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Sandra Gunn
2421 Tangley Suite 117
Houston, Texas 77005 
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Bayou Lofts I Capitol Lofts I Dakota Lofts I Empire Lofts I Franklin Lofts I Hermann Lofts I Hogg Palace I Gotham Lofts I Il Palazzo Lofts I Keystone Lofts I Live Oak Lofts I Renoir Lofts I Rice Lofts I RISE Lofts I St. Germain Lofts I Tribeca Lofts



The sky's the limit... literally!

1996 marked the beginning of a new era in Houston real estate - one that Sandra is very excited to be a part of. We celebrated the completion of the Metropolis Lofts, the first new residential building built in Houston since 1984. The quick sales of the Metropolis demonstrated Houstonians’ desire to move back toward the Downtown area.  From renovated historical buildings in and around Downtown Houston to new Art-Deco lofts or turn-of the century storefronts featuring exposed beams, 15 to 20 foot ceilings, skyline views, brick accented walls, concrete or plank floors, lofts are a unique home alternative.


Ralph Bivins of The Houston Chronicle and HGTV Lofty Living recognized Sandra as not only an industry leader, but a community leader as well.  Her experience qualifies her as an expert in the area of loft living. 



A progressive broker specializing in the unique, Sandra is a natural for representing and showing these intriguing residences. She has sold and leased properties in most of Houston's high rises as well as the Keystone Lofts, The RiceHogg Palace, Post's Midtown Square,  Il Palazzo, Venti, Dakota Lofts, Museum Tower, Tribeca and 100 McGowen, Bayou Lofts, Hermann Lofts, Gotham, Royalton at River Oaks Renoir. Current listings include units in most of the above as well as, Beaconsfield (below),  Capitol Lofts, St. Germain Lofts and (pictured at left). Another interesting site in Downtown Houston includes the Franklin Lofts building on Main and the RISE Lofts. Watch this site for up to the moment inventory! Sandra owned a loft Downtown for 8 years and knows the neighborhood, the buildings and the lifestyle opportunities presented to Downtown Dwellers. Loft-style living is available in and around Downtown Houston, Midtown, The Museum District, East Downtown, Heights, River Oaks Center Area, Galleria and Galveston's Strand.

Houston Lofts Lease prices start around $1,100 / Month     

Houston Loft Sales Prices range from $125,000 - $1,000,000+.








Bayou Lofts - 915 Franklin

This is true loft living in the heart of Downtown's Historic district! Bayou Lofts occupies the 1910 Southern Pacific Railroad building brilliantly restored and yet faithful to the original appeal of the structure. Inside its well-preserved lobby is a 24/7 concierge, and just to the left of that is the Franklin Street Coffee House. Just one block from the METRORail, one block from Market Square and a front-row seat to all that's going on in busy Downtown Houston. The Bayou lofts feature a fitness room, rooftop terrace/deck, swimming pool & basement parking! Cable TV is now included in the low monthly maintenance fee!
Capitol Lofts - 711 Main St  

The Capitol Lofts located at 711 Main was constructed in the early 1900s as the M.E. Foster building and it served as office and retail space for many years. In the mid eighties the building was gutted and upgraded to include two new elevators cabs, a granite and glass curtain wall on the front elevation, and new windows throughout. In June of 1998, the building was purchased by 711 Main LLC, a development group who redesigned the building as residential lofts

Dakota Lofts - 711 William St.

Dakota Lofts, built in 1911, is located in the heart of the warehouse district on the edge of Downtown Houston in the old Bute Paint Factory Building.
Empire Lofts - Hidalgo near Post Oak

Turn of the century cosmopolitan elegance is revived through Houston's majestic residential development, the Empire. Lofts and flats located in the heart of the Galleria district and minutes from downtown, Empire offers an idyllic lifestyle that is second to none.
Franklin Lofts - 201 Main St

The First National Bank building
saw a lot of traffic in the early part of the 1900s, but here in the 21st century its seeing new life. The entire building has been refurbished, from the electrical, plumbing and mechanical systems to a makeover of each of the units which includes stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops, hardwood floors and 11-18 ceilings. As thorough as the makeovers are, however, the buildings historic features have been kept intact. Features include controlled access parking for residents and guests as well as Concierge Service.
Hermann Lofts - 204 Travis

