The Ostrich Farm Lofts, a 53-unit industrial building located in South Pasadena, offers residences inspiring live/work spaces.
Built in 2006 as live/work spaces where the old Cawston Ostrich Farm was once Los Angeles’ biggest attraction, Avi Brosh, president of Palisades Development Group, told D.T. News, “South Pasadena is emerging as a hotbed for creative and other small business entrepreneurship,” Brosh said. “And the live/work lofts at Ostrich Farm are fulfilling the needs of a lot of professionals in Pasadena and Downtown L.A.”
Surrounded by mature trees and plants indigenous to the Arroyo Seco landscape, 1010 Sycamore Avenue plays up the industrial nature of the historic site’s previous use. “In the older buildings, large new windows are cut into the existing brick facades to make each live/work space a light-filled work environment. The exterior of the newest building is re-skinned in both stucco and corrugated metal siding. Using two finishes breaks down the scale of the existing massing and creates a more sympathetic relationship between this portion of the structure and the older buildings. The units, which range from 800SF to 2,000SF, feature double-height ceilings, exposed steel beams, balconies and patios. Each live/work space has a recessed wall area at the unit entry designated for business signage.”
Measuring 1,696 square feet, the first level features concrete floors, tall ceilings, and multiple windows that let in tons of natural light and views of the San Gabriel mountains. This floor holds a bedroom, office, kitchen-living-dining area with a balcony and bathroom access. You’ll find bamboo floors, a primary bathroom, and a large patio upstairs.
The unit is flexible and can be configured for a single life, a couple, or a family with kids. Great location close to downtown and the metro with an award-winning school district and easy access to all that South Pasadena has to offer. The asking price is $1,090,000, plus monthly HOA fees of $368.74.
Listing courtesy of Christiano Sampaio – Loftway