Construction is well underway at Martin Flats located at the corner of Humphreys Street and Martin Street. Designed by Hastings Architecture, Martin Flats will offer fully furnished 200 sf micro-apartments in the heart of Wedgewood Houston. The apartments will include individual kitchenettes and bathrooms, at a price point projected below $1000.
The co-living element to Martin Flats will feature large common kitchens on each floor, community spaces, a courtyard, large rooftop deck and storefront retail space. Here is a quick rundown of Martin Flats:
- What’s Now: Previous Vacant Lot
- What’s Next: Mixed-Use Development
- Developer: The Mathews Co. and Eagle Rock Ventures
- Location: 461 Humphreys Street
- Capacity: 150 Micro-Units, Amenities, Retail
- Status: Under Construction – RC Matthews Contractor
- Cost: $6.2 Million Real Estate Transaction
The use of micro units and co living is a concept used in big cities for nearly a decade. It can be a mechanism that addresses density where available land in competitive real estate markets is rare. Micro units are a niche market as it takes an embrace of minimalistic living to make it work. Here are a few renderings of what to expect at Martin Flats.
Here is a view of the interior courtyard with an open stair.
This rendering gives an idea of what to expect in a typical apartment.
The next two renderings give more context to the co-living element of Martin Flats.
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