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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.


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Last Updated: 2024-07-16 00:48:27