Art-Loving Apartment Dwellers Have Options in Dallas’ Urban Core

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By Sydney Bennet
Special Contributor

The Dallas market is full of stunning apartments offering state-of-the-art facilities and a range of amenities. Top-notch apartment buildings can be found with rooftop pools, patios with grills, game rooms, and well-equipped fitness centers. In these apartment buildings, renters can often be found lounging at the pool, playing ping-pong in the game room, and lifting weights at the gym. The Butler Brothers Building, located just next door to Dallas City Hall, offers some additional unique amenities catering towards creative renters.

From the outside, the Butler Brothers Building looks unassuming, but inside it includes 16 spaces for residents to relax, exercise, and express themselves creatively. The Butler Brothers Building, originally built in 1910, was used as a mercantile warehouse for the Butler Brothers & Co. The building, recently renovated by Alterra International, now includes both residential apartments and a 274-room hotel.

Janelle Rogers, assistant regional sales and marketing director for Village Green, the property management company for the Butler Brothers Building, believes the building offers more than just luxury apartments. According to Rogers, “the building offers a lifestyle and an experience that can only be found at the Butler Brothers Building. The building was brought back to life in order to bring the history of Butler Brothers back to the city and to offer Dallas residents somewhere where they can live, work, and play in style.”

The unique spaces in the Butler Brothers Building include an art studio, music studio, chef’s kitchen, cinema, and karaoke room.

In addition to amenities catering to creative renters, the Butler Brothers Building just launched an art residency program with muralist Isaac Davies as the first artist. Isaac created a mural wall along Young Street which was revealed on just today. The artist in residence at the Butlers Brothers Building is provided a temporary residence within the building and a space for an art show at the completion of the four-month residency.

For art-loving renters, the Butler Brothers Building is not the only option in the Dallas market. South Side on Lamar, located in the Cedars district near Downtown Dallas, offers plentiful amenities for residents who appreciate arts. Formerly a Sears warehouse, the iconic red brick building has been transformed into residences fit for artists and entrepreneurs.

Residents at South Side on Lamar don’t need to venture to the Dallas Arts District to experience all the art Dallas has to offer. The building offers rotating galleries within the building and has its own movie theater for cinema buffs. Plus, the views of the Dallas skyline from the rooftop pool don’t hurt.

The city of Dallas has so much to offer art-loving renters, from live music to theater to world-class art museums, and apartment buildings like the Butler Brothers Building and South Side on Lamar allow renters to bring the experience home.

Sydney Bennet is a research associate who writes about apartments and more for ApartmentList. Contact her at

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