It's My Mansion: Modern Buzz Lofts Are Eco-Friendly, Gorgeous, And in a Super Hot Location

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1111 S Akard Exterior

A colleague of mine used to live in this building before having kids and really, I envied her and her husband. The truth of the matter is that with less room, you’re less likely to accumulate a bunch of random detritus because where the heck are you going to put it? Right?

1111 S Akard Living

 

Everything in this 814-square-foot loft condo is in full view, which is a blessing and a curse. It forces you to pare down, be more organized, and put things away. On the other hand, if you’re having a severe bout of the lazies, it shows quickly. A popcorn bowl full of old maids and an empty soda bottle on the living room table can quickly become an all-out-assault on the rest of the apartment, leading to clothes on the floor, shoes left everywhere, and pots on stovetops. Basically, utter chaos.

1111 S Akard Kitchen

So maybe you want to pare down, too? Then Unit 211 at Buzz Lofts in the very hip Cedars neighborhood is just the thing. Marketed by the inimitable Becky Frey, this unit is 100 percent modern with touches of style and convenience everywhere. I love the sliding closet door that keeps the profile low, the understated bathroom, the polished concrete floors, the open galley kitchen, and that incredible retracting garage door-type window that opens the entire unit to the balcony and views of Reunion tower and downtown.

1111 S Akard Dining

This building is constructed with Earth-friendly materials and rainwater harvesting for the landscape. This could be the perfect place for a cyclist to live, too, considering the ample security. Residents get covered parking, and you’re just steps from the Cedars DART station — a great launching point to downtown Dallas and beyond. And with these fabulous views and tremendous location, you might be thinking that this unit is going to cost you a pretty penny. Surprise! It’s on the market for only $130,500!

1111 S Akard Balcony

What do you love about this loft?

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Joanna England

If Executive Editor Joanna England could house hunt forever, she absolutely would. Instead she covers the North Texas housing market and the economy for CandysDirt.com. While she started out with the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University, Joanna's work has appeared in The Dallas Morning News as well as several local media outlets. When she's not knitting or hooping, or enjoying White Rock Lake, she's behind the lens of her camera. She lives in East Dallas with her husband, son, and their furry and feathered menagerie.

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