The Loft

Here are a few pics from before we moved in, of course it now looks like a maze of boxes and unbuilt shelving.
This is a view of the kitchen that used to be one of the ovens in the factory. it has curved brick walls on two sides with an arched ceiling The panels in the wall above are in the wall of the master bedroom. The panels rotate so you can look down into the room below.

There are three levels with lots of stairs.
We painted the ceiling and all the duct work dark grey and all the walls white.

I love the fact that we now have a library for all our books. We painted the walls in here french grey. We will be using this room as a family room and the area that one might normally devote to the dining room and living room we will use as one large work space.

Living in a traditional house has never worked very well for us, it always ends up a big mess with projects going on everywhere. So now we are going to devote the most space to art/work space since that is what we spend the most time doing. It will probably still be a mess, but hopefully it will be more contained to one general area.

9 Responses to “The Loft”

  1. Deb R says:

    The library space is SO cool! I love that you even have a rolling ladder. And the “shape-y” mantle on the fireplace is fabulous.

  2. Jan says:

    Judy, it looks *divine*.

  3. Desiree says:

    Wow, didn’t you move from California? What a culture shock, but I think its so exciting. How often do any of us get the chance to make huge changes in our lives. Loft living is the in things these days and it sounds like your right in the heart of town. I hope this works out for all of you! I would just love the library too!

  4. Karoda says:

    Judy this is like so divine living/art space! As Desiree said, downtown loft living is the hip thing going now! Enjoy every inch of it!

  5. Roz says:

    Visiting your blog and know how you feel with the whole move thing. We moved recently from texas to las vegas and still trying to figure out what to unpack and what not to!
    All the best.

  6. cfent says:

    you are gonne have so much fun!
    what a cool space….enjoy!

  7. Elle says:

    I love it! I love lofts and ooo–library space. I have so many books I don’t know what to do. I thought about moving to Chicago, but that cold weather is really daunting to me.

  8. Scrapmaker says:

    I would find it hard to leave California, but Chicago is my favorite big city. That loft is fabulous. It sounds like you are going to love it. Jen

  9. Anonymous says:

    ‘What would normally be used for dining and living room space is now a work space’, I’m impressed – that’s what I call independent thinking, challenging tradition.
    And so much space! Contrast that with the dinky new apartments my children rent for $985/month in Los Angeles.

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