Another of Houston’s buildings that are more notable for their recent history than their past. These lofts were the first sign of urban renewal in Houston. In 1993 developers Randall Davis and Richard Weekley converted the abandoned Bute Paint warehouse into lofts. The flats were immediately snatched up by artists, photographers, and musicians as studios. Businessmen tired of long commutes from the suburbs to downtown followed. Today the spaces are a mixture of residential lofts, and businesses like photography and recording studios, magazines, and web sites. Dozens of other loft conversions followed, a trend that came to Houston nearly 40 years after the same phenomenon began sweeping through New York.
Another wonderful group of lofts developed by Randall Davis. They are created in an art deco with a very distinctive appearance.
There are only 24 spacious and luxurious lofts with corner kitchens, fireplaces, hardwood floors and huge oversized showers. Many of the details in the original buildings have been preserved which include the high ceilings and concrete floorings.
The units range in price from 1750 to 3300 and can be used as residential or commercial property.
Randall Davis’s new gift to Houston’s River Oaks area combines the best of an inner loop location featuring access to 17 restaurants, a world renowned theater venue, signature Kroger and retail such as Cotton Club, 2 Starbucks, La Madeline, Ann Taylor, the Gap and much more.
It presides over the intersection of West Dallas and Shepard Drive on the edge of prestigious River Oaks giving the impression that a piece of Paris somehow landed in the middle of Houston. True to its namesake, the Renoir conjures up artful, colorful and serene images of a kinder, more genteel lifestyle. Each of its 82 one and two bedroom loft residences is graced with a generously sized balcony for gazing across the downtown Houston skyline to the east, Buffalo Bayou to the north or the trees of River Oaks to the west. The edifice itself rises from a formal garden with a splashing fountain. Its grand entrance is punctuated by a stately row of Italian cypresses. And its resort-style pool is accessed from a lushly landscaped and stepped travertine terrace.
Inside the formidable façade exists some of the most inventive and innovative one and two-story living spaces ever conceived in a condominium. Soaring ceilings with exposed ductwork, two-story floor-to-ceiling window exposures, massive columns with ornate Corinthian capitals, exposed brick walls, kitchens appointed with the buyer’s choice of granites and marbles for island and countertops, high-end all GE appliances, oversized travertine or slate bathrooms with garden tubs and separate, equally huge showers. All of them hallmarks of the Randall Davis approach to living on a truly grand scale.
82 timeless loft condominiums, Prestigious River Oaks location, European inspired architecture, Balconies with dramatic views, 18 and 19 foot ceilings, 15 foot tall double thermo-paned tinted windows, Hardwood floors, Superior stainless steel appliance package, Kitchen surfaces in granite, Oversized shower and whirlpool tubs, Quality fixtures and finishes, High-speed internet access available, Pre-wired for alarm system, Extensive formal gardens, Sparkling swimming pool, Reserved covered parking, Ample guest parking, Extra storage facilities available, Extensive upgrade selections available.
Located in the heart of downtown Houston, Post Rice Lofts are the result of the renovation of the historic Rice Hotel. Visitors may stroll through the magnificent; double-story lobby with stained-glass skylight; or peruse the lavish and historically accurate Crystal Ballroom. Residents may choose from one-; two- and three-bedroom loft apartments; featuring 100-year old maple hardwood floors; 10′ to 18′ ceiling heights and Italian marble bathtubs with ball & claw tubs. Some lofts include W/D connections. Post Rice Lofts also offers furnished corporate apartments.
The historic St Germain lofts were developed by CLB Partners and Randall
Davis. The sophisticated and elegant interiors were opened for leasing
in 1999. It combines a unique urban lifestyle with Italian Renaissance
architecture which makes a wonderful setting for upscale renters. The
floor plans range from 550 square feet to 2220 square feet. The spaces
include efficiencies which are one room, two bedroom and also three
bedrooms. The rents range from 650 to 3000.
Individual lofts feature ceiling heights up to 16 feet, fantastic city
views, granite kitchen islands and countertops and marble bathrooms with
oversized showers and whirlpool tubs. The buildings offer private
parking garage, rooftop deck and retail restaurants and stores on the
Only 4 blocks from the baseball stadium and two blocks from the theatre
district the St Germain Lofts offer both Houston’s young professionals
and “empty nesters” a unique lifestyle and great proximity to work and
the exciting downtown area of Houston.
These lofts, located in the Historic District, was constructed in 1910 as the Southern Pacific Railroad Building, designed by noted Chicago architect Jarvis Hunt. Complete renovation of the building includes all new electrical, plumbing and mechanical systems with preservation of as many historic features as possible.
Loft units have 11-18 foot ceilings, modern kitchens and baths, hardwood floors, and reserved parking. Exposed brick surfaces give each loft unique character with a variety of floor plans to choose from. Exclusive penthouse units are available for customization in the 8th and 9th floors.
Each resident will enjoy as common features a rooftop terrace with pool, 24-hour concierge, a community/party room, well-lit controlled access parking, professionally landscaped courtyard area, and dramatic views of Houston’s downtown skyline.