When we think of loft living, we often conjure up images of gritty Brooklyn warehouses with red brick walls and exposed rafters. But Los Angeles also has its fair share of loft conversions and new-build projects with industrial flair. Here we’ve rounded up seven new condos and apartments across the city that offer elevated design and an urban lifestyle.
Neighborhood: Echo Park
Developer: Marc Homes
Priced from: $999,950
If you crave the rough around the edges look of a loft, but aren’t so keen on the hidden problems older buildings often harbor, a brand new two-bedroom, two-bathroom unit in Echo Park might be the perfect fit. These spacious homes span 1,593 to 1,609 square feet and come complete with scenic rooftop decks and two-car garages.
Neighborhood: Long Beach
Developer: Engel & Völkers Long Beach
Priced from: mid-$400,000s
Formerly the Pine Avenue J.J. Newberry store (a chain of five and dime stores that went out of business in the early 2000s), Newberry Lofts is a collection of open floorplan and penthouse lofts in bustling downtown Long Beach. Expect high ceilings, engineered hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, brushed steel backsplashes, quartz countertops, skylights and more.
3. AMP Lofts
Neighborhood: The Arts District
Leased from: $4,550 per month
There’s no shortage of warehouse conversions in The Arts District, but AMP provides luxury loft living in a newly-constructed building. Availability is limited, but there’s a two-bedroom, two-bathroom unit with a balcony, laundry room and flex space that will be available as of March 1st. Residents have a wide array of amenities at their fingertips, including an art workshop, outdoor kitchens, club room, fitness center, dog run, and an infinity pool and spa.
Neighborhood: Fashion District
Developer: South Park Group
Leased from: $1,800 per month
If you prefer a bit of history with your housing, check out Grether & Grether Lofts, whose construction dates back to 1921. The rental building is a registered historic landmark and offers reasonably-priced studios and one-bedroom units. Walk to nearby attractions such as the Ace Hotel and Theatre, Grand Central Market, L.A. Live and the Los Angeles Flower Market.
5. Elk Lofts
Developer: Park & Hiles
Priced from: $789,000
Let’s face it — not all lofts are family-friendly. Elk Lofts offers townhome/loft hybrids with two or three bedrooms, some of which have doors that *actually* close. The development is located in suburban Glendale, just a stone’s throw from The Americana at Brand, a high-end shopping mall with retailers like Apple, Urban Outfitters, Sur La Table, Nordstrom, and Barnes & Noble.
6. El Centro
El Centro, aptly named because of its proximity to Hollywood and Vine, borrows from industrial warehouse themes with oversized factory windows and double-height ceilings (as per plan). The new residential community has lots of availability, including studios, bungalows, penthouses, and classic one- and two-bedroom units. Experience exceptional onsite amenities like an outdoor pool, landscaped gardens, yoga studio, fitness center and children’s playroom.
Neighborhood: Culver City
Developer: Kenihan Development
Leased from: $3,495 per month
Looking for clean lines and quick access to Silicon Beach startups? Look no further than Treehouse Lofts, a modern collection of 23 residences with one- and two-bedroom flats, plus three-story lofts with 17-foot ceilings and private rooftop decks. These drool-worthy rentals feature custom European cabinetry, NEST thermostats, eco-friendly appliances, quartz countertops and deep soaker tubs.