Though I’m sure my editor would take issue, procrastination has its advantages — in this case, turning up an outstanding listing less than 24 hours old.
And what a value. If you imagined downtown loft living only attainable for a king’s ransom, be prepared for a shock — a two-bedroom, two-bath loft in a historic complex in a full-service building, chock full of amenities, for the very affordable price of $235,000. Texas and Pacific Lofts on Lancaster includes the 1931 art deco railroad terminal as well as an adjacent mid-rise structure next to it. Our listing is on the fourth floor in the newer, 2006 building which has access to all of the amenities of the older, listed building.
A larger, 1275 square foot unit, No. 402 201 Lancaster Avenue has been thoroughly updated by the present owner with a completely new HVAC system and new kitchen appliances. The plan is loft modern and open with exposed ductwork.
The kitchen sports new bespoke granite and retro, seventies style, backsplash with deep industrial sink and restaurant style spray faucet.
Both bedrooms are a spacious 195 square feet. The master bedroom has an en suite bath with custom materials and finishes one would expect to find in a luxury down town building. The shower has a large access opening and installed grip rails. The entire unit is, in fact, disabled friendly and barrier free.
There is a mandatory HOA with dues of $700 per month. That covers maintenance, full concierge service, fitness center, indoor pool, club room, business center and media room. In addition, the property comes with two deeded parking spaces. The building even has its own, in house bar — the T&P Tavern.
Though the Lancaster Avenue location puts you in the heart of a city center with restaurants, shopping and movie theaters that are filled on week day evenings, you could feasibly commute in anxiety free comfort to a job in downtown Dallas via the Trinity River Express whose terminal is in the adjacent building. And no need to ever Uber to the airport again with convenient TRE transport.
Eric Prokesh is an interior designer whose work has appeared on HGTV, and in books and publications including D Home, Southern Accents, House Beautiful, and House and Garden. In January 2005, HG named Eric one of the 50 tastemakers in America and D Home has included him as one of Dallas’ Best Designers for 10 years. Having lived most of his life in Dallas, he now calls Fort Worth home and is one of our experts on beautiful Fort Worth Dirt. His own home on historic Elizabeth Boulevard has been featured in 360 West.