Espirit Park Warehouse Loft Project

Our clients have been settled into their newly renovated Loft home for quite sometime now, but we finally got the opportunity to check out the fully completed space and snap a few photographs. 

Here is some neat history about their warehouse condo building, provided by one of the homeowners when they initially contacted me:

"The building was originally a wine warehouse built in 1906 before becoming the Esprit clothing company headquarters in the 1970’s, and finally converted to lofts/condos in early 2000s."

There are still many great original architectural details in the condo unit from the warehouse days, such as oversized wooden columns, concrete interior walls, and a fantastic original brick facade. 

I had such a fun experience working with my clients, integrating many of their clever ideas, such as the cats' out-of-sight litter box area under the stairs, to the mobile, yet multi-purpose kitchen island. The homeowners also wanted to integrate their mid-century modern heirloom furniture (from Paul McCobb to Eames) and eclectic art collection from their travels around the world. Some of my (many!) favorite design elements include:

 I designed a custom painted mural to bring together the under-the-stairs storage area doors, which had been installed by previous owners. We had a hole cut in the smallest door, which gives the cats access to the hidden litter box. The colors in the mural were inspired by a restored family painting that hangs on the opposite living room wall.

I designed a custom painted mural to bring together the under-the-stairs storage area doors, which had been installed by previous owners. We had a hole cut in the smallest door, which gives the cats access to the hidden litter box. The colors in the mural were inspired by a restored family painting that hangs on the opposite living room wall.

 Fireclay Tile subway tile paired with Semihandmade Doors in Eco Douglas Fir. 

Fireclay Tile subway tile paired with Semihandmade Doors in Eco Douglas Fir. 

 Central island, which is on castors and can be moved, if desired.

Central island, which is on castors and can be moved, if desired.

 Waterfall edges finishes off the bar height counter area, designed to perch over a multi-functional workspace/mobile kitchen island.

Waterfall edges finishes off the bar height counter area, designed to perch over a multi-functional workspace/mobile kitchen island.

 Plenty of room for entertaining or cooking prep. Note our boys enjoying themselves on their patio, which overlooks a peaceful water feature and courtyard.

Plenty of room for entertaining or cooking prep. Note our boys enjoying themselves on their patio, which overlooks a peaceful water feature and courtyard.

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It is always so special to see design work come to life and of course working with amazing clients with fantastic ideas! With our clients' eclectic artwork, furniture and accessories in their newly renovated space, this loft is now ready for entertaining and relaxation, for both people and kitties!