There’s a certain type of person who wants to live downtown, says Linda Lunn, a Keller Williams Urban Dallas real estate agent. It doesn’t matter if you’re a young professional, empty nester, or retiree. You’re someone who wants to be close to everything and have a low-maintenance, “lock-and-leave” space.
But often, you must trade historic charm for an urban lifestyle. Not at 2220 Canton Lofts, says Lunn, who’s lived in the building for 20 years.
In 1925, Olive & Myers Furniture Company built a factory at 2220 Canton St. They kilned many of the supplies, like the bricks, on site, says Lunn. “If you look at ceilings, they actually have things like bent nails,” in them. In 1956, Stockton Manufacturing purchased the building, and converted the mattress factory into a clothing plant for almost 40 years. Then in the early 1990s, Westdale Asset Management Co. bought the property and hired Adam Hats Lofts designers Corgan & Associates to transform the old factory into a residential condominium.
The five-story, 47-unit building opened in 1996. There are few rental properties, so most of the units are owner-occupied. And the owners tend to stay for years, Lunn says. There’s plenty to love at the Lofts. The building has a concierge five days a week, two parking spaces per unit, an onsite gym, and basement storage units for rent. “The jewel of our property is our roof top,” she says. “We’ve got a 360 view, saltwater pool, hot tub grill on the roof, and a jogging trail.”
And “even though the physical amenities of the property are amazing,” Lunn says, “the walkability of the neighborhood takes it completely to a different level.” The condominium is a short walk from the Dallas Farmers Market and Carpenter Park. It’s about a mile from Klyde Warren Park. And it’s near Harwood Park, which is set to be completed later this summer.
Inside the building, many of the units still have original features, like unit #208, which is currently on the market for $685,000. The 2,296 square-foot unit has original windows and “one of those very cool original doors from 1925.” The windows are huge, spreading across the south- and west-facing walls and giving the space a 1920s-era, industrial-chic feel.
However, the condo still has modern luxuries, like electric shades. Plus, in 2015, the current owners complete renovated the space. They repainted, reglazed the windows, and resealed the floors. They also redid the primary bath and kitchen, and threw up a brick wall in the bedroom, to create more separation of space.
The resulting “whole property is fantastic,” Lunn says.
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