I got my keys!

I went and picked up my keys this afternoon!

Here’s the upper part of the lobby entry way:

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And the wall to the left as you walk in (north wall):

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As you walk towards the elevator:

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And finally my place!

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The kitchen:

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Looking north:

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Looking south:

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The bathroom:

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About Matt Goyer

I'm the publisher of Urbnlivn and a real estate agent. I love lofts, floating homes, new construction and mid-century moderns but will help you buy or sell just about anything.
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  • Dan Ji

    How does reality stack up against your expecations – which I’m sure was aided by visualization tools/floor plan sketches/imagination? Better than, about the same, or not as good as you imagined?

    In any case, looks very unique (and open!). Nice purchase Matt, and congrats!

  • Dan Ji

    How does reality stack up against your expecations – which I’m sure was aided by visualization tools/floor plan sketches/imagination? Better than, about the same, or not as good as you imagined?

    In any case, looks very unique (and open!). Nice purchase Matt, and congrats!

  • My expectations were really kept in check since I walked through the unit prior to signing the purchase and sale and then I walked through two times between PSA and possession.

    However, walking in today I felt like it was small and noisy but I that’s sort of expected given that it is completely empty and barren. I’m sure once I move in it will feel big and I will get used to the street noise pretty quickly.

  • My expectations were really kept in check since I walked through the unit prior to signing the purchase and sale and then I walked through two times between PSA and possession.

    However, walking in today I felt like it was small and noisy but I that’s sort of expected given that it is completely empty and barren. I’m sure once I move in it will feel big and I will get used to the street noise pretty quickly.

  • jo

    Ooooo, I’m jealous of the built in water dispenser within the fridge.

  • jo

    Ooooo, I’m jealous of the built in water dispenser within the fridge.

  • Peckham

    Congrats on your new digs. The look is very similar to a loft I lived in when I was in Massachusetts. We lived at Brickbottom, the largest Artists-owned building in America. It wasn’t a poser-loft either. It was real live/work space.

    We had a wonderful 1500 square foot unit with someting along the lines of a 12′ to 14′ ceiling. One wall was all windows. That’s where I located my wood studio. We “lived” in the remaining 750 square feet.

    Once you’ve lived in a loft — especially if it’s zoned for live/work — it’s very hard to ever go back to ordinary places.

    Your kitchen and bath are way nicer than our utilitarian fixtures ever were. Nice touches.

  • Peckham

    Congrats on your new digs. The look is very similar to a loft I lived in when I was in Massachusetts. We lived at Brickbottom, the largest Artists-owned building in America. It wasn’t a poser-loft either. It was real live/work space.

    We had a wonderful 1500 square foot unit with someting along the lines of a 12′ to 14′ ceiling. One wall was all windows. That’s where I located my wood studio. We “lived” in the remaining 750 square feet.

    Once you’ve lived in a loft — especially if it’s zoned for live/work — it’s very hard to ever go back to ordinary places.

    Your kitchen and bath are way nicer than our utilitarian fixtures ever were. Nice touches.

  • Matt,

    Very cool, looking at your pics is causing an extreme case of condo envy!!

    Is it a one bedroom?

    Seth

  • Matt,

    Very cool, looking at your pics is causing an extreme case of condo envy!!

    Is it a one bedroom?

    Seth

  • kh

    congrats!

    all your stressing over the past few months has paid off.

  • kh

    congrats!

    all your stressing over the past few months has paid off.

  • EconE

    dude…sweet pad!

    I can already tell from the pics that your floors are a hell of a lot nicer than mine…but then you already knew that being that you had already seen my place.

    That bedroom door is a trip…it definitely adds character that can’t really be duplicated. It kind of reminds me of the door that Leatherface slams shut in the original ‘Texas Chainsaw Massacre’. Now all you have to do is throw up a few meathooks in the ceiling and you’ll get the full on effect. Chicks will dig it I tell ya!

    Now get going on the gut & remodel!

  • EconE

    dude…sweet pad!

    I can already tell from the pics that your floors are a hell of a lot nicer than mine…but then you already knew that being that you had already seen my place.

