Architect/Designer | Mirador Group
Developer | 1714 Ashland, LLC
Photographer | Rob Muir Photo, Emomedia & Charles Suman
Bell Heights, named for the reuse of the 1959 Southwestern Bell switching station and Telephone Museum, is a 44-unit development surrounded by restaurants, retail, and antique stores. Twenty-four luxury lofts were created from the conversion of the historic building, with an additional 20 freestanding cottages on the 1.6-acre property. The building was originally constructed with a basement with 12-foot ceilings. The developer converted the basement into a 50-car parking garage that provided two spaces and extra storage for every loft unit, plus bike storage.
Each loft unit includes features such as 12-foot exposed concrete ceilings, brick- wrapped columns, floor-to-ceiling windows, balconies, custom cabinetry, and more. All residents are able to enjoy the fitness room and 10,000-sf rooftop terrace, complete with summer kitchen, fire-pit, sundeck, plunge pool, putting green, and unobstructed views of Houston’s downtown skyline.