Condos, Coming Soon to a Former Grocery Store in East Downtown
Images: EDI Architecture (design) with māk studio architecture (renderings)