Downtown Houston is the largest business district of Houston, Texas. The central business district contains the headquarters of many prominent companies. It is also home to numerous residential loft buildings.
One of the more popular loft building in the area is Franklin Lofts. Built by Houston Lofts developer Frank Garvey, The Franklin Lofts is an 8-story residential building with neoclassical designs located in 201 Main St.
Franklin Lofts boasts of 62 lofts for sale between 885 to 2,500 square feet in size. The lofts price range from the mid $200,000's to $800,000. Well known as Houston's first skyscraper and tallest building west of the Mississippi after its completion in 1904, The Franklin Lofts is one of the city's premier loft condominiums.
Franklin Lofts' six residential floors contain eleven large loft condominiums all designed to take advantage of the original historical structures and unique architectural elements. Franklin Lofts for sale features include brick walls, high ceilings and large windows. Overlooking Buffalo Bayou, the Franklin Lofts offer one-of-a-kind loft living in the heart of Houston's revitalized downtown.
Franklin Lofts For Sale: Location And Loft Features
Also well known for being the first steel-framed structure in Houston, Franklin Lofts is located right along Main Street, and north of the heart of Downtown Houston.
Downtown has more than 150,000 workers employed by 3,500 businesses including Chevron, JPMorgan Chase, and Shell Oil Company. This gives Franklin Lofts residents who also work downtown a convenient travel time between their home and workplace.
The Theater District is in close proximity to Franklin Lofts too. This district spans 17 blocks and is where Houston's nine performing arts organizations, the 130,000-square-foot Bayou Place entertainment complex, restaurants, movies, plazas, and parks can be found. It is a favorite destination for many (over 2 million people visit it every year) because of its cultural and entertainment value.
Just a few minutes away from the building is the MetroRail, as well as the Interstate-10, Interstate-45, and Highway 59. Being this close to the aforementioned places allow Franklin Lofts residents to have an easy commute or drive to various places within the city.
Franklin Lofts was originally the base of the First National Bank. More than a hundred years ago, Frank Garvey worked on converting it to a residential building. After a few more renovations, it was launched as a 8-story high structure with 62 lofts for sale all carrying modern designs in 2002.
To preserve its place in the city's history, Franklin Lofts retained its neoclassical architectural look, allowing it to blend well with the similarly themed buildings in Downtown Houston.
Overlooking Buffalo Bayou, Franklin lofts for sale come with original 10-foot windows, 11- 20-foot concrete ceilings, exposed brick walls, and hardwood floors. Ranging between 885 to 2446 square feet in size, the units are equipped with all of the modern conveniences, telecommunication and energy efficiency of new construction
Franklin Lofts For Sale: List Of Amenities
- Solid oak flooring
- Double density wall partitions for absolute sound absorption
- Open gourmet kitchens
- European style cabinets
- Granite & stainless steel kitchen countertops
- Stainless steel GE & Dacor appliances
- Kohler fixtures
- Large windows
- Halogen track lighting & decorative wall sconces
- Hunter Douglas Everwood Blinds
- Solid wood doors
- Commercial grade telecommunications wiring
- Energy efficient water source heat pump
- Covered parking in adjacent 7-story parking facility for residents and guests
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