R.D. OLSON

940 E 2nd Street Condominiums

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Project:

940 E 2nd Street Condominiums, Los Angeles, CA

Architect:

Rockefeller Partners Architects

Client:

CJUFIII Barn Lofts

About the project:

R.D. Olson Construction fused California history and contemporary design with this award-winning redevelopment project. Originally built by the Spreckels Brothers in 1906 to store sugar beets, this underutilized warehouse was transformed into 38 boutique three- and four-level live/work townhome lofts sitting on the eastern edge of downtown Los Angeles in the thriving Arts District.

Preserving the historic façade and steel truss roofline, the brick building underwent a total reconstruction of the interior.  A unique parking solution offers an interior street through the building’s core, so residents are able to park inside and directly adjacent to their unit.

The environmentally friendly design exudes light filled spaces with open floor plans, dramatic vaulted ceilings and exposed steel beams. The building’s original brick wall spans the height of each unit and serves as a dynamic backdrop against the modern finishes.   Skylights and low operable clerestory windows that create thermal chimneys provide an abundance of natural daylight while private patios and rooftop terraces offer outdoor entertaining.

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