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The penthouse with the perfect views

The Terminal at Katy Trail is an architectural achievement like no other. It is at once evocative of a romantic past while looking to a thrilling future. The Terminal’s arches? They are inspired by the world’s most beautiful train stations — in the world’s most beautiful cities, during the heyday of rail. The sleek residential floors and the building’s modern details? They strike their own contemporary chord. The material mix is heady — solid masonry, shimmering glass, elegant bronze finishes. And, The Terminal meets all green-building standards set by the city, based on LEED criteria. Connectivity to the neighborhood and the Katy Trail is integral to the design. The paseo walkway that cuts through the building’s base — with wonderful social, retail, restaurant experiences — and The Terminal’s own neighborhood park serve as physical and visual links to the surroundings. And, unlike any other building, The Terminal embraces the Katy Trail. It is a vital, vibrant element in the design — not a backyard afterthought. The Terminal connects directly to the trail that connects the city.

The Terminal's walk-through paseo

The Terminal at Katy Trail — outside and in­ — isn’t bound to a style or period. It is unique, a blend of traditional and contemporary references, but wholly original. That makes for residence interiors that are equally original. The design, details and finishes respond to every individual taste. Contemporary. Traditional. Historical. The Terminal is a place for discerning residents of varying predilections, not only in architecture but in art and furnishings. The residences are inherently luxurious: With just four on a floor, each one is a corner residence, with corner windows, a terrace and sweeping views. Planter boxes integrated into terrace handrails create opportunities for lush or modernist private landscapes — adding to the sumptuous textures of the building. Even each residence’s entry door has been carefully considered: Not only are all four doors on a floor as far apart as possible, they are as close as possible to each residence’s unique views: Open the front door and the view instantaneously unfolds. The rush is immediate. Such is the thought that has gone into every detail of The Terminal, both private and public. 4205 Buena Vista Street #8A is the one and only penthouse, sold as shell space for the ultimate in customization. At $6,650,000, it is represented by Faisal Halum and Michael Mahon of Briggs Freeman Sotheby's International Realty, the exclusive brokerage for The Terminal at Katy Trail.

Just one of the spectacular views from the penthouse

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