Sold Price Range: $552,001 - $627,000 Sold on : 08/05/2019
Fabulous renovation of this spacious one-of-a-kind loft. Unique placement in building offers 21 windows on all four sides of unit, no common walls with any neighbors, and Downtown views to South and West. Custom designed with the Entertainer and Chef in mind!
Huge open entertaining spaces features custom built Kitchen with 17ft island in center of space. Building's original exposed brick and exposed ductwork give a lofty feel. Solid oak hardwood floors throughout with custom gray opaque stain. Two large separate Bedrooms, and 2 full Baths finish out the space.
Franklin Lofts sits majestically at the corner of Main and Franklin Streets in Downtown's Historic District. Built in the early 1900's as The First National Bank, it is a city historic registered building. Secured access, attached parking garage, onsite manager, and rooftop deck are a few of the amenities offered. Unit 7K is the far right windows, one below top level.
Large Entry into home gives a great first impression. Light pours into the Entry from 2 large windows surrounded by exposed brick. Marble wainscoting is original to the city registered historic building and gives a great contrast in this modern space.
Your view as you walk into the home. Custom built cabinetry with tinted conversion varnish finish gives the impression of paint, but is more chip resistant and easy to wipe clean. Thermador appliances throughout. 17ft island features Calcutta marble and Platinum Series Silestone countertops.
Huge Living Room has 2 walls of buildings original exposed brick. Custom built storage/entertainment wall on right and bookshelves/bench on left wall. Note the great views through windows, and the triple windows have the rounded "arch" shape at top of this historic building.
Views to West from Living Rooms triple windows overlooking Main Street. You get a wonderful view of historic buildings in foreground mixed with modern skyscrapers in background. A rare treat to get a vista view of the sky as well!
Views of the city skyline to the South from Franklin Lofts #7K. This is the view from Living Room, Kitchen, Dining Room, and Secondary Bedroom. You can imagine this view on a clear day or ngiht!
Living Room features fabulous wall of custom built-ins with tinted conversion varnish finish. Triple full length doors on right have shelf storage, four doors on left have hanging and shelf storage. Center houses TV with electronics below. Lighted display with glass shelves flank TV.
Note the custom stainless steel trim piece at top of storage/entertainment wall. LED lighting illuminates above the wall. All track lighting in home is LED bulbs. Double doors on far right lead into Secondary Bedroom. Hallway on far left leads to Master Suite and Secondary Bathroom.
Architect designed Kitchen with the goal in mind of everything having a place to be put away! Thermador 6 burner gas range with Thermador floating range hood which is vented to the outside, a rare treat in highrise living.
Right side of island is designed for cooking and features Premium Series Silestone tops. Angled side of island to left is designed for storage and bar seating has Calcutta marble top, waterfall edge and front panel toward barstools. Front panel is underlit.
Full length doors on left house commercial size Thermador refrigerator and freezer with custom cabinet fronts. Triple full length doors on right are pantry/storage with top to bottom pull out shelves. Custom stainless steel trim at top of cabinetry with over-cabinet lighting and under cabinet lighting.
Waterstone hand-crafted sink faucet is truly a piece of art. Water filtration system under sink has coordinating Waterstone plumbing fixture on counter. Oversize single bowl stainless steel sink, with pull down sponge storage drawer below. Stacked stone backsplash. Hidden electrical outlets under upper cabinets.
Outstanding custom designed Kitchen storage. All 3 pantry doors have multiple pull-out storage shelves including one designed specifically for the heavy weight of appliance storage with electrical outlet in cabinets behind. Utensil storage drawer by range. There are 2 pull out cabinets to left of sink to hold a total of 4 trash/recycle bins.
Looking through Kitchen and Dining into open doors of Secondary Bedroom, which is currently being used as an office. Notice the below counter, built-in Thermador microwave/convection oven to right of 6 burner gas range.
Large Dining Area can easily accommodate almost any size table and any companion pieces on facing wall. Custom built Dining buffet on wall under window. Closed custom wood glass doors at end of left Hallway lead into Master Suite. Secondary Bath and Laundry are located on right side of Hallway.
Large Dining Room seems to float in the middle of this grand space. Custom built buffet has same tinted conversion varnish finish with Platinum Series Silestone tops, and varying depths of drawer storage. Beverage chiller with 2 zones of temperature control conveys with sale.
Large Secondary Bedroom is currently being used as a Home Office. The room is large enough to be dual purpose Guest Room & Study if desired. Window has Downtwon views. There is a nice closet on the left wall that is not seen. Low profile white ceiling fans throughout the home seem to disappear against the ceiling.
