Guide To Houston's Best Lofts

Nestled within top neighborhoods, Houston's lofts range from renovated historic buildings to new construction midrises.

Out of Houston's 100+ residential buildings, more than 30 feature lofts and loft-style units. Houston loft buildings can range from converted historic buildings to newer luxury condos.

Nestled within the city's most exciting districts, Houston lofts offer easy access to business and retail centers, vibrant street scenes, and outdoor entertainment spots. Other factors also contribute to loft living's rising popularity, including the lock-and-leave lifestyle, additional security, and building amenities.

There are two types of lofts in Houston: converted historic lofts and new construction luxury lofts.

Exposed brick walls and ductwork, high ceilings, and open floor plans are common features.

Buying a Houston loft can be challenging given the number of loft buildings available, building amenities, HOA fees, location, appreciation rates, and other key factors to consider.

If you’d like to see any specific loft units or learn about residential buildings that are best for you, please contact Paige Martin at PMartin@HoustonProperties.com, ranked #1 Individual Agent with Keller Williams in Houston and #9 in the United States.

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Table of Contents

  1. Houston Loft and Condo Resources
  2. Houston Lofts by Neighborhood
  3. Downtown Houston Lofts
  4. Houston Galleria Lofts
  5. Houston Inner Loop Lofts
  6. Houston Lofts by Type
  7. Houston Lofts Overview
  8. The Best Houston Realtor to Sell Your Home

Houston Loft and Condo Resources

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Houston Lofts by Neighborhood

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Downtown Houston Lofts

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Houston Galleria Lofts

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Houston Galleria Lofts


Houston Inner Loop Lofts

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Houston Inner Loop Lofts


Houston Lofts by Type

Houston Lofts by Type

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There are two types of loft buildings in Houston: converted historic buildings and newer construction luxury loft buildings.

Converted Historic Loft Buildings

The Southern Pacific Railroad Building, M.E. Foster building, First National Bank, and Byrd's Department Store are just some of Houston's historic buildings that were converted into lofts. These buildings previously housed offices, retail spaces, and warehouses.

Built as far back as the early 1900s, converted buildings typically feature exposed brick walls and ductwork and preserved architecture (in exteriors and common areas).

Converted historic Houston lofts include:

New Construction Houston Loft Buildings

New Construction Houston Loft Buildings

Newer construction loft buildings have also become popular over the past decade. These often feature "loft-style" units with soaring ceilings and open spaces. Modern features meet old styles in these luxury Houston lofts.

Insulated windows, hardwood floors, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and exposed ductwork and brick are common features in these units.

Houston Lease Only Buildings

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Houston Lofts Overview

Houston Lofts Overview

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Lofts vs Townhomes or Single-Family Homes

The primary difference between lofts and single-family homes or townhomes is the asset that you're getting for your investment.

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

When you buy a loft, you get airspace and shared ownership of the building's common areas.

Condos and lofts are different entities, that's why the Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC) issues different contracts for them.

As such, it's imperative to use a mortgage broker and Realtor who is familiar with the loft transactions to help you navigate the different buildings, association rules, restrictions, and covenants, potential deferred maintenance issues, historical real estate trends, resale potential, financing requirements, and closing processes for lofts and condos.

Primary Benefits of Living in a Houston Loft

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

A great Houston Realtor can help guide you with reviewing maintenance fees and building policies.


The Best Houston Realtor to Sell Your Home

The Best Houston Realtor to Sell Your Home

The Houston Properties Team has a well-defined structure based on the individual strengths of each member. Each member is a specialist in their role – which is why our homes sell faster and for more money than average.

Paige Martin, Broker Associate with Keller Williams Realty, and the Houston Properties Team are ranked among the top residential Realtors in the world.

They have been featured on TV and in dozens of publications including The Wall Street Journal, Fortune Magazine, Reuters, Fox News in the Morning, Money Magazine, Houston Business Journal, Houstonia, and Houston Chronicle.

Paige Martin was just ranked as the #5 agent in the world with Keller Williams, completing over $1 Billion in Houston residential real estate sales.

Her recent awards include:

– 2021 Best Real Estate Teams in America, RealTrends.com
– 2021: Top 100 Women Leaders in Real Estate of 2021
– 2021: America’s Top 100 Real Estate Agents
– 2021: Top Real Estate Team (Houston Properties Team), Houston Business Journal
– 2021: Best Houston Real Estate Team, Best of Reader’s Choice
– 2021: Top Real Estate Team (Houston Properties Team), Houston Business Journal
– 2021: #1 Real Estate Team, Keller Williams Memorial
– 2020: America’s Best Real Estate Teams, Best of America Trends
– 2020: Best Houston Real Estate Team, Best of Reader’s Choice
– 2020: Top Real Estate Team (Houston Properties Team), Houston Business Journal
– 2020: #6 Individual Agent, Keller Williams, Worldwide
– 2020: #1 Individual Agent, Keller Williams, Texas (Top Keller Williams Realtor)
– 2020: #1 Real Estate Team, Keller Williams Memorial
- 2019: Top Residential Realtors in Houston, Houston Business Journal
- 2019: America’s Best Real Estate Agents, RealTrends.com
- 2019: #5 Individual Agent, KW Worldwide
- 2019: #1 Individual Agent, KW Texas
- 2018: #5 Individual Agent, Keller Williams, Worldwide
- 2018: #1 Individual Agent, Keller Williams, Texas
- 2018: #1 Individual Agent, Keller Williams, Houston
- 2018: America’s Best Real Estate Agents, RealTrends.com
- 2018: Top 25 Residential Realtor in Houston, Houston Business Journal
- 2018: Texas’ Most Influential Realtors
- 2017: #1 Individual Agent, Keller Williams, Texas
- 2017: #1 Individual Agent, Keller Williams, Houston
- 2017: #10 Individual Agent, Keller Williams, Worldwide
- 2017: America’s Best Real Estate Agents, RealTrends.com
- 2017: Top 25 Residential Realtor in Houston, Houston Business Journal
- 2017: Texas’ Most Influential Realtors
- 2016: #1 Individual Agent, Keller Williams, Texas
- 2016: #1 Individual Agent, Keller Williams, Houston
- 2016: #20 Individual Agent, Keller Williams, Worldwide
- 2016: Texas’ Most Influential Realtors
- 2016: Top 25 Residential Realtor in Houston, HBJ
- 2016: Five Star Realtor, Featured in Texas Monthly
- 2016: America’s Best Real Estate Agents, RealTrends.com
- 2015: #9 Individual Agent, Keller Williams, United States
- 2015: #1 Individual Agent, Keller Williams, Texas
- 2015: #1 Individual Agent, Keller Williams, Houston
- 2015: America’s Best Real Estate Agents, RealTrends.com
- 2015: Top 25 Residential Realtor in Houston, HBJ
- 2015: Five Star Realtor, Texas Monthly Magazine
- 2014: America’s Best Real Estate Agents, RealTrends.com
- 2014: #1 Individual Agent, Keller Williams Memorial

...in addition to over 318 additional awards.

Paige also serves a variety of non-profits, and civic and community boards. She was appointed by the mayor of Houston to be on the downtown TIRZ board.

Benefits Of Working With The Houston Properties Team

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Our team, composed of distinguished and competent Houston luxury realtors, has a well-defined structure based on the individual strengths of each member.

We find team approach as the most effective way to sell homes. We have dedicated people doing staging, marketing, social media, open houses, and showings. Each Houston Properties Team member is a specialist in their role—which is why our homes sell faster and for more money than average.

The benefits of working with a team include:

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