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Bayou Lofts Houston

One of Downtown’s historic loft buildings, Bayou Lofts is a 9-story midrise featuring a unique fusion of old-world charm and contemporary residences.

Bayou Lofts Executive Summary

Featuring old-world charm unique to historical converted loft buildings, Bayou Lofts is a 9-story midrise with “next-door living” to Downtown’s most exciting establishments, Market Square Park, & the Buffalo Bayou.

Residents enjoy:

  • UNIQUE FLOOR PLANS: Spiral Reality converted Bayou Lofts with a contemporary floor plan while maintaining its historical appeal. Each unit features 11’ to 18’ ceilings, exposed brick, hardwood floors and tiled hallways. The building has 108 units with interiors that fuse old world charm and modern-day lifestyle. Bayou Lofts also features amenities like the rooftop terrace with private pool, 24 hour doorman services, and fitness center.
  • METRORAIL ACCESS: The 23-mile MetroRail runs along two of Houston’s major job centers (Downtown and The Medical Center). Its Red, Green and Purple lines converge on Main Street, less than a mile south of Bayou Lofts. Residents are only two blocks away from Preston station and enjoy less than 20-minute travel time to Texas Medical Center and Museum District. (See Houston Highrises Near The Metrorail Guide.)
  • EXCITING OUTDOORS ACTIVITIES: Just across the street from Bayou Lofts, the historical Market Square Park sits on the site of the original City Hall. Along with its 1800’s era architecture and tree-lined streets, the park features public art exhibit, entertainment plaza, large central lawn, sidewalk cafes and nightlife hotspots. The Buffalo Bayou Park, less than 2 miles west of the building, has canoe and kayak trails, hike and bike trails and the Buffalo Bayou Cistern.
  • OLD WORLD CHARM: Historic District embodies the city’s civic and commercial history. It exudes an old-world charm with its intact group of historical properties, landmarks and buildings like Allen’s Landing (Houston’s founding site and original port), University of Houston–Downtown and Market Square Park, to name a few.
  • NEAR ENTERTAINMENT CENTERS: Downtown is home to several exciting entertainment centers. Avenida Houston is only a mile south of Bayou lofts. It includes the George R. Brown Convention Center, Discovery Green park, Hilton Americas-Houston and the new Marriott Marquis. Also just few minutes away from the building, Green Street is an open-air retail entertainment center with 360,000 sq. ft. of retail and office space.
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Bayou Lofts HOA Fees & Amenities

Following are the amenities currently offered at Bayou Lofts and what the HOA fee covers:

Building Amenities:

  • 24-hour doorman/porter
  • Community/party room
  • Elevators serving all levels
  • Garbage disposal
  • Original, refinished ceramic tile floors in interior corridor
  • Oak hardwood floors in all units
  • Roof top terrace with pool
  • Well-lit, reserved parking within or adjacent to building

Unit Amenities:

  • 11′ to 18′ ceilings
  • 6′ X 3′ oversize tub/shower
  • CAT 5 telephone outlets to support separate voice computer/fax/data connections
  • Ceramic tile floors in all full baths dash; white with black accents
  • Direct TV connections (subscription required)
  • Electrical outlets per Houston code
  • Four-cycle dishwasher
  • Gas range/electric oven with overhead microwave
  • Granite slab counters
  • Heat pump cooling and heating systems
  • Individual thermostat-controlled water source
  • Large surface mounted mirrors


  • Light fixtures in bathrooms and kitchens
  • Multiple Television outlets
  • One or two reserved parking spaces
  • One storage space (approx. 3′ X 6′)
  • Oversize console sinks
  • Restored storefront glass at first floor along Travis and Franklin Streets
  • Select cabinet finishes
  • Track lighting features
  • Vanity cabinets with white porcelain sinks (in select units)
  • Vanity with Nero Black Granite surface
  • Washer/dryer connections

Bayou lofts average monthly HOA fee is $0.59 per square foot and covers building & grounds, cable television, recreational facilities, concierge, porter, and gas.

On average, older buildings compared to newer buildings have higher HOA fees because many of these buildings are less energy efficient.

Below you will see the average Houston condo HOA fee trends by building age.

Houston Condo HOA Fees By Age

See how the HOA fees at Bayou Lofts compares with other Houston condos:

Downtown Lofts And Condos HOA Fees

Bayou Lofts Sale Trends

Bayou Lofts has recorded strong real estate appreciation rates over the last decade. The median sale price appreciated 65% at $336,575 since 2007, the highest price since it opened.

Many owners are retaining their units on a yearly basis.  There was 78% decrease in the number of units sold over the last 10 years.

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(Data sourced from the Houston Association of Realtors Multiple Listing Service and is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.)

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Bayou Lofts Condo Amenities

Bayou Lofts is one of Downtown’s renovated industrial buildings within the Historic District.