Standing in doorway to Secondary Bedroom looking through entire Dining/Kitchen/Living of this custom designed home. Amazing light from windows on three sides of this space, and gorgeous solid oak custom stained wood floors throughout.
The Secondary Full Bath is located in unit Hallway. It features custom built floating vanity with undermount sink, Platinum Series Silestone top, and gorgeous plumbing fixture. Jetted tub/shower combo has tile surround.
Master Suite double doors are open in this photo, inviting you into the space. Double doors on right is Laundry closet. Maytag stainless steel front loading washer/dryer with stack kit is included with sale. Laundry closet has Elfa Storage system surrounding washer/dryer and Container Store storage racks on inside of doors! Note exposed brick along hallway.
Amazing Master Bedroom has plenty of room for any size bed and all of your furniture pieces. Three large windows bring in light. Custom wood and glass pocket door leads to Master Bath. Also on right wall is door to large walk-in closet that literally has custom Elfa storage floor to ceiling on all 4 walls!
Many Downtown lofts do not have totally separate bedrooms. This home's huge open Living/Dining/Kitchen gives the feel of a true loft, and you get two large totally separated bedrooms. The best of both worlds!
Fabulous Master Bathroom has custom built floating vanity with dual Lavaca vessel sinks & dual mirrors. Massive walk-in shower has custom tile surround, seemless glass enclosure, rainfall shower head in ceiling plus adjustable hand-held shower head. Premium robe hooks on right wall, with coordinating glass shelf above.
Partial wall separates toilet area. Toto toilet. Facing window has original glass with wire web inserts. Bath originally had single sink and small vanity. Sandblasted glass was installed over right window and mirror hung from ceiling above to be able to do larger vanity with dual sinks. Built-in medicine cabinet.
Front entrance to lobby of Franklin Lofts is sure to impress. Secured access entry requires card access, and the elevators require card access as well. Unit 7K comes with 2 assigned, side by side parking spaces in attached garage! Bicycle storage is in building basement!
The common area Rooftop Deck of Franklin Lofts is a great place to escape and relax. The building seen on right was just torn down in the last month and you now can actually see to part of Minute Maid Park! Imagine morning coffee or an evening glass of wine on the deck! A great place to meet your neighbors.
Franklin Lofts is located in Downtown's Historic District, where the history of Houston began! Numerous restaurants, bars, and outdoor patios fill the area. Historic buildings in foreground mix with modern new buildings like those in the background in this walkable neighborhood.
Market Square Park is 2 blocks from Franklin Lofts. It is the center of activity for Downtown's Historic District. The park contains Niko-Niko's restaurant, beautiful landscaping, B-Cycle rentals, fountains, benches, dog park, green lawn space, and more!
Market Square Park is programmed year round by Downtown Management District. Events include Movie Nights, Blanket Bingo, Concerts, Markets, Exercise Activities, and more.
The gorgeous old oak trees of Market Sq Park provide shade on the main lawn. There are 2 dog park areas, one for smaller dogs, and one for larger dogs. This could be the center of your new neighborhood.
Treebeard's, a true Houston institution for Cajun lunches is 2 blocks from Franklin Lofts, facing Market Sq Park. There are numerous restaurants, bars, and even a CVS surrounding the park. The Theater District is only a few blocks away, and all Downtown attractions are walkable including Minute Maid Park, Discovery Green Park, Toyota Center and more!
Hearsay is another great example of many of the surrounding restaurants to Franklin Lofts. Come live the urban dream!
One of the most fabulous units ever available in Downtown’s Historic District. Sprawling 2/2 has 21 windows on all four sides, no common walls with neighbors, & Downtown views. Spectacular renovations designed for the Chef & Entertainer in mind. Kitchen features custom built wood cabinets, 17ft island, Thermador 6 burner gas range, oversized built-in Thermador refrig/freezer, custom storage galore, & premium finishes abound. Kitchen open to oversized Living & Dining, both featuring custom built storage & premium finishes. Solid Oak hardwoods with custom stain finish throughout. Exposed brick walls & original building marble wainscoting in Entry. Huge Master with outstanding Bath & impressive walk-in closet with Elfa organization. 2 assigned garage spaces. Building has rooftop deck & Onsite Manager. Walkable to Market Sq. Park, Discovery Green Park, Theater District, Sporting venues, restaurants, Buffalo Bayou Hike & Bike Trails, & all Downtown attractions.
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