Guide to Franklin Lofts Condo Houston

Built in 1995, located in Downtown, see Franklin Lofts condos for sale, amenities, pictures & reviews.

Guide to Franklin Lofts Condo Houston

Houston’s first steel-framed structure, Franklin Lofts features 62 units with “next-door” living to Downtown’s most exciting retail and entertainment venues. Franklin Lofts is also located near Allen’s Landing and Market Square Park.

Buying a condo in Franklin Lofts can be tricky. It’s a converted building with only a few units sold each year. Some units have been updated while others are maintained to keep the “loft style” intact (exposed ductwork, high ceilings, brick walls). There are also a lot of new construction projects in the Downtown area. This is dramatically changing the views of other units, while also providing comparable condos in newer buildings.

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Franklin Lofts Condos For Sale

$469,000
2 Beds, 2 Baths
201 Main Street #7J
$475,000
2 Beds, 2 Baths
201 Main Street #6K
$649,900
1 Bed, 2 Baths
1111 Caroline Street #2703
$399,000
2 Beds, 2 Baths
914 Main Street #801
$469,000
2 Beds, 2 Baths
201 Main Street #7J
$665,100
2 Beds, 2 Baths
1211 Caroline Street #1706

Franklin Lofts Condos For Rent

$1,994
1 Bed, 1 Bath
201 Main Street #6H
$1,975
1 Bed, 1 Bath
201 Main Street #5D
$1,736
1 Bed, 1 Bath
1111 Rusk Street #212
$1,900
1 Bed, 2 Baths
711 Main Street #306
$2,900
2 Beds, 2 Baths
1211 Caroline Street #1303
$1,555
1 Bed, 1 Bath
1825 N San Jacinto St #642

Table of Contents

  1. Franklin Lofts Condo Amenities
  2. Franklin Lofts Condo Sales Trends
  3. How To Find Franklin Lofts In Houston
  4. Franklin Lofts Pet Policies & Information
  5. Franklin Lofts Best Realtor Insights
  6. Franklin Lofts Condominium Reviews

Franklin Lofts Condo Amenities

Information Franklin Lofts
Address 201 Main Street
City Houston
Zip 77002
Region Downtown
Year Built 1995
Construction Status Complete
Developer Frank Garvey
# Floors 8
# Units 62
Parking Assigned
Guest Parking Limited


HOA Franklin Lofts
HOA / Sq Ft $0.59
What's Included in HOA Fee? Building & Grounds, Cable TV, Concierge, Gas, Gym, Insurance Common Area, Limited Access, On Site Guard, Other, Partial Utilities, Porter, Private Garage, Recreational Facilities, Storage Outside of Unit, Trash Removal, Valet Parking, Water and Sewer


Amenities Franklin Lofts
Fitness Room/Gym No
Pool No
Pool: Heated No
Pool: Lap Size No
Pool: Indoor No
Pool: Hot Tub/Jacuzzi No
Party/Gathering Room Yes
Concierge No
Valet No
Porter Yes
On Site Manager No
Balconies Available? No
Electric Car Option? No
Tennis Courts No
Extra Security? Yes
Security Yes
Guest Rooms Available? No
Rooftop Deck/Terrace Yes
Outdoor Kitchen No
Gas Cooktop Available? Yes
Storage Unit Option No
Sauna No
Business Center No
Building Generator No

Franklin Lofts Condo Sales Trends

Franklin Lofts Real Estate Trends


How To Find Franklin Lofts In Houston

Commute Time Franklin Lofts
Downtown (min) 5
Med Ctr (min) 20
Energy Corridor (min) 25
Galleria (min) 20


Highlights Franklin Lofts
Run / Bike Trails Market Square Park, Tranquility Park
Nearby Retail / Dining Minute Maid Park, Toyota Center, PNC Stadium, Bayou Place, Theater District and Discovery Green


MetroRail Access Franklin Lofts
# Blocks to MetroRail 1
Nearest MetroRail Stop Preston Station

Franklin Lofts Pet Policies & Information

Commute Time Franklin Lofts
Pet Area/Courtyard No
Pet Area / Unique Pet Features None
Max # Animals 2
Breed Restriction None
Weight Limit 75 lbs

Franklin Lofts Best Realtor Insights

Franklin Lofts was previously the base of the First National Bank. It was built in 1904 and was the tallest building to be completed.


