Mid-century Houston residential landmarks, The Parc Condominiums, which include Parc IV and Parc V, are prominently located on Houston’s vibrant Montrose Boulevard.

These two distinctive towers offer high rise living with character and style. Built in 1965 and 1966 respectively, the twin 12-story buildings contain 184 condominiums, all individually owned and most completely renovated, featuring tall ceilings, designer lighting, modern countertops, and wine coolers, along with private balconies and impressive skyline views. The Parc campus includes a swimming pool, a gym, private secured parking and gated security.

Their location offers close proximity to Houston’s world class Museums, Downtown Business and Theatre Districts, as well as the convenience of a location within walking distance of grocery stores, specialty shops and excellent restaurants. The Parc Condominiums are ideally located to facilitate the very best in urban living.

The recent ambitious preservation project included both exterior and interior elements. The exterior involving a complete cleaning, patching and repairing of the outside of both towers, finishing with a renewing of the original white surfaces, which were then coated with a water-repellent treatment designed to support a longer life for the outer skin. The exterior fenestration, sliding doors and windows were all replaced with new, insulated aluminum glass units. The outdoor metal canopies were completely redone, entirely consistent with the original architecture. The overall project included a complete, top to bottom, restoration of the concrete parking garage, including new lighting and security systems.

Interior elements have included the installation of new terrazzo floors in the first-floor common areas and new Knoll Plattner furniture in the lobbies. A vintage black and white collection of photographs reflecting both Houston and the Parc’s history was curated and hang throughout the common areas.

A completely refurbished landscaping lends a sophisticated and manicured curb appeal. A project to install new signage throughout the interior and exterior of the buildings has been completed.


The Parcs have recently undergone an extensive exterior and interior preservation and refurbishment program, with guidance from David Bucek, principal at Stern and Bucek Architects.* The architect: Stephen Fox, an architectural historian who is an adjunct lecturer at Rice University and the University of Houston, described the buildings' architect - William R. Jenkins, who later became the dean of UH's School of Architecture - as respected and gifted. Jenkins was Bill Stern’s mentor.

The refurbishment of the Parc Condominiums was approached with a view to enhancing and preserving the original and unique architectural elements, which echo the ‘Brutalist’ school of design, first practiced in Europe during the 1950’s, the most famous example of which is Houston’s famed Alley Theatre.

The Parc Condominiums was the recipient of the prestigious 2017 50 Year AIA American Association of Architects Award for Preservation, for preserving the historic nature of the buildings in keeping with its mid-century modern genesis.

*The Board’s selection of David Bucek, of Stern and Bucek, to advise and guide their efforts with this extensive undertaking signaled their serious intentions to approach each element with attention to the history and design integrity that the buildings had not previously enjoyed. The firm’s completion of the refurbishment of The Menil House, which was designed by Philip Johnson in 1951 (Johnson’s first residential project) and commissioned by famed Houston-based philanthropists Dominique and John de Menil, cemented Stern and Bucek’s reputation, locally and nationally, as both sensitive and informed preservationists and conservationists.


The Parc Condominiums

3600-3614 Montrose Boulevard
Houston, TX 77006
(713) 529-3663

Managed by Rise Association Management Group