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the portion of the tower that has the name on it perhaps should have been done in the same brick/brick color as the original building tying them together better maybe? i think that is the only thing bothering my mild OCD haha...

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29 minutes ago, jmitch94 said:

God I dream of making as much money as this apartment costs. I just cant imagine spending that amount while building zero equity.  

It's an entirely different world for their clientele I guess.

I was just looking out my window, and realized their penthouse must have the best views in the city, bar none right now. Skylines wherever you look.

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2 hours ago, jmitch94 said:

God I dream of making as much money as this apartment costs. I just cant imagine spending that amount while building zero equity.  

 

you're discounting the amount of debt, maintenance and upkeep owning a home requires. pay rent, live where you want, and take that down payment and invest it. doesn't work for everyone but it definitely works for a lot of people.

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La Colombe d'Or Hotel in Montrose to reopen in winter with new restaurant, bar

La Colombe d’Or Hotel will reopen with a new restaurant and bar this winter. 

The luxury hotel will open Tonight & Tomorrow, a full-service restaurant, alongside The Bar, which will also serve small plates, light breakfast and coffee, according to a press release. Both the boutique Montrose hotel, at 3410 Montrose Blvd., and its former restaurant, Cinq, have been closed since the end of 2018 for a transformation project.

“La Colombe d’Or Hotel has served as a refined culinary and cocktail destination for guests and locals of the city of Houston for nearly four decades,” said Dan Zimmerman, president of NewForm Real Estate. The Zimmermans own La Colombe d’Or. 

“With hotel renovations nearing completion later this winter, we are excited to bring a new food and beverage program to life that reflects the energy of our neighborhood and our new hospitality experience,” he added.

Tonight & Tomorrow will serve “fresh twists on classic dishes,” the release stated, with items like gravlax carpaccio and stuffed quail with boudin, greens and pickled mustard seed. A lunch menu will have salads, entrees and sandwiches. The beverage menu will include craft cocktails and international wines. 

The Bar will have classic and seasonal cocktails in its full-service roster. 

Jonathan Wicks, formerly of InterContinental Hotels & Resorts and Hotel ZaZa, will be executive chef at La Colombe D’Or’s food and beverage program. That means he’s also in charge of room service and poolside food and drink orders. 

“Tonight & Tomorrow and The Bar at La Colombe d’Or will become iconic destinations for not only guests of our hotel but locals living in Montrose and surrounding neighborhoods,” Zimmerman said. “Chef Jonathan Wicks brings a tremendous amount of experience and has put together a menu that celebrates the unique culture and flavors found in our city.”

Both will have indoor and outdoor seating options. 

The hotel was built in 1936 as the Fondren Mansion and is undergoing a $10 million, to-the-studs renovation to update the nearly 100-year-old building. 

The project is a joint venture between Houston-based Hines and the Zimmerman family.

The mansion, which has been classified as a historical landmark, is being renovated to emphasize its 1930s past and to expand the restaurant and bar space. The updates include restoring the original parquet flooring and woodwork, windows and green-glazed Ludowici roof tile. Suites in the mansion will have all-new lighting, bathrooms and cooling and heating systems.

Just behind the mansion, the joint venture is building a 34-story multifamily tower. The hotel will offer 18 suites on the lower level of the $140 million multifamily building, at 3411 Yoakum Blvd.

Houston-based Rottet Studio handled the design for the project. Hines affiliate contractor Urban Oaks Builders served as general contractor.

 
 
 

 

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On 10/23/2020 at 11:40 AM, jmitch94 said:

God I dream of making as much money as this apartment costs. I just cant imagine spending that amount while building zero equity.  

Owning makes sense if you intend on living in some place for at least 7 years.  The transaction costs in and out, and the fluctuations in the market , make short term ownership risky and expensive.  If you are a consultant, lawyer, investment banker  or corporate professional and your career path includes moving from office to office or moving from one employer to another, potentially in another city, then ownership isn't that desirable. 

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On 11/1/2020 at 11:08 AM, Skyboxdweller said:

Owning makes sense if you intend on living in some place for at least 7 years.  The transaction costs in and out, and the fluctuations in the market , make short term ownership risky and expensive.  If you are a consultant, lawyer, investment banker  or corporate professional and your career path includes moving from office to office or moving from one employer to another, potentially in another city, then ownership isn't that desirable. 

