1046 Princeton Drive, Venice
An exterior shot of Princeton Lofts
|Architect||GMP Architects & Boto Designs|
|Management Company||Western Pacific Land Company|
|Number of Units||30|
|Number of Floors||3|
|Type of Roof||IRMA|
|1046 Princeton Drive, Venice|
|Distance to Public Transit||Bus stops nearby|
|Title of Land||Condominium|
Princeton Lofts is a three floor, 30 unit building located in Los Angeles. Formerly a warehouse that was originally constructed in 1962, it was eventually rebuilt into the luxury structure it is today by Western Pacific Land Company, a coalition of principals who came together for the specific purpose for the completion of the Princeton Lofts project.
While certain elements from the original incarnation were preserved, the extensive remodeling done to the former warehouse ensured that the end product would be a prime example of modern luxury and design, and there is no question that the collective brain trust behind this unique structure achieved their goal.
Located in the intimate Venice Beach neighborhood of Los Angeles, Princeton Lofts finds itself at the heart or a region famed for it's cutting edge, eclectic nature. The area is known for its inclination toward the creative arts, and to this day boasts a large contingent of artists, poets, architects, and design professionals. Princeton Lofts is within close proximity of the beach and marina - easily two of the most appealing attractions - as well as a wealth of boutiques and restaurants for the residents to explore at their leisure. There are also a number of schools nearby, all targeting different age groups and levels of education.
Transportation is as easy as walking along the boardwalk, but for those who want to see more of the city, bus stops are available nearby. Avid cyclists will find that the terrain is flat and easily traversed. Many shops and services are within walking distance of Princeton Lofts, so a car is not strictly necessary for day to day errands.
Like a few other luxury condominiums, Princeton Lofts was a originally a warehouse that got renovated. What sets Princeton Lofts apart, however, is just how extensive the remodeling process was. While original portions like the double truss roof were kept in place, the rest of it was extensively modified, with a durable steel frame serving as a blank canvas for all the other design elements, like glass blocks and wood joists.
The result was a classically designed but thoroughly modern structure whose designers opted against fancy embellishments, choosing instead to let the building's natural simplicity and elegance shine through.
Layout and Features
Considering that the warehouse it came from was 60000 square feet, one might be surprised to learn that Princeton Lofts only has 30 units. The space, however, was exceedingly well used, with each loft possessing its own unique configuration. The units range in size from 1000 square feet to over 3000 square feet, with a number of lofts being multi-level duplexes. Unit features include high ceilings, skylights, marble counter tops, kitchen appliances from Sub-Zero, and dishwashers from ASKO.
Certain lofts also feature balconies, fireplaces, and carports.
The floor plans for Princeton Lofts are located below:
Surprisingly, Princeton Lofts offers comparatively less traditional amenities, lacking luxuries like a pool or fitness center. That said, residents are certainly not suffering for lack of comfort:
- Card code access for security
- Covered parking
- Hardwood floors
- In-residence, private elevators
|Princeton Lofts Bylaws|
- Rentals are permitted
- Princeton Lofts allows pets
- There is no age restriction imposed on residents
The extensive remodeling of Princeton Lofts was unfortunately not undertaken with sustainability in mind. Of course, with the building's close proximity to many shops and services, the need to use a car for daily errands is greatly reduced, with walking or transit being a viable option for getting around. In addition the multiple skylights throughout the complex are sure to reduce energy use, given the wealth of natural light that they let in during the day.
- The development team was assembled almost a decade ago
- Original warehouse stored ski wear
- Developer PCL also worked on the Staples Center
- Lofts are classified as 'live/work' under zoning laws
- Princeton Lofts DNA
- Walk Score for 1046 Princeton Drive
- Construction Details
- Design Partners
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