Oak Lofts I
Rice Lofts I
St. Germain 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,
Hogg Palace, Post's Midtown
and 100 McGowen,
Bayou Lofts, Hermann Lofts,
Royalton at River
units in most of the above as well as, Beaconsfield
St. Germain Lofts and (pictured at left).
Another interesting site in Downtown Houston includes the
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+.
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!
- 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
- 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.
- Hidalgo near Post Oak
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.
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.
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
Lofts - 1025 S. Shepherd
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 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.
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
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.
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.
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
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 -
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!
- 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
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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
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.
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suitability, usability, feasibility, merchantability of any property described herein.
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