The first loft conversion in San Francisco, this development was targeted
at upscale professionals, and most models were lavishly designed. But some
of the units were aimed at first-time home buyers. DesignMesh created a
model for this market on a budget of less than $5,000. Curtains were made
of inexpensive yet dramatic parachute cloth, and a stunning piece of original
art (the result of a barter with the artist) dominated one concrete wall.
The unit was cited by San Francisco Examiner columnist Thom Calandra for
its cost-conscious design, and was photographed for Esquire magazine as
an example of the new live/work trend.