Dakota Lofts Review

Market Area: Downtown / Warehouse District
1 bedroom price range: $1300 – $2000
Construction: Brick/Wood/Concrete
Floors: 4
Units: 53

Dakota Lofts, built in 1911, is located in the heart of Houston’s Warehouse District on the edge of Downtown in the old Bute Paint Factory Building. Dakota has an art gallery in the lobby, views of Downtown from the common terrace (which you can access after going up some rickety wooden stairs.) and nearby restaurants and live music venues. I spoke with residents there and they said they feel safe as HPD is right next door and always patrolling the area.

Dakota lofts 1 bedroom

HUGE 1 bedroom loft at Dakota. No doors in any of the apartment homes! I hope you enjoy open concept floor-plans.

These pictures are pretty rare as you are not supposed to take pictures when on tour. In fact, the leasing agent took my Canon Rebel camera when I was in the lobby. However, that leasing agent had to stay behind and a maintenance worker toured me throughout the property. She was fine with turning a blind eye to my amateur photography.

Dakota Lofts apartments

What the hallways look like inside Dakota Lofts. Very lofty.

Interior finishes include wood floors, granite kitchen counters, 10-12’ ceilings, free laundry and fitness center, over-sized bathrooms with garden tubs and private access parking located in the basement. Lofts range from 800-1700 sf.

Dakota Lofts kitchen

Up close of the kitchen. Clean and simple, nothing too fancy.

I spoke with some residents on property and many of them have stayed there for years. The lobby also serves as an art gallery, at the time of my tour the art was there for charity purposes. The gym and laundry room are super small, as there are only 53 units on property. And the rooftop terrace is nice but small as well. Everything about this place is exposed and lofty.

Gym at Dakota Lofts.

Gym at Dakota Lofts.

Dakota Lofts is a boutique loft property that’s sure to please renters wanting the raw and urban feel of a warehouse loft style apartment in Downtown Houston.

Dakota lofts floor-plan.

Dark shot, but the room was huge!

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