Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Loft Living


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An old architectural building in downtown Long Beach was recently sold to developers to be converted into nearly 500 residential lofts some time late next year. I'm hoping to buy one. I can't even begin to think about how I'm going to go about paying for this venture, because I'm instead completely obsessed about the most salient issue, that being how I'm going to decorate it. To that end, all I do these days is peruse the internet for ideas. I think the picture above came from craigslist.org. I like it. A lot. Well, except for those chairs at the table, those would have to go.

5 Comments:

At Wednesday, December 07, 2005 4:55:00 PM, Blogger GetFlix said...

Open brick walls are very attractive. The same trend has been occuring here in the N.E. for about 20 years. Many of the old mills have been converted into small business and residential space.

Sounds nice.

 
At Wednesday, December 07, 2005 10:35:00 PM, Blogger Mike V. said...

I'd love to have a loft like that.
Thought not here in San Diego, I'm thinking more along the lines of somewhere between Houston and Canal east of Broadway in Manhattan.
Is that a lot to ask??

 
At Wednesday, December 07, 2005 10:50:00 PM, Blogger LA said...

Mike - Oh, not too much! Hey, if you can afford one in that neighborhood, more power to you! In the meantime, you might have to settle for the Gaslamp District! At least you'd have free access to Street Scene!

Getflix, I want two things, well three if you include central air. But the original two things I want are exposed brick and big windows.

About a year ago, I went to a movie screening (http://www.neverbeenthawed.com - coming to NetFlix soon, check it out) at an old Brewery in Los Angeles that's been been converted to true artist live-in/work space lofts. Still very industrial. It was a great place for a party!

 
At Thursday, December 08, 2005 7:37:00 AM, Blogger Mike V. said...

I don't think I could afford either place, even with what I've made on my house now.
Besides, I get annoyed down in the Gaslamp too easy.
Oh, and they don't do street scene down there anymore.
First venue change was to the parking lots next to Petco. Which was horrible.
Then this past year, they had it in the Qualcom parking lot, which while still a very ugly venue, there was plenty of room to walk around.
Here's my photos from that:

http://www.mikevnet.com/streetscene05/

 
At Thursday, December 08, 2005 11:19:00 PM, Blogger LA said...

Qualcom parking lot? You've gotta be kidding me! If you hadn't included the photos, I wouldn't have believed it! My last Street Scene was 2001, and obviously, it was still in the Gaslamp.

It seems like they can hardly call it "street scene" when it's in the parking lot of a stadium!

Oh well. Enjoyed your photos, especially the doggies! :)

 

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