The 1998 transformation of a former auto shop on Washington Ave to the 9-unit Lopresti Lofts was a bit of a quirky redo. McGregor Real Estate Group gave the building a mash-up of infill materials, various porch-balcony-terrace views of downtown, and a piggyback stucco-faced addition topped by roof flaps saluting crisply above each unit (top). The amalgamation sits right across across the street from the gated entry of peaceful, park-like Glenwood Cemetery. A corner unit (in the building, not the graveyard) listed last week but quickly dropped its asking price by $20K to $370,000. Inside (above), lots of tubing ties together 4 levels of wide, somewhat open, sometimes high gallery space . . .
First, though, comes some street-level flex space (above) lit by glass-block-blocked clerestories at the front of the property. At 3,464 sq. ft., the corner condo is the largest in the block, HCAD indicates. Up one level, the kitchen also gets high-light windows, though they’re at the back of the unit:
A spiraling staircase (above) links the second floor to the split-plan third level:
Tiny windows here place the room way, way up all those stairs:
The home has 4 bedrooms, a study, and a library. (Or 6 bedrooms. It’s all in the count.) Bathrooms? There are 3 and a half. The porch count is 3, including this one, visible through a narrow door:
A gated driveway serving the garages beneath each unit runs between side streets Oliver and Custus:
If closet space in the unit proves tight, Community Self Storage is in the next block. Meanwhile, Downtown’s west side architectural testament to the oil boom pokes through the treetops:
- 2602 Washington Ave. [HAR]