‘Poetic Living’ Tower to Be Erected

HOUSTON – (Realty News Report) – The sign is up signaling a boutique condo building in Rice Village but the details on The Chaucer are “shrouded in anticipation” per materials from Randall Davis Co.

Early details currently circulating in architectural circles – and in response to inquiries — indicate a 12-story buildout of 29 units. That’s likely four per floor with fewer, larger units on the penthouse level. Views all around.

Typical floor plans of two and three bedrooms carry starting prices at $1.6 million to $4.5 million. Finishes and architectural elements have not been released.

A two-year buildout could kick off in September 2024.

The Chaucer, 2630 Rice Blvd., will sit on a parcel across from Chaucer Street, no doubt explaining the project’s tag line about “poetic living.”

The site, about 17,500 square feet, is next to Hungry’s, a lively restaurant and neighborhood staple (and generator of tricky traffic egress.)

HCAD pegged the site’s 2023 land value at $1.925 million.

London House, another current project by the company is located on San Felipe at Revere on a similarly sized lot. That tower is also a 12-story, well-appointed project, with move-in readiness is listed as September.

The developer’s previous interest in Rice Village dates back to 2008 when a mixed-use project by LaMesa named Sonoma was shuttered.

Randall Davis Co. has produced some of the more intriguing residential properties around Houston, from The Metropolitan and Gotham to Arabella, Astoria and Marlowe, and including several early conversions in downtown Houston, such as Rice Lofts, Dakota Lofts and Hogg Palace.

Davis was a pioneer in Houston’s residential conversion efforts as he transformed historic brick industrial and commercial properties into loft-style living space with exposed interior brick, structural support beams and the de rigueur uncovered HVAC duct work.

March 4,  2024 Realty News Report Copyright 2024

Photo: Cynthia Lescalleet,  CALpix Copyright 2024

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