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Discover urban swank at its sexiest in a condo in River Oaks' Metropolis Lofts, a rare corner 3,084-square-foot unit large enough to center a pool table in the main room while leaving plenty of space for upscale entertaining.
Located at 1914 W. Gray St., unit 301 opens to soaring 19-foot ceilings with unobstructed views of downtown, the Texas Medical Center and areas of The Galleria. The open floor plan flows with stained concrete flooring underfoot from the formal dining area to the living room or den, anchored by a massive but unobtrusive entertainment module, to two additional designated gathering areas with windows throughout.
Lighted shelving with colorful collected objects adds to the contemporary decor. Of course, the pool table with designer pendant lighting above is a center of attention just beyond the den.
The kitchen features a granite island kitchen and GE/Profile stainless appliances. The island has bar stool chairs for additional seating. The refrigerator is included in the sale, as are all draperies and window covers. Solar shades with a remote control allow the walls of windows to display the panoramic views or offer privacy. A first-floor full bathroom is complete with an oversized slate shower and vanity with sink and designer hardware.
Exposed duct work throughout the condo adds to the chic Inner Loop loft experience.
Take the accent-red metal staircase to the second floor to find the secondary bedroom and the master suite. The enormous master suite has fresh carpeting and custom closets with built-ins. Another oversized slate shower is in the master bath. Exposed duct work throughout the condo adds to the chic Inner Loop loft experience.
All residents of Metropolis Lofts have access to the outdoor swimming pool. Unit 301 is assigned two reserved parking spaces with extra storage.
Square footage: 3,084
Asking price: $689,000