bryan street loftGet ready to be wooed by our Thursday Three Hundred.

The loft-condo at 3030 Bryan St. Ste 207, near N. Haskell Avenue and Live Oak Street, shows spectacularly, with 11-foot ceilings, stained and polished concrete floors, an open floorplan, and access to a 2,200-square-foot rooftop deck with breathtaking downtown views.

It’s a 2-1 with an additional half bath and 1,512 square feet, built in 2005, a study in New Modern craftsmanship. Floor-to-ceiling windows allow sunlight to flood the space, which feels considerably larger than its measured square footage.

It was listed Tuesday by Matthew Edwards with Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate for $399,000. Monthly HOA dues are $412. There is an open house Sunday from 2-4 p.m.


weekend open houses

The newly renovated house at 7123 Mimosa Ln. is one of five properties we’re featuring with open houses this weekend.

Whether you’re looking for a new place to buy, or just enjoy walking through beautiful homes, this weekend’s open houses offer an opportunity to see some gorgeous properties.

We’ve chosen five that range in price from just under $225K to $899K, in a diverse bunch of neighborhoods around Dallas. You’ll see everything from a memorable Lower Greenville New Orleans-style home to a contemporary beauty in Kessler Woods that feels like it’s hidden in the treetops. If you visit any of them, let us know what you think!


dallas open houses

The Uptown loft at 1999 McKinney Ave. No. 603 is one of our 5 featured open houses for this weekend.

If the State Fair is not your thing this weekend, make time to visit these five open houses around Dallas. They represent diverse neighborhoods, from Uptown and East Kessler Park, to Northwest Dallas and Turtle Creek. The prices range from the $289,000 to $749,500, and the styles of these houses and condos run the gamut from modern industrial in Uptown to a 2012 David Weekley in Far North Dallas that still has the new-house smell.


Farmers Market Loft

Lofts tend to feel big because of high ceilings, tall windows, and few interior walls dividing up the space. But today’s Thursday Three Hundred really IS a big space—2,296 square feet with polished concrete floors, exposed ductwork, and huge iron windows that hinge open.

Unit 208 at 2220 Canton St. is located near the downtown Dallas Farmers Market in the historic Olive & Myers Furniture Company Building, constructed in 1925. Now called 2220 Canton, the building was renovated for residential living in 1996 by Corgan & Associates (same folks who did the Adam Hats Lofts nearby in Deep Ellum).

Their beautiful work won a Building Design award from the Dallas chapter of the American Institute of Architects. It is one of the few remaining examples of factory architecture in downtown Dallas and the property is now listed as a City of Dallas Landmark.

Farmers Market Loft

Not only does 2220 Canton offer an incredible location in the southwest part of downtown, check out that view from the rooftop pool deck above. Wow. Residents have access to a concierge during normal business hours, as well as a fitness center in the building and 1/3-mile walking track on the roof.

This unusual loft is newly listed by Holly Bock at Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International for $390,350.


1001 Belleview A

Photos: MetroplexHD

For this week’s Tuesday Two Hundred, we’re looking at a hip downtown loft, 1001 Belleview Street #401. This condo is located in the Beat Lofts, a 10-story, 75-unit building in the heart of the revitalized South Side neighborhood, also known as the Cedars.

This corner unit is a 2-1.5 and 1,336 square feet, listed for $299,999 by Natalie Newberry at Clay Stapp + Co. I love the marriage of urban and midcentury styles in this loft. Jump to read more!  (more…)

2401 S. Ervay Rooftop

Here’s a fun property in a neighborhood that is growing like unchecked bamboo! The Cedars, one of the last still-wild urban neighborhoods in Dallas has so many cool condo and loft properties, including this amazing penthouse unit in the Coombs Creek Condos building.

What’s even better is that this unit will be within walking distance to the new Alamo Drafthouse slated for the corner of Cadiz and South Lamar — caddy-corner to Gilley’s Dallas — come 2015. This is going to be such a boon for the neighborhood, bringing in daily foot-traffic and enhancing the cultural quotient of the area. Plus, they have a zero-tolerance policy when it comes to cellphones in the theater, so they obviously get my business! There’s one in Richardson, but if you’re south of 635 and want to spare yourself the hike, well, this one will be opening next year!

Cedars Alamo Drafthouse Rendering


3110 Thomas 119 Living

Walkable. Urban. Accessible. Mass Transit.

Did I miss any buzzwords that might have tipped you off that today’s Thursday Three Hundred is right in the middle of a very shoe-leather-friendly area?

When I think “walkable” and “Dallas,” I automatically think of the State Thomas area. It’s a fantastic neighborhood just south of Uptown that is super close to the Arts District and on the cusp of everything you want in an inner city setting. Wide sidewalks, patios, mass transit, shopping and dining — State Thomas is perfect.

Of course, this neighborhood has a reputation for being stuffed to the gills with historic buildings, but let me tell you, there are some fantastic modern properties to be seen, and this loft is one of them.


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?