About this listing
Original artist-style loft (approximately 1,500 sq. ft.) in historic 1909 industrial building designed by noted architect John B. Parkinson in partnership with G. Edwin Bergstrom located in heart of the Arts District.
This is a "real" artist's loft -- not those newbie, "it's a loft because I say so," smallish places elsewhere in what we call the "new" Downtown. Our building is over 100 years old in the popular Arts District of Downtown Los Angeles ... most tenants have been here for years. A majority of loft buildings in our neighborhood are "AIR" (Artist in Residence, which are not zoned for sale), not "live work" (the latter being the "frou-frou" new, very small condos that are zoned for purchase). AIR = old-school artist loft in historic industrial buildings = very cool and hip.
The 1,250-sq.ft. loft is all open except for a 300 sq. ft. walled sleeping area (and of course, the private bathroom, which has a full shower and tub). The full-sized bed can be placed anywhere and a twin bed can be added with advance notice. The modern-style sectional sofa is very comfortable for sleeping, too. The kitchen is divided from the dining area with a casual bar eating area -- great for chatting with guests while you cook. There are washers and dryers in the building's basement, which is where one free assigned underground parking space is located.
It is in the heart of the Arts District ... just a block or two away from the popular restaurants, night spots and shopping such as Wurstküche, The Pie Hole, Zip Fusion Sushi, Groundwork Coffee, Umami Burger, Cerveteca DTLA, (email hidden)ericano, Blacktop Coffee, Woo Souvenir Shop, Alchemy Works, Angel City Brewery, Apolis, Poketo, Hammer & Spear, 12345, Lot Stock & Barrel, and more. A few blocks further, and you'll find Urth Caffe, Bread Lounge, Pizzanista, Little Bear, Church & State, Daily Dose, Urban Radish, Zinc Cafe, Blue Bottle Coffee, The Springs L.A., Stumptown Coffee, and more. It's walking distance to Little Tokyo (just three blocks) and very close to the Little Tokyo/Arts District Metro Station for the Gold Line (goes from Pasadena to East Los Angeles, connecting through Union Station - only one stop away, which connects to all other Metro trains and buses in L.A.). Easy biking distance (about a mile or two) to Olvera Street in El Pueblo, Chinatown, and Echo Park, with Silver Lake and Hollywood just a bit further down the road. The DASH shuttle is only 25 to 50 cents, and has a stop down the street from my loft with routes all over Downtown, including the The Walt Disney Concert Hall, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Ahmanson Theatre, MOCA, Japanese American National Museum, Geffen Contemporary, Staples Center, Nokia Theatre, L.A. LIVE, South Park, USC and Exposition Park plus connections to other L.A. neighborhoods.
While check-in times are pretty flexible, guests must select a time that is at least 24 hours before arrival to ensure someone can meet them to let them in and show them around.
Other Things to Note
While check-in times are pretty flexible, guests must select a time 24 hours before arrival to ensure someone can meet them to let them in and show them around.
Rules discussed and agreed upon in advance of booking