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Franklin Lofts

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 Unit 5b Houston, TX 77002

2 Beds
2 Baths
1,371 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 83674132
Property Type Mid/hi-rise Condo
Price Type --
Desirable 2/2 at historic Franklin Lofts, located in Downtown's Historic District. This updated loft features 2 Bedrooms, 2 Full Bathrooms, separate flex area, separate Study & 2 assigned garage spaces. Solid oak 3/4 hardwoods throughout! Beautiful updated Kitchen with marble countertops, white cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, GAS COOKING, & breakfast bar! Open LR/Kitchen features abundant built-ins for storage and built-in dining banquette. Original exposed brick walls in LR, Flex Area, and Primary Bedroom! Unlike many lofts, both bedrooms in this loft are totally separated and doored! HOA fee includes building maintenance & common area insurance, onsite Building Mgr, water, sewer, trash, gas, & fiber optic wifi! Building features secured access, bicycle storage, & rooftop deck for all to enjoy! Walkable to Market Sq Park, Buffalo Bayou Hike & Bike Trails, restaurants, food halls, Theater District, Sporting venues, Discovery Green Park & more! On MetroRail!!

201 Main Street Unit 5e Houston, TX 77002

2 Beds
1 Bath
1,224 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 29670561
Property Type Mid/hi-rise Condo
Price Type --
Amazingly chic, recently remodeled 2 bedroom condo in the historic Franklin Lofts. This unit has an open loft ceiling with brick walls. There is also an extra room large enough for an office, or fabulous storage. (additional description to follow)

201 Main Street Unit 4f Houston, TX 77002

1 Bed
1 Bath
1,388 SqFt
Status Pending
MLS # 46886592
Property Type Rental
Price Type --
This NYC magazine worthy loft is surrounded by some of the best hotspots & landmarks Houston has to offer. Amenities included full time staff, 2 lobbies, fiber optic internet, rooftop deck, bike storage, private garage, controlled access, gas, water, & trash. No power outages or flooding in the building. Enjoy access to hundreds of miles of paths, walk to Market Square Park, Allen's Landing, Discovery Green, Hobby Center, or take the Redline right out your doorsteps straight to NRG. Also walking distance to POST HTX, one of the most anticipated developments in Houston; a brilliant hub for food, retail, work, and concerts with a rooftop Skylawn. Apartment 4F of the award winning historic Franklin Lofts is extremely unique with tons of natural light, exposed original brick walls, 11' open beamed ceilings, gourmet modern kitchen, enormous 18' walk-in closet, and recently refinished oak floors throughout. The timeless beauty and design of this building is unlike any other midrise nearby.

201 Main Street Unit 8cd Houston, TX 77002

2 Beds
2 Baths
1,928 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 9364417
Property Type Mid/hi-rise Condo
Price Type --
Buyer is required to pay 4 months maintenance fee at closing-2 months for the reserve fund non refundable and 2 months advance for your maintenance fee, $250 for resale certificate, $175 for Transfer fee. Great Historic building with charm and character. Two bedrooms, two baths, high ceilings, hardwood floors. Updated, kitchen with granite countertops. Open floor plan, close to restaurants, shopping centers, Toyota Center, Minute maid Park. All per Seller