While chasing down LA’s finest hot dogs I stumbled on a great new project in Los Angeles.
There’s a new Loft Community popping up and it’s really exciting. Live/work spaces are automatically desirable to anyone with kids. The day I became a mother there was an intense need to be near my kids, to keep them close. I didn’t realize how sustainable my decision to stay home was. I’d fogotten about commutes, dry cleaning and pantyhose within moments of changing my first diaper.
Loft living would have been a dream for me earlier in my marriage.
Unfortunately Los Angeles hasn’t had any loft buildings outside of downtown. Unless you’re a stock broker, lawyer or artist, living downtown may present more hurdles than heroic moments.
T-Lofts is in West Los Angeles in a mixed neighborhood of offices, retail and residential. They score a 95 (out of 100) over at Walk Score. The community is planned to include bike racks and electric car plugins (oh we can only dream), the landscape is sustainable and will include drought tolerant plants and synthetic grass. It’s like the Brady Bunch.
I think that of all things, the grey water system is the most impressive. Previously it’s been difficult in Los Angeles to get a greywater system in your home or office, and I’m really impressed by it.
Mostly I’m hopeful that TLofts will inspire competition, because loft living is sexy, green and child friendly.
And yes, to answer your question, I was compensated for this article. I got three cookies from the sales office. They were delicious.
[This post was written by Jessica Gottlieb.]