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Welcome to unit 814 in Renoir Lofts, 1005 S. Shepherd Drive. Photo by © Mike Wilcox
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Floor-to-ceilings windows welcome homeowners to spacious living, as seen here in the great room. Photo by © Mike Wilcox
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A view toward the dining room. Photo by © Mike Wilcox
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The dining area also serves as a breakfast nook. Photo by © Mike Wilcox
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Just off the dining room, take in views from the balcony. Photo by © Mike Wilcox
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The kitchen island with bar stools provides extra seating. Photo by © Mike Wilcox
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Stainless steel appliances make the cooking hub a chef's dream. Photo by © Mike Wilcox
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A view from the kitchen toward the great room. Photo by © Mike Wilcox
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This downstairs corner makes a perfect spot for a bar. Photo by © Mike Wilcox
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A view of the great room from the loft walkway above. Photo by © Mike Wilcox
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The loft as shown from downstairs. Photo by © Mike Wilcox
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The study/office loft located at the top of the stairs. Photo by © Mike Wilcox
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The master bedroom features painted wooden floors and lots of light through arched windows. Photo by © Mike Wilcox
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The master bath. Photo by © Mike Wilcox
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Highlights in the master bath include dual vessel sinks, granite countertops, plenty of storage... Photo by © Mike Wilcox
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...and a large corner shower. Photo by © Mike Wilcox
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The secondary bedroom is downstairs. Photo by © Mike Wilcox
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Glass bricks create a half-wall for the shower in the second bathroom. Photo by © Mike Wilcox
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Both chandeliers come with the property. Photo by © Mike Wilcox
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The knight in shining armor guards the entrance to the penthouse. Photo by © Mike Wilcox
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On the Market 1005 S. Shepherd Drive, Unit 814
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A knight in shining armor keeps guard at the entrance of a palatial River Oaks loft-style penthouse that's now on sale for $1.5 million.

Walk through

Located on the top floor of Renoir Lofts at 1005 S. Shepherd Drive, corner unit 814 is one of the largest residences in the 19th century Europe-inspired building and affords panoramic views of Houston. Highlights include floor-to-ceiling windows in the two-story great room and an open floor plan perfect for entertaining. Marble flooring extends throughout the first floor.

 It is one of the largest residences in the 19th century Europe-inspired building and affords panoramic views of Houston. 

Two enormous chandeliers hanging from the 20-foot-tall ceilings are included in the purchase, as are the custom remote sunshade blinds. Artwork by abstract expressionist Nicole Gavin, installed for a recent open house, is also available for sale.

At one end of the great room is the dining area, with the living room/den in the middle and kitchen at the far end. The cooking hub is spacious and features top-of-the-line stainless steel appliances. A kitchen island with bar stools offers more seating. A second bedroom with full bath is located on the first floor.

Upstairs homeowners will find a large loft study/office. The master bedroom boasts painted wood floors and lots of natural light through arched windows. The master bath is complete with dual vessel sinks, plenty of cabinet space, large tub and oversized corner shower.

Step outside
Unit 814 comes with two premium parking spaces right at the garage entrance and two storage units. Maintenance fees, not based on square footage per unit, are $650 monthly. River Oaks Shopping Center is nearby, as is downtown Houston.

Square footage: 3,468

Asking price: $1,499,000

Listing agent: Kristin Shawn McGill, Keller Williams Realty Metropolitan

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