Built in 1932, The Live Oak Lofts building once housed the General Electric Assembly Plant. Converted into urban condominium lofts fully equipped for the 21st century. Situated in an older, mixed residential/commercial neighborhood this building signifies the past and future with its interior and exterior finishes. Utilizing the existing, traditional, red brick façade and implementing new concrete block and stucco, the design entices a tenant that desires to live in a non-typical environment. The 2-story heavy steel structure and brick building provides a mix of fourteen foot ceiling height single-story units and twenty-one foot ceiling height 2-story units, with a total of 46 lofts. The taller volumes accommodate mezzanine spaces that are flooded by natural light entering in through an existing clerestory window. There is also a public rooftop terrace for resident use that has a direct view of Houston’s famous downtown skyline.
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