A Tale of Two Condos – Contrasting Traditional and Industrial Home Styles
Recently, some clients were discussing and comparing two nearby buildings in the Arts District, both along Alameda Street by the most popular part of Little Tokyo. These are two different types of condominiums that are not usually enjoyed by the same kind of people. Both have condo units for sale and for lease, but it’s like comparing apples and oranges, so lets enjoy delving into the big differences. #artsdistrict #condos
Beacon Lofts is an historic industrial loft building, while Savoy, a block away, is a modern construction traditional condominium complex. Right off the bat, those who want more traditional comforts will prefer The Savoy while those who want industrial character will certainly like Beacon Lofts better.
While most of our loft specialist team’s clients have preferred Beacon Lofts, a recent LA Loft Blog reader and rental-seeker recently chose the Savoy Condominiums at 100 S Alameda Street because she felt that a one bedroom with an actual door is preferable. The delineation of space also makes it feel bigger and more homey to her. She mentioned that a lack of closet and/or storage space at the nearby Beacon loft would be a huge issue for her and her boyfriend, and that the balcony with extra storage space at Savoy is a huge perk. The amenities at Savoy are really nice (pool, gym, covered parking, landscaping, etc), Beacon doesn’t have those. The location of Savoy is preferable for her since she intends to take the train most days and Savoy is a block closer to the Gold Line Metro and Union Station.
The Beacon loft is super cool, modern loft but feels a little too industrial for her preference. Because it lacks bedroom walls and bedroom door, lofts like Beacon are easier to visualize when they have furniture to give people an idea of how cool they can look when set up because lofts are neat spaces, and Beacon has with cool amenities in the surrounding area.
Compared to other nearby condos and apartments, Beacon lofts at 825 E 4th Street has plenty of street parking for guests around the area. Satelite speed internet hook-up, no annoying on-site management and no strict move-in/move-out rules (at other nearby condos, you can’t move in or out on the weekends) — Beacon is mostly owner occupied and self-governed with a community feel. Beacon is a concrete building so no ants/roaches/bugs/rodents. The sound isolation is much better that most buildings. No strict restrictions on the rooftop deck, BBQ, and hot tub (may be used late at night).
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