Ivy Lofts, the biggest little condos in Texas

Ivy Lofts bring digitally-integrated micro-dwellings to Houston
  • Ivy Lofts offers 65 percent micro-dwellings in 550-unit development.
  • Houston B-Cycle and ZipCar will have designated stations on-site.
  • Units range from $119,000 to $599,000.
  • Re/Max Inner Loop has already sold 21 percent of units.

Jason Franklin"Intrinsically, when people think of Texas they think of wide-open spaces," said Jason Franklin, Sales Director at Re/Max Inner Loop, representing Houston's micro-dwelling development near the East Corridor. "This will be the largest micro-dwelling in the United States to date, at 550 units."He's talking about the Ivy Lofts, a mixed-use development housing condos with titles like The Tokyo, The New York, The Paris, The London, The Barcelona -- and, of course, The Houston.The Tokyo, for example, offers a living space of approximately 310 square feet, while The Houston sprawls to 1,001.The Tokyo Micro-dwellings -- and slightly larger Sitting atop the seven-level parking garage, which features six electric car charging stations, is the residential community.A micro-dwelling, by definition, is a living space smaller than 500 square feet; technically, only about 65 percent of Ivy Loft units fit that description.The other units climb from approxim...