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A Higher Plane — Midtown’s First Luxury High-Rise Ups the Perks, Creating a Walkable Oasis

Inside Drewery Place, Houston's New Home in the Sky


Living in Midtown has long provided some of the best entertainment options in Houston, but it’s never been this luxurious before. This restaurant and bar wonderland suddenly has found the high life.

Midtown’s very first high-rise is officially open, beckoning savvy renters. Drewery Place is an urban oasis, with a focus on luxury living, community engagement and state-of-the-art technology.

The glam 27-floor tower comes from Australia’s leading lifestyle and property developers, Caydon. A distinct Melbourne influence permeates the building, with each and every high-end apartment exemplifying modern, clean-lined, striking architecture. These are more like condominiums than standard Houston apartments — available in one and two bedrooms and studio units.

From the top level’s Sky Lounge, an intimate bar with 360-degree views of Houston, to the whiskey lounge, billiards room and dog park, Drewery Place goes beyond a mere chic apartment. This is a place with serious amenities and perks.

In many ways, it offers a lifestyle all its own. Did we mention the spacious pool deck swim-up bar?

“I think what makes Drewery Place stand out is three things — community focus, lifestyle offerings and our technology,” Caydon chief operations officer Derrek LeRouax says.

Home is where the heart is, and there’s a unit for everyone in Drewery Place. Whether you’re after a cozy studio or a sweeping two-bedroom, two-bath, this swanky high-rise has you covered.

The color palette alternates from cool to dark, whichever best suits your personality. But all units are innovative and  inspired, with cutting-edge tech that truly brings your living into the 21st century.

Latch technology allows residents to enter and exit their homes without having to deal with the inconvenience of keys. Honeywell smart thermostats keep things cool in the summer and warm in the winter in an energy efficient way, and Lutron smart lighting casts a soothing glow.

And that’s not even the best part — complimentary Amazon Alexas activate automation in every home. It’s easy as can be, all at your fingertips.

With elements like that, some Drewery Place residents may never want to step foot outside their own paradise. But the amenities just can’t be missed.

The indoor retreat space features a library lounge for peaceful afternoons turning pages, and there’s a co-working space for anyone who needs (or wants) to work from a true home base. Picture a very elevated take on the classic business center.

The expansive deck surrounding the massive pool is lined with tanning lounges, barbecue grills, a grassed chill-out zone and VIP cabanas, ripe for any weekend celebration.

Down below, the residents of Drewery Place can prioritize their wellness without ever stepping foot off the property. There is a ground-floor yoga studio and a lawn that serves as the tower’s own giant backyard, and access to personal trainers under the Laneways Fit Fam program. The fitness center comes complete with the most coveted new fitness sensation — peloton machines.

After a work-out, residents can flock to Earthcraft Juicery. For an upscale dinner, they can take in a meal at Kanau Sushi, a brand new sushi restaurant from the chefs behind Tubio Sushi & Bar. Both the juice bar and restaurant are located right in Drewery Place. That’s just part of the residential-retail mashup in this Midtown mecca.

“We’re really encouraging the greater community to interact with Drewery Place,” LeRouax says.

The possibilities are endless at Drewery Place. To keep up, residents can download the Caydon HQ proprietary app. It’s the one stop place to book amenities, communicate with neighbors, get package notifications, RSVP to building events and log maintenance requests.

And of course, the restaurants and bars of Midtown are all nearby, giving Drewery a walkable lifestyle matched by few in Houston. Midtown is arguably the city’s most walkable neighborhood, more akin to a Chicago or New York than the standard drive-and-park ethos that permeates much of the Bayou City.

Drewery Place is just the start of Caydon’s ambitious plans for Midtown Houston

Drewery Place is just the start of Caydon’s grander Midtown plans. The high-rise tower represents the first phase of a five phase Laneways project that will include a Kimpton Hotels & Restaurant, debuting as the brand’s first property in Houston and the neighborhood’s first boutiuque hotel.

Laneways is named after the famous pedestrian alleys of Melbourne, where the streets are always alive with life, food, music and art. There are more than 40 laneways and arcades in Melbourne — and Midtown offers the closest parallel to that lifestyle in Houston.

The highly stroll-able district amid the hustle and bustle brings the best of the city life, with easy rail access and closeness to Downtown and all its exciting restaurants. But there is also the chance for a serene escape, thanks to the rich greenery and sunshiny days of the new Midtown Park, which happens to be right across the street from Drewery Place.

Midtown living is better than ever. A daring new apartment has taken things next level — in fact, to almost 30 towering levels.

It’s good to live in the heart of it all — above it all.

For more information on Drewery Place, click here.  Click through the photo gallery above and below this story for an even closer look inside the tower.