    That bedroom door is a trip…it definitely adds character that can’t really be duplicated. It kind of reminds me of the door that Leatherface slams shut in the original ‘Texas Chainsaw Massacre’. Now all you have to do is throw up a few meathooks in the ceiling and you’ll get the full on effect. Chicks will dig it I tell ya!

    Now get going on the gut & remodel!

  • Thanks all!

    peckham, I have been tempted to rent a similar type loft in SoDo but would rather have a smaller space and be close to the action.

    Seth, yup, one small bedroom :).

  • Thanks all!

    peckham, I have been tempted to rent a similar type loft in SoDo but would rather have a smaller space and be close to the action.

    Seth, yup, one small bedroom :).

  • richard

    It’s certianly nice. I can’t help thinking though that in a relatively short time this building will look very dated and need a complete remodel. But that’s the price you pay for having something that’s this funky cool when it’s brand new.

  • richard

    It’s certianly nice. I can’t help thinking though that in a relatively short time this building will look very dated and need a complete remodel. But that’s the price you pay for having something that’s this funky cool when it’s brand new.

  • AJ

    Beautiful place Matt! Congratulations!

  • AJ

    Beautiful place Matt! Congratulations!

  • JasonC

    I disagree that 1919 textile machinery will look “dated”. Or, should I say, it already does? It’s not everyone’s schtick, to be sure.

    I’ve already gone on record as saying that the appliances and bathroom sink are pretty standard-issue 2005–and that stainless (like all trends) will one day be the equivalent of Harvest Gold–but that’s always the case with new construction and after a few years owners can change that out and customize. You can never get away from that.

    Its also true subway tile has been in revival for a couple years now. Although, strangely, the Trace developers did it with thick sand grout instead of doing the tiles flat against each other which is the the traditional, old-school subway tile technique.

    Speaking of which: make sure you seal your grout Matt! For some reason they didn’t use pre-sealed grout.

  • JasonC

    I disagree that 1919 textile machinery will look “dated”. Or, should I say, it already does? It’s not everyone’s schtick, to be sure.

    I’ve already gone on record as saying that the appliances and bathroom sink are pretty standard-issue 2005–and that stainless (like all trends) will one day be the equivalent of Harvest Gold–but that’s always the case with new construction and after a few years owners can change that out and customize. You can never get away from that.

    Its also true subway tile has been in revival for a couple years now. Although, strangely, the Trace developers did it with thick sand grout instead of doing the tiles flat against each other which is the the traditional, old-school subway tile technique.

    Speaking of which: make sure you seal your grout Matt! For some reason they didn’t use pre-sealed grout.

  • moe

    Hey matt.. wow. i’ve been drooling over those condos for months and now to see shots of the inside i’m totally just dying with envy. i’m sure that they’re out of my price range unfortunately. what condos were you looking at in SoDo?!

  • moe

    Hey matt.. wow. i’ve been drooling over those condos for months and now to see shots of the inside i’m totally just dying with envy. i’m sure that they’re out of my price range unfortunately. what condos were you looking at in SoDo?!

  • moe

    Fyi…If you’re interesting in looking at some cool work for your walls, check out this local artist who’s totally blowing up right now in the Decor scene. I know him so i’m totally biased….but i can’t help but think that his combination of industrial textures + rich colors would look awesome in some of these new lofts!

    http://www.douglandreth.com

  • moe

    Fyi…If you’re interesting in looking at some cool work for your walls, check out this local artist who’s totally blowing up right now in the Decor scene. I know him so i’m totally biased….but i can’t help but think that his combination of industrial textures + rich colors would look awesome in some of these new lofts!

    http://www.douglandreth.com

  • moe, I wasn’t looking at condos in SoDo but rather some rentals. They have some great livable artist spaces if you can fake the artist qualifications.

    And thanks for the link. I love the industrial ones of gasworks.

  • moe, I wasn’t looking at condos in SoDo but rather some rentals. They have some great livable artist spaces if you can fake the artist qualifications.

    And thanks for the link. I love the industrial ones of gasworks.