homes and lofts 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 appliances
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 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 residences in 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 above ground floor 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.
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.
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 home. Call
me to schedule a viewing!