Randall Davis: Redefining the Houston High-Rise, One Project at a Time

Posted by Brian Enright on Tuesday, August 1st, 2017 at 5:05pm.

Randall Davis, the premiere condominium and high-rise developer of Texas, has been credited with redefining the Houston skyline, with bringing a new luxurious and hip flair to downtown developments and ultimately, with integrating contemporary loft-inspired living concepts into some of the city’s most historically entrenched areas and neighborhoods.

With his latest ventures, Davis certainly does it again, providing prospective Houstonians with chic elegance and trendy, high-concept living. Arabella and Marlowe are truly taking a cue from Randall Davis’s past projects while bringing his development designs into even bolder territory.

Arabella: New York-Centric Floorplans

Arabella will feature 75 different floorplans from which to choose; and the names of these plans—East Village Greenwich and Rockefeller—give you a pretty good idea of where Davis’s inspiration came from on this particular project. At 33 stories high with 99 units, this complex was designed with views and luxury in mind. Some of the more notable features of the customizable residences: penthouses boasting 12 foot ceilings and private elevator entrances, standard Euro appliances, and quartz countertops. Outdoors, residents can enjoy an infinity pool, fire pit, hot tub and fully functional summer kitchen. What many will truly enjoy about Arabella is its location. Many of Houston’s best restaurants, shops, museums and recreational activities are right within walking distance.

Marlowe: Hollywood Sophistication, Modern Convenience

With Marlowe (pictured right), Randall Davis brings Houston residents more of that quintessential Hollywood glamour vibe. And again, the floorplan names tell the story: Brando, Connery, Grant, Newman and Pacino. This 20 story, 100 unit building offers 10-12 foot ceilings, floor to ceiling glass and of course views galore. The development also features: a fitness center, a starlight pool with a view, along with hot tub, sauna and steam room.

Randall Davis: A Rich History in Houston

With the excitement surrounding Davis’s newest Houston-based projects, it’s certainly interesting to go back and see how he has helped transform the city’s downtown to date. The exclusive Astoria for instance, located near the Galleria, represents the essence of luxury living with rooftop pools, spectacular views and an art deco inspired façade that brings tremendous dimension to the heart of the city. Then there’s Gotham, a Parisian styled gem in which unique and classically inspired architecture played a significant role in its overall design; the condos sold out before the building was even completed.

Beyond the confines of Texas, Davis has also developed sought after high-rises in some of the country’s hottest locations, including Las Vegas, where the Metropolis’s one-of-a-kind art deco style truly harkens back to the city’s glory days.

Randall Davis’s work has been characterized as “distinctive,” “multi-dimensional,” “innovative.” This is largely because he isn’t afraid to take chances and work with designs that incorporate complex components and yet still feature clean lines. His style is one that isn’t afraid when it comes to blending aesthetics, borrowing from other parts of the country and offering residents of his developments a unique take on high-rise living. Houston’s downtown is yet again being revitalized with Davis’s developments, and for those looking for that inspired city loft, this will be where you will find it.


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