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The most dramatic penthouse ever? This Buffalo Bayou perch packs in a lot of views for $739,000

Most dramatic penthouse ever? This Buffalo Bayou perch packs in views

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The apartment is only one of two penthouses in this upscale property. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
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Welcome to unit 501 in Memorial City Lofts. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
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The expansive living room. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
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Another view of the living room. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
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The  first-floor full bath is easy at hand and is complete with marble counters and custom vanity. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
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Floor-to-ceiling windows bring the outside indoors from the penthouse's perch on the ninth and 10th floors.  Photo courtesy of © TK Images
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The kitchen continues the open-floor plan concept. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
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Stainless steel appliances, slab marble countertops and custom cabinetry are just a view highlights of the kitchen. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
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Another view looking from the kitchen toward the main living area. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
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Stairs take owners to the second floor. The entrance to the penthouse is in the background. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
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Upstairs, the master retreat overlooks the main living area through a seamless glass wall with custom privacy draperies.  Photo courtesy of © TK Images
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The view from the master bedroom. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
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The master bath includes spa-inspired finishes such as an oversized soaking tub and seamless glass shower. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
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Another view of the master bath. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
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The second bedroom is now used as a home office. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
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The second bedroom includes a lounge area or media space, large walk-in closet and full bath. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
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Take in panoramic views of Buffalo Bayou from the private balcony... Photo courtesy of © TK Images
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...as well as dramatic scenes of Houston's downtown skyline from dusk to dawn. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
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On the Market 6007 Memorial Drive Unit 501 February 2015 view from master bedroom
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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.

Walk through
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.

Step outside
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

Listing agent: Rosie Meyers, John Daugherty Realtors