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About Franklin Lofts

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 4i Houston, TX 77002

$279,000 - 1Br/1Ba -  for Sale in Franklin Lofts Condo, Houston
1 Bed
1 Bath
1,189 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 51902128
Property Type Townhouse/condo
Price Type --
The epitome of urban sophistication in this Downtown loft. Spacious, with hardwoods, exposed brick and an abundance of natural light. Franklin Lofts features secured access, onsite building manager and rooftop deck. Walkable to Minute Maid, Market Square Park, restaurants, theaters, other sporting venues and all Downtown attractions. 1 garage space, granite counter-tops, recently renovated bath, gas cooking and washer/dryer included. On the Metrorail line!

201 Main Street Unit 6g Houston, TX 77002

1 Bed
1 Bath
1,401 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 10260251
Property Type Rental
Price Type --
Impressive, light filled corner unit at historic Franklin Lofts has exposed brick exterior walls, exposed cement ceilings, & oak hardwoods throughout. Gallery entrance leads to expansive LR/DR/kitchen. Kitchen has cherry cabinets, granite tops, island, & gas cooking. Large bedroom space with generous closets. TWO assigned garage spaces. Monthly rent includes water, sewer, trash, gas, and WIFI! The Franklin Lofts is located in the heart of Houston's revitalized Downtown Historic District. Short distance from new Food Halls, innumerable outstanding restaurants, nightlife, and parks. A few blocks from the Theatre District w/the city's premier performing arts venues. Close to Minute Maid Park, home of the 2017 world series Astros, the Toyota Center, home of the Houston Rockets, all with the Metro Rail steps away to comfortably get you to the Museum District, the Medical Center and NRG Park. The Franklin Lofts is conveniently located just minutes from I-10, I-45 and Hwy 59.

201 Main Street Unit 7c Houston, TX 77002

1 Bed
1 Bath
961 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 62794912
Property Type Mid/hi-rise Condo
Price Type --
Nestled within the vibrant heart of downtown Houston, Franklin Lofts stands as a testament to the city's rich history. Previously Houston's first ever National Bank, this architectural marvel greets you by soaring ceilings, exposed brick walls & ceiling & expansive arched windows that flood the space with natural light, creating an inviting ambiance with an industrial look! The open-concept layout seamlessly connects the living, dining, and kitchen areas, providing the perfect setting for both relaxation and entertaining. The spacious bedroom offers a tranquil retreat, while the luxurious bathroom showcases elegant fixtures and an oversized walk-in closet. Franklin Lofts is located in the midst of all downtown hotspots and offers easy access since the METRO stop is just at its doorstep. Living here offers an unparalleled experience!

201 Main Street Unit 8k Houston, TX 77002

2 Beds
2 Baths
1,995 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 44498698
Property Type Rental
Price Type --
Exposed brick, hardwoods throughout, 21 windows that provide the unit with a great amount of natural light, high ceilings, limited access to the building & more. The secondary bedroom is open to the common living areas. Water, Sewer, Trash, Gas, Internet and Wifi included in monthly rent. Unique opportunity to lease penthouse unit in historic Franklin Lofts Housed in the Historic First National Bank Building sitting a block from historic Allen's Landing on Buffalo Bayou and home of Downtown's premier event venue, The Corinthian. Franklin Lofts is located on the MetroRail line and close to all downtown attractions. Please verify room dimensions as they are approximate.

2201 Main Street Houston, TX 77002

-- Bed
-- Bath
-- SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 28700447
Property Type Lots
Price Type --
Located conveniently to downtown, one of Houston's Most Accessible Neighborhoods, Midtown sits along two major freeways (IH-45 and IH-69) and near significant thoroughfares (Main Street, Alabama Street, and Fannin Street). The MetroRail runs through the neighborhood along Main Street, allowing convenient access and traffic flow—an opportunity zone that incentivizes new development or redevelopment.