  • Bayou Lofts features a central location in Downtown Houston, just a block away from Allen’s landing (Houston’s founding site and original port).
  • The building was home to Southern Pacific Railroad for 85 years.  Spire Reality converted the 1910 office building to residential in 1997.
  • The building features 9 floors with 108 units and 14 penthouses. Each unit features interiors that fit modern-day lifestyle while maintaining its original 1900’s era appeal.
  • Residents are few minutes away from Texas Medical Center.
  • Preston MetroRail station is few blocks away from the building. All 3 MetroRail (Red, Green and Purple) lines converge in Main Street, Downtown Houston, less than a mile from Bayou Lofts.
  • Green Link Bus, a free transportation service, features 18 bus stops within Downtown and allows residents to easily access the district’s popular places. The nearest Green Link bus station is just across the street from the building.
  • A few blocks from Bayou lofts, Market Square Park offers residents place for dining, entertainment and public art.
  • Entertainment hotspots like the four-block entertainment complex Green street and 12-acre Discovery Green are 1 mile and 2 miles away from the Bayou lofts, respectively.
  • Building amenities include rooftop terrace with private pool, 24 hour doorman services, and fitness center, among others.
  • Each unit  has 11 to 18 ft. ceilings with hardwood floors, exposed exterior brick, granite slab kitchen counters and lush finishes.
  • The size of the lofts ranges from 700-2000 sq. ft. and available in one- or two bedroom floor plans.
  • Prices for Bayou lofts for sale are typically between $150,000 and $700,000 with averaging $271 per square foot.

Bayou Lofts Pet Policies & Management Office

Bayou Lofts is a pet-friendly building and allows 2 pets under 50 lbs. per unit. Bayou Lofts doesn’t have its own dog park but Market Square Park, about 1056 ft. away, is just across the building. The park has two dog runs, one for small dogs and one for large dogs. The management requires pets to have current license and vaccination tags.

(See Pet Policies of Houston’s Luxury Buildings).

Pet Policies of Houston Condos

Bayou Lofts: Mass Transit Options And Access

Bayou Lofts is one of Houston’s condos and lofts near the METRORail. Residents are only 2 blocks away from Preston Station with 10 minute and 20 minute travel time to Museum District and Texas Medical Center, respectively. MetroRail’s Red, Green and Purple Lines converge on Main Street, Downtown, less than a mile south of Bayou Lofts.

Green Link Bus is a free transportation service within Downtown. The environment friendly bus’ 2.5-mile route has 18 stops that connects eight hotels, the George R. Brown Convention Center, the Central Library, Green Street, Discovery Green, City Hall, Main Street Square and Houston Pavilions. Bayou Lofts’ nearest Green Link Bus station is just across the street.

Historic District is also a destination in itself. The bustling neighborhood fuses culture and commerce and has a collection of bars, restaurants, boutiques and entertainment hubs. Few miles away from Bayou Lofts are 40 Yelp-rated establishments. Within Market Square Park, the famous Greek eatery Niko Niko’s has a walk-up kiosk for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

  • Popular Neighborhood Venues: Discovery Green, GreenStreet, Houston Theater District
  • Top Ranked Restaurants Nearby: Niko Niko’s, Hearsay Gastro Lounge, La Fisheria, La Carafe, The Pastry War, Fusion Taco
  • Grocery Stores: Phoenicia Specialty Foods, Guanajuato Supermarket
  • Trails & Parks: Market Square Park , The Buffalo Bayou

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Bayou Lofts: Maps And Directions

Bayou Lofts is located  at 915 Franklin St. Theatre District, just one block from the Historic Allen’s Landing. Its central location in Downtown allows convenient access to major thoroughfares. It is bordered by I-10 to the north, I-69 to the east, and I-45 to the south and west. The Galleria, Texas Medical Center and Museum Districts are less than 8 miles away from Bayou Lofts.

Several entertainment centers surround Bayou Lofts. GreenStreet is just 2 miles away from the building and features 263,000 sq. ft. of office and retail space. Avenida Houston, a mile southwest of Bayou Lofts, includes the George R. Brown Convention Center, Discovery Green park, Hilton Americas-Houston and the new Marriott Marquis.

Market Square Park is another favorite neighborhood venue. It is just across the street from Bayou Lofts and features a variety of entertainment venues, businesses, nightclubs and restaurants. The Buffalo Bayou, known for its bike and hike trails, is less than 2 miles from the building.

Less than a mile southwest of Bayou lofts, the nationally renowned Theatre District houses world-class opera houses, theatres and music and ballet companies like Houston Grand Opera, Alley Theatre, Houston Ballet, Houston Symphony, Theatre Under Stars and Society for Performing Arts, among others.

Downtown Houston’s zip code is  77002.

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Bayou Lofts: School Zoning Information

Bayou Lofts is located within Downtown Houston. Downtown is zoned to the Houston Independent School District (HISD).

Bayou Lofts residents can send their children to the following schools:

Crockett Elementary School at 2112 Crockett Street.  Crockett is a neighborhood Vanguard school that offers bilingual and fine arts programs. They serve Serving students from grades PK to 5 and also offers fine arts program like classes in ballet, visual art, music, and rhythmic dancing.

Gregory-Lincoln Education Center at 1101 Taft St. GLEC serves students from Kindergarten to 8th grade. The school features a fine arts magnet program and offers classes in the theatre arts, culinary arts, dance, visual arts, multimedia arts, and vocal music.

Davis High School at 1101 Quitman St. Jefferson Davis High School features a Hotel and Restaurant Management magnet program.

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