HTX RealEstateConfidential 2015
On the Market

High-rise condo in the heart of downtown offers breezy living with out-of-this-world private terrace

High-rise condo offers breezy living with amazing private terrace

News, Shelby, On the Market, June 2015, 914 Main St., #1805
The 640 sq.ft. wide balcony overlooks downtown and the building swimming pool. Photo by Robert Frazier, Qwest Media
News, Shelby, On the Market, June 2015, 914 Main St., #1805
The 18th floor condo follows an open floor. Photo by Robert Frazier, Qwest Media
News, Shelby, On the Market, June 2015, 914 Main St., #1805
Loads of entertaining space cries out for a party! Photo by Robert Frazier, Qwest Media
News, Shelby, On the Market, June 2015, 914 Main St., #1805
The balcony offers loads of space for entertaining. Photo by Robert Frazier, Qwest Media
News, Shelby, On the Market, June 2015, 914 Main St., #1805
High-rise living in the middle of downtown Houston means a mere walk to work for urban-istas. Photo by Robert Frazier, Qwest Media
News, Shelby, On the Market, June 2015, 914 Main St., #1805
The formal dining room opens directly to the living room. Photo by Robert Frazier, Qwest Media
News, Shelby, On the Market, June 2015, 914 Main St., #1805
The modern kitchen has all the bells and whistles. Photo by Robert Frazier, Qwest Media
News, Shelby, On the Market, June 2015, 914 Main St., #1805
The breakfast nook for informal dining. Photo by Robert Frazier, Qwest Media
News, Shelby, On the Market, June 2015, 914 Main St., #1805
Amenities include a full size wine closet. Photo by Robert Frazier, Qwest Media
News, Shelby, On the Market, June 2015, 914 Main St., #1805
One of three bedrooms used as an office. Photo by Robert Frazier, Qwest Media
News, Shelby, On the Market, June 2015, 914 Main St., #1805
The master bedroom is expansive. Photo by Robert Frazier, Qwest Media
News, Shelby, On the Market, June 2015, 914 Main St., #1805
The master bath. Photo by Robert Frazier, Qwest Media
News, Shelby, On the Market, June 2015, 918 Main St., #1805914 Main
One of three bedrooms. Photo by Robert Frazier, Qwest Media
News, Shelby, On the Market, June 2015, 914 Main St., #1805
News, Shelby, On the Market, June 2015, 914 Main St., #1805
News, Shelby, On the Market, June 2015, 914 Main St., #1805
News, Shelby, On the Market, June 2015, 914 Main St., #1805
News, Shelby, On the Market, June 2015, 914 Main St., #1805
News, Shelby, On the Market, June 2015, 914 Main St., #1805
News, Shelby, On the Market, June 2015, 914 Main St., #1805
News, Shelby, On the Market, June 2015, 914 Main St., #1805
News, Shelby, On the Market, June 2015, 914 Main St., #1805
News, Shelby, On the Market, June 2015, 914 Main St., #1805
News, Shelby, On the Market, June 2015, 914 Main St., #1805
News, Shelby, On the Market, June 2015, 914 Main St., #1805
News, Shelby, On the Market, June 2015, 918 Main St., #1805914 Main

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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.