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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 8j Houston, TX 77002

$525,000 - 2Br/2Ba -  for Sale in Franklin Lofts Condo, Houston
Open House
2 Beds
2 Baths
1,791 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 89980659
Property Type Mid/hi-rise Condo
Price Type --
Unique opportunity to own a 1791 SQ FT penthouse (top floor with no common walls with another unit) in historic Franklin Lofts, formerly the First National Bank. Open floor plan has 12' ceilings with exposed duct work, brick walls, Oak hardwood flooring & original steel cased windows which attribute to the true loft feel of the unit. 2BR/2BA with study or third bedroom & two reserved parking spaces. 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. Walking distance 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 8f Houston, TX 77002

1 Bed
1 Bath
1,388 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 63985543
Property Type Mid/hi-rise Condo
Price Type --
On the penthouse floor of the Franklin Lofts building, 8F has an open floor plan & abundant natural light that runs throughout the day. The primary bedroom is fantastic with its natural light, a beautifully updated bathroom & generous walk-in closet. Outside you have a rooftop deck with stunning shaded views in the evening & a location that close to every popular eatery, lounges, Walking distance to Theater District, sporting venues, bars and more. With its old world charm, the historic Franklin Lofts offers secured access, onsite manager, bicycle storage in the basement and 2 reserved gated parking spaces. This is a must see!

201 Main Street Unit 5i Houston, TX 77002

1 Bed
1 Bath
1,189 SqFt
Status Pending
MLS # 51428945
Property Type Mid/hi-rise Condo
Price Type --
Upgrades Galore and a wonderful view of Minute Maid Park! Every inch of this space has been re-fitted with new features, including high-tech and smart shower/bath, all light switches, blinds, and front door lock. Ultra high ceiling features a loft feel, with exposed concrete and brick. There's even a wet bar, heated towel rack, and the windows are special for noise reduction. Upgrades in the kitchen include stainless steel appliances, subway tile backsplash, and fresh quartz. The building has a rooftop terrace with expansive views of the City w/car charging stations on the way. You are minutes away walking distance to all of the best Downtown Houston entertainment, including world class restaurants, theatre, and parks.

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.