Industrial and Warehouse Lofts in Portland Oregon
When I think of a loft I think of 80s movies such as Flashdance and Ghost where the entire floor of a converted warehouse was turned into an amazing, artistic loft. During that time the run on buildings of this caliber converted lofts was rampant but there is still that draw for an industrial and commercial type atmosphere in a personal home setting. Lofts typically mean exposed beams, bricks, duct work, and open space.
There are new lofts being created every day across the country in smaller and more compact spaces of square footage less than 500 ft.². But the loft that many of us that long for is the entire industrial floor or at least half of the floor to be converted into one open space with free-flowing floor plans and open staircases if any.
The Pearl district as have a few buildings set up and converted to lofts as well as the Albina neighborhood and possibly around the St. John’s neighborhood. In the 90s many places were available but now they’ve been developed into more expensive and high-end condominiums and rentals. The Honeyman Hardware Lofts is a building constructed in 1903 and was once one of the largest sporting goods stores in Portland. Most of the units have exposed brick, vaulted ceilings, huge windows, hardwood flooring, built-in window seats and private decks. There’s also a rooftop deck with stunning skyline views of the city.
The Crown Pella Lofts is another industrial loft building in downtown Portland built in 1912 which is one of the first loft renovations and Northwest Portland. There 68 units in this building which offers high ceilings, exposed wood beams, yet modern conveniences such as granite countertops, hardwood flooring, and built-in cabinetry and sound systems in many of the units.
The Streetcar Lofts is also located in the North Pearl district within walking distance to shops, restaurants, boutiques and entertainment downtown. Each unit provides wide open spaces, concrete floors, and huge windows. Much of the original construction remains and this is a great place for walking or commuting to surrounding areas. Prices at the Streetcar Lofts started about $200,000.
This is just a small sampling of some of the industrial lofts in downtown Portland. At any one given time there are usually 10 to 30 lofts for sale in the area with a variety of price ranges. Give me a call and let’s discuss your finances and what you’re looking for and I would be happy to personally show you all of the current listings that fit your search criteria.