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The Empire Lofts

Featuring excellent location near Galleria’s popular shopping malls and restaurants, the 170-unit Empire Lofts is a full-service building with great amenities.

The Empire Lofts Executive Summary

A Randall Davis project, the 8-story Empire Lofts features New-York inspired architectural designs. Randall Davis is behind Houston’s popular luxury condos (The Astoria, The Marlowe, Cosmopolitan, Manhattan, and Rice Lofts) and converted residential buildings (Rice Lofts, St. Germain Lofts, and Gotham Lofts).

The building features:

  • GREAT AMENITIES: Aside from expansive views of The Waterwall and the Lakes on Post Oak, Empire Lofts also features great amenities. Empire Lofts is a full-service building with 24/7 concierge and security service, outdoor resort-style pool, whirlpool spa, a custom movie theater and reserved covered parking.
  • CLASSICAL ARCHITECTURE: Empire Lofts features turn-of-the century architectural details reminiscent of the historic buildings in New York. Similar to its northeast counterpart Manhattan condos, Empire Lofts’ building design include old-school iron railing, heavy stone base, paired columns, and arched windows. It also has landscaped motor court and grand arched entrance.
  • FANTASTIC RETAIL: Located at the heart of the vibrant Galleria neighborhood, Empire Lofts features next-door living to some of Houston’s popular shopping and entertainment centers. The Galleria, Texas largest mall with over 375 stores and 30 restaurants, is only a block away from Empire Lofts. Residents are also less than a mile away from Highland Village and River Oaks District Shopping Centers.
  • SPACIOUS LIVING SPACES:  Empire Lofts has 170 condos averaging 2,100 square feet in living spaces. Available in one-, two-, and three-bedroom floorplans, each condo comes with 11 to 18 feet high ceilings, balconies, stainless steel appliances, large walk-in closets and sound isolation.
  • ACCESS TO BUSINESS DISTRICTS: With its close proximity to Loop 610, Southwest Freeway and Westheimer Road, Empire Lofts provides residents easy access to Bayou City’s main employment hubs. Downtown, Texas Medical Center and Energy Corridor are all less than 15 minutes away from the building. Downtown is Houston’s Central Business District with more than 3,000 businesses and 200,000 employees. The Medical Center is the largest medical complex in the country and features 54 world-class medical and research facilities. Home to several Fortune 500 firms, Energy Corridor has more than 80,000 employees.
  • OUTDOOR RECREATION: Located across Empire Lofts, the 3-acre Gerald D. Hines Waterwall Park is home to more than 180 live oak trees and the popular dramatic 64-foot U-shaped fountain or “The Waterwall”. Houston’s most photographed site, The Waterwall pumps 11,000 gallons of recycled water every minute. Residents can also easily access Memorial Park via Loop 610. The 1,500-acre green space is Houston’s largest urban park with a top-rated 18-hole golf course, hike and bike trails, and sports facilities.
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Buying in The Empire Lofts can be tricky for several reasons. Some of its units will be priced differently due to view, upgrades, etc. For instance, the building is more than 10 years old and several units were renovated (deserve to sell at premium prices). In addition, certain views are superior to others (some units are facing The Lake on Post Oak and the Williams Tower Waterwall) – impacting pricing on specific floors. To determine fair pricing, an Empire condo buyer would benefit from a Realtor who is familiar with the building.

To get personal advice on buying or selling an Empire Lofts unit, contact Paige Martin, one of Houston’s best condo Realtors and one of the top ranked Realtors in the United States.

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The Empire Lofts Condominium HOA Fees & Amenities

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

Building Amenities:

  • 24/7 concierge and security service
  • Outdoor resort-style pool
  • Whirlpool spa
  • Movie theater
  • Reserved parking

Unit Amenities:

  • Waterwall Park and Lakes on Post Oak views
  • 11 to 18 feet high ceilings
  • Private balconies
  • Stainless steel appliances
  • Large walk-in closets

Residents enjoy luxury lock-and-leave condo living with Empire Lofts amenities including 24/7 concierge and security, outdoor pool, whirlpool spa and movie theater.

Aside from the maintenance of the building’s shared amenities and services, the monthly HOA fee also covers insurance of common area, cable TV, limited access, trash, water and sewer.

Below you will see how Empire Lofts Lofts HOA fee compares with other Galleria condos.

(See Houston Condos: HOA Fees & Amenities)

The Empire Lofts Condo Sale Trends

Over the last decade, Empire Lofts has posted good real estate appreciation. Condos for sale have a list price between $400,000 to $520,000 for a one- and two-bedroom unit and $1.5M for a penthouse unit.

For a custom report about this building and its sales trends, please email me. For a detailed report on how the condo market is performing, see Best Performing Housing Segments in Houston.

