Does it drive you CRAZY when people pronounce the name “Houston” like “U-ston”? Or how about the way those snooty Yanks pronounce it, “Howe-ston”? What is that all about? Do you think those people know they are completely butchering a fairly simple word? Houston.
Sidenote: There are a handful of people who have called me “Zeth” for years and years. It’s like nails on a chalkboard. Now you know how to get on my bad side!
Houston Place Lofts
Located in the 900 Block of Houston Street in Downtown Fort Worth, between thriving and thrilling shops, restaurants, and watering holes, only a few steps from Sundance Square sits the Houston Place Lofts. Originally built for bank offices in 1906, the nine-story building was turned into a boutique 30-unit residential condominium in 2005.
Because it was not intended to be living quarters, the floor plans of the individual are exactly what downtown condos should look like — quirky and edgy and full of character. There’s just something so urban and hip when a living room has a large concrete pillar in the hallway.
The condominium located at 910 Houston Street #303 is exactly what any Urbanite should be seeking in a downtown dwelling. Included in the price are two reserved parking spots and a large storage unit!
Size Isn’t Everything
Within this 1,067-square-foot condominium are so many possibilities. The home would probably be best called a loft, as there are no defined bedrooms, and it’s a converted space. However, the blank canvas of this home allows for myriad options.
Easily, the condo could feature a bedroom and study with open kitchen and living area. Wouldn’t it be a thrill to have a home that can be whatever you want it to be? I love the contiguous wall space, which would allow for murals, artwork or simply blank spaces.
The condo has walls of exposed brick, unfinished ceilings and leaves a little of that raw and edgy feeling that all downtown condos should have.
Downtown Fort Worth Neighbors
I have to admit that I don’t get to Downtown Fort Worth as much as I like, but when I do have the chance, it’s spectacular … and constantly changing!
Apparently there was a time when downtown wasn’t such a draw (ahem…Downtown Dallas???). But now with Sundance Square and so many new shops, restaurants, bars, and residential options, Downtown Fort Worth is a must-see attraction.
Not only are great places just blocks away, they are right out your front door. On the 900 block sit fantastic options for eating (Tie Thai, The Black Rooster), beverages (The Brass Tap, Houston Street Bar & Patio, and Thompson’s Bookstore) and even a hattery where I recently was able to have my grandfather’s cowboy hat stretched to fit my head (Peters Bros. Hats) — no generic “big head, big ego Realtor jokes please.
Just Don’t Call it “Howe-ston” or “U-ston”!
This perfect loft at 910 Houston Street No. 303 is listed for sale at $249,000 by the Dynamic Duo of Debbie Hunn and Alana Long — two of Fort Worth’s foremost experts in urban living — with Williams Trew Real Estate.
Well that’s all from Tarrant County this week, Dirty Readers. Remember, if you have comments, questions, or ideas for future stories – I’m always here to listen! Bring it.
Seth Fowler is a licensed real estate sales professional with Williams Trew Real Estate in Fort Worth. Statements and opinions are his own. Seth has been involved in the home sales and real estate business in DFW since 2004. He and his family have lived in the Fort Worth area for over 15 years. Also, Seth loves bow ties. You can reach Seth at 817.980.6636 or firstname.lastname@example.org.