New Montrose apartment complex offers serious resort perks, cosmopolitan vibe – Inside The Sterling at Regent Square
VSCould this be a resort in Scottsdale or is it actually a luxury apartment development in Houston’s Montrose neighborhood? As you stroll around the sprawling fourth-floor terrace with a massive pool, palm trees, linear fire pits, a water wall, gas grills, and all sorts of chic outdoor furniture, you can quickly conclude that The Sterling at Regent Square hits all the buttons needed to live your best life in a resort atmosphere.
The cosmopolitan apartment complex, which officially opened in December, is anchored on an eight-acre site featuring both shops and restaurants. This is the second phase of Regent Square, the GID Development Group’s 24-acre mixed-use site, flanking Dunlavy and West Dallas. The Sovereign, the skyscraper parked a block east of The Sterling, was the first phase of the ambitious development.
Beyond the resort-like terrace, the Sterling’s generous interior reception areas with double-height ceilings are designed, finished and furnished as if it were a chic five-star hotel. At times, breathtaking decor features include linear gas fireplaces, contemporary bespoke chandeliers, and custom European furniture upholstered in velvet and linen. In public spaces and hallways, Houston artwork and regional talent add pops of color.
The new Sterling at Regent Square apartment complex rises just seven stories high and overlooks Regent Square Park, which is set to serve as the impetus point for development that will eventually stretch to Allen Parkway. Special events have already been scheduled on the double greens, including movie nights, a holiday celebration and a market. The tree-lined pedestrian space covers nearly an acre, with a water feature, pavilions, and adjoining retail and hospitality spaces. Flight Club opened there last week.
Anticipation for the project has been building since Underbelly Hospitality revealed it was setting up two of its restaurants overlooking Regent Square Park. Georgia James Steakhouse and chef Chris Shepherd’s Pastor, his take on One Fifth’s popular (Italian) red sauce, both with enviable balconies, are set to open in the coming months.
“Our vision for Regent Square has always been to create a cosmopolitan destination along a prime acreage fronting the Allen Parkway corridor, fulfilling the need for a pedestrian-friendly center energized by a mix of retail diverse, exceptional restaurants and contemporary entertainment concepts,” GID Development Group Chairman James Linsley said in a statement. “We are thrilled to celebrate achieving this vision, creating a vibrant community and inspiring a true sense of belonging.”
The project was designed by the renowned Boston-based architectural venue design firm CCT in conjunction with the award-winning Houston Program OJB Landscape Architecture. Arch-Con is the general contractor.
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Studios are 504 square feet (all rented), one-bedroom apartments are approximately 738 square feet, two-bedroom apartments are approximately 1,054 square feet
Ceiling heights of 9.5 feet
$1,400 starting monthly rental rate for a studio, $1,614 for a small bedroom, with two bedrooms just above $4,000 per month
55,000 square feet of retail space
60,000 square foot pool and spa courtyard
16,000 square feet of amenity space
300,000 square feet of parking; 16 car charging stations
A spacious fitness room with Echelon Reflect Mirror system
Two bike storage rooms including pendant lights with locks, repair gear and lockers for rent
Three demonstration kitchens with bars
Several multifunctional meeting rooms that can be reserved for private business meetings and resident entertainment