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Byrds Lofts

One of Downtown’s converted historic lofts, the Byrds Lofts features just 5 units located a block away from the Market Square Park.

Byrds Lofts Executive Summary

Previously home to Byrds Department Store, Byrds Lofts was converted into a residential loft building in 2005.

  • CONVERTED BUILDING: Located at the corner of Main and Prairie streets, Byrds Lofts is a Downtown landmark originally built in 1934. Following a 10-year vacancy, Robert Fretz (grandson of the original builder), led the conversion of the former department store into a mixed-used building in 2005. The 3-story building now houses the Byrds Lofts on the second and third floors along with a retail space on the first floor. It also features a 3,500 sq.ft.-roof terrace with landscaped redwood deck, grill room, and bar.
  • UNIQUE ARCHITECTURE: A Joseph Finger-designed building, Byrds Lofts features Moderne architectural style. The building’s renovation included restoration of the exterior and inclusion of new stairs and passenger elevators for the residences. The loft style units also come with modern contemporary features including premium bamboo floors, stainless steel appliances, slab slate counters, custom mahogany cabinets, pre-wired speakers, specialty lighting, soaring windows and finished ceilings.
  • STANDARD LIVING SPACES: Byrds Lofts features only 5 units located on the second and third floors of the building. Available in 2-bedroom floor plans, Byrds Lofts averages 1450 square feet in living spaces. 
  • MARKET SQUARE PARK: Residents are only a block away from the historic Market Square Park. Sitting on the site of the original City Hall, Market Square Park occupies an entire block featuring green space, dog runs, entertainment plaza and public art exhibits. There are also several restaurants around the park, including Bad News Bar, Batanga, OKRA Charity Saloon, La Carafe and Warren’s.
  • CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT: With more than 200,000 employees, Downtown is Houston’s main employment hub. Featuring over 40 million square feet of office space, Downtown is home to more than 3,000 businesses including prominent and big companies such as Chevron, JP Morgan Chase, Continental Airlines, and Shell Oil Company.
  • DOWNTOWN ATTRACTIONS: Downtown’s popular attractions including Theatre District, Minute Maid Park and Toyota Center are just a few blocks away from Byrds Lofts. Residents are minutes away from Theatre District’s nine performing arts organizations, Bayou Place entertainment complex, restaurants and bars. Home to Houston Rockets and The Astros, sports venues Toyota Center and Minute Maid Park are just less than a mile away from Byrds Lofts.
  • METRORAIL ACCESS : The METRORail line is just a few steps away from the Byrds Lofts. The nearest stop is Preston station, located in front of the building facing the Main Street. The METRORail provides residents easy access to easy access to and from Houston’s key districts like The Medical Center, EaDo, and Museum District. (See Houston Highrises Near The Metrorail Guide.)
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Buying a condo in Byrds Lofts can be tricky. It’s a converted building with only 5 units. Because it is a small loft building, units are listed infrequently and transactions occur off-market (not publicly listed). It is important to have a Realtor who is familiar with the building and non-MLS sales to determine fair pricing.

To get personal advice on buying or selling a Byrds 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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Byrds Lofts Condominium HOA Fees & Amenities

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

  • 3,500 sq. ft. rooftop deck
  • Bamboo floors
  • Stainless steel appliances
  • Slab slate counters
  • Custom mahogany cabinets
  • Pre-wired speakers
  • Specialty lighting
  • Soaring windows and finished ceilings

Byrds Lofts monthly maintenance fee is one of the lowest in the city. Byrds Lofts features a 3,500 sq. ft. rooftop deck with landscaped redwood deck, grill room, bar and sweeping views of Downtown.

The monthly HOA fee covers shared building amenities including roofdeck maintenance, common area insurance, trash water and sewer.

Below you  the HOA fees of other Downtown, Neartown and EaDo condos: (See Houston Condos: HOA Fees & Amenities)

 

Byrds Lofts Condo Sale Trends

With just 5 condos, only few Byrds Lofts units are listed in the market annually and transactions occur off-market (not publicly listed).

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 Segment 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 Byrds Lofts condos, please contact Paige Martin at 713-384-5177 or email Paige@HoustonProperties.com

12 Things Byrds Lofts Condo Buyers Should Know

A Houston Landmark, Byrds Lofts is a converted building located within the Downtown area.

  • Originally built in 1934, Byrds Lofts was previously home to Byrds Department Store.
  • Robert Fretz, grandson of the original builder, led the renovation of the building into Byrds Lofts in 2005. The 3-story building now features residential units on second and third floors and retail space on the first floor.
  • Byrds Lofts sits at the corner of Main and Prairie streets within Downtown’s Historic District.
  • Byrds Lofts features 5 units with an average living space of 1,540 square feet.
  • It also features a 3,500 sq. ft.-roof terrace with landscaped redwood deck, grill room, and bar.
  • A Joseph Finger designed building, Byrds Lofts features Moderne architectural style.
  • Each loft-style condo comes with modern contemporary features including premium bamboo floors, stainless steel appliances, slab slate counters, custom mahogany cabinets, pre-wired speakers, specialty lighting, soaring windows and finished ceilings.
  • Residents are only a block away from the historic Market Square Park. Sitting on the site of the original City Hall, Market Square Park occupies an entire block featuring green space, dog runs, entertainment plaza and public art exhibits.
  • Also a few blocks away from the building, Theatre District is home to nine performing arts organizations, Bayou Place entertainment complex, restaurants and bars.
  • Home to Houston Rockets and The Astros, sports venues Toyota Center and Minute Maid Park are just less than a mile away from Byrds Lofts.
  • The METRORail line is just a few steps away from Byrds Lofts. The nearest stop is Preston station, located in front of the building facing the Main Street.
  • Byrds Lofts condos are priced between $400,000 to $500,000.

Byrds Lofts Pet Policies & Management Office

One of Houston’s pet-friendly condos, Byrds Lofts allows residents to house domestic pets like dogs, cats and fishes. The breed and weight of the pets need approval from the management.

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

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Byrds Lofts: Mass Transit Options And Access

Downtown is among the most accessible neighborhoods in Houston. Residents enjoy easy access to and from Houston key districts like the Museum District and Medical Center via the METRORail, the bus system, Houston B-Cycle, and Greenlink.

Downtown is not only known as Houston’s Central Business District but also one of the city’s popular culture and entertainment centers. Downtown is home to several sports and entertainment venues like Minute Maid Park, Toyota Center and Discovery Green. Theatre and Historic Districts also feature a collection of exciting retail and entertainment establishments like Market Square Park and Bayou Place.

  • 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

Byrds Lofts Condos: Maps And Directions

Byrds Lofts sits at 919 Prairie Houston, between Main and Prairie streets.. Downtown Houston lies north of I-69 (Gulf Freeway), south of I-10 (Katy Freeway), and west of I-45 (Eastex Freeway).

Other Houston key districts are easily accessible from Byrds Lofts. Texas Medical Center, one of Houston’s main job centers and home to more than 52 medical and research institutions, is about 5 miles away from Byrds Lofts.

Downtown’s popular entertainment hotspots are just a few blocks away from Byrds Lofts. Just a block away, Theatre District houses Houston’s 9 performing arts organizations, the Bayou Place, restaurants, plazas, and parks.

Downtown Houston’s zip code is  77002.

Byrds Lofts: School Zoning Information

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

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

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

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

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

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