Franklin Lofts Condominium Reviews

12 Things Franklin Lofts Condo Buyers Should Know

As one of the leading historic converted buildings, Franklin started as the 8-story, 32m (105 ft) Lomas & Nettleton Building in Downtown Houston, Texas. Most recently, it was the base for the First National Bank before transforming into residential lofts.
- Franklin Lofts was the overall first skyscraper in the city while being developed. Upon its completion, it was the tallest steel-framed building West of the Mississippi River.
- Its builder, Frank Garvey of Houston lofts, remodeled the building in 2002 but kept the neo-classical architectural details from the original infrastructure.
- Franklin Lofts stays along 201 Main Street, just a couple of blocks from Allen’s Landing Park, another historical landmark in Houston.
- At the core of the business district, Franklin Lofts residents have access to various establishments and venues in the city. A few minutes of walk from the building, a resident can reach Texas Medical Center.
- Two blocks from the building sit Market Square Park. It promotes activities like green space, dog runs, public art exhibits, entertainment plazas, sidewalk restaurants, and nightlife hotspots.
- Franklin Lofts is a couple of minutes away from Downtown's sports and entertainment scenes in Minute Maid Park, Toyota Center, BBVA Compass Stadium, and Discovery Green.
- Residents can also visit the 17-block Theatre District less than a mile from their units. This cultural and entertainment center features nine performing arts groups, the Bayou Place, restaurants, plazas, and parks.
- Residents can also have a broad choice of schools as Franklin Lofts is within the Houston Independent School District.
- Franklins Lofts is one of the condos near MetroRail stations. The nearest MetroRail stop is Preston Station, located a block from the building.
- On the top 6 floors, Franklin Lofts features 62 units structured between 800 square feet to about 2,500 square feet.
- The lofts leverage the original historical structures and distinct architectural elements, like brick walls, large windows, and high concrete ceilings. It also has oak flooring, granite countertops, and European-inspired cabinets.
- The price of Franklin Lofts condos for sale ranges between $250,000 to $350,000.

Franklin Lofts: Mass Transit Options And Access

Downtown is among the most accessible neighborhoods in Houston. Key Houston districts like the Museum District and Medical Center are highly accessible via the METRORail, the bus system, Houston B-Cycle, and Greenlink.

Franklin Lofts residents are only a block away from the nearest METRORail stop, the Preston Station. Green Link Bus is a free transportation service Downtown. The 2.5-mile bus route has 18 stops that connect eight hotels, the George R. Brown Convention Center, the Central Library, Green Street, Discovery Green, City Hall, Main Street Square, and Houston Pavilions.

Downtown is not only known as Houston’s Central Business District but also one of the city’s popular culture and entertainment centers. Downtown houses 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

Franklin Lofts Condos: Maps And Directions

Franklin Lofts stands at 201 Main St. in the northern part of Downtown Houston, which 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 a few minutes away from Franklin Lofts. For instance, Texas Medical Center is 6 miles Southwest, while Galleria is 10 miles West of the building.

Residents are a few minutes away from Downtown’s exciting entertainment and retail establishments. GreenStreet is less than a mile away from the building and features 263,000 sq. ft. of office and retail space. Market Square Park, just two blocks away, houses a variety of entertainment venues, businesses, nightclubs, and restaurants.

Less than a mile, Theatre District is one of Houston’s cultural and entertainment centers featuring nine performing arts organizations, the Bayou Place, restaurants, plazas, and parks.

Downtown Houston’s zip code is 77002.

Franklin Lofts: School Zoning Information

Franklin Lofts is within Downtown, which zones to the Houston Independent School District (HISD).

Franklin 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 like classes in ballet, visual art, music, and rhythmic dancing. It caters to students grades PK to 5.

Gregory-Lincoln Education Center at 1101 Taft St. GLEC has students from Kindergarten to 8th grade. It offers a Fine Arts magnet program and 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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