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One of the drawbacks amid the many conveniences of living in a high-rise is the lack of opportunity for you own al fresco moments. Not so with this 18th floor home (#1805) in Commerce Tower, 914 Main St. A remarkable 640 sq.ft. private balcony provides lofty views of not only the downtown skyline but also an overlook of the building's swimming pool.
What's inside: The spacious floor plan reads more like terra firma than high-in-the-sky. Consider the size of the modern chef's kitchen, exceptional for most high-rise buildings, and the adjacent breakfast room. Amenities such as beautiful hardwood floors and recessed lighting throughout are additional bonuses.
The open floor plan is ideal for entertaining and when you add the balcony, you just have to feel a party coming on.
The basics include three bedrooms, two full baths and one guest bath. The master suite has private access to the balcony and features dual closets and a sophisticated bath.
The condo tower boasts a rooftop pool, exercise gym, two party rooms and valet parking.
Square footage: 2,657.
Asking price: $879,000.
Listing agent: Terry Stanfield with Heritage Texas Properties.