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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The Cedars

The Cedars is quickly transforming into an urban hot spot, with 11 new real estate developments in the pipeline. But how will this neighborhood just south of downtown Dallas work to capitalize on this energy?

One of Dallas’ huge strengths is its neighborhoods, and one of the most unique is downtown. Make that Downtown with a capital D. With its walkable blocks, great density, and mix of classic and modern architecture, Downtown is similar to the nearby Uptown neighborhood. But at Wednesday night’s community roundtable hosted by the Dallas Homeowners League, Downtown was commiserating and collaborating with Deep Ellum, the Cedars and the Farmers Market neighborhoods. Why so glum? All are trying to poke their heads up as residential nirvanas for a new style of living.

As Peter Simek, last night’s roundtable moderator, put it, all areas “suffered the effects of de-economization of the core in the 60s, and are now coming into their own.”

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1001 Belleview A

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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…)

Elm St Lease

There’s a lot of hububb going on around the West End aas Dallas prepares to acknowledge the darker side of our city’s history: the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination.

Some people, especially history buffs, are already looking for the best places to scope out the events leading up to the Nov. 22 anniversary. If you’re not squeamish, then perhaps consider renting this amazing historic loft condo next to the Sixth Floor Museum and a stone’s throw from the grassy knoll.

Elm Street Kitchen Living

Located inside 509 Elm Street, this historic loft condominium is close to all of the action, as well as DART rail and plenty of great restaurants. With 780 square feet, this studio loft is great for someone who wants a trendy space but not a lot of maintenance. This is truly minimal living, folks.

Elm Street Kitchen

There’s a large bathroom, and a reasonably appointed kitchen inside this unit, but if you’ve been searching for a spot to take yourself and Fido or Fifi, you’ll have to keep looking because pets aren’t allowed. There are, however, washer and dryer connections — a definite bonus considering the downtown location. You’ll also have access to a community pool, too.

Elm Street Bath

You can rent this unit for $1,195 a month. Look like the spot for you? Contact the Dallas-Fort Worth property management experts at LocalDwelling.com.