Houston’s Ivy Lofts simplify apartment life by embracing small living spaces

With housing markets in major American cities continuing to skyrocket, the development of innovatively designed compact apartments is gaining momentum. Development companies have turned to prefab manufacturing to help reduce construction costs and conserve valuable space. While places like New York already have such buildings, Houston, Texas will reportedly soon be home to a complex called Ivy Lofts – and what will otherwise be known as the largest “micro-apartment” in the United States.

A project led by Novel Creative Development, the Ivy Lofts in Houston will be an architectural marvel once they are built. Located in the city’s East Downtown district, the designers plan to house more than 500 apartments on 24 floors, with prices starting at approximately $139,000. By comparison, Zillow lists the average home price in Houston at around $170,000, and when you factor in the building’s location — close to the city’s business and cultural hubs — the Ivy Lofts are a great deal.

Ivy Lofts

Ivy Lofts

In terms of interior design and the relative size of each loft, Novel Creative wanted to give residents enough options to make use of every square inch. With some apartments as large as 350 square feet, this feature is absolutely critical to not only creating an inviting place to live, but one that the tenant will enjoy. Designed specifically to exude contemporary elegance, each loft will be built with hardwood floors, granite countertops, and stainless steel appliances. In addition, each unit will feature LED lighting, outdoor balconies and floor-to-ceiling windows aimed at filling each space with as much natural light as possible.

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Just as impressive as the building itself is the type of furniture that Novel Creative intends to put in each loft. In addition to the sliding doors that are used to access the balcony, all units will also have sliding doors to separate the rooms from each other. Transformable furniture will also be included, along with a choice of three different types of Murphy beds that fold into a sofa, desk or table. Tenants also have access to a multipurpose washer and dryer in the loft, a small closet above the bathroom, and (in a select few) a kitchen island that doubles as a table.

In addition to unit aesthetics, all lofts will be wired for television, high-speed Internet, phone service and smart home automation technology. Owners even have the option of outfitting their sliding doors with solar shades and can control the home’s ductless air system directly from their smartphone. In other words, the units scream 21st century. Furthermore, Ivy Lofts will feature outdoor courtyards, fitness centers, a swimming pool and a beautiful lounge. Sales of residences began at the end of March with prices ranging from the aforementioned $139,000 to $584,000. Construction will begin in June, and completion is planned for 2018.

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