About This Listing
The studio space with sprung wood floor is suitable for painting, film/video shoots, yoga, dance, and more.
ABOUT THE LOFT:
Our vintage brick and wood building is located in a vibrant Artists District east of Sony Studios. It provides a welcoming home for creative individuals of all kinds.
You will share access to a large studio area, kitchens, bathrooms, wifi, and much more. There is 1,500+ square feet of studio/performance space, featuring a sprung wood floor, seamless backgrounds, greenscreen, and great natural light. The other 3,000+ square feet of shared space contains a conference area, two full kitchens (including one with a pro stove/oven), three bathrooms (two of them huge), a comfy lounge -- even a sauna and a rooftop deck with 360-degree views from Downtown to the Hollywood sign to sunsets over Santa Monica.
Best of all, you enjoy the company of about a dozen highly intelligent, young and friendly souls, who know L.A. inside-out -- photographers, musician/composers, filmmakers, a couple of Ph.D. candidates... even a lady M.D.
There's a bicycle available for local exploring, and a Mac video editing station plus digital audio recording booth available for creating. There's even secure yard outdoors with a 15-foot workbench. The Seraphim for L.A. Burning Man was built here, so you can create pretty much anything you can dream of.
YOUR PRIVATE SPACE: SECLUDED ROOM
In addition to all the amenities above, you get a private room for your exclusive use. Located in a quiet corner on the first floor, the Secluded Room features a high wooden ceiling, Saltillo tile floor, 15-foot desk/workspace, a queen bed, and a row of windows facing the front sidewalk. This is a fully enclosed room with a door.
Please note: All listings for "SHARE HUGE LOFT / STUDIO" are in the same building. AirBnB can't accommodate multiple rooms in one listing, so we have to create a separate listing for each space!
If the calendar for this listing says "unavailable" for your preferred dates, simply use the "Contact Me" link to send an inquiry for any dates, and tell us what you need. We'll figure it out. ;)
MORE ABOUT THE LOFT & NEIGHBORHOOD:
Located near the 10 freeway, the loft is equi-distant from Santa Monica, Downtown/USC, Hollywood, and LAX/South Bay.
Our setting is definitely Urban L.A., but within a mile, we have a 5-star French bakery/restaurant (Normandie) and L.A.'s best white-linen Creole restaurant (Harold and Belle's). There are many more top/trendy restaurants (e.g., Post & Beam) and live jazz clubs (e.g., PIPS, the Living Room) within a 5-mile radius. The legendary Cork bar is stumbling distance.
If you have a car, there's easy street parking with (believe it or not!) zero restrictions. For guests without a vehicle, the new Expo train line is a couple blocks away (1/4 mile, 400 meters). In addition, a major bus line stops at our front door 24/7.
Either way, our location is geographically ideal. It doesn't get more comfortable and convenient than this in L.A.
Our merry crew is a sociable lot. We have a lot of group meals, and the occasional party, but most members of our creative colony are here long-term and are serious about their studies and work.
The building is secure, with a monitored fire alarm system. We have been here since 2005, and all the men and women in our community – including 90-pound ladies -- have enjoyed complete safety.
Washer and dryer onsite.
Friendly dogs welcome.
We offer more attractive rates for rentals of a week or a month. Play with the booking tool to see the rates for any dates and guest count. No obligation to look at prices.
Back in the day, this neighborhood was a bustling row of busy warehouses and small factories, flanked by classic California bungalows on the side streets. One wave of immigrants after another has moved through this area.
Today, it's transitioning rapidly -- roughly comparable to NYC's Lower East Side or newly developing 'hoods in Brooklyn. The homes and warehouses are being snapped up by artists, film companies, young couples...you name it. For more info, the following entries at Wikipedia provide a very useful introduction, beginning with our district:
Relax...enjoy the space...coexist.
I was in LA on business for about six weeks and I chose the lofts because they were the perfect central location for me - only about three miles from where I had to work.
My room was perfect and actually larger than I needed, with a nice work area. Plus the two kitchens (one of commercial quality) along with several refrigerators, etc. allowed me to buy groceries and "cook at home," something I would have had trouble doing if I had been staying in most other locations. And especially useful for me was a conference room, which my business partner and I used several times.
Mike doesn’t live there, but on the few occasions I needed to contact him (usually by email), he replied almost immediately.
The lofts are perfect for artists and musicians with many additional amenities (such as a sound proof recording room). They are also perfect for someone just moving to LA and perhaps needs a longer-term temporary location, while getting settled in the area.
While I am not an artist or musician, but an engineer and a tad bit older (okay, maybe quite a bit older) than many of the other dozen or so residents who were there, I didn’t feel out of place one bit. In fact perhaps the highlight of my time there was meeting and getting to know many of the other great people who were staying there. My only regret was, due to my work schedule, I wasn't able to spend more time getting to know everyone better.
The lofts are the perfect place for someone who needs a short or long term place to stay at a great price and at a great location with numerous other amenities. I would stay there again.
Great place for creation and collaboration. you just have to make things happen and all is there for u. including cool roommates, high ceilings, 2 kitchens, art gallery / studio, rock stages. and of course table tennis with extra balls. ..did i mention cool bathrooms and 3 minutes from train? check mels fish place just 2 blocks away. delicious. and please just clean after yourself, don't be artist 24/7 !!
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About the Host, Mike & Kiyoe
Mike is an American who has lived in Europe and Japan. A graduate of UCLA, he also works in L.A. as an international marketing consultant. For fun, he likes basketball, tennis, volleyball, hiking, skiing, cycling, and motorcycling.
Kiyoe (Kay) is a Japanese national. For fun, she likes running, hiking, tennis, and clogging. 日本の”おもてなし”をモットーにしています。どうぞ日本語でお気軽にお問い合わせください。お待ちしています。