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Loft Love

Two neighborhoods. Three spaces. A trio of owners is happily making something old new again

The dining table and chair came from Laurie Jacob's Westside Village home. The hallway cabinet and mirror and antiques she brought to L.A. from New York



Work & Play

South Hewitt Street, Downtown

The second loft, on Hewitt Street, features a bedroom for overnight guests, along with a conference space and offices. The neighborhood was part of the Barker Brothers furniture empire that started in 1880 with a small structure in Los Angeles Plaza and grew into a web of factories and showrooms. In a nod to its other history as a rail center, Geller hired master woodworker Jesse Vint to repurpose wood ties for the sliding, barnlike doors off the entryway. Geller, whose downtown shop specializes in loft furnishings, says the owners remark on how the lofts “strike a balance between their urban selves and their sophisticated selves. Plus the raw materials remind them of the building process that they come from.”

Turn-of-the-century millwork inspired the backdrop for the guest bedroom.
A repurposed factory table and school chairs compose a conference area.
Custom velvet chairs complement Kendrick’s vintage flag.

Photographs by Tom Fowlks

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