VANOS ARCHITECTS

MELROSE LIVE WORK LOFTS, HOLLYWOOD, CA.

The Melrose Live-Work Lofts were designed and built at the same time as the Highland Live-Work Lofts, which are located around the corner.  They share with them the selection of primary materials, concrete masonry, glass and sheet metal.  The site was able to support 4 units.  Given the sites visibility on Melrose, we designed a more formal fa├žade with the steel structural element as a primary feature.  Each loft unit is developed in three levels.  The ground level has a street entry/ commercial component, behind which are 4 cars in a private garage, accessed from the alley behind.  The second floor is the primary living level, with the tird floor providing an open loft level with access to a north facing roof terrace.  A small light court was designed in the middle of the unit, along a common wall with the adjacent unit.  This well provides a significant amount of light and air to the mid-section of the living level.

1733 s. La Cienega Blvd. Los Angeles, CA. 90035

(310) 280-0193