There’s no denying that live/work lofts in the best neighborhoods are on most minds. Sometimes, however, people want what they can’t have. Several have called asking for Piano Lofts, but we don’t see any available at all there. For those persistent loft pursuers who don’t want to give up, take the 3-hour tour and our team of Downtown real estate pros will contact the owners directly to see if there is really anything available or not.
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Downtown is so easy and affordable compared to some places. In West Los Angeles for example, investors will spend hundreds of thousands, sometimes more than a million dollars to remodel or tear down an existing home to make a profitable investment by creating a beautiful and popularly desirable home. The good news is that live/work lofts are much easier and cheaper to transform because the sturdy building does not need to be torn down or remodeled substantially.
In fact, decorating a drab loft and brightening up a dark condo are possibly the cheapest and most effective fixes that home buyers and investor can possible do. There are right ways and wrong ways to do them. For maximum return on investment, the lighting and decor should be picked out by a professional urban interior designer. #lofts #dtla #info
NO WINDOWS? NO PROBLEM
Whether a condo has big bright windows or no natural light at all, filament lamps with dark steel pipe conduit are perfect and popular today for most historic industrial lofts because, in addition to the remarkable historic-meets-modern design, the color and style match and blend in perfectly with existing concrete and exposed plumbing. Add track lighting and additional decorative lighting, and the natural light problem is successfully solved by the right solutions.
Lofts in Downtown Los Angeles are inherently very cool, hip and stylish due to their high ceilings, stand-out character and unique features, so the furniture and decor should match with an energetic vibe or urban chic theme. Prominent artwork, avant garde decor, cutting edge furnishings (economical buys from Ikea usually fit in just fine) and perhaps something whimsical or DTLA-practical such as a mounted bicycle would all fit perfectly in an historic or industrial residential interior. For dim lofts with insufficient natural light, skip the suburban Home Depot stock and instead upgrade to lighting from Restoration Hardware that will provide the substantial “WOW” factor required to make the awesome loft complete. While a loft with amazing views should be decorated with classy, minimalistic style so as not to distract from the views, lofts that lack a nice external view should be decorated fully with dramatic art, decorative furniture and awe-inspiring lighting that provide a rich, full and eye-delighting visual experience. For a few thousand dollars or less, the boring abode has been transformed into a compliment-inducing dream loft and wise investment.
LIGHTING FIXER ALERT
Here’s a loft that matches the perfect criteria for a superior investment: a neighborhood that is transforming from blight to luxury, and a loft unit that only needs some simple touches of an interior decorator and their lighting electrician to transform from boring to brilliant, from cave-like to captivating and from so-so buy to super successful investment:
312 W 5th St #307 SB Grand Lofts Downtown L.A. 860 Sq Ft
Enjoy Downtown life in a spacious historic open floor plan. Modern open loft with fantastic NYC-like character on Broadway and Historic Core. Private balcony facing original brick courtyard. Modern kitchen with stainless steel appliances. Wood floors. Washer and dryer in unit. Large soaking bath tub. Open and airy living space with high ceilings, A/C and heat. Excellent downtown location near Farmers Market, Grand Central market. Minutes to Whole Foods, Ralph’s and great shopping and dining. The building features 24-hr security front desk concierge, fitness room, rooftop sun deck, pool, hot tub with panoramic views of the Downtown Los Angeles skyline. Wired for cable and Internet. Low HOA dues. Pets okay. Great for Downtown live/work! Parking in building available. By Metro station, Pershing Square concerts in Summer and ice skating Winter. Stroll through the renaissance of Broadway, with coming street car as part of the Bringing Back Broadway project. | DETAILS
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Downtown Los Angeles has plenty of dangers for people and pets, and some of them are less obvious, but more deadly than others.
Pet-friendly tall loft buildings and high-rise towers with views are awesome places to live, but they have their hidden dangers. Residences have had fingers broken by elevators doors, and worse. Dogs have no way to understand the inherent dangers of elevators, so they need extra protection around elevator doors in the form of extra caution, especially when they have a leash around their neck. #petfriendly #dtla #lofts
Zzyzx the wuppy has nine lives, but not all dogs are so lucky. The intelligent, human-like little pup has survived being abandoned on the street, nearly starved to death, high drops onto his face, being slammed in heavy closing doors, agonizing back problems, near misses by speeding cars, even a recent mauling by a pit bull. The expressive chihuahua mix makes it abundantly clear that he hates to be left at home alone, so he is sometimes brought with me to showings of lofts in Downtown Los Angeles.
