Towering, $1.29 Million Five-Story Townhouse Draws a Curious River Oaks Crowd
Houston’s Own Little Version of London?BY Jailyn Marcel // 08.11.17
The Kensington at River Oaks channels London's storied hotel of the same name.
Cars from Momentum BMW Southwest set the tony ambience of the London-inspired townhouse.
John and Claudia O'Leary with views from the terrace as backdrop
Jillian Joplind, Skyler Gray, Brandon Weinbrenner
Alexander Rubin, Hannah Parker
Avnie and Pankaj Malani, Arpan Gupta and Sapna Patel
Brenda Noble, Jackie Kim
Jose Alves, Andrea Gonzalez
Julie Chao, Jesus Salinas
Laura Olivares, Joe Omar
Soumalee Sorsanghan, Hiba Mahmood
Lyn Sullivan, John Clements
Marcy de Luna, Sapna Patel, Naureen Malik
Marie Gilbert, Carrie Beckham
Martina Albino, Theo Gaithanaros
Michael Abdelsayed, Kim Sultanali
Michelle Hundley, Patti Joiner
Rachel and Teagan Able, Holly Martinez
Rama and Radha Gupta
Sandra Watson, Sandra Chunn, Brenda Fant
Sarah Castillo, Chiara Casiraghi
Vanessa Chavez, Charlie Kriegel
Vigil Roxas, Prasad Veelaga, Shahbaz Anwar
What: Unveiling of Carnegie Homes’ Kensington at River Oaks
Where: Kensington at River Oaks, 1705 Waugh Drive at Peden Street
PC Moment: More than 200 guests were transported to a scene from London’s Kensington Hotel as Carnegie Homes unveiled phase one of its new luxury townhome enclave Kensington at River Oaks.
The development, which draws inspiration from the Kensington Hotel’s Regency-style architecture, is home to Houston’s tallest single home residence — a five-story townhome clocking in at 70 feet tall. Attendees toured all five floors of the $1,299,900 property, which comes equipped with expansive terraces offering panoramic views of the city.
Guests were also treated to an inside look at two adjacent four-story properties as well as face-time with luxe vendors such as Spanish tile retailer Porcelanosa and legendary appliance company Sub-Zero & Wolf.
Posh interiors weren’t the only highlight of the night. Partygoers indulged a bounty of succulent bites as well as an open bar stocked with signature high-tea cocktails. Momentum BMW Southwest was also on site showcasing a fleet of new cars alongside a rooftop pop-up exhibit courtesy Esperson Gallery at GreenStreet and home decor vignettes styled by High Fashion Home.
A raffle gifted lucky guests with bounty from new downtown high-rise The Star and Houston-based whiskey distillery Yellow Rose.
Who: Arpan Gupta, Sapna Patel, Marcy de Luna, Alexander Rubin, Naureen Malik, Chiara Casiraghi, Vigil Roxas, Prasad Veelaga, Martina Albino, Shahbaz Anwar, Vanessa Chavez, Charlie Kriegel