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Homebuyers Guide To Houston Lofts

About 20 of Houston’s 93 residential buildings are “Loft Buildings.” Exposed ductwork, high ceilings, brick walls and open spaces are some of the unique characteristics that define a loft (vs. Houston Condos For Sale).

downtown houston loft for sale

HOUSTON LOFT LOCATIONS
The majority of Houston’s lofts are located:

TYPES OF HOUSTON LOFTS

Lofts in Houston fall into two categories:

  • Renovated Historic buildings (original banks, warehouses or commercial stores);
  • Newer construction condos built “in a loft style.”

Click on any Houston loft (listed on the right) to learn about that building and view all available Houston lofts for sale there.

st germain lofts in houston

Contact Paige Martin, Owner of HoustonProperties.com & Broker Associate at Paige@HoustonProperties.com or 713-384-5177 for help buying or selling a Houston loft or condo.

Houston Loft Resources

 

Houston Lofts by Neighborhood

Downtown HoustonGalleria Area and River Oaks / Montrose house the majority of Houston’s loft buildings. (Read more about Houston’s Neighborhoods.)

When the Allen brothers founded Houston in 1836, majority of the city’s buildings were on Main street in the historic district. As you’ll see in the map below, many of Houston’s lofts today are also located downtown along Main street or in close proximity to this area.

downtown houston lofts for sale

For a specific recommendation of neighborhoods, buildings or units based upon your personal style, goals & price point, please contact Paige Martin, Owner of HoustonProperties.com & Broker Associate at Paige@HoustonProperties.com or 713-384-5177.

Below are some of the most popular neighborhoods for Houston lofts and some of the most popular buildings within each area.

Downtown Houston (77002, 77010):

franklin lofts in downtown Houston

downtown houston lofts

Galleria (77056):

River Oaks (77019):

Memorial Park (77007):

 

Types of Houston Lofts For Sale

Lofts in Houston typically fall into two categories:

  • Renovated Historic buildings (original banks, warehouses or commercial stores);
  • Newer construction condos built “in a loft style.”

Converted Historic Loft Buildings

Most of Houston’s residential units are conversions of older and historical buildings into modern loft spaces. In Downtown Houston for instance, banks, warehouses, department stores and other old establishments underwent renovation to provide affordable housing.

Some of the notable historic lofts (and their original construction date) in Houston include:

hermann lofts in houston

 

Newer Constructed Loft Buildings

Over the last decade, a number of Houston’s developers erected highrises featuring “loft style” look and feel with higher ceilings, exposed ductwork, exposed brick and modern amenities. Some of the notably newer construction lofts in Houston include:

post oak lofts in houston

 

Lofts vs Townhomes or Single Family Homes

houston loft for sale

One of the biggest differences between lofts in Houston and Houston townhomes for sale or Houston single family homes for sale is the underlying asset that you’re actually purchasing.

When you buy a townhome or a single family home, you own the land (from the center of the earth to infinity above) plus the structure.

When you buy a loft, you’re buying airspace and have shared ownership of “common-use” areas.

As such the Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC) promulgates a separate contract for condos because they are a different entity.

It’s important to use a mortgage broker and Realtor who is familiar with condo transactions to help you navigate the buildings, association rules and restrictions, potential deferred maintenance issues at that location, historical trends in that building, resale potential, unique financing requirements and closing process for condos.

 

 

Houston Lofts Overview

Disclaimer: Due to the large number of residential highrise buildings in Houston, we separated Houston Condos into a separate section. Click here to view all Houston Condos For Sale.
outdoor patio of Houston loft for saleHouston’s economy is booming and approximately 1400 people are moving in to the city each day. Most want to live near the main city spots (Downtown Houston, The Galleria, River Oaks) and enjoy the restaurants, shops and other establishments just outside their building.

Living in a loft in Houston offers fantastic access to many of these prime locations.

Primary Benefits of Living in a Houston Loft:

  • Maintenance. No yard work, roof repair, building or grounds maintenance. Easy to “lock the door & leave.” Lofts are very popular with people who want a 2nd home in Houston.
  • Location. It’s not easy to find houses within minutes of some of the hottest places in town. However, you will find some great loft buildings where you can pop downstairs and into restaurants, bars, shops & more.
  • Security. Many Houston condos have 24 hour staff, guards, secure parking, cameras, gated entrance and building security.
  • Service & amenities. Many lofts in Houston offer great amenities: tennis courts, pools, saunas, movie rooms, well-kept grounds, workout facilities, roof top decks, and more.
  • Great Staff. You’ll get access to porters, valet, building managers, concierges, trash & dry cleaning pickup and other services in many buildings.
  • Neighbors. Living in a Houston loft building offers a great way to meet like-minded people. Many highrises have “resident committees” and social groups to meet up at nearby restaurants or bars.

Primary Drawbacks (compared to Houston Townhomes or Houston Single Family Homes):

living room Houston loft for sale

  • Maintenance fees. Staff and amenities are available, but come with a monthly fee. Review the costs and the benefits before you buy. Also, be wary of buildings that have large deferred maintenance issues (this is typically common with old and renovated buildings). Get a great Houston condo realtor to help guide your purchase.
  • Neighbors. Most neighbors are well-mannered people, however, there will always be some who won’t be good neighbors. Unfortunately, you can’t choose them in advance. You’re going to be living closer to other people, so look for lofts with good soundproofing.
  • Associations. Loft living differs from traditional homeownership as residents elect a Board of Directors to manage the building’s business and make residential decisions. The Board of Directors establishes the policies and the building manager enforces them on behalf of the homeowners. Know what they are in advance (your Realtor should help you understand these).

 

Houston Loft & Condo Realtor – Paige Martin

As featured on Fox News in the Morning, the Houston Business Journal, Houston Chronicle, and Houston Magazine, Paige Martin – a consistent Top Producing Broker-Associate and the owner of HoustonProperties.com – is ranked amongst the very top Keller Williams agents in the Houston area.

Paige was named the #1 Ranked Individual Agent in the Keller Williams Memorial Office for 2012, 2011 and 2010. She has been a consistent top producing agent, winning awards every year since 2007.

Paige works with a tremendous number of buyers and sellers of Houston condos and is familiar with all major residential condos buildings in Houston.

For a specific recommendation of neighborhoods, buildings or condos based upon your personal style, goals & price point, please contact Paige Martin, Owner of HoustonProperties.com & Broker Associate at Paige@HoustonProperties.com or 713-384-5177.

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