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801 Washington Lofts

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    • garage-style doors open on to the street front, allowing the opportunity to mix live/work functions
    • Overview

      This conversion of a three-story, timber-frame, masonry-wall warehouse building into mixed-use, live/work lofts in Minneapolis’ historic Warehouse District was the first such project in its immediate area to open.

      MSR’s design respects the original building’s modest exterior, while dramatically recasting its form and function inside. An interior street provides secure access and visibility to all units on the interior, while the first floor units have direct outside street access to allow them to function as residential or commercial spaces. The expansive ceiling heights provide space for mezzanine levels within most units, creating opportunities for unit customization to suit different life styles and the mingling of private and professional functions.

    • a former alley was converted into a private courtyard with gardens and sculpture
    • third floor units incorporate roof-top decks
    • the interior street offers secure access for residents
    • loft customizations range from incorporating mezzanines and multiple levels to providing flexible storage options
    • Specifications

      Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota

      Type: Adaptive reuse

      Size: 120,000 square feet

    • Project Contact

      Garth Rockcastle

      • Architect / Principal
      • garth@msrdesign.com
      • 301 799 3302
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      Paul C.N. Mellblom

      • Architect / Principal
      • paul@msrdesign.com
      • 612 209 7787
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