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La Colombe d'Or Hotel

Ella and Walter W. Fondren, Sr. House

La Colombe d’Or
La Colombe d’Or © Tarick Foteh / T Foteh Photography | Courtesy Preservation Houston | Houston, Texas
Type Hospitality Retail/Commercial Mixed-Use
Location Houston, Texas
Built 1923

Steve and Daniel Zimmerman (NewForm Real Estate)


Bar No. 3

Tonight + Tomorrow

Father and son developers Steve and Daniel Zimmerman reimagined the 1923 Ella and Walter W. Fondren, Sr. House in Montrose into the La Colombe d’Or Mansion Hotel. The boutique hotel features rehabilitated and restored historic details alongside 32 suites, modern amenities, a new bar and restaurant, a sculpture garden, and artwork from the Zimmermans' private collection. MHA Houston consulted on the project, helping to secure $1.3 million in state historic tax credits.

  • Preservation Houston | 2022 Good Brick Award
  • ULI Houston | 2022 Development of Distinction Award: For Profit - Small Scale