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This completely custom loft-style penthouse in Greenway Plaza with easy access to movie theaters, restaurants and the nation's most famous megachurch makes the most of its location, location, location with 3,000 square feet, 10-foot ceilings and panoramic views, all wrapped in a for-sale package of $789,000.
Located on the 28th floor of 14 Greenway Condominiums on Timmons Lane inside Loop 610 near the Southwest Freeway, the penthouse maximizes form and function as designed by architect David Guithrie. Owners walk in to the entry to find polished stone floors and lighted accent niches to display collectibles. A corridor with built-in cabinetry and exposed pipes leads to the bedroom wing in one direction and to the large open living space in the other.
Here, the den, living room and dining room share hardwood floors and floor-to-ceiling windows with access to a large private terrace. Electric solar shades can be raised or lowered, depending on the owners' preference. A commercial kitchen in a gallery layout includes stainless steel cabinetry and countertops, as well as a double oven. The underlit wet bar is of onyx with mirrored back and glass shelves.
The bedroom wing features the expansive master suite with built-in office, plenty of room for a sitting area and two walk-in closets. Highlights of the master bath are a mosaic jetted tiled tub and separated oversized shower. A second bedroom with full bath decorated with designer components enjoys balcony access. In all, the penthouse has two bedrooms and two and one-half baths.
The condominium tower extends 24-hour security, maid service, concierge, valet and assigned parking to residents.
Square footage: 3,017
Asking price: $789,000