The Beginning

In a city that seems to change every day, one building has been a fixture in downtown Houston since 1915. Now, that building has been transformed into a modern, stylish, desirable living community. ​Live in a timeless slice of Houston history, The Star.

  • 1913

    The original wing was designed by the New York firm of Warren & Wetmore, also responsible for Manhattan’s 1913 Grand Central Terminal and a number of upscale hotels and residential buildings.

  • 1915

    The Star incorporates an initial 13-story structure.

  • 1958

    A 1936 annex and 16-story addition completed. The façade of brick, terra cotta and Bedford limestone, as well as the signature, grand limestone arcades with Tuscan columns along Rusk, were replicated with the 1958 addition by noted architect Kenneth Franzheim, who began his career in Chicago, Boston and New York before relocating to Houston in the 1930s.

  • 1959

    The building was built for The Texas Company, which became Texaco.

  • 1989

    Texaco occupied the building until now.

  • 2013

    Provident Realty Advisors commenced its multi-family conversion in 2013 with Memphis and San Diego based architectural firm HBG Design.


The Star was born out of an icon from the fabled days of the early Texas oil business. The historic 1915 Texaco Building was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2003, and it’s now been beautifully reimagined as the newest community of residential high-rise ​luxury apartments in Houston​. The renaissance revival-style building features elegant vaulted arcades and Tuscan columns, creating an environment that inspires, delights and impresses every guest and resident.

The Star is the latest iteration of the Texaco building, and it features luxurious rental homes designed for the busy professionals who work and play in downtown Houston. The community is outfitted with 286 luxurious downtown Houston apartments and dozens of highly sought-after amenities — all ideally located in the heart of the city.

Few amenities are more appealing than the rooftop lounge area. With skyline views, an outdoor firepit and plenty of seating, this rooftop lounge will soon become your new favorite meet-up spot in downtown Houston. At least, it will be when you’re not relaxing in our resort-style pool, hanging in the lounge or using the on-site golf simulator. The amenities aren’t just about luxury though; convenience is key when you live in the middle of a busting metropolis. That’s why we’ve added subtle perks like valet parking, a 24-hour concierge and additional climate-controlled storage spaces.

Step inside our luxury apartments in downtown Houston and be welcomed by roomy 11’ ceilings, quartz countertops and a plethora of state-of-the-art stainless steel appliances. When the hectic life of a downtown Houstonian gets you down, retreat to the quiet sanctitude of your garden-style tub and rainfall-style shower. Endless luxuries await at The Star.

Teeming with historical relevance, the Texaco Building was at the heart of Houston’s emergence as a major player in the oil industry. You’re invited to take advantage of this rare opportunity to live in a historic Houston landmark. After extensive renovations that enhanced the building while preserving its most iconic features, The Star is ready for move-in.

Are you ready to make your own history?

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