The primary mat foundation placement has been completed for Art House, a 42-story residential building under construction at 235 1st Avenue South in downtown St. Petersburg. Designed by SB Architects with interiors by ID & Design International and developed by Delray Beach-based Kolter Group, the 450-foot-tall structure will house 244 condominium units, 6,100 square feet of ground floor retail along Central Avenue and 3rd Street South, and a 482-space parking garage. Kimley-Horn is the landscape architect, Smith & Associates Real Estate exclusively handles sales, and United Landmark Associates handles marketing.
Led by general contractor Coastal Construction, over 348 loads of concrete were gracefully delivered in a continuous rotation by 65 concrete trucks, covering an astounding 8,300 square feet during the 18-hour foundation pour on Friday, July 21. This significant milestone marks a crucial step forward for the ascent of Art House into the downtown cityscape.
Reinforced Structures, Inc. serves as the project’s shell contractor, providing a turnkey concrete package from foundation through rooftop, with C&C Concrete Pumping as the concrete contractor and Cementos Argos supplying the building materials.
Residences at Art House will feature intelligently designed floor plans ranging from two to three bedrooms, several with a den, spanning 1,380 to 2,637 square feet, and a collection of 12 penthouses on the top three floors. Each unit will offer feature flow-through layouts, with open great room designs, floor-to-ceiling glass, and spacious terraces which showcase stunning views of the city skyline, Tampa Bay, and beyond.
The penthouse collection offers four residences per private floor. Modern, flow-through floorplans range from 3,157 square feet to 4,847 square feet of interior and exterior living space. Each floor plan offers three bedrooms, four and a half bathrooms, a den, and lavish owner’s suites. Further highlights within each penthouse include spacious and bright living and dining areas with soaring 11-foot ceilings and walls of glass that expand to wrap-around terraces with glass railings overlooking dramatic panoramas of the sparkling city and blue bay waters below.
A robust menu of indoor and outdoor amenities is designed to deliver a wellness-focused experience to residents from the moment they walk through the door, including an elevated resident amenity on the ninth level, dubbed Cloud 9, featuring a resort-style pool and spa, contemporary cabanas, open gathering spaces, and conservation areas, a formal club room overlooking the pool terrace with a private dining room, a state-of-the-art fitness center with high-tech cardio and strength training equipment, a theater with plush lounge seating, and more.
Art House St. Petersburg is poised to stand as one of the tallest buildings in the city, reaching the same height as the current tallest, One St. Petersburg, which was also designed by SB Architects and developed by Kolter Group.
Construction appears to be on track to complete in Q3 2025.