HOME & GARDEN
May 18, 2006 |
LOFTS hold the promise of contemporary space with an open floor plan, but sometimes they can feel hard-edged or industrial. How can you add warmth? Rugs, art, accessories and color can soften a loft or loft-like space, says Jonathan Barnett, principal of Jonathan Barnett Interior Design in Beverly Hills (www.jonathanbarnettdesign.com). Think large, he says, just like the space. * Windows: Skyscrapers and sparkling city lights are highlights of loft living, courtesy of industrial-size windows.
HOME & GARDEN
November 15, 2010 |
Two comedians are among recent buyers of lofts at Dogtown Station in Venice. Dov Davidoff bought a single-story unit that was listed for about $900,000. Concrete and wood floors, a roof-top patio, marble surround baths and Caesarstone kitchen counter tops are among features of the 1,500-square-foot unit. The comedian/actor starred in the Comedy Central stand-up special "Filthy Operation" (2010) and has appeared in the movie "Invincible" (2006) and the TV series "Raines" (2007)
March 28, 2004 |
Downtown L.A.'s makeover received a lift with the opening of Historic Gas Co. Lofts in three buildings that were once headquarters of the Los Angeles Gas and Electric Corp. and, later, the Southern California Gas Co. The 251 loft apartments, approved for occupancy, are part of South Village, a $220-million, 350,000-square-foot project that will include a Ralphs store, the first supermarket built downtown in over 50 years.
September 7, 2003 |
It's an old story with a new twist: loft living in Venice. In the 1930s, it meant turning a commercial building into a residence. It was a cheap way to live in large, open spaces and was common in Venice throughout the '60s, especially among artists. In the '70s, architect Frank Gehry and artist Chuck Amoldi developed a triplex of lofts, one of which was purchased by actor Dennis Hopper. Now it's the trend in Venice to build new lofts for buyers who like light and space.
March 12, 2006 |
Not so long ago, when people would ask Qathryn Brehm where she lived, she would answer, without excuse or elaboration, "I live downtown." Invariably the question would be followed by another: "You live where?" And that would be the end of it. In the last year or so, she's noticed a shift. "Now they say, 'Oh, you live in a loft?' Then all of a sudden people want to talk about it." Brehm's neighborhood, the Arts District, is hot.
HOME & GARDEN
April 19, 2007 |
THERE is no single block that neatly sums up the way downtown Los Angeles is being transformed, condo by condo and loft by loft, into a place with real residential character. Just as there are many downtowns -- South Park, Little Tokyo, the historic core, skid row -- there are many architectural responses to the idea of downtown living in this city. But three residential developments on a stretch of Industrial Street, just off 7th Street near the L.A. River, come pretty close.