The term loft mainly refers to two different types of rooms:
An upper room or story in a building, directly under the roof, used either for storage (as in most private houses), for a specific purpose, e.g. an “organ loft” in a church, or to sleep in (sleeping loft). In this sense it is roughly synonymous with attic.
A large open space in a factory, warehouse or other commercial space, or a type of residence that results from the conversion of such a room. Such spaces generally contain very high ceilings, large windows, and concrete floors and ceilings.
Building and factories have been converted in Houston but a growing number of buildings are being built specifically for loft apartments or including lofts in their floor plans.
Some of the common loft’s in Houston are the historic St. Germain lofts, the prestigious Renoir lofts in River Oaks, the elegant and nostalgic Manhattan lofts near the Galleria mall, the first building in Houston specifically for lofts: the Metropolis also located in the River Oaks area. Probably the most popular lofts in Houston are the Post Rice lofts located in Downtown. They were converted from the historic Rice Hotel and are the epitome of loft living in Houston. The Hogg Palace lofts can be found in the heart of the burgeoning theater district. There are the Alexan lofts are located in the Warehouse district and are noted in the National Register of Historic places. Humble Towers lofts is in a building built in 1921 by Humble Oil (now Texaco/Shell) and converted 6 warehouses on the property. Also located near the exclusive River Oaks area, the Gotham Lofts which bring that sense of architecture standards to Houston. Then there are the Beaconsfield lofts, another building noted in the National Register of Historic places. These are not all the lofts available in our database, but a wide range of styles and prices are available for almost any person.