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Houston’s Own Park Place

New Mid-Rise Comes With Its Own Sky Bar and Plenty of Green

BY Chris Baldwin and Jailyn Marcel // 01.05.16

With more than 40 new luxury high-rise and mid-rise projects under construction in Houston, keeping up with the city’s vertical boom requires much more than counting cranes. In this new PaperCity online series, we’ll look at all the top luxury high-rises and mid-rises in various stages of completion throughout the area.

We’ll compare square footage, amenities, views from the top, luxe factors, walkability and price for the definitive guide to Houston’s new high life. You’ll find out about everything from the starchitects and the kitchen specs to the pet perks.

Next up: Aria at Willowick Park, a seven-story luxury mid-rise that’s part of a new three-project complex in the heart of the loop. Central Market and the new River Oaks District are both within walking distance. Yet, this Martin Fein development may be most defined by its vision of being a self-contained community.

There is a one-acre park right on site, and all three luxury living complexes — Aria, Olympia at Willowick Park (another mid-rise) and The Townhomes at Willowick Park (38 three-story townhouses) — are built around green spaces. Dog lovers, rejoice! Add in a Sky Bar on site with sixth-floor views of The Galleria, and suddenly those stay-at-home nights take on a whole new definition.

Sometimes, it’s good to be able to get out and play without actually getting out of your complex.


Holiday Gifting

  • Oscar De La Renta - Clutch
  • Nocturne Studio
  • Mariquite Masterson
  • Casa di Lino
  • Bond No 9 - Candle
  • Oscar De La Renta - Earrings
  • Mariquite Masterson
  • Cle Du Peau - Lip Gloss
  • Cle Du Peau - Nail Polish
  • Bond No 9 - Perfume
  • Loeffler Randall - Clutch
  • Loeffler Randall - Shoes

Address: 3255 Las Palmas Street.

Developer: Martin Fein, Martin Fein Interests.

Floors & Units: 7 floors, 325 units.

Status: Open.

Square Footage: 539 to 1,728 square feet.

Starchitect/Designer: Houston-based Steinberg Design Collaborative and Ziegler Cooper Architects; Dallas-based Moore Design Group.

Amenities: Yoga and Pilates studios, resort-style pool, day spa, game room, library, fitness center, pet-grooming facilities.

Luxe Factor: Sky bar with views of the Galleria makes cocktails at home quite fabulous. There are also 38 three-story townhomes, each with its own large rooftop terrace, private backyard and private two-car garage in the complex dubbed The Townhomes at Willowick Park, for an altogether different luxury splurge.

Walkability: Seventy-five-year-old oak trees, and a nice strolling distance to Highland Village and River Oaks District.

Why We’d Live Here: Three times the amenities. Aria is part of a three-property complex, so residents have more perks, one of which is a one-acre park in the middle of the community.

Dollar: For lease; $1,275 to $3,665.

Move-In Date: Now.

Contact: Rental office on site, 713.572.3255, ariaatwillowickpark.com.

For all the news about Houston’s high-rises, check out more of PaperCity’s exclusive series:

Inside the Apartment: The Alexan Midtown Stands Out from Houston’s Cookie-Cutter Party Pads

Palaces in the Sky: Inside Houston’s High-Rise Revolution and Its City-Changing Consequences

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