5050 Ambassador Way
Houston, Texas 77056
(713) 961-3116


~ The History of The Ambassador ~

In 1922 a visionary built one of the first co-operative apartments in the western United States. The Artaban in Long Beach, California was organized and built by Lionel V. Mayell. After many other successful condominium projects in California, Mr. Mayell came to Houston in 1962 to develop the crowning jewel of his enterprises. His gift to Houston, The Ambassador at Post Oak was conceived as a first generation new-build condominium apartment home development with the design motif - "Condominium Living with a Touch of sheer Elegance in the old South tradition." To quote the original sales brochure - "The Ambassador at Post Oak is for those who seek the best.... What River Oaks, born in the 1920's, became and what Tanglewood, spawned during the 1950's symbolizes in fine homes, is what The Ambassador at Post Oak will certainly become in its new concept of luxury living."

Built in the 1960's, with a Post Oak address, The Ambassador was strategically located in the developing upscale suburb that later became Uptown Houston. The original concept was for four mid-rise three story buildings similar to current Ambassador, a club house and a 36 story high-rise on South Post Oak. The Ambassador at Post Oak (No.1) was the only building completed before Lionel V. Mayell's passing. Without his drive and direction, the remainder of the project was never completed. As proof of Mr. Mayell's vision, the immediate area around The Ambassador now has over 25 mid and high rise apartment condominium buildings.

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~ The Ambassador at Post Oak Property ~

The Ambassador is located in Houstonís "Uptown District" centered around the Galleria Post Oak area. The uptown district weaves a thriving business district, acclaimed retail stores, restaurants, luxury hotels, condominium and apartment towers, and prestigious residential neighborhoods with Houstonís natural beauty into a vibrant community known as Uptown.
The Ambassador is located at the intersection of Ambassador Way and South Post Oak Lane, off of the 1900 block of South Post Oak. The main entrance is 5050 Ambassador Way in the heart of Uptown. The distinctive architecture of front of the building features eighteen gleaming white three story columns; four of them support a porte-cochere that spans an elegant circular drive.

The building comprises three floors with two wings seperated by a 27 foot high lobby. Secure covered parking is provided by a basement garage. The garage level also features storage lockers for each apartment. All floors share essentially the same layout containing 9 units each side varying in size from approximately 910 sq ft to 1400 sq ft. Unlike many Houston high and mid rise properties, The Ambassador at Post Oak has substantial outdoor space. The Ambassador has landscaped gardens on both sides and a formal garden in the center court. The Condominium Association also maintains an olympic size pool, a spacious front lawn and a guest parking area. Security is an important feature at The Ambassador. Entry into the building is controlled with a state of the Entraguard / MP Telephonic access control system and monitored twenty-four hours a day by Closed Circuit TV cameras at all entrances.



~ Amenities of The Ambassador at Post Oak ~

Residents of The Ambassador at Post Oak enjoy the amenities of both the neighborhood and the condominium. The location in the Uptown / Galleria area is probably the best amenity of all. The Ambassador is within walking distance of the Galleria Shopping Center and the shops along South Post Oak Boulevard, access to health clubs and award winning restaurants is just a stroll across the street.

The residents and guests of The Ambassador at Post Oak relax in the landscaped grounds and pool area in the shade of forty year old Pin Oak trees among Azalea gardens. Garbage disposal from each floor is via a trash chute that deposits the waste directly into waste bins located in the basement. Although many units have washer and driers, a laundry room in the basement provide large capacity washer and driers for the use of all the residents. Each unit is deeded parking and storage spaces in the gated basement garage as part of their ownership in the Ambassador. Cable television and all utilities are included in the maintenance fee for carefree living.

The Ambassador at Post Oak is a condominium run by the Ambassador Owners Association. An elected Board of Directors serves and represents the owners and overseas the management of the building and associated services. The Board has contracted with KRJ Management, Inc. to manage the property.



~ About KRJ Management, Inc. ~

KRJ Management, Inc. specializes in the management of homeowner associations and currently manages over 100 condominium and townhome properties in the Houston area.

KRJ entered the homeowner association management profession in 1978 in conjunction with the development of condominium properties. This provided the opportunity to understand the developer's role in establishing the homeowner association as well as planning community services. The experience of working on both sides of the fence - for the developer and as association manager - has provided a special benefit to their knowledge of association management.

KRJ Management is a member of Community Associations Institute (CAI), a national organization formed in 1973 to develop and distribute guidance on homeowner associations.

KRJ Management
1800 Augusta, Suite 200
Houston, Texas 77057-3193
713-783-4640  FAX 713-783-5240


Staff assigned to The Ambassador include:
Abelardo Rojas
Building Custodian
 


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