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North Texas residents have lots of housing choices.
But finding your dream home in Dallas-Fort Worth doesn’t have to mean a standard 3-bedroom in the ‘burbs or a matchbox-sized apartment in Uptown.
There are as many housing alternatives these days as there are personal tastes in dwelling units. From old warehouses to sleek new high-rises, there’s something for everyone if you are willing to look for it.
One of them is on Vantage Street, an unusual address for a luxury residence.
Instead of the country-club crowd, your neighbors include a hardwood flooring firm, auto repair shop and upholstery shop.
And the Design District building that houses two posh homes that are for sale started out as a sewing factory. Now the old warehouse off Wycliff Avenue near the Hilton Anatole Hotel has two deluxe residential units that each have 2,500 square feet. They are listed for sale at $750,000 and $800,000.
"It was built in 1967 by Trammell Crow," said contractor Jeff Bales who’s selling the properties. "A nut and bolt factory used to be in here and it was probably 20 different businesses over the years.
"The buildings down here are well built and have high ceilings and are wide open."
Bales finished both of the units with bright white and brick walls, stained concrete floors and luxury fixtures in the kitchens and baths. One unit has its own swimming pool and both of them overlook the Trinity Strand Trail, which runs alongside the property.
"I’ve had three showings yesterday and two the day before," said real estate agent Paige Whiteside who’s marketing the two lofts. "There are at least 20 couples living down here and there is a Design District homeowners associations."