HOUSTON, April 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Ever since Pelican Builders announced details about The Wilshire at River Oaks District in February, consumer interest in the 17-story high rise continues to grow steadily, as evidenced by a flurry of pre-sales that have exceeded the developers' projections. Given its sleek, contemporary design -- coupled with a location second to none -- The Wilshire is destined to become the gold standard in high rise living in the rapidly evolving neighborhood, which will soon be home to some of the world's most sought after luxury brands when River Oaks District opens its doors in September. Pelican Builders has announced it will open the doors of its gleaming new Sales Center at 2049 Westcreek Lane on Wednesday, April 22nd.
Pelican Builders and its equity partner -- an affiliate of The Carlyle Group -- are on track to break ground in June. "Of all the projects we have ever built in Houston, The Wilshire is destined to become the most significant landmark building developed by our company," said Pelican Builders principle Robert Bland, "With its adjacent location to River Oaks District, The Wilshire is sure to provide an unmatched condominium ownership experience. We acknowledge local concerns regarding the energy industry and its impact on our market, but we have been advised this will be a brief period of correction specific to the energy industry. Houston will persevere and continue to evolve into one of the premier cities in the country. Our location within proximity to River Oaks District and confidence in Houston long term has led us to charge ahead."
Both Pelican Builders -- whose 30-year track is credited for nearly half of Houston's luxury high rises -- and The Carlyle Group affiliate consider the project a long-term investment in a city that continues to attract diverse industries, international commerce, and luxury home buyers looking for sophisticated housing options in the vortex of the city's most desirable lifestyle offerings.
To that end, The Wilshire will give home buyers 14 unique floor plans from which to choose, ranging from 2 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms averaging 1,300-square-feet; 2 bedrooms / 2 ½ bathrooms -- some with a dedicated study -- averaging 1,750-square-feet; 3 bedrooms / 3 ½ bathrooms averaging 2,300-square-feet; and 12 deluxe penthouse residences with 3 bedrooms / 3 ½ bathrooms that feature formal and informal living areas averaging 3,500-square-feet. All 96 residences in the luxury building will have balconies and are arranged with primary views facing west or downtown views facing east. Pricing will range from $800,000 to $2,990,000.
"The tower is designed to evoke modern elegance and welcome home owners with a generous porte cochere and tall glass reception lobby. The offset floorplate allows for dramatic corner views from the majority of residences and modulates visual space between neighboring buildings," said Rick Birkinshaw, Senior Associate at Kirsksey Architecture, who is designing the contemporary high rise, "Each facade is a balanced composition of residentially scaled window openings punctuated by vertical expanses of glass meant to celebrate high-rise living while maintaining the identity of the individual residence. The primary materials used include precast concrete, energy efficient low-e glazing and coated aluminum."
Future residents can look forward to multiple venues for indoor and outdoor amenities, including a morning room with coffee service and a private party room with wine lockers; an indoor/outdoor fitness and casual lounge space with bar and private dining; and an enviable 25,145-square-foot landscaped pool deck above the parking garage featuring a 75-foot lap pool with adjacent wet deck, cabana rooms and a covered grilling kitchen.
The only thing as good as life inside the luxury confines of The Wilshire is the extraordinary world just outside the front door; namely, River Oaks District, which will soon be home to 252,000-square-feet of unrivaled retail, restaurants, and entertainment options in Houston's inner loop. Just some of the bold-faced brands located a stone's throw from The Wilshire include Cartier, Chopard, Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, Etro, Hermes, INTERMIX, John Lobb, and Tom Ford; lifestyle brands Equinox and iPic Theatres; and the restaurants Le Colonial, Taverna, Thirteen Pies and Toulouse Cafe with additional announcements on the way.
ABOUT THE WILSHIRE
The Wilshire at River Oaks District is located at 2049 Westcreek Lane between Westheimer Road and San Felipe Street directly adjacent to River Oaks District and will break ground in May 2015. The property and its 96 residences are designed by Houston-based Kirksey Architecture and will include 14 unique unit types organized by square footage into four tiers along with two levels of resident amenities ranging in price from $800,000 to $2,990,000. For more information please visit www.thewilshirehouston.com.
ABOUT PELICAN BUILDERS
Pelican Builders, Inc. is a residential development company based in Houston, Texas. The principals and management of Pelican Builders, Inc., have extensive experience in townhome and high-rise residential development and have been active in the Houston area for more than 30 years. Past projects include Highland Tower, The Briarglen, and countless gated luxury townhome enclaves. Trademarks of this team are excellence in concept, quality construction, and careful attention to the needs and desires of its buyers. For more information please visit www.pelicanbuilders.com.
SOURCE Pelican Builders, Inc.