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

For more information on available Empire Lofts condos, please contact Paige Martin at 713-384-5177 or email Paige@HoustonProperties.com

12 Things The Empire Lofts Condo Buyers Should Know

Featuring New York-inspired designs, The Empire Lofts is a full-service building with great Galleria location.

  • Built in 2006, the Empire Lofts is a condo development from Randall Davis. He is also behind Houston’s popular luxury condos (The Astoria, The Marlowe, Cosmopolitan, Manhattan, and Rice Lofts) and converted residential buildings (Rice Lofts, St. Germain Lofts, and Gotham Lofts).
  • The building features 8 stories and 170 units.
  • The Galleria, Texas largest mall with over 375 stores and 30 restaurants, is only a block away from Empire Lofts.
  • Residents are also less than a mile away from Highland Village and River Oaks District Shopping Centers.
  • The 3-acre Gerald D. Hines Waterwall Park is just across the building. The park is home to more than 180 live oak trees and the popular dramatic 64-foot U-shaped fountain or “The Waterwall”.
  • Residents can also easily access Memorial Park via Loop 610. The 1,500-acre green space is Houston’s largest urban park with a top-rated 18-hole golf course, hike and bike trails, and sports facilities.
  • Empire Lofts provides residents easy access to Bayou City’s main employment hub. Downtown, Texas Medical Center and Energy Corridor are all less than 15 minutes away from the building.
  • Empire Lofts’ features turn-of-the century architectural details including  old-school iron railing, heavy stone base, paired columns, and arched windows. It also has landscaped motor court and grand arched entrance.
  • Empire Lofts features 24/7 concierge and security service, outdoor resort-style pool, whirlpool spa, a custom movie theater and reserved covered parking.
  • Available in one-, two-, and three-bedroom floor plans, each condo comes with 11 to 18 feet high ceilings, balconies, stainless steel appliances, large walk-in closets and sound isolation.
  • Empire Lofts is near Loop 610, Southwest Freeway and Westheimer Road.
  • Empire Lofts condos for sale have a list price between $400,000 to $520,000 for a one- and two-bedroom unit and $1.5M for a penthouse unit.

The Empire Lofts Pet Policies & Management Office

The management allows domestic pets (dogs, cats and fishes). Approval of the pet’s breed and weight will be case by case basis.  

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

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The Empire Lofts: Mass Transit Options And Access

Located within the Galleria area, one of Houston’s Most Accessible Neighborhoods, Empire Lofts provides residents excellent access to major thoroughfare. Residents are minutes away from Loop 610, Southwest Freeway and Westheimer Road, making Houston’s key districts easily accessible from the building. The nearest bus stop from the building is just across Hidalgo Street, about 200 ft. away.

Galleria residents get to enjoy highrise living near numerous world-class shopping and entertainment centers like The Galleria Mall and Uptown Park. Residents are also few minutes away from hundred restaurants, parks, and shops.

  • Popular Neighborhood Venues: Galleria Mall, Galleria Business District, Uptown Park
  • Top Ranked Restaurants Nearby: Etoile, Peli Peli, Chama Gaucha, Pappas Bros, Truluck’s, Kenny & Ziggy’s, Caracol, Capital Grille, Masraff’s
  • Grocery Stores: Whole Foods, Grocery’s & More, Randall’s
  • Trails & Parks: Waterwall Park

The Empire Lofts: Maps And Directions

Empire Lofts sits along Hidalgo Street, in the eastern section of the Galleria neighborhood. Located west of Loop 610, the Galleria district has Briarmeadow to the east, and Bellaire to the north, and Memorial area and the Memorial Villages to the south.

The building is less than 15 minutes away from Houston’s main employment hubs: Downtown, Texas Medical Center and Energy Corridor. Residents are also less than a mile away from popular shopping centers including The Galleria, Highland Village and River Oaks Shopping Center.

Galleria has 77056 and 77057 Harris County zip codes. (View Houston zip code map.)

The Empire Lofts: School Zoning Information

The Empire Lofts is located within Galleria neighborhood. Galleria neighborhood is zoned to the Houston Independent School District (HISD).

The Empire Lofts residents can send their children to the following schools:

St. George Place Elementary School at 5430 Hidalgo St. St. George Place Elementary is also one of the HISD’s IB World Schools. It also offers a Vanguard neighborhood program for gifted and talented students, ESL, and special special education programs. It features various enrichment courses and after school activities.

Grady Middle School at 5215 San Felipe St. Established in 1929, Grady Middle School offers several academic programs including core enrichment and Gifted and Talented. Grady also has baseball, basketball, cheerleading, wrestling, volleyball, and soccer teams, among others.

Lee High School at 6529 Beverly Hill St. Lee offers an advanced placement curriculum where students can earn college level credits in World History, Macroeconomics, Calculus AB and BC, Spanish Literature, Environmental Science, and Physics B, among other subjects.

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