The majestic and boldly modern Arabella has joined Houston’s vertical-living party with enviable panache. Arabella takes luxury condominium living to new heights, literally and figuratively, and bids fair as the premier address of the city’s Uptown/River Oaks district.
Arabella’s vanguard of building amenities includes a concierge; valet parking; indoor pool; outdoor pool and firepit; fully equipped gym; dry sauna and massage room; living and conference rooms, dining room with private kitchen, and party room with bar/lounge for residents and their guests; wine storage lockers; guest suite; and dog salon.
This light-filled, custom-upgraded, 4 bedroom, 5.5 bath, 4,400 sf +/- penthouse on Arabella’s 29th floor offers an open floorplan with a private elevator; private sky pool; soaring 12-foot ceilings; sweeping wall space for art; Escelera hardwood flooring; banks of full-length windows; porcelain slab or marble countertops throughout; porcelain tile bathroom floors, tub and shower surrounds, and pool deck/patio hardscape; bespoke closets; fiber optic wiring with surround sound; pre-wiring for solar shades or curtains on all windows; LED lighting; and three HVAC zones.
European sensitivity for public and private space influences this home’s interior design. The elevator opens into a foyer that transitions into grandly scaled formal living and dining rooms enhanced by a backdrop of panoramic downtown views shared by an adjoining study. The dining room also has glass doors and a view of the elevated sky pool. The gathering kitchen, intended for sophisticated cooking and entertaining, features a peninsula with pull-up seating; all-Gaggenau appliances, including a coffee system; and high-gloss Eggersmann cabinetry. Service areas include a mudroom with a back entrance; laundry room; and a service bath.
Informal spaces feature a superbly appointed primary suite and sitting area that overlooks the private pool. The primary bath offers two complete baths with heated floors, Eggersmann cabinetry, walk-in showers, a deep soaking tub, and two water closets. A pair of walk-in closets, ready for bespoke fittings, have full-length windows. Large, airy en-suite bedrooms, cantilevered from the building, offer full-length windows, bespoke walk-in or step-in closets, balcony access, and luxuriously appointed baths.
Additional amenities available with ownership include a private three-car garage within the building garage, three private walk-in storage spaces, and the building’s 24/7-armed security. EG