This unique loft space is located in one of the oldest industrial areas in downtown Los Angeles adjacent to the Los Angeles River, the Los Angeles State Historic Park and Chinatown. In the last decade this area has experienced diverse redevelopment resulting in an interesting mix of artists’ work space, a public transportation hub, public recreation projects, as well as a smattering of new commercial and office buildings. At the heart of this area are the original industrial brick buildings which date from the late 19th century and into the years just before the First World War.
The building that houses this loft dates from around 1910 and originally functioned as a warehouse which serviced a once-bustling industrial railroad depot. All of the existing structure is original and where possible we tried to make best use of the original materials palette of red brick and oak.
In order to make the space habitable we had to install all new mechanical and HVAC systems along with an extensive upgrade of the electrical and plumbing systems. We insulated the roof with 2″ solid foil backed insulation and installed a low e white roof to regulate heat transfer.
The loft space totals over 4000 sq ft. In order to make best use of the space we added new skylights and windows where possible to utilize natural light.
The end result is a stunning open living space that showcases the owners extensive collection of decorative art, antiques and vintage modern furniture.
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