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2 spice-warehouse-living-room-55740-19001The first of Randall Davis’s loft conversion buildings, Dakota Lofts is located in the heart of the warehouse district on the edge of Downtown in the old Bute Paint Factory Building in an area known affectionately as ‘NoDo,’ or ‘North Downtown.”
The original Dakota Loft Houston building was erected in 1911 by the Bute family in what we know now as Downtown Houston. Though it was converted in 1992, this building has the unique distinction of being Houston’s oldest loft building.
Residents of Dakota Lofts Houston can stroll through the art gallery in the lobby and enjoy the views of downtown from the common terrace, listen to live music in the Last Concert Cafe (moments away) and experience the Atomic Cafe, a theater just up the street.

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Amenities & Additional Features


Number of Units   62

Number of Floors   8

Number of Penthouses   9

Year Built   1904 converted in 2002

Valet Parking   no

Elevator  Yes

Tennis Courts   No

Concierge    Yes

Dry Cleaning   No

Storage Space    No

Pool    No

Guest Room    No

Exercise Room    No

Laundry Room    In Unit

Party Room   No

Reserved Parking  Yes

Additional FEATURES

- Great views of downtown

- Original 10-foot windows

- Stainless Steel Appliances

- Granite counter tops

- Hardwood floors

-  11-18 ceilings

- Original historical brick 

- Controlled access parking for residents and guests

- Concierge Service

- Convince to MetroRail

Current Inventory

201 Main Street Unit 5c Houston, TX 77002

1 Bed
1 Bath
961 SqFt
Status Pending
MLS # 75084828
Property Type Mid/hi-rise Condo
Price Type --
Light-filled unit at the Historic Franklin Lofts. 3/4 hardwood floors with exposed brick throughout the loft. Large kitchen has an island with a breakfast bar, plenty of cabinets for all your storage needs. Granite countertop, Gas cooking. Spacious bedroom with large walk in closet. Washer/dryer and 1 assigned garage space. Bicycle storage room across from the mailbox area at Fannin street entrance. That makes for quick access to the bike trail network beginning at Buffalo Bayou just 1 block away. Wifi, Water, Sewer, Gas, and Trash included with HOA. Convenient to MetroRail, Toyota Center, Discovery Green Park, Minute Maid Park, Food halls, Theaters and more!

201 Main Street Unit 4i Houston, TX 77002

1 Bed
1 Bath
1,189 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 85665778
Property Type Mid/hi-rise Condo
Price Type --
This pristine loft has been kept immaculate by current owners. Spacious loft, with hardwoods, exposed brick and an abundant amount of natural light is located in the heart of Downtown's historic district. Franklin Lofts features secured access, onsite building manager and rooftop deck. Walkable to Market Square Park, restaurants, theaters, sporting venues and all Downtown attractions. 1 garage space, granite counter-tops, gas cooking and washer/dryer included. On the Metrorail line!

2201 Main Street Houston, TX 77002

-- Bed
-- Bath
-- SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 28700447
Property Type Lots
Price Type --
The subject has frontage along Main Street and Webster Street allowing for convenient access and traffic flow. • Situated within an opportunity zone which incentivizes new development or redevelopment. •Located in convenient proximity to downtown and to three major interstate highways (IH-10, IH-45, and US 59).