City of Commerce Warehouse Conversion into Residence

On a whim, a young Southern Californian couple, with two young children, decided to be adventurous and buy a vacated warehouse to convert into their next home. The existing warehouse — located in Commerce, CA — used to be the home of a photography studio. After working with the City of Commerce Planning Commission, the couple & I worked out an exterior design which enhanced the existing neighborhood, but still retained the character of a historical warehouse. For the interior space, we developed a distinctly modern design, but left the existing brick walls exposed to define the warehouse atmosphere. Because the project was the first of its kind in this industrial neighborhood, we were essentially able to set precedence for future developments.