downtown loft

If stellar downtown views are on your “must-have” list, then today’s Tuesday Two Hundred will exceed your expectations.

With south-facing, eight-foot windows and a rooftop pool deck, the Soco Urban Loft Condo at 1122 Jackson St. No. 904 offers splendid skyline views of downtown Dallas.

But the appeal of this condo isn’t confined to views. Think polished concrete floors, cool-burning LED lighting, a huge custom walk-in California closet with desk and safe, and lots of authentic details that remind you of the building’s 1925 construction (the building was once a railroad terminal and warehouse, completely reimagined as hip condos 11 years ago).

Unit 904 is technically a 1-1, but because it’s a loft, the 1,272 square feet flow together and feel open. It was listed June 3 by Jennifer Shindler at Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate for $224,000, the largest and most expensive of the four units in this building currently for sale. Its price-per-square-foot is $176, which is on the low end compared to the other three, listed at $174, $184, and $209 per square foot. With such a great look and solid price, we think unit 904 won’t be on the market long.

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Not even on the market yet, folks. 10614 Royal Springs. Vitals: three bedrooms, two baths, 2200 square feet. Nestled along the creek south of Royal Lane (and the Disney Streets) just east of Marsh, west of Midway. A restored 1950’s treasure. Two distinct living areas with walls of glass overlook the green spaces and woodsy creek. The 1950’s extended gables wrap around the back and side of the house, creating an extraordinary covered outdoor living space. Formal living area has multiple sitting areas and a fireplace and of course that mid century staple: the exposed brick wall. The den is cozy, the kitchen so pristine I expect Betty Crocker to pop out at us from that counter, princess phone in hand. The three bedrooms are accessed by a single hallway, and both bathrooms have been updated with beautiful glass tiles.

I have figured out why everyone wants these retro mid century homes. Used to be we did this unique thing called DIALING telephones phones that were attached to walls and some of us even had party lines. We shared one hall bathroom and kids caught fireflies at night. The world is going crazy, and when we want to go home, we want to be back in the womb of the 50’s.

Well, that and the great clean lines!