Townhouse in Houston Combines Executive Housing, Vertical Living, Modern Design

From Culture Map Houston writer Shelby Hodge: "It takes more than a little bold vision to launch a three-lot, ultra-contemporary project.  Credit developers Gary Hammett and David La Duke and architect Mark Atkins of masa STUDIO Architects with the stunning addition to this sleepy block in Montrose.  Although the main entrance is on the second level, we begin our tour on the ground floor that is dedicated entirely to the master suite. "The floating stairway (you can see all the way to the roof) leads to the main living area on the second floor.  You immediately feel the vastness of space with the open plan that was just made for heavy-duty entertaining.  The kitchen holds center court on this floor and is indeed a visual focal point.  The third floor houses two bedrooms with full baths, a media room and full-sized laundry room.  Again, ample windows provide a flow of light throughout lending a feeling of airiness that complements the open flow.  You can tour the townhouse yourself via this video tour conducted by the architect."  Full article with image gallery here.  (Photo credit: Mike Willcox.)