Just a couple weeks ago, Zzyzx and I walked into an elevator at the SB Grand as I made the dumb mistake of trying to carry a ladder onto the elevator at the same time. This led to a disastrous distraction as it caused Zzyzx to walk out of the elevator just as the door was closing. The door could have closed on him, hurting his thin, fragile bones. But, the instant that I saw the door closing onto the leash as I was in the elevator holding the other end of the leash, I could tell that my loving puppy’s life was in serious danger, and I would give my right arm to save him. I jumped toward the elevator buttons, thinking about how the elevator will go up and pull my little lap dog with thousands of pounds of force, and possibly a truly horrible outcome. I also knew that finding the right button that would successfully open the door would only be hit and miss proposition, as I use elevators in 75 different Downtown buildings daily, and often fail to press the right button at the right time only to have the elevator take off to an unknown floor to pick up a passenger. Extremely scared, I looked for a stop button. There was none. In a flash, I pressed the emergency call button and poked what was hopefully the door open button. I did not expect it to work. I feared for the worse as a vision of my puppy-baby’s mangled body flashed in my mind. Anything could happen. Luck has is that the door opened because nobody had called the elevator. Zzyzx was safe.
After that scary event, I took to Youtube when I got home to find that my fears were unfortunately correct. While most dogs that get their leash trapped by an elevator door survive after the leash is snapped by the forceful elevator car pulling on the snagged leash, some dogs are hanged to death when the elevator car pulls the dog up to the top of the doorway and the dog sometimes gets stuck there to strangle. If the door had not opened for me and Zzyzx, he would have been pulled up 7 feet into the air, then dropped onto concrete when the leash snapped, injuring him, or worse. Thank God he survived yet another harrowing ordeal. It is hoped that this tale helps to prevent harm to anyone’s loving pet.
The L.A. Loft Blog recently helped prevent financial disasters by putting a local fraudster behind bars after some powerful blog posts, and hopefully, this article will help prevent a hairy pal from getting hanged.
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SB Grand Loft for Sale – 860 Sq Ft. Downtown spacious historic open floor plan with high ceilings. Modern loft with fantastic NYC-like character on Broadway in the Historic Core. Private balcony facing cool, quiet original brick courtyard. Modern kitchen open to the living area. Wood floors and industrial concrete features. Washer and dryer in unit. Large soaking bath tub. Open and airy living space with extra lighting and heating with A/C cooling. Wired for cable and Internet. Excellent downtown location near Farmers Market, Grand Central market. Minutes to Whole Foods, Ralph’s and great shopping and dining. The building features 24-hr security front desk concierge, fitness room, sunny rooftop pool, hot tub with dramatic panoramic views of the Downtown Los Angeles skyline. Low HOA dues. Pets okay. Great for Downtown live/work! Valet parking available in building. By Metro station, Pershing Square concerts in Summer and ice skating Winter. Stroll thrugh the renaissance of Broadway, with coming street car as part of the Bringing Back Broadway project. $422,000 VIDEO | DETAILS
Modern open loft with fantastic urban industrial character and high ceilings on Broadway in the Historic Core. 500 Sq ft with great bed area separation, private balcony facing community courtyard. Modern kitchen with stainless steel appliances. Tinted polished concrete floors. Washer and dryer in unit. Large soaking bath tub. Open and airy living space with A/C cooling and heating. Excellent downtown location near Farmers Market, Grand Central market. Minutes to Whole Foods, Ralph’s and great shopping and dining. The building features 24-hr security front desk concierge, fitness room, rooftop pool deck, hot tub with panoramic views of the Downtown Los Angeles skyline. Wired for cable and Internet. Low HOA dues. Pets okay. Great for Downtown live/work! The complex has valet parking available. By Metro station, Pershing Square concerts in Summer and ice skating Winter. Stroll thrugh the renaissance of Broadway, with coming street car as part of the Bringing Back Broadway project. $348,000 See it today. Call (213) 880-9910. VIDEO | DETAILS
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