The Condo Mania Team
Is a Phoenix Loft for You?
While the city of Phoenix is a relatively new big city with seemingly few “old” buildings available for loft conversion, this housing style has really taken off in recent years. Phoenix Loft buyers can find a variety of both traditional lofts in historic buildings, and newer build open floor plan loft styles. No matter which style you prefer, there are definitely a few aspects of Phoenix loft living to consider before setting up your home in the great wide open.
How “Open” Do You Want to Be?
Lofts are appealing for a number of reasons. The ultimate open floor plan, lofts can really make the most of smaller spaces by opening up all living areas. Some lofts have structural beams that provide minimal sectioning off of areas or partial walls, and many feature open ceilings with exposed duct work, giving the feeling of added height (and thus space) in the room. However, with openness can sometimes come with a lack of privacy, especially in a true loft. Sharing a loft with anyone other than a significant other could be a little difficult, since the only area of solitude may be the bathroom! Dividers or bookcases can offer some visual walls, but sound will still carry. Likewise, it may be a challenge to have house guests, although some newer-build lofts, like Mitchell Lofts, thought about that and included a “guest retreat” room in some floorplans.
How Urban is Your Lifestyle?
Since most lofts are in converted historic buildings, they are usually located in urban areas (mostly downtown), a plus for students attending school in the city or residents that want to ditch their cars for walking or moving around on the light rail. Fontenelle Lofts in the historic Roosevelt arts district provide an ideal location for those wanting to immerse themselves in history with the ease of urban dwelling. The lofts (in a remodeled 1920s brick building) are close to colleges, art galleries, and trendy bars. Artisan Lofts on Central offers similar location benefits with the light rail right outside the front door of the building. However, if you’re looking for a more laid back and quiet vibe, living in the hustle and bustle of downtown Phoenix may not be for you. You’ll likely hear street sounds and neighbors coming and going, and sometimes parking is an issue.
How Much Stuff and Storage Do You Need?
Unless you’re a minimalist and living on your own, storage space may be an issue living in a true loft. Open floor plans can mean fewer cabinets, closets, and hidden stowaway areas. If you’ve got a lot of big furniture pieces, have an envious wardrobe and shoe collection, or are just used to having a place for everything, this may be a deal breaker. However, some newer Phoenix Lofts, such as Biltmore Lofts in the Camelback Corridor and Mitchell Lofts near downtown, are good loft choices for those with baggage. Walk in closets, pantries, and garages provide residents plenty of storage in these sprawling, industrial-yet-contemporary spaces.
From historic to new-builds and industrial to artist-inspired, Phoenix lofts have a lot to offer buyers. If this urban lifestyle is for you, check out our Phoenix Lofts For Sale page for great loft listings in Phoenix.
Back to: Articles
Though not guaranteed, information and statistics in this article have been acquired from sources believed to be reliable.
- ARTISAN LOFTS
- BILTMORE LOFTS
- MITCHELL LOFTS
- FONTENELLE LOFTS
- Phoenix Condo Buyer information
- Phoenix Lofts
The Valley of the Sun, the sixth most populated city in the country, owes its striking beauty to rugged mountains, desert cactus, and tropical palm trees. Its growing downtown and midtown area is attracting those looking for the urban lifestyle.
The Artisan Lofts on Osborn are true lofts in a modern midtown Phoenix building. Open spaces, exposed mechanicals, wood floors and brick walls make this a must-see for those interested in the loft look. Most lofts are in the 1300-1450 square foot range but a few are larger. Penthouse units are two-stories with a wall of windows.
Camelback, Piestewa Peak and city light views from the rooftop deck are perfect for a party or a quiet evening with a glass of wine. A small pool on the ...
The contemporary architecture of Biltmore Lofts makes this community a standout in the Camelback corridor. Built in 2006, these residences are modern and luxurious, with contemporary finishes and chic artist-inspired loft floor plans. Rooftop decks and fenced in patios give you your own space outdoors. Residents enjoy private garages, secure community entry and an on-site private pool.
Biltmore Lofts are less than five miles away from Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport making this an ...
Urban living at it's best! Mitchell Lofts is a 7 loft complex near plenty of city life amenities. This ultra chic loft has two levels and a rooftop deck. The lower level includes 2 car garage, guest bedrooms, guest retreat area, large full bathroom, laundry room and oversized walk in storage closet. The second level offers a spacious great room with a wall of windows opening to a private patio. Gourmet kitchen boasts granite countertops, stainless steel Jenn Air appliances (including ...
Fontenelle Lofts highlight the best of urban living in a historic renovated downtown Phoenix building. The 1924 brick building was gutted, renovated and turned into only seven ultra-modern yet cozy lofts. Much of the original red brick remains with accents of steel reinforcement, wood beams and open duct work throughout units.
Concrete flooring, steel railings, nine foot tall ceilings, interior brickwork and patios are just few highlights that residents can enjoy in Fontenelle ...
The Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination in housing based on color, race, religion, national origin, sex, familial status, or disability.
Information Deemed Reliable But Not Guaranteed. The information being provided is for consumer's personal, non-commercial use and may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties consumers may be interested in purchasing. This information, including square footage, while not guaranteed, has been acquired from sources believed to be reliable.
Last Updated: 2022-01-27 06:55:01