Sounds like a good fit for new Rockets players going forward 😝

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I've been meaning to take a pic of the new art in front of the hotel. They are also repaving Harold St. and Yoakum St next to the building, it was in pretty bad shape.

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On 2/6/2021 at 7:04 PM, hindesky said:

Found a new piece of art on the Yoakum Blvd side of the building which is actually the entrance and main lobby.

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It kind of reminds me of "West of the Pecos" at IAH

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On 3/3/2021 at 4:04 PM, hindesky said:

I've been meaning to take a pic of the new art in front of the hotel. They are also repaving Harold St. and Yoakum St next to the building, it was in pretty bad shape.

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Ooh! I love just about anything with rust!

On 3/3/2021 at 4:36 PM, wilcal said:

It kind of reminds me of "West of the Pecos" at IAH

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The new sculpture is titled "Thirteen Blocks South of Peden." j/k

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Look inside Montrose’s new restaurant and bar at La Colombe d’Or

Greg Morago April 6, 2021Updated: April 7, 2021, 10:48 am

 

The $10 million makeover of La Colombe d’Or has made the historic Montrose property both the chicest intimate hotel in Houston and the city’s posh new place to eat and drink.

The recent reopening of the Rottet Studio-designed mansion brought with it the full-service restaurant Tonight & Tomorrow (formerly Cinq) and Bar No. 3 with both indoor and outdoor seating areas. The restaurant and bar service the hotel’s five second-floor suites as well as the 18 additional guest rooms in The Residences at La Colombe d’Or, the grand, 34-story residential tower that sits behind the mansion.

They’re also available to the public and since they opened recently, Houstonians have been eager to get inside the mansion that once house oilman/philanthropist Walter Fondren Sr. and his family.

The Zimmerman family, La Colombe’s owners, have entrusted the restaurant and bar to chef Jonathan Wicks and food and beverage director Chris Fleischman. Their menus of modern European cuisine reflect a nod to Southern flavors and Texas traditions while their beverage menu is filled with fine wine as well as classic and creative cocktails. Set in spaces that have been handsomely redesigned and filled with artwork from the Zimmerman’s private collection, the restaurant and bar is among the city’s most posh dining and drinking experiences.

Here’s what to expect:

Tonight & Tomorrow: The restaurant offers breakfast daily from 7 to 11 a.m., brunch on Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Lunch Monday through Friday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and dinner daily from 5 to 10 p.m. Breakfast options include French omelets, avocado tartine, chilaquiles, Eggs Benedict, steak and eggs and lox and bagel while the brunch menu offers dishes such as crab ravigote, Gulf crudo, Croque Madame, and a burger with comte cheese, caramelized onion and truffle demi-glace. The lunch menu includes salmon gravlax carpaccio, cheese and charcuterie, Mexican shrimp cocktail, salads, sandwiches (including a proper club and burger), red snapper, bucatini, and steak frites. Dinner brings caviar service, rack of lamb, roasted chicken, red snapper and vermicelli salad, pork and grits with hominy broth, market fish and bone-in prime ribeye. Chef Wicks’ resume includes executive chef posts at the InterContinental Hotel Houston and restaurants in Hotel ZaZa (Museum District and Memorial).

Bar No. 3: The bar spaces are open daily 11 a.m. to midnight. There’s wine and champagne by the glass and a lineup of cocktails including Steel Magnolia (vodka, lemon, jasmine and egg white), French Dispatch (gin, sparkling wine, strawberry and lemon), L’Air de Panache (cognac, rye, Amaro and Benedictine), and Rushmore Acadamy (cold brew coffee, bourbon and orgeat). The bar snacks menu includes chips and charred onion dip, gravlax carpaccio, house burger, shrimp cocktail and cheese and charcuterie.

La Colombe d’Or, 3410 Montrose, 713-517-1001; lacolombedor.com and tnthtx.com. Reservations are required through Open Table.

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On 4/4/2021 at 1:00 PM, MidCenturyMoldy said:

Ooh! I love just about anything with rust!

The new sculpture is titled "Thirteen Blocks South of Peden." j/k

Ah so that's what the military did with all those beach obstacles after D-Day. Now that is what I call "Adaptive Reuse".

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