and loft homes are one of the newest housing trends in Orange County,
California. These units consist of a residence combined with
office space, a work room, or main floor retail space. With the rise in telecommuting and small business entrepreneurship,
many people are choosing to live where they work or reside
right above their businesses. Reminiscent of many small,
mom-and-pop business residences on the east coast, this a new and
growing housing concept in Orange County to help satisfy the
growing number of stay-at-home professionals, technicians,
artists, designers, and small business people living in the
county. Whether it is a loft condo with additional office
space or a mixed residential/commercial structure with a
residence above and retail space below, live/work homes are
the choice for many stay-at-home workers or small retailers.
These homes may also have the added benefit of providing additional tax write-offs,
as they do provide a home-office or employment space (check
with your CPA).
For sale - Ocean
View luxury Live/Work home in Laguna Beach with 1,100 sq ft
office - 669 Fontana Way, Laguna Beach, CA
sq ft office area with separate entrance
location with unobstructed ocean views
living areas with views on all levels
Kitchen with Miele
Click photo for larger view )
If you are looking for an
ultimate, ocean view luxury live/work home with huge office
space, this is it! This 5 bedroom, 6 bath, 6,000+ sq ft home
is located on a cul-de-sac and has unobstructed ocean views! 3
car garage with parking for an additional 4+ cars. The home
features a professional Miele kitchen with center island and breakfast nook, 2,400 sq ft of
outdoor patio space, living and dining rooms with abundant
windows and glass doors to take in the view. The current owner
has had as many as 8 employees working from the office and the
Laguna Beach permit is still active.
If you are
interested in finding out more about this amazing live/work
home or if you would like to see additional photos, please
give me a call at 949-290-3263 !
homes & lofts for sale
homes in Ladera Ranch include the Bannister
Street and Front Street housing tracts.
These units include office space on the ground floor. Though
rarely on the market, the Ladera Ranch link below will include
any active listings. For the city of Santa Ana,
listings include live/work & loft residences in Artist
Village, Santiago Street
Loftsand City Place, which is across
from the Main Place mall. Aliso Viejo includes Vantis
Latitude North and Vantis City
Walk, urban style condos with ground floor retail
space. The city of Anaheim offers Harbor Lofts
and Stadium Lofts, communities of loft-style condos,
with some units having ground floor work or retail
space. Lofts in Newport Beach include Cannery Lofts.
The city of Tustin includes Prospect Village, a
complex located in historic Old Town Tustin. There are also newer live-work units in Stanton (Capri at Renaissance Plaza)
and in Brea, South Brea Lofts and DowntownCollection. There is also a link for one-off, live/work houses in
cities such as Laguna Beach, San Clemente, and many other OC
areas. More live-work developments will be added as they come up for sale in Orange County.
Just added - Lofts
in Long Beach, CA. Some of these live/work lofts are in the
historic Walker building or in the Temple Lofts complex.
note: If any of the above links display zero homes, it means
there are none currently for sale in that area. There are only
a small number of live/work complexes, so if you would like to
be kept informed, please contact me. I'll set up an automated
e-mail for you that will notify you by e-mail, whenever a new
listing comes to the market!
are a limited number of live/work units that are available for
lease. Use the link below to view some of the current
residential/commercial or loft units for lease. If you are
interested in leasing in a specific area or housing tract,
please contact me.
The following video is a tour of a
live/work loft in City Place, Santa Ana, CA
live/work and loft homes
loft homes are modeled after the re-purposed industrial
lofts that are popular in cities like Seattle, Chicago, New
York, and Los Angeles. The Orange County version of the loft
home can be found in chic, high-rise complexes like Harbor
located in downtown Anaheim. These upper floor units consist of a fully
adaptable space with bare, concrete floors and an abundance
of windows. Aside from the builder-installed kitchen and
bathrooms, each home owner is left to define and configure the
remaining space, including the floors, walls, doorways, etc. The
"pure" loft home does not include a work or retail space on the
lofts are the same as above, combined with a ground
level retail or work space. The lower "work" section mirrors the loft's
industrial feel, with exposed pipes, concrete floors, and a
metal staircase separating the units. The whole package is
contained in a hip, urban style, high-rise building that may
also include amenities like a pool, gym, restaurants, and
shopping. Examples of live/work loft homes include Vantis
Latitude North and Vantis City
Walk in Aliso Viejo, and Prospect Village in Tustin.
condos in master planned communities are a type of home
designed to blend unobtrusively into some of Orange County's
planned residential neighborhoods. The structure looks for all
appearances like typical town home. The only difference is a street level business space, which
can be used for a service or light retail business. An example would be the Bannister
Street and Front Street condos in Ladera Ranch.
use, residential/commercial properties are found in older,
non-master planned areas of north and coastal Orange County. These properties consist of a
section at street level, combined with a residential section,
which may be contained in the same building or in
separate structures. Many of the commercial sections are used as
retail store fronts or office space, while larger properties may
be zoned for light industrial or a service-type businesses (eg,
an auto repair facility).
What is old, is new again! Historically, the concept of living above your
store or business was quite common. This type of dwelling is
in fact still the norm in many parts of the world. The changing economy and
spirit of Orange County, CA have revived this concept. I'm happy to help you find your prefect live-work
or loft home. Call
me to schedule a viewing!