Originally built in 1917, Hermann Lofts was one of the original Houston loft conversion projects.  Hermann Loft units first opened its doors to residents in 1997. Named after the great Houston philanthropist George Henry Hermann, the 32-unit downtown loft building was last used on a full-time basis as a headquarters for the Salvation Army. The 8-story, yellowish-brick building has a green cast-iron canopy covering the entire front sidewalk and numerous details dating back to the building's original form. 
Hogg Palace Lofts- 401 Louisiana  

Built in 1921 by William C. Hogg, developer of River Oaks and son of Jim Hogg, former Governor of Texas, the eight-story Art Deco office building has retained every inch of its distinction with its timely conversion to loft residences. Can also be used as an office.
Gotham Lofts - 1025 S. Shepherd

Gotham Lofts features eight spacious floor plans, ranging from 1,800 to more than 2,900 square feet.  Most units provide residents with open expanses of loft-style living with soaring ceilings, exposed AC ducts, brick and glass brick interior trim, high end appliance packages, hardwood flooring and other luxury amenities.
Il Palazzo Lofts  

Il Palazzo is a mid-rise loft building compromising six floors. The ground floor contains the entrance lobby and under cover, secure parking. Floors 2 through 5 share essentially the same layout, containing 13 units each. Most balconies on Floor 2 are larger than those on the upper three floors. Floor 6 contains six penthouses with large terraces.
Close to Hermann Park, the Medical Center and the Museum District.
Keystone Lofts - 1120 Texas 

The 10-story Keystone building was originally designed by architect Joseph Finger and built in the early 1920's as a multi-tenant office building. In 1975, the building was converted into a document storage facility. In 1998 the Keystone renovation was complete and the building was renamed to "Keystone Lofts". With only 34 units Keystone is one of the smaller buildings in Houston's downtown. The Keystone units range between 1,350 and 4,400 square feet, with amenities such as hardwood floors, 10-foot ceilings, tiled jacuzzi tubs and granite countertops.
Live Oak Lofts-1312 Live Oak

Built into the old General Electric Building (ca. 1932) in the Warehouse District, this loft features volumes of open space to accommodate those who like open living or just those who want a lot of room.
Renoir Lofts - 1005 S. Shepherd

Randall Davis's gift to Houston's River Oaks area combines the best qualities of an inner loop location featuring access to 17 restaurants, a world-renowned theater venue, Fit Athletic Club, Signature Kroger and retail such as Cotton Club, 2 Starbucks coffee shops, La Madeliene, Ann Taylor, the Gap and much more.
Rice Lofts - 909 Texas Ave

Located in the heart of downtown Houston, Post Rice Lofts are the result of the renovation of the historic Rice Hotel. Visitors may stroll through the magnificent; double-story lobby with stained-glass skylight; or peruse the lavish and historically accurate Crystal Ballroom. Residents may choose from one-; two- and three-bedroom loft apartments; featuring 100-year old maple hardwood floors; 10' to 18' ceiling heights and Italian marble bathtubs with ball & claw tubs. Some lofts include W/D connections. Post Rice Lofts also offers furnished corporate apartments.
RISE Lofts - 2000 Bagby

RISE has quickly become Midtown’s housing diva. Recognized as the area’s first high-rise residential development, RISE towers over its neighbors with unmatched panache and sleek structure. The luxurious 15-story building reigns as the neighborhood’s undisputed “House of Style,” offering 143 luxurious studio, one and two-bedroom lofts and penthouses in an environment comparable to state-of-the-art resort communities.
St. Germain Lofts - 705 Main St

Located in the 8-story circa 1913 building that formerly housed the S.H. Kress & Co. store, these 600-2,000 sq.ft. range lofts and flats have 12-16' ceilings, antique hardwood floors, whirlpool tubs and marble/slate baths and granite kitchen islands & countertops. Building amenities include a workout room, rooftop deck, private parking garage, billiard parlor, free laundry, theater room, guest quarters, a concierge on duty 10 hours a day, six days a week and 24-hour valet parking. Located on METRORail, above Zula and Flying Saucer restaurants, close to the tunnel system, Theatre District, sports arenas, Discovery Green Park and Bayou Place.
Tennison Lofts - 110 Bagby

