Breathing new life
Multihousing Pro | Peggy Shaw | April 1, 2019
The 196-unit One Uptown, which took home the award for the best high rise, features the first glass bottom pool to grace an apartment community in Dallas, Texas.
The glass bottom pool, one of two pools at the mixed-use community that includes nearly 20,000 sq. ft. of restaurant space and a 480-car underground parking structure is integrated into a two-story Circo restaurant and sits directly over the building’s main entry porte-cochere and valet parking entrance. Open to both residents and retail patrons, the pool includes an outdoor club deck and a full-service bar dubbed Circo Beach.
A residents-only pool sits on the rooftop and boasts panoramic views of the Dallas city skyline, a 9,000 sq. ft. sky deck and lounge, private cabanas, a recreation room, a catering kitchen, a firepit and an outdoor bar.
A second restaurant in the first-floor dining area, Fogo De Chao, features the churrasco tradition of open fire grilling and includes Bar Fogo, which specializes in craft cocktails and Brazilian style small plates.
The 20-story curvaceous glass and concrete tower that was designed by Dallas architect Phil Shepard and architect of record Dallas-based Humphreys & Partners and developed by Barrington, Ill.-based Stoneleigh Companies LLC, was built above a six-level, subterranean parking garage on less than an acre of land that was once home to the old church that housed the original Hard Rock Café.
In-unit amenities at the apartment community that offers studio, one- and two-bedroom units and 28 penthouses include floor-to-ceiling glass, a variable refrigerant flow HVAC system, LED lighting, hardwood floors, extra storage, washers and dryers and walk-in closets.