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Panoramic views of Buffalo Bayou, as well as dramatic scenes of Houston's downtown skyline from dusk to dawn, make a two-story loft penthouse with soaring 18-foot ceilings stand out. It's now for sale with a listing price of $739,000.
Located in the Memorial Cove Lofts, Unit 501 is only one of two penthouses in this upscale property. Floor-to-ceiling windows bring the outside indoors from the penthouse's perch on the ninth and 10th floors. Enter the open floor plan to find the kitchen with bar-stool seating on two sides, stainless steel appliances, slab marble countertops and custom cabinetry.
The private balcony offers views of Buffalo Bayou, downtown Houston, River Oaks Country Club and The Galleria-area skyline.
Wide-plank walnut floors continue from the kitchen, to the dining room with a private balcony and into an expansive living room. A first-floor full bath is easily at hand and comes complete with marble counters and custom vanity.
Upstairs, the master retreat overlooks the main living area through a seamless glass wall with custom privacy draperies. Two separate walk-in closets are highlight features, as is a master bath with spa-inspired finishes such as an oversized soaking tub and seamless glass shower. Dual vessel sinks sit atop the vanity.
The second bedroom, now used as a home office, includes a lounge area or media space, large walk-in closet and full bath. This room, too, is enclosed with a seamless glass wall with privacy achieved through custom draperies.
The private balcony offers views of Buffalo Bayou, downtown Houston, River Oaks Country Club and The Galleria-area skyline. Residents at Memorial Cove Lofts also have access to a ground-floor entertaining area and dog park.
Square footage: 2,714
Asking price: $739,000