Welcome to the elegance of Tennison Lofts and its wonderful surrounding amenities. These beautiful properties feature granite countertops in kitchen and bathrooms, stainless steel appliances, and marble bathroom floors. Other building highlights include stunning views of downtown buildings, a fitness center, game room area and more!
Tribeca - 1310 West Clay 

Located in a historic art-deco building at 1210 W. Clay (off of Waugh and W. Gray), Tribeca Lofts range from 1300 to 2600 sq. ft. and feature fireplaces and skylights, 14' ceilings, wood floors, granite island kitchen, w/d connections, whirlpool tubs and huge slate showers. Some units have patios with direct street access, and all have controlled access private parking. Can also be used as an office.




For an architects perspective on lofts, see Lofty Ambitions by David Baker Associates Architects

To schedule an appointment, contact me at the office 713.224.2777 or email: [email protected].

Sandra Gunn owns one of the most respected, productive boutique real estate firms in Houston. She is a native Houstonian and has been selling Houston real estate since 1984. Regarded as an expert of houston real estate by her peers, previous clients and the media such as the Houston Chronicle, Houston Business Journal, 002 Magazine, KHOU - Channel 11, KRPC - Channel 2, New York Times, Hollywood Reporter, HGTV - Lofty Ideas, Better Homes and Gardens and more, Sandra and her team of professionals are available to assist Houston real estate buyers, Houston real estate sellers, Houston real estate developers and those looking at the Houston real estate rental market in Houston. Houston real estate specialty markets include new construction homes in West University, Southgate and the Medical Center areas; historic homes including Houston Heights, Montrose, Southampton and Boulevard Oaks; urban high density areas including Downtown, Midtown, Rice Military, Washington Avenue corridor, Museum District, Uptown Park and the Galleria; as well as all the high rise buildings in Houston including rental buildings. She is an expert in all Houston loft buildings including St. Germain Houston Lofts, Capitol Houston Lofts, Kirby Houston Lofts, Hermann Houston Lofts, Rice Houston Lofts, Bayou Houston Lofts, Empire Houston Lofts, Franklin Houston Lofts, Gotham Houston Lofts, Stanford Houston Lofts, Il Palazzo Houston Lofts, Live Oak Houston Lofts, Metropolis Houston Lofts, Renoir Houston Lofts, Washington Houston Lofts, Manhattan Houston Lofts, The RISE Houston Lofts, Keystone Houston Lofts and Paramount Houston Lofts. She continually ranks year after year in HAR's Top Producer Realtor list out of all 25,000+ members.

No representations or warranties either expressed or implied are made as to the accuracy of the information contained herein or with respect to the suitability, usability, feasibility, merchantability of any property described herein. Sandra Gunn Properties.

Sandra Gunn is a Texas Real Estate Broker, licensed by the Texas Real Estate Commission.   Texas Real Estate Brokers and Salespersons are licensed and regulated by the TEXAS REAL ESTATE COMMISSION (TREC).  If you have a question or complaint regarding a real estate licensee, you should contact TREC at P.O. Box 12188, Austin, TX  78711-2188 or [512]-465-3960.  If you would like to view the Texas Administrative Code, click HERE.


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2007 Top Production Realtor Award Winner - Houston Association of Realtors
2006 Top Production Realtor Award Winner
- Houston Association of Realtors
2005 Top Production Realtor Award Winner - Houston Association of Realtors
Top Production Realtor Award Winner - Houston Association of Realtors
2004 Sold on My Realtor Award Winner - Houston Chronicle
2002 Top 100 Agents in Houston Award Winner
- Houston Association of Realtors

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Sandra Gunn is a Texas Real Estate Broker, licensed by the Texas Real Estate Commission.   Texas Real Estate Brokers and Salespersons are licensed and regulated by the TEXAS REAL ESTATE COMMISSION (TREC).  If you have a question or complaint regarding a real estate licensee, you should contact TREC at P.O. Box 12188, Austin, TX  78711-2188 or [512]-465-3960.  If you would like to view the Texas Administrative Code, click HERE.