Welcome to San Diego Blog | March 12, 2011

Lofts San Diego

Lofts in Downtown San Diego…

…have grown tremendously in popularity over the past few years.  Lofts San Diego represent a rather small percentage of condos in Downtown San Diego, but they are a great living or vacation home option.  There are many shapes and sizes of San Diego lofts, but they usually share similar characteristics. 

Lofts San Diego Characteristics

Most buildings or condos that contain the name loft will have some of the following loft characteristics:

  • High Ceilings with exposed concrete
  • Exposed concrete walls or pillars
  • Exposed duct work, plumbing and electrical conduit
  • Some San Diego Lofts are 2 story
  • No walls that build what would traditionally be referred to as a bedroom
  • Could be what we call a Live/work loft – retail space ground level with kitchen and bathroom plus open space upstairs.
  • Most San Diego lofts include underground parking
  • Include kitchen and one or two baths

Lofts Downtown San Diego by Neighborhood

East Village Lofts

Many of these creative spaces are very popular as the possibilities are endless.  East Village has the most San Diego lofts of any of the downtown neighborhoods. Click on the building photos below for more details about these great Lofts Downtown San Diego.

Lofts-at-777Lofts at 777 – Located just on the Western edge of East Village along the Gaslamp Coridor, this building includes 2 story ground floor live-work lofts and moderate sized one story lofts with elevated bedrooms behind the kitchens.


Lofts-at-parkloftParkloft – Downtown’s largest lofts including one and two level lofts with 10’6″ ceiling heights and stain grade wood windows.  Brick building looks like a 1920’s warehouse that is located just outside center field at Petco Park in East Village.


M2i – Contemporary building located between Market to Island, hence the name M2i.  Studios, one bedroom and two bedroom lofts.  Walls create bedrooms, but the high ceilings are exposed concrete and plumbing is exposed. Very cool, very chic.


Lofts-at-FahrenheitFahrenheit – Sister building to M2i located just North and East of Pecto Park and actually surrounds Padres Parkade parking structure.  Vivid colors, contemporary design that includes live work lofts and medium sized one and two bed San Diego lofts.

 Moto Villas – Economical 2 story lofts designed by architect Jonathan Segal.  Cool design, but popular for their low prices and low HOA dues rather than their quality.  For more East Village lofts check this out!

Little Italy has lofts buildings scattered throughout the neighborhood.

Lofts-at-325-w-ash350 West Ash – Commercial Office building that was converted to lofts in 2005.  San Diego Lofts building with 14 stories and76 loft condos including live work lofts.  Most lofts are one level except some of the ground floor units and some of the penthouse condos.

Lofts-at-domaDoma Lofts – Extremely popular loft building located at 1780 Kettner with really contemporary architecture, large patio spaces and good views of Little Italy or the San Diego Bay.  Rarely for sale and a great quality building including one and two story lofts.

Metro Lofts – Five unique loft projects created by Jonathan Segal that are spread out in the Little Italy and East Village neighborhoods.  The metrolofts were built in the early 2000’s but many never sold and were remodeled and re-released for sale by the developer in 2011.

Lusso Lofts – Located at 1601 Kettner Blvd, these live work lofts are two and three story vertical lofts located in a great location of  Little Italy.  Economical prices, smaller sized lofts with very interesting architecture and design by Jonathan Segal.

lofts-at-the-qThe Q – Probably the most recognizeable building in Little Italy, it is Jonathan Segal’s most recent work and is currently a loft rental building.  These condos are not currently for sale, but it is rumored that they will be once the pricer per square foot for downtown lofts is in the $400+/ per square foot range.

Marina District has loft units at three different buildings.

Lofts-at-the-brickyardThe Brickyard – One of Jonathan Segals ealier projects with lofts, one bedroom and two bedroom condos plus some really unique Brooklyn style walk up townhomes.  Located on an exceptional section of India Street and G

Lofts-at-atriaAtria – Economical condo building with one bedroom condos, two bedroom condos, studios and lofts.  Located right in the middle of the Marina District, it is an economical way to buy a great piece of downtown San Diego real estate.


Lofts-at-park-rowPark Row – One of the first condo buildings in Downtown San Diego.  A unique composition of 2 story condos and lofts located alongside Pantoja Park in the Marina District.   White buildings with terra cota tile roofs, colorful Spanish tiles and tropical landscaping. 

Cortez Hill includes two buildings with lofts

lofts-at-aloftAloft – Very modern and serene 4 story loft building located atop of Cortez Hill.  Amenties include swimming pool, jacuzzi, cabana and outdoor fire pits.  Great design and a quiet location on these small and medium sized loft condos.

Solara Lofts – Located at 1551 4th Ave on the western edge or Cortez Hill closest to Little Italy, this modern style loft building features single level lofts San Diego.  Amenities include an indoor jacuzzi and racquetball.  Most lofts come with 2 parking which is a definite plus.

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Written by: chad

Categories: Buyers, lofts, San Diego Real Estate

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