Hines is adding more luxury living in downtown Houston. Construction started in Q1 2019 on The Preston, the tallest multifamily tower downtown. Muñoz + Albin Architecture won the invite-only design competition for this coveted parcel, the site of the former Houston Chronicle parking garage. The new 46-story high rise will have 373 residences, including 10 penthouse units on levels 44 and 45. The sky deck on level 46 will provide unmatched panoramic views of the Houston skyline and include a private resident dining room and catering kitchen. Other amenities include a 24-hour concierge, valet parking, a gym with on-demand virtual fitness classes, co-working spaces, social lounges, pet spa, bike shop, and a resort-style pool on the 10th level surrounded by cabanas, daybeds, and a yoga lawn. There will be 6,800 s.f. of curated street-level retail and restaurants. Mayfield and Ragni designed the modern, edgy interiors.
Muñoz + Albin hired PRISM for several exterior views of this exclusive property, to use in publicity and pre-leasing/marketing efforts. They sited the tower at a 45-degree angle to the surrounding streets, both showcasing the tower’s concave west façade and providing residents longer panoramic views between buildings. The interiors feature details designers included to pay homage to the site’s past, such as the embossed typography in the structural columns. Leasing will begin in the first quarter of 2022 and construction is scheduled for completion late in 2022.