Dakota Lofts Houston Reviews
Just on the northern outskirts of Downtown Houston is one of the oldest loft buildings that you will find in the city: Dakota Lofts.
Dakota Lofts was originally known as Bute Paint Warehouse.
Constructed in 1911, the warehouse was one among many in the district. It was not until 1992 that the building would be converted into Dakota Lofts.
The two developers behind the conversion of the warehouse are Randall Davis and Richard Weekley. What was then an abandoned paint warehouse would soon become one of the first loft buildings in the city.
Some of the earliest residents in Dakota Lofts were artists, photographers, and musicians who would use the spaces as their studios. The location of the building, however, drew in many businessmen looking for a place of residence near downtown Houston.
Just miles north of downtown, the area where Dakota Lofts is located is often referred to as “NoDo,” which is short for “North Downtown.”
The artists that first occupied the buildings left an obvious impression on the place as there is now an art gallery in the lobby. Aside from the art gallery, there is also a common terrace, where you can catch great views of downtown Houston.
Just down the street, there’s a theater and there are also some cafes in the area, such as the Last Concert Cafe and the Atomic Cafe. Being so close to downtown, you can also enjoy all that the big city has to offer — from entertainment and night life to cultural affairs and sports events.
Dakota Lofts Houston Reviews: Loft Prices
The spaces in Dakota Lofts are priced quite reasonably, even during these times of economic recession. You can get a loft for around $800 to $1,800, depending on the size of the space. The largest lofts in the building are around 1,700 square feet, while smaller units are around 800 square feet. Leases are available from 13-month leases to 15-month leases.
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