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On the Market No. 902 Capitol Lofts July 2014 living room
The spacious condo in Capitol Lofts downtown. Photo courtesy of Boulevard Realty/sandragunn.com
On the Market No. 902 Capitol Lofts July 2014 Apartment Entrance
Enter to discover Brazilian hardwood flooring throughout. Photo courtesy of Boulevard Realty/sandragunn.com
On the Market No. 902 Capitol Lofts July 2014 kitchen
The kitchen is complete with Sub-Zero refrigerator, stainless appliances and counter bar. Photo courtesy of Boulevard Realty/sandragunn.com
On the Market No. 902 Capitol Lofts July 2014 Dining Room
The dining room, large enough for a table for eight. Photo courtesy of Boulevard Realty/sandragunn.com
On the Market No. 902 Capitol Lofts July 2014 living room
The living room enjoys natural light and views of Main Street via a wall of windows. Photo courtesy of Boulevard Realty/sandragunn.com
On the Market No. 902 Capitol Lofts July 2014 master bedroom
The bedroom and... Photo courtesy of Boulevard Realty/sandragunn.com
On the Market No. 902 Capitol Lofts July 2014 master bath
...the bath. Photo courtesy of Boulevard Realty/sandragunn.com
On the Market No. 902 Capitol Lofts July 2014 patio
From the bedroom, step outside to a private balcony. Photo courtesy of Boulevard Realty/sandragunn.com
On the Market No. 902 Capitol Lofts July 2014 view
Your view of Main Street from unit 902. Photo courtesy of Boulevard Realty/sandragunn.com
On the Market No. 902 Capitol Lofts July 2014 building exterior day
Capitol Lofts at 711 Main St. Photo courtesy of Boulevard Realty/sandragunn.com
On the Market No. 902 Capitol Lofts July 2014 living room
On the Market No. 902 Capitol Lofts July 2014 Apartment Entrance
On the Market No. 902 Capitol Lofts July 2014 kitchen
On the Market No. 902 Capitol Lofts July 2014 Dining Room
On the Market No. 902 Capitol Lofts July 2014 living room
On the Market No. 902 Capitol Lofts July 2014 master bedroom
On the Market No. 902 Capitol Lofts July 2014 master bath
On the Market No. 902 Capitol Lofts July 2014 patio
On the Market No. 902 Capitol Lofts July 2014 view
On the Market No. 902 Capitol Lofts July 2014 building exterior day

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Live, work and play downtown in a condo right next to METRORail's Main Street Station, for $279,500.

Walk through
Enter unit 902 in Capitol Lofts at 711 Main St. to find Brazilian hardwood flooring throughout the 1,378-square-foot space. The kitchen to the left includes a Sub-Zero refrigerator and stainless steel appliances. Pendant lighting hangs above the kitchen counter bar, which offers additional seating.

Just beyond is the dining room, easily large enough to accommodate a table for eight. The open floor plan leads next to the living area, where a wall of windows lets natural light in and affords views overlooking Main Street.

The bedroom also enjoys the same vistas, as well as a private balcony. The bath is updated with double sinks and large soaking tub. A stackable washer and dryer are included with the property.

Step outside
At hand for the owners are a fitness room, common roof terrace and underground parking slot. Within walking distance are parks, churches, most notably the impressive Sacred Heart Co-Cathedral, restaurants, bars, entertainment venues and more of the innumerable scenes and sites downtown Houston has to offer.

Square footage: 1,378

Asking price: $279,500

Listing agent: Amanda McGowen, Boulevard Realty

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