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About a year and a half back I was lucky enough to experience the view from one of the penthouses at night. This was before the unit was built out, so there weren't any light fixtures (at all!) to cr

Here's a view of downtown from one of the towers. ] flickr leadingmodels

Thanks Eddie: It's a hot night. The mind races. You think about your knife; the only friend who hasn't betrayed you, the only friend who won't be dead by sun up. Sleep tight, mates, in your quilted

Dropped by today.....found out that the HOA are 39 cents per square feet. So a 1500 square foot condo would be 585 dollars per month!!!!!!!!!!

what's hoa?

And 585 a month for a 1500 sq ft condo? That sounds almost unbelievable.

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I've never lived in a condo, but I'm thinking about it some day. Is that sort of HOA fee pretty standard, or is it much higher than the average HOA fee for highrise condos in Houston?

That's fairly standard. In fact, for a full service (e.g. doorman) building, it's on the low side. However, it's not unheard of for a developer to keep maintenance fees artificially low while they're trying to market their units.

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Download The Floorplan Here

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Note: Since the unit is not built yet, these photos are examples of the rooms but is not this particular model.

Type: Townhouse / Condo

Bedrooms: 1

Bathrooms: 1

Price: $225,000

State: Texas

City: Houston

Zip Code: 77004

Status: Active

Square Feet: 757

Please send PM for more information.

Investor Special - Pre-Construction Prices

This luxury condo unit is currently under construction at the Mosaic at Hermann Park and experiencing dramatic appreciation rates in 2007. Take advantage of discount prices before these units are complete, and utilize the on-site property management to rent your condo out for possible positive cashflow.

The Mosaic at Hermann Park is owned and being developed by Raleigh, Phillips Development & Realty, and Atlanta-based Wood Partners.

The construction broke ground in December of 2006 and is scheduled for the first round of completion in October 2007. Residents will gaze upon two high-rise towers nearly 30 stories high; each with six stories dedicated to parking and 24 to residential suites. A total of 788 units will be constructed.

The Mosaic is literally minutes from downtown Houston, and located opposite of the upscale and luxurious Hermann Park. Owners will enjoy being literally a walking distance from the Houston Medical District.

Amenities

Amenities at the Mosaic will include a 40,000 square foot amenity deck (nearly 1 acre) with two featured destinations: Motion and Mix.

Motion is a 6,000 square foot workout facility which includes pilates and a boxing studio. Mix is another 6,000 sqft entertainment district featuring billiards, theater and pool area. The pool is a luxurious Infinity edge pool and includes a fire pit, spa and cabanas.

This development is perfect for young, active professionals looking to establish their career in downtown Houston, or anyone in the medical industry craving to be within a stone's throw from work.

Extended Reading

Want to read more about the Mosaic at Hermann Park? Get the latest news at the other end of the following links.

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Saw this in person for the first time today. I like it, but not as impressive as the renderings and what I thought it'd look like in person. But I do like the detail in some of that gray metal on the lower front.

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Now they are really putting the crane up. Last time I posted about it they seemed to have just put up the base and stopped. When I drove by on my way to work I saw the crane was really starting to get high.

Does anybody know if the retail portion will open when the first tower opens, or not until the second tower is complete?

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looks like Globe St. is getting around to reporting the second phase:

The last phase of the $211-million, 792-unit Mosaic on Hermann Park has begun. The 30-story, 396-unit project is a twin to the first tower, which is 70% sold out.

"We were waiting for the sales on the first phase before lenders would give approval to put up the second tower," says Jackson King, vice president of operations for Phillips Development & Realty LLC. King says the first phase of the project at 5925 Almeda Rd. is scheduled for completion later this month, with move-ins to take place in November. The second phase is penciled for a late 2008 completion.

http://www.globest.com/news/1005_1005/houston/164649-1.html

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I think that's a grand looking building.

Did we ever get a consensus as to what that thing is on top of the building?

I believe it's simply a steel design. It serves no real purpose engineering-wise.

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http://www.tradingmarkets.com/.site/news/S...%20News/690044/

Phase One of the two-phase Mosaic on Hermann Park project is nearly sold out with some select inventory still available. Solid will be promoting Phase Two to UK and Irish investors in late January of 2008.

"The favourable exchange rate with the US makes this a great time for UK buyers to invest," says Thompson. "Mosaic is the right market and the right deal. We believe with Mosaic on Hermann Park we have the market, the product and deal structure to secure investment success for our clients."

Houston has some of the most under-valued real estate in the country, according to a recent CNN Money survey. Solid has become the first company in the UK to recognise the exciting potential of Houston and Mosaic on Hermann Park for international buyers.

The location of Mosaic seems to be supreme. I've seen more articles for this than I have for 2727 Kirby. Maybe those will begin surfacing once it's near completion?

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I agree, it's a great location. The only downside in my opinion is that it would be a bit of a walk to the Metro Rail (I am guessing 15 minutes +). That's still not too bad but I'd rather be a bit closer.

I know a lot of people on here blast the rail and say it's useless, but I am actually looking for a house / condo (some day) on the red line or future university line. The ease of getting to the Medical Center, Rice, and Downtown is too perfect for us to ever live without it, now that we live in an apartment close to the Red Line.

I know for the average Mosaic resident that won't be a big deal, but for anybody working in the Medical Center, access to the Metro Rail is a huge convenience.

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Looking at the pictures of the balconies with the reflective glass facade behind them, I can't help but wonder what it is going to look like when people stick their white or green plastic patio furniture from Walmart outside with their illegal barbecue grill. I didn't see that included in the artist's rendering! :)

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Taken Sunday afternoon...

The fence has been taken back from the sidewalk along the retail area and base which front Almeda Road fairly recently.

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Here's a couple of shots of the beginning of what will be the second tower.

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Jax, where are the lights placed around the building?

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When do people start moving in?

Im curious if the mosaic has had trouble closing on the condos beause of the new credit crisis. I reserved one of the condos on the downtown side about a year ago now, but backed out after a couple of months and got my reservation money back. But if remember correct you had to sign a contract and put a non refundable percentage down to almost a year in advance. now that the construction is complete has anyone had any trouble closing?

just curious.

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Oh thank goodness. I'd been worried about whether they were really even going to do the second tower. For some reason, I sort of expected the construction of both towers to be more in synch. For you more knowledgeable types, is that sort of construction scenario more prevalent than what we're seeing with the Mosaic? Or is it purely a case by case thing?

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Oh thank goodness. I'd been worried about whether they were really even going to do the second tower. For some reason, I sort of expected the construction of both towers to be more in synch. For you more knowledgeable types, is that sort of construction scenario more prevalent than what we're seeing with the Mosaic? Or is it purely a case by case thing?

Probably a case by case thing. They may have wanted to get one tower up so they could get people in there and then work on the second tower. Maybe they couldn't build the second one until the first one was filled up to a certain point. Whatever the reason is, they are building the second one and it's going to look awsome when the entire development is done!

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I've noticed that there are now some lights on at night in Mosaic. I wonder if that means people are moving in, or if the construction workers just forgot to turn the lights off.

You mean the two vertical columns of deep blue lights that look like LEDs that are turned on along the east spine of the building? That's just something to draw attention. Cheap advertising that looks classy.

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There are blue LEDs, and they don't look bad to me, but no that's not what I was talking about. I was talking about lights being left on inside the condo units. For the last few weeks I've noticed lights on inside, which either means somebody forgot to turn them off, or there are people moving in already.

I also noticed they haven't painted the concrete on the front side, as in post #238 but they have painted the concrete towards the back as can be seen in post#334 (second image).

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There are blue LEDs, and they don't look bad to me, but no that's not what I was talking about. I was talking about lights being left on inside the condo units. For the last few weeks I've noticed lights on inside, which either means somebody forgot to turn them off, or there are people moving in already.

I also noticed they haven't painted the concrete on the front side, as in post #238 but they have painted the concrete towards the back as can be seen in post#334 (second image).

I don't think that's concrete on the back. I'm not sure what it is, but for a long time, it was an exposed bright yellow material.

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I also noticed they haven't painted the concrete on the front side, as in post #238 but they have painted the concrete towards the back as can be seen in post#334 (second image).

It won't be painted on the front. That is the look they were going for - exposed, architectural concrete - just like the new parking garage on Main.. seems we've all talked about this before.

Also.. if they had ever meant to paint it, they would have done so before installing the blue LED lights.

I'm not big on the balconies by the way.. small and over-exposed.

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It won't be painted on the front. That is the look they were going for - exposed, architectural concrete - just like the new parking garage on Main.. seems we've all talked about this before.

Also.. if they had ever meant to paint it, they would have done so before installing the blue LED lights.

I'm not big on the balconies by the way.. small and over-exposed.

As an exterior architectural element, I really like them.

...but from the buyer's standpoint, I could see your point.

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As an exterior architectural element, I really like them.

...but from the buyer's standpoint, I could see your point.

Yeah.. they look ok.. but I see them never being used...

Well, I see them being used at first when the new owners are still in awe at their view, and maybe showing off the view at dinner parties... but a year down the line, I dont exactly see people sipping coffee in a bathrobe reading the paper on those things since there is no wind protection, sun protection from a glaring and reflective curtain wall, or privacy from your neighbor's balcony.

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It won't be painted on the front. That is the look they were going for - exposed, architectural concrete - just like the new parking garage on Main.. seems we've all talked about this before.

I just assumed since they painted the back side they would pain the front as well. Weird.

I think the front would look better if it were white like the back is in this photo.

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Taken Sunday afternoon...

The fence has been taken back from the sidewalk along the retail area and base which front Almeda Road fairly recently.

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Jax, where are the lights placed around the building?

Anybody else think that the balconies on the side of the building make it look like a giant heat sink? Probably just me and my skewed imagination...

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Taken Sunday afternoon...

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Jax, where are the lights placed around the building?

I think that the blue lights are the little silver dots that you see going up each side in this picture. I've only seen them on the 288 side, but this picture seems to indicate that they're on both sides. It's pretty simple